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[Game Preview] Week 3 - Cincinnati Bengals (0-2) at Philadelphia Eagles(0-2)

2020.09.25 20:35 Rsubs33 [Game Preview] Week 3 - Cincinnati Bengals (0-2) at Philadelphia Eagles(0-2)

Cincinnati Bengals (0-2) at Philadelphia Eagles (0-2)
The Eagles are off to their worst start with a real coach since 2003 (I consider 2013-2015 non-existent) when they also dropped their first two games of the season. The team would like a repeat of that season where following a week 3 bye,the team rebounded to defeat the Bills 23-13. The Eagles ripped off 12 wins in their remaining 14 games following their 0-2 start. Maybe the Eagles will be able to do the same, but they will have to shake the injury bug first. The Eagles will be without first round pick Jalen Raegor this week who underwent surgery on his hand to repair a torn UC ligament in his thumb. The Eagles may also be without Fletcher Cox who is dealing with an oblique injury. The Cox injury should be watched closely if he can’t go, Joe Mixon and Joe Burrow will have a much easier day against the struggling defense. Last week against the Rams, the defense was under prepared and unable to stop anyone. The Rams took advantage of Jim Schwartz’s consistently odd decision to have his CBs, play so far off the line of scrimmage, giving a free release to the WRs and allowing easy short passes. If Schwartz does the same this week, it will be another long day for the Eagles defense and a great fantasy day for Tyler Boyd, who Bengals Joe Burrow connected with 7 times last week including 1 for a TD. On the other side of the ball Doug and Carson will both need to be better than the last two weeks. For Carson, he needs to get out of his own head and play with confidence. For Doug, he needs to find some creativity and help his 5th year QB. He would do well to get Carson moving and utilize the RBs more in the flat and screen game. However, if we see more of the same we saw in weeks 1 and 2 from the Eagles coaching staff, we should expect another loss. Hopefully that is not the case and Carson and the coaches can learn from their mistakes in weeks 1-2 and pull our a win this week. Go Birds!
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Date
Sunday, September 27th, 2020
Game Time Game Location
1:00 PM - Eastern Lincoln Financial Field
12:00 PM - Central 1020 Pattison Ave
11:00 AM - Mountain Philadelphia, PA 19148
10L00 AM - Pacific Wikipedia - Map
Weather Forecast
Stadium Type: Open Air
Surface: Grass
Temperature: 78°F
Feels Like: 78°F
Forecast: Clear. Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Chance of Precipitation: 1%
Cloud Coverage: 31%
Wind: South Southwest 8 MPH
Betting Odds
Oddsshark Information
Favorite/Opening Line: Eagles -5
OveUnder: 46.5
Record VS. Spread: Philadelphia 0-2, Cincinnati 1-0-1
Where to Watch on TV
CBS will broadcast Sunday’s game to a regional audience. Spero Dedes will handle the play-by-play duties and Adam Archuleta will provide analysis.
TV Map - Week 3 TV Coverage Map
Radio Streams
List of Eagles Radio network member stations with internet broadcast availability
Radio.com 94.1 Desktop Streaming
Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick
Calling the game on 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Network will be Merrill Reese, the NFL’s longest-tenured play-by-play announcer (44th season). Joining Reese in the radio booth will be former Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Mike Quick, while Howard Eskin will report from the sidelines.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Atlantic City/South Jersey WENJ-FM 97.3 FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Northumberland, PA WEGH-FM 107.3 FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Reading, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA WEJL-FM 96.1 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WEJL-AM 630 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WBAX-AM 1240 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.3 FM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-FM/AM 101.7 FM
York/LancasteHarrisburg, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Philadelphia Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo and Bill Kulik will handle the broadcast in Spanish on Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia and the Eagles Spanish Radio Network.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA LA MEGA 105.7 FM
Allentown, PA WSAN 1470 AM
Atlantic City, NJ WIBG 1020 AM; 101.3 FM
Bengals Radio
Bengals Radio Dan Hoard will handle play-by-play and Dave Lapham will provide analysis for the game.
National Radio
Compass Media will broadcast the game nationally with Chris Carrino handling the play by play and Brian Baldinger will provide analysis.
Satellite Radio
Station Eagles Channel Bengals Channel
Sirius Radio SIRI 81 (Streaming 825) SIRI 105 (Streaming 806)
XM Radio XM 226 (Streaming 825) Streaming 806
Sirius XM Radio SXM 226 (Streaming 825) SXM 385 (Streaming 806)
Eagles Social Media Bengals Social Media
Website Website
Facebook Facebook
Twitter Twitter
Instagram Instagram
Snapchat: Eagles Snapchat: officialbengals
NFC East Standings
NFC EAST Record PCT Home Road Div Conf PF PA Net Pts Streak
Football Team 1-1 .500 1-0 0-1 1-0 1-1 42 47 -5 1L
Cowboys 1-1 .500 1-0 0-1 0-0 1-1 57 59 -2 1W
Eagles 0-2 .000 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-2 36 64 -28 2L
Giants 0-2 .000 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 39 43 -14 2L
Series Information
The Cincinnati Bengals lead the Philadelphia Eagles(Cincinnati Bengals lead series, 9-3-1)
Series History
Head to Head Box Scores
First Game Played
September 19th, 1971 at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, OH . CIncinnati Bengals 37 Philadelphia Eagles 14
Points Leader
Cincinnati Bengals lead Philadelphia Eagles (360-222)
Coaches Record
Doug Pederson: 0-1 against the Bengals
Zac Taylor: 0-0 against Eagles
Coaches Head to Head
Doug Pederson vs Zac Taylor: First meeting between coaches
Quarterback Record
Carson Wentz: Against Rams: 0-1
Joe Burrow: Against Eagles: 0-0
Quarterbacks Head to Head
Carson Wentz vs Joe Burrow: First meeting between QBs.
Records per Stadium
Record @ Lincoln Financial Field: Bengals lead Eagles: 2-0
Record @ Paul Brown Stadium: Bengals lead Eagles 1-0-1
Rankings and Last Meeting Information
AP Pro 32 Ranking
Eagles No. 23 - Bengals No. 28
Record
Eagles: 0-2
Bengals: 0-2
Last Meeting
Sunday, December 4th, 2016
Eagles 32 - Rams 14
Andy Dalton threw a pair of touchdown passes and Cincinnati finally got its depleted offense moving without receiver A.J. Green, and the Bengals sent the Philadelphia Eagles to their most lopsided loss of the season, 32-14 on Sunday.
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Last Meeting at Site
Sunday December 13th, 2012
Bengals 34 - Eagles 13
Andy Dalton threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score, an opportunistic defense forced five turnovers, and Cincinnati beat the Philadelphia Eagles 34-13 on Thursday night. The Eagles offense imploded turning the ball over 4 times with another turnover on a kick off. At one point the Eagles turned the ball over on 3 straight possessions. The Eagles lost double digit games for the first time since 2005, in one of the last games the Eagles were coached by Andy Reid.
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Last 10 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
12/4/2016 Bengals Eagles 32-14
12/13/2012 Bengals Eagles 34-13
11/16/2008 Bengals & Eagles 13-13
1/2/2005 Bengals Eagles 38-10
12/24/2000 Eagles Bengals 16-7
11/30/1997 Eagles Bengals 44-42
12/24/1994 Bengals Eagles 33-30
11/17/1991 Eagles Bengals 17-10
9/11/1988 Bengals Eagles 28-24
11/21/1982 Bengals Eagles 18-14
Injury Reports Depth Charts
Eagles Eagles
Bengals Bengals
2020 “Expert” Picks
Week 3 - "Expert" Picks
2020 Team Stats
Eagles Season Stats
Bengals Season Stats
2020 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Passing
Name CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT
Wentz 50 85 58.8% 512 2 4 64.4
Burrow 60 97 61.9% 509 3 1 81.5
Rushing
Name ATT YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Sanders 20 95 95 4.8 1
Mixon 35 115 57.5 3.3 0
Receiving
Name REC YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Goedert 12 131 65.5 10.9 1
Boyd 11 105 52.5 9.5 1
Sacks
Name Sacks Team Total
Sweat/Graham 1.0 4
Lawson/Bynes 1.0 2
Tackles
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Gerry 17 8 9 0.0
Bell/Bynes 16 6/7 10/9 0/1.0
Interceptions
Name Ints Team Total
N/A 0 0
Jackson III 1 1
Punting
Name ATT YDS LONG AVG NET IN 20 TB BP
Johnston 7 389 62 55.6 49.1 4 1 0
Huber 8 428 70 53.5 43.5 3 3 0
Kicking
Name ATT MADE % LONG PAT
Elliot 4 3 75.0% 38 3/3
Bullock 6 5 83.3% 50 4/4
Kick Returns
Name ATT YDS AVG LONG TD
Scott 3 61 20.3 25 0
Wilson 3 131 43.7 45 0
Punt Returns
Name RET YDS AVG LONG TD FC
Raegor 2 6 3.0 6 0 2
Erickson 2 29 14.5 29 0 1
League Rankings 2020
Offense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Bengals Stat Bengals Rank
Total Offense 314.0 28th 324.0 26h
Rush Offense 89.0 29th 95.0 26th
Pass Offense 225.0 23rd 229.0 22nd
Points Per Game 18.0 T-27th 21.5 23rd
3rd-Down Offense 46.2% T-11th 43.8 15th
4th-Down Offense 0.0% T-25th 100.0 T-1st
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 60.0% T-14th 40.0% 30th
Defense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Bengals Stat Bengals Rank
Total Defense 344.0 9th 398.0 22nd
Rush Defense 135.5 22nd 185.0 30th
Pass Defense 208.5 5th 213.0 7th
Points Per Game 32.0 26th 25.5 T-16th
3rd-Down Defense 40.0% 10th 45.8% 20th
4th-Down Defense 66.7% T-19th 25.0% T-9th
Red Zone Defense (TD%) 77.8% 27th 62.5% 16th
Team
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Bengals Stat Bengals Rank
Turnover Diff. -5 32nd -2 T-25th
Total Penalties 8 5th 11 T-12th
Total Penalty Yards 50 2nd 89 13th
Recap from Last Week’s Games.
Eagles - The Eagles' struggles continued in their home opener against the Los Angeles Rams. An early fumble by Miles Sanders led to a Rams touchdown by Tyler Higbee. After the Eagles cut their deficit to four with a Jake Elliott field goal, Los Angeles responded with a Robert Woods touchdown run followed by a second Higbee touchdown catch. Trailing 21-3, the Eagles closed the deficit to five points by halftime with touchdown runs by Wentz and Sanders. After forcing a three-and-out on the Rams' first possession of the second half, the Eagles would drive to the Los Angeles 21, only for Wentz's first down pass to be picked off by Darious Williams, turning the momentum back in the Rams' favor as they would outscore the Eagles 16-3 the rest of the way. Despite not being sacked once during the game, Wentz finished the day with a 56.5 passer rating, completing 26 of 43 passes for 242 yards and two interceptions. The 37-19 blowout loss dropped Philadelphia to 0-2 for the first time since the 2015 season, and marked the Eagles' first home opener loss since that same season. It was also the first home loss to the Rams franchise since the opener of the 2001 season.
Bengals - After losing their regular season-opening game at home, the Bengals then traveled to Cleveland to face the Browns for Battle of Ohio Round 1. In the first quarter, the Bengals scored first when Randy Bullock kicked a 38-yard field goal to make it 3-0. Though, the Browns took the lead when Nick Chubb ran for an 11-yard TD to make it 7-3. In the second quarter, the Browns went up by double digits when Baker Mayfield found O'dell Beckham Jr. on a 43-yard TD pass to make it 14-3. The Bengals then came within 4 after Joe Burrow found C.J. Uzomah on a 23-yard TD pass to make it 14-10. Mayfield then found Kareem Hunt on a 6-yard TD pass to put the Browns up by double digits, 21-10. The Bengals closed out the half when Randy Bullock kicked a 43-yard field goal to make it 21-13 at halftime. In the third quarter, the Browns went back up by double digits when Chubb ran for a 1-yard TD to make it 28-13. The Bengals drew closer with Bullock's 27-yard field goal to make it 28-16. In the fourth quarter, the Bengals were able to get within 5 when Burrow found Mike Thomas on a 4-yard TD pass to make the score 28-23. Though, the Browns would go back up by double digits yet again when Hunt punched the ball in for a 1-yard TD to make it 35-23. The Bengals wrapped up the scoring when Burrow found Tyler Boyd on a 9-yard TD pass to make the final score 35-30.
Connections
Bengals HC Zac Taylor is the older brother of Eagles QB Press Taylor.
Bengals TE Coach James Casey played two seasons for the Eagles from 2013-2014.
Bengals assistant Special Teams coach Colt Anderson played 4 seasons for the Eagles from 2010-2013.
Eagles Run game coordinatodefensive line coach Matt Burke was the LB coach for the Bengals from 2014-2015.
Eagles DB coach Marquand Manuel played for the Bengals from 2002-2003.
2020 Pro Bowlers
Eagles Bengals
DT Fletcher Cox (Starter) DT Geno Atkins
OG Brandon Brooks (Starter)
C Jason Kelce (Starter)
LS Rick Lovato (Starter)
TE Zach Ertz
SS Malcom Jenkings (1st Alt)
OT Lane Johnson (1st Alt
General
Referee: Adrian Hill
Philadelphia hosts Cincinnati at Lincoln Financial Field for just the third time in the all-time series and first time since 2012. Sunday marks the 14th overall meeting between the two teams.
The Eagles are 23-10 (.697) at home in the regular season under head coach Doug Pederson, which is tied for the 6th-best home winning percentage in the NFL since 2016, trailing only New En-gland (.818, 27-6), Baltimore (.758, 25-8), Kansas City (.758, 25-8), New Orleans (.727, 24-9) and Green Bay (.712, 23-9-1).
In Week 2 vs. L.A. Rams, Miles Sanders combined for 131 scrim-mage yards (3rd-most in a single game in his career), including 95 rushing (1 TD) and 36 receiving. In 2019, Sanders led his class with a franchise-rookie-record 1,327 scrimmage yards.
Brandon Graham recorded sack No. 52 of his NFL career against Rams QB Jared Goff in Week 2 vs. L.A. Rams. His 52.0 sacks are the 5th-most in Eagles history, behind Reggie White (124.0, 1985-92), Trent Cole (85.5, 2005-14), Clyde Simmons (76.0, 1986-93) and Hugh Douglas (54.5, 1998-2002, ‘04).
Draft Picks
Eagles Bengals
WR Jalen Raegor QB Joe Burrow
QB Jalen Hurts WR Tee Higgins
LB Davion Taylor LB Logan Wilson
S K’Von Wallace LB Akeem Davis-Gaither
OT Jack Driscoll DE Khalid Kareem
WR John Hightower T Hakeem Adeniji
LB Shaun Bradley LB Marcus Bailey
WR Quez Watkins
OT Prince Tega Wanogho
LB/DE Casey Toohill
Notable Off-season Additions
Eagles Bengals
S Will Parks NT DJ Reader
DT Javon Hargrave CB Trae Waynes
CB Nickell Robey-Coleman CB Mackensie Alexander
CB Darius Slay G Xavier Su’a-Filo
LB Josh Bynes
WR Mike Thomas
S Vonn Bell
CB Leshaun Sims
RB Jacques Patrick
Notable Off-season Departures
Eagles Bengals
S Malcom Jenkins QB Andy Dalton
CB Ronald Darby CB Dre Kirkpatrick
RB Jordan Howard G John Miller
WR Nelson Agholor OT Cordy Glenn
OL Halapoulivaati Vaitai TE Tyler Eifert
LB Kamu Grugler-Hill WR Marqise Lee
RB Darren Sproles CB Darqueze Dennard
DT Timmy Jernigan DT Andrew Billings
LB Nigel Bradham S Clayton Fejedelem
Milestones
Eagles QB Carson Wentz (99) needs 1 passing TDs for 100 career passing TDs.
Eagles WR Desean Jackson (6386 needs 79 yards to move up to 3rd on the Eagles all-time receiving yards list all-time passing WR *Mike Quick
Eagles WR Desean Jackson (34) needs 2 TDs to move into a tie for 7th on the Eagles all-time receiving TD list tying WR Jeremy Maclin
Eagles DE Brandon Graham (52) needs 2.5 sacks to move to 4th on the Eagles all-time sack list tying DE Hugh Douglas
Eagles DT Fletcher Cox (48) needs 2.5 sacks to move up to 6th on the Eagles all-time sack list tying DE Greg Brown
Eagles DE Vinny Curry (27) needs 1 sack to move up to 19th on the Eagles all-time sack list passing DT Darwin Walker
Bengals WR AJ Green (8987) needs 13 yards to reach 9000 receiving yards for his career.
Bengals WR AJ Green (63) needs 3 receiving TDs to move into a tie with Chad Johnson for the most receiving TDs in Bengals history.
Stats to Know
QB Adjusted Completion %
What’s one thing rookie Joe Burrow and 5th-year Carson Wentz have in common? They have not been terribly accurate so far. PFF has an Adjusted Completion % stat that accounts for clear drops, spikes, throw aways, batted passes, and throws made while getting hit. Burrow and Wentz are near the bottom in AC%, with 70.4 and 70.3, respectively. Interesting to note a bit of the distribution within the array of aforementioned stats: while Burrow has had one of the lower rates of on-target passes dropped by the receiver (4.1%), Wentz doubled that at 8.4%, good for 5th-highest. Yes, Wentz has stunk, but...
Matchups to Watch
Rookie versus Veteran, Which QB Has Poise Down 0-2?
With two consecutive weeks of porous defense from both the Eagles and Bengals defensive units, this Sunday's matchup should rest squarely on the shoulders of each offensive unit. Will the Eagles be able to rely on fifth year starter Wentz? Will he be able to shake off two tumultuous weeks and put together a consistent offensive performance? Will the Bengals weapons coalesce around their rookie Burrow? Will he be able to put together his first complete NFL game and demonstrate that this season is the turning point for the franchise? A big piece of Wentz stabilizing his game time performance will be continuing his focus on short-time-to-throw plays. From Week 1 with 8 sacks versus the Washington Football Team to Week 2 and zero sacks versus the Rams with the vaunted Aaron Donald, the Eagles Offensive Line and Wentz’ pocket choices resulted in less lost yards and broken plays. Unfortunately, key turnovers again forced short-yardage scoring situations and massive tempo swings. Wentz needs to take advantage of the cleaner pocket that will likely be available versus the Bengals (2 sacks on the year so far) and finish drives cleanly to put the game away. Without rookie WR Jalen Reagor (placed on IR with a thumb injury after Week 2), Wentz will have to make use of the remainder of his threats, including veteran DeSean Jackson who had 6 catches on 9 targets for 64 yards against the superior Rams’ defensive backfield. Joe Burrow has had the classic introductory NFL QB experience. A high-flying game versus the Browns last week, with 300+ yards passing, 3TDs and zero ints was fantastic bounce back from Week 1 versus the Chargers. 193 yards, 0 TDs, and an int will not win the game for the Bengals versus the Eagles, even if Wentz struggles. A key focus for Burrow will be settling into the routine and relationships he’s formed with his offensive weapons. AJ Green remains one of the best WR threats in the NFL and his slow start to the season (8 catches for 80 yards) could end at any time, in any game with a QB like Burrow. Burrow threw a nearly record setting number of passes during the almost-come-from-behind loss versus the Browns; if the Bengals are able to establish their run-game and abuse the Philadelphia secondary in a similar way to the Rams offensive scheme, then Burrow could have a very big day. If he is forced to drop back 60+ times, and Joe Mixon is again held under 75 yards on the ground, the Bengals and Burrow may have a hard time. Keep an eye on how comfortable each QB is feeling, and whether they can establish good tempo. That will be key to offensive production this weekend.
Coaching Conundrum; Pederson versus Taylor
At the core of the NFL these days is the combat between offensive and defensive schemes. Both coaches come from a background of coaching QB play and offensive schemes, though from different eras and coaching trees. How they go about using that experience to enable their teams to a secure a necessary win this week will make or break their seasons. Doug Pederson, at the helm of a revamped offensive coaching tree with the addition of Quarterbacks Coach Press Taylor as Passing Game Coordinator, has had a rough three year stretch of offensive stumbles. Since the miraculous Super Bowl 52 season (2017), the Eagles have consistently failed to be productive, with a lot of the challenges relating to lack of roster depth and poor player improvement through misaligned coaching. This is the third consecutive year of stuttering offense to begin the season and a big piece of the matchup versus the Bengals will be how well the Eagles can settle in. Coach Pederson has made it clear that the lack of full-speed off-season practice plays a big role in the Eagle’s struggles so far; so it remains to be seen when and if both units can make use of this gametime practice to solidify the small flashes of prior success we’ve seen. Opposite Pederson is Coach Taylor, in his second year of a complete rebuild, now with the (ideally career-long) franchise WB in Burrow. Hailing from the Shanahan line, through the LA Rams McVay, Taylor was brought into Cincinnati to recreate the organization’s coaching structure and form a new core for the team around veteran WR AJ Green. The 2019 season showed marked improvement throughout, particularly in run production and passer protection; the addition of Covid-related practice limitations have also taken their toll on the Bengals’ preparations for this season, as exemplified by the Week 1 drubbing by the Ravens. Taylor returns this season with second-year offensive coordinator Brian Callahan, formerly the QB coach for the Raiders. The cerebral talent in the Bengals organization is clearly arrayed around giving Burrow the best possible chance to shine; and they may just do so against an extremely poorly performing Eagles defense. Being able to establish consistent offensive strength and consistency throughout this season will be a key part of whether this new coaching structure is able to flourish in Cincinnati or if yet more change is needed to remake the franchise. During game day, keep an eye out on how these coaches make use of their star players, now that the very early season yips and stumbles should be behind them. Whoever can appropriately adjust to the flow of the game and take advantage of the others mistakes will win this football game.
The Big Punt: How Special Teams Makes An Impact
Kevin versus Cameron, Huber versus Johnston, two players that may very well decide the nature of this Bengals versus Eagles matchup. These titans of the turf, two punters to rule them all, and two punters to pin them deep; two punters waiting on call, and two punters to make fans weep. In lieu of offensive production, and in hopes of good defensive play, Kevin Huber and Cameron Johnston bring their punting prowess to Lincoln Financial Field this Sunday. Hailing from opposite sides of the Earth, Huber from Cincinnati itself, and Johnston from Geelong Australia, these two are some of the most capable foot-based deliverers of the football to opposing teams. Huber holds nearly all of the Bengals franchise records in punting statistics; and Johnston holds the highest gross and net punting averages in a single Eagles season. The third year Australian punter is known by Eagles fans for his insanely long hang-time and penchant for pinning the NY Giants inside the 20 (20+ times in four games). Huber is loved by the Bengals fanbase as both their longest tenured player and his consistency over the past 13 years. He has missed just 2 of 180 possible games, and has been perennially top 10 at his position. Both players are in the final year of their contracts, so effective performance is a must for maximum salary gains. Keep an eye out on how effective these two are in establishing and keeping good field position. If both teams are struggling for consistency, these swings may be the key to a late drive that puts the game away. Additionally, with every punt comes the magic of a muffed punt return. If you’re a particular connoisseur of special teams play, watch and see if these punters add any special spin or location to their strikes; and key turnover last week in this position kept the Eagles hopeful. Maybe lightning will strike twice for the Eagles Special Teams and the Wizard with the Large Leg, Cam Johnston; maybe the Bengals gunners will scoop up a muff and Huber will be huger than expected. Stay tuned!
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2020.09.18 18:22 Rsubs33 [Game Preview] Week 2 - Los Angeles Rams (1-0) at Philadelphia Eagles(0-1)

Los Angeles Rams (1-0) at Philadelphia Eagles (0-1)
The 2020 Philadelphia Eagles season didn’t have the start they were looking for week 1 as they opened the season without their starting LT, RT, RG, RB, DT and WR and struggled against the Washington Football team to open their season with a loss. Luckily they will get two of those starters back this week in running back Miles Sanders and RT Lane Johnson. Both will be welcome additions as the Eagles struggled to block anyone against the Football Team both on the line and from the running back position. Additionally, getting a running game going will greatly help slow the pass rush which will be impressive as the Rams posted one of the best pressure rates last week led by All-Pro Aaron Donald. Hopefully Doug Pederson learns from his mistakes of last week and gets Carson moving with some designed rollouts and mixes up his play-calling more to establish the run. If Doug tries to do the same thing as last week it will be a long day for Carson and Donald will feast. On the other side of the ball, Schwartz had Slay follow McLaurin last week and it worked as Slay shut McLaurin down, but that is more difficult this week as the Rams have two talented receivers in Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp. The Eagles will need to see how Maddox holds up on the outside with a bigger challenge this week. With the struggles of the Eagles offense and their injuries on that side of the ball, the Eagles will need their defenses to limit the quick scoring Rams offense or it will be a long day. Should be a good test for the Eagles to rebound after falling flat out of the gate last week. Go Birds!
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Score Prediction Contest
Date
Sunday, September 20th, 2020
Game Time Game Location
1:00 PM - Eastern Lincoln Financial Field
12:00 PM - Central 1020 Pattison Ave
11:00 AM - Mountain Philadelphia, PA 19148
10L00 AM - Pacific Wikipedia - Map
Weather Forecast
Stadium Type: Open Air
Surface: Grass
Temperature: 62°F
Feels Like: 62°F
Forecast: Clear. Clear throughout the day.
Chance of Precipitation: 0%
Cloud Coverage: 0%
Wind: Northeast 10 MPH
Betting Odds
Oddsshark Information
Favorite/Opening Line: Even
OveUnder: 45.5
Record VS. Spread: Philadelphia 0-1, Los Angeles 0-1
Where to Watch on TV
FOX will broadcast Monday’s game to a national audience. Kevin Kugler will handle the play-by-play duties and Chris Spielman will provide analysis. Laura Okmin will report from the sideline.
TV Map - Week 2 TV Coverage Map
Radio Streams
List of Eagles Radio network member stations with internet broadcast availability
Radio.com 94.1 Desktop Streaming
Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick
Calling the game on 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Network will be Merrill Reese, the NFL’s longest-tenured play-by-play announcer (44th season). Joining Reese in the radio booth will be former Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Mike Quick, while Howard Eskin will report from the sidelines.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Atlantic City/South Jersey WENJ-FM 97.3 FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Northumberland, PA WEGH-FM 107.3 FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Reading, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA WEJL-FM 96.1 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WEJL-AM 630 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WBAX-AM 1240 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.3 FM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-FM/AM 101.7 FM
York/LancasteHarrisburg, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Philadelphia Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo and Bill Kulik will handle the broadcast in Spanish on Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia and the Eagles Spanish Radio Network.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA LA MEGA 105.7 FM
Allentown, PA WSAN 1470 AM
Atlantic City, NJ WIBG 1020 AM; 101.3 FM
Rams Radio
Rams Radio J.B. Long will handle the play-by-play duties and former pro bowl running back Maurice Jones-Drew will provide analysis. D'Marco Farr will report from the sidelines.
National Radio
N/A
Satellite Radio
Station Eagles Channel Rams Channel
Sirius Radio SIRI 98 (Streaming 825) SIRI 156 (Streaming 818)
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Sirius XM Radio SXM 231 (Streaming 825) SXM 386 (Streaming 818)
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NFC East Standings
NFC EAST Record PCT Home Road Div Conf PF PA Net Pts Streak
Football Team 1-0 1.000 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 27 17 +10 1W
Eagles 0-1 .000 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 17 27 -10 1L
Cowboys 0-1 .000 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-1 17 20 -3 1L
Giants 0-1 .000 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 16 26 -10 1L
Series Information
The Philadelphia Eagles lead the Los Angeles Rams (Philadelphia Eagles lead series, 22-19-1)
Series History
Head to Head Box Scores
First Game Played
September 21, 1937 at Philadelphia Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, PA. Cleveland Rams 21 Philadelphia Eagles 3
Points Leader
Philadelphia Eagles lead the Los Angeles Rams (843-842)
Coaches Record
Doug Pederson: 2-0 against the Rams
Sean McVay: 0-2 against Eagles
Coaches Head to Head
Doug Pederson vs Sean McVay: Pederson leads 2-0
Quarterback Record
Carson Wentz: Against Rams: 1-0
Jared Goff: Against Eagles: 0-2
Quarterbacks Head to Head
Carson Wentz vs Jared Goff: Wentz leads 1-0
Records per Stadium
Record @ Lincoln Financial Field: Eagles lead Rams: 2-0
Record @ Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: Rams lead Eagles 5-4-1
Rankings and Last Meeting Information
AP Pro 32 Ranking
Eagles No. 21 - Rams No. 09
Record
Eagles: 0-1
Rams: 1-0
Last Meeting
Sunday, December 12th, 2018
Eagles 30 - Rams 23
Nick Foles filled in for the injured Carson Wentz, taking up his spot under center after three months without game action. Foles promptly recaptured the magic, passing for 270 yards and confidently leading the Eagles to a 30-23 win over the Rams on Sunday night with plenty of help from his defense and his playmakers. Foles got plenty of help from his running game as Wendell Smallwood rushed for two touchdowns and rookie Josh Adams ran for another score as the Eagles (7-7) kept their playoff hopes quite viable with a gritty victory over the Rams (11-3), who lost consecutive regular-season games for the first time in coach Sean McVay's tenure.
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Last Meeting at Site
Sunday December 10th, 2017
Eagles 43 - Rams 35
Carson Wentz threw for 291 yards and four touchdowns before leaving with a knee injury and Jake Elliott kicked the go-ahead 33-yard field goal with 3:45 left for the Philadelphia Eagles, who beat the Los Angeles Rams 43-35 in a thriller Sunday to clinch the NFC East title.
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Last 10 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
12/16/18 Eagles Rams 30-23
12/10/17 Eagles Rams 43-35
10/05/14 Eagles Rams 34-28
09/11/11 Eagles Rams 31-13
09/07/08 Eagles Rams 38-3
12/18/05 Eagles Rams 17-16
12/27/04 Rams Eagles 20-7
12/01/02 Eagles Rams 10-3
01/27/02 Rams Eagles 29-24
09/09/01 Rams Eagles 20-17
Injury Reports Depth Charts
Eagles Eagles
Rams Rams
2020 “Expert” Picks
Week 2 - "Expert" Picks
2020 Team Stats
Eagles Season Stats
Rams Season Stats
2020 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
2020 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Passing
Name CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT
Wentz 34 42 57.1% 270 2 3 72.5
Goff 20 31 64.5% 275 0 1 79.4
Rushing
Name ATT YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Scott 9 35 35 3.9 0
Brown 18 79 79.9 4.4 2
Receiving
Name REC YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Goedert 8 101 101 12.6 1
Woods 6 105 105.0 17.5 0
Sacks
Name Sacks Team Total
Sweat 1 3
Donald/Floyd/Brockers 1.0 3
Tackles
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Gerry 10 5 5 0.0
Fuller 8 5 3 0.0
Interceptions
Name Ints Team Total
N/A 0 0
N/A 0 0
Punting
Name ATT YDS LONG AVG NET IN 20 TB BP
Johnston 5 268 62 53.6 50.2 3 0 0
Hekker 3 142 58 47.3 40.7 2 0 0
Kicking
Name ATT MADE % LONG PAT
Elliot 2 1 50.0% 38 2/2
Sloman 3 2 66.6% 35 2/2
Kick Returns
Name ATT YDS AVG LONG TD
NA 0 0 0 0 0
Webster 1 20.0 20.0 40 0
Punt Returns
Name RET YDS AVG LONG TD FC
Raegor 2 6 3.0 6 0 2
N/A 0 0 0 0 0 0
League Rankings 2020
Offense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Rams Stat Rams Rank
Total Offense 265.0 29th 422.0 5th
Rush Offense 57.0 30th 153.0 6th
Pass Offense 208.0 T-21st 269.0 8th
Points Per Game 17.0 T-23rd 20.0 T-19th
3rd-Down Offense 35.7% 23rd 52.9 8th
4th-Down Offense 0.0% T-17th 100.0 T-1st
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 50.0% T-18th 40.0% T-25th
Defense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Rams Stat Rams Rank
Total Defense 239.0 1st 380.0 22nd
Rush Defense 80.0 5th 136.0 22nd
Pass Defense 159.0 3rd 244.0 20th
Points Per Game 27.0 T-21st 17.0 T-8th
3rd-Down Defense 27.8% 5th 25.0% T-3rd
4th-Down Defense 50.0% T-19th 33.3% T-17th
Red Zone Defense (TD%) 75.0% T-20th 50.0% T-9th
Team
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Rams Stat Rams Rank
Turnover Diff. -3 31st -1 T-19th
Penalties Per Game 3.0 T-2nd 5.0 T-8th
Penalty Yards Per Game 20.0 T-2nd 34.0 6th
Recap from Last Week’s Games.
Eagles - In a near-reversal of the previous season's opener, the Eagles scored the first 17 points, only for the Washington Football Team to then shut their offense out for the remainder of the afternoon. Meanwhile, Washington's offense scored 27 unanswered points, and the defense sacked Carson Wentz eight times, recorded two interceptions, and forced three fumbles. With the loss, Philadelphia's six-game winning streak against Washington was snapped dating back to Week 14 of the 2016 season, and the Eagles lost the first game of the season since 2015.
Rams - Playing their first game ever in their brand-new home at SoFi Stadium, the Rams held off the Cowboys in a close battle of NFC contenders. Receiving the opening kickoff (from former Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein), Los Angeles drove 75 yards in seven plays, with Malcolm Brown scoring the new stadium's first touchdown on a 1-yard run. Rookie kicker Samuel Sloman missed on his first field goal attempt, a 29-yard try that bounced off the left upright near the end of the first quarter, but later was successful on field goals of 35 and 31 yards in the second quarter. However, Dallas took a 14-13 halftime lead as Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott scored on both a touchdown run and a touchdown reception. The Rams reclaimed the lead as Malcolm Brown (who finished with a team-high 18 rushes for 79 yards) scored his second touchdown of the game on a 2-yard run midway through the third quarter to put Los Angeles ahead 20-14. Zuerlein converted a 33-yard field goal late in the third quarter, but it would be as close as the Cowboys would get. Rookie safety Jordan Fuller led the Rams with eight total tackles, including a key tackle of Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb on a fourth-and-3 play at the Rams' 9-yard line, just one yard short of a first down to kill a Dallas scoring drive.
Connections
Rams QB Jared Goff and Eagles QB Carson Wentz were selected 1st and 2nd in the 2016 NFL draft after both teams traded up.
Eagles S Rodney McLeod played for the Rams from 2012-16.
Eagles CB Nickell Robey-Coleman played for the Rams from 2017-19.
Eagles LB coach Ken Fajole was defensive coordinator of the Rams for three seasons from 2009−2011.
Eagles TE Zach Ertz went to Stanford (2009-13) and is from Orange County, CA.
Eagles Director of Sports Performance Ted Rath worked for the Rams from 2017-2019 as their Strength and Conditioning Coach (2017) and Director of Strength Training and Performance (2018-2019).
Eagles Special assistant to the general manager Connor Barwin played for the Rams in 2018.
2020 Pro Bowlers
Eagles Rams
DT Fletcher Cox (Starter) DT Aaron Donald (Starter)
OG Brandon Brooks (Starter) CB Jalen Ramsey
C Jason Kelce (Starter)
LS Rick Lovato (Starter)
TE Zach Ertz
SS Malcom Jenkings (1st Alt)
OT Lane Johnson (1st Alt
General
Referee: Brad Allen
Philadelphia has produced a 22-19-1 (.536) record in the all-time series vs. Los Angeles. The Eagles own a 6-game winning streak against the Rams, scoring 30+ points in 5 straight contests.
Philadelphia is 15-8 (.652) in home games vs. Los Angeles, with victories in each of the last 2 such meetings (last: W, 34-28 on 10/5/14 at Lincoln Financial Field).
The Eagles are 23-9 (.719) at home in the regular season under head coach Doug Pederson, which marks the 5th-best home winning percentage in the NFL since 2016, trailing only New En-gland (.818, 27-6), Baltimore (.758, 25-8), Kansas City (.758, 25-8) and New Orleans (.727, 24-9).
Philadelphia has captured all 4 of its home openers with Doug Pederson at the helm (since 2016). Pederson is one of only two head coaches in Eagles history to win each of their first 4 home openers with the team, joining Joe Kuharich (1964-67).
In Week 1 at Washington, Philadelphia allowed only 239 total yards (80 rushing, 5th; 159 passing, 3rd), which were the fewest by any defense in the NFL during kickoff weekend. The Eagles limited Washington to just 27.8% (5-of-18) on third downs, which was also the 5th-best mark in the league.
Draft Picks
Eagles Rams
WR Jalen Raegor RB Cam Akers
QB Jalen Hurts WR Van Jefferson
LB Davion Taylor OLB Terrell Lewis
S K’Von Wallace S Terrel Burgess
OT Jack Driscoll TE Brycen Hopkins
WR John Hightower S Jordan Fuller
LB Shaun Bradley LB Clay Johnston
WR Quez Watkins K Sam Sloman
OT Prince Tega Wanogho G Tremayne Achrum
LB/DE Casey Toohill
Notable Off-season Additions
Eagles Rams
S Will Parks DT A’Shawn Robinson
DT Javon Hargrave OLB Leonard Floyd
CB Nickell Robey-Coleman
CB Darius Slay
S Sean Davis
WR Cody Latimer
CB Kendell Fuller
RB JD McKissic
G Wes Schweitzer
Notable Off-season Departures
Eagles Rams
S Malcom Jenkins DE Dante Fowler Jr.
CB Ronald Darby RB Todd Gurley
RB Jordan Howard WR Brandin Cooks
WR Nelson Agholor LB Cory Littleton
OL Halapoulivaati Vaitai S Eric Weddle
LB Kamu Grugler-Hill CB Nickell Robey-Coleman
RB Darren Sproles WR Jojo Natson
DT Timmy Jernigan WR Mike Thomas
LB Nigel Bradham LB Clay Matthews
QB Blake Bortles
Milestones
Eagles QB Carson Wentz (99) needs 1 passing TDs for 100 career passing TDs.
Eagles WR Desean Jackson (6322) needs 145 yards to move up to 3rd on the Eagles all-time receiving yards list all-time passing WR *Mike Quick
Eagles WR Desean Jackson (34) needs 2 TDs to move into a tie for 7th on the Eagles all-time receiving TD list tying WR Jeremy Maclin
Eagles DE Brandon Graham (51) needs 3.5 sacks to move to 4th on the Eagles all-time sack list tying DE Hugh Douglas
Eagles DT Fletcher Cox (48) needs 2.5 sacks to move up to 6th on the Eagles all-time sack list tying DE Greg Brown
Eagles DE Vinny Curry (27) needs 1 sack to move up to 19th on the Eagles all-time sack list passing DT Darwin Walker
Rams WR Cooper Kupp (2636) needs 28 yards to move up to 16th on the Rams all-time receiving list passing WR Carroll Dale
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WDB Matchups (CAPS = expected shadow coverage)
Stats to Know
Pressure Rate
It doesn’t take advanced stats to know that Wentz spent most of Sunday under significant pressure. Washington sacked him eight times behind a makeshift offensive line that struggled to contain the Football Team’s pass rush. The Eagles allowed a 34% pressure rate Sunday, according to ESPN Next Gen Stats. That was the third-worst in the NFL. Five different Washington players generated at least four pressures. And it doesn’t get any easier against the Rams. The Cowboys allowed a 40.5% pressure rate Sunday night in their loss to the Rams, which was the second-worst mark of Week 1. And a big reason for that was Rams star Aaron Donald. Donald — the six-time Pro Bowler, five-time All-Pro and two-time AP Defensive Player of the Year who has 44 sacks over the past three seasons — posted a 28.6% pressure rate on Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott himself. He pressured Prescott 10 times for 35 pass rushes and finished with four tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss and four quarterback hits. According to Next Gen Stats, Donald’s pressure rate over the past three seasons is 13.5%, 13.9% and 14.6%. The Eagles offensive line is going to have to be ready or it is going to be another long Sunday for Carson Wentz.
Matchups to Watch
Carson Wentz vs. Himself
I note this matchup not to downplay the Rams and what they bring to the table, but to note that Wentz had plenty of mistakes that ultimately cost us the week 1 matchup. Change nothing of the game last week, bad OL, questionable scheming especially in the second half, Carson Wentz playing better wins us the game. Things were bad around him and he actively made them worse at times. These two things can be true: Wentz cost us the week 1 game and he should bounce back because he is a really good QB. This isn't the sky is falling, #TankForTrevor blurb, it's simply acknowledging the biggest change from week 1 to week 2 that would aid in a victory - Carson Wentz returning to form. There was also a lot of good last week, namely the first half! Check out the first TD throw to Ertz. Short, compressed field where he needs to make a snap decision and he comes off his first read (JJAW) and hits Ertz for 6. This is a great play by Wentz where he showed how good he is capping off a great drive. We need more of this consistency. Wentz was even missing on staples of the offense. He was erratic in the pocket and regularly off target. I love hero ball, I hate when QBs play scared, but better urgency and avoiding negative plays in the pocket would go a long way in smoothing out the rough edges of his game. It's infuriating to have some of the same issues he had in year 3 continue in year 5. Regardless, Wentz is a really good QB, so he should be expected to bounce back from a bad game every QB has once in a while. It just needs to happen quickly so the Eagles don't fall behind in the young season. This Rams secondary has a phenomenal CB in Jalen Ramsey and a really good young safety in John Johnson III; they aren't slouches. Wentz needs to be better and it would be surprising if he isn't.
Eagles (downright) Offensive Line vs. Aaron Donald and the Rams Pass Rush
Washington may have a better, deeper defensive line but they don't have Aaron Donald. He is so good he lifts a pass rush up to the top tiers of the league on his own given his dominance and versatility. Donald isn't just a Defensive Tackle; he'll line up inside and outside while wrecking every part of the OL he can along the way. Just look at what Baldy has in his review for him this week. This is a problematic matchup for Philly given their patchwork offensive line. Even though there were positive things some of the new guys did, they made a lot of mistakes, and will continue to do so in their young careers. The last time the Eagles played the Rams in 2018, Philly held Donald to 2 total pressures in probably his most ineffective game during the course of his DPOY season. The difference between that Eagles OL and this one is the health. Philly won't have a healthy Brandon Brooks; while they'll have Lane Johnson again it'll be in his first start of the season, he's coming off a late summer ankle procedure. So his effectiveness is still TBD. JP, who also played in that game, has also declined a considerable amount since then. One player returning to the field Sunday that should also give the Eagles a boost in pass protection is Miles Sanders. Not only is Sanders the best runner on the team, he's also the best pass blocking running back on the team. This alone won't stop Donald, but it should help. This defensive front from the Rams can get pushed around in the run game (more on that later) but can absolutely get after it in the pass rush department. Dallas doesn't have the line it used to either and Dak was under pressure at a roughly 42% rate, among the worst in week 1. The return of Lane Johnson should increase the effectiveness of this OL a considerable amount but given the new parts there will still be an adjustment period. This unit needs to come together quickly and the coaching staff needs to actually focus their game plan on helping their OL much more so than they did in week 1. Otherwise, expect Donald and his homies to bring the pain up front.
Eagles Pass Rush vs Rams OL
Even with some of the sustained injuries on this roster, the Eagles still have a formidable pass rush and flashed it quite a bit in week 1. The box score stats are highly deceiving in this area as Washington shifted their game plan quite a bit as the game went along. Philly pressured Haskins at a 30% clip last week. That number isn't great considering the state of Washington's offensive line. However, Haskins had the quickest time to throw in the NFL in week 1 with an average time to throw of 2.13 seconds. It's extremely difficult to pressure QBs when they get the ball out that quickly. Last week, Jared Goff was 8th in the NFL in this category, which will present some challenges for the Eagles. Dallas pressured Goff at a 20% clip last week, which is a horrendous number. Goff is a good QB and will slice you up if you don't get to him. But when you do, oftentimes he's effectively standing in quick sand as he was a bottom 8 QB under pressure (by Rating) in 2019. It's imperative this defensive front plays well this week. We already saw Malik Jackson return to form, now we need Fletcher Cox. Philly should get Brandon Graham (concussion) and Derek Barnett (hammy) back this week which should increase the effectiveness of the pass rush. Josh Sweat has also shown tremendous growth in year 3 having the best game of his career this past Sunday with TY McGill flashing in limited snaps. This offensive line from the Rams underwent a mini make-over this offseason but still has some question marks up front. This will be a real test for them as the Eagles pass rush is much more formidable than the one Dallas offers. Furthermore, this is a defensive staff that has consistently gotten to Goff of late. Given the changes on both squads, this is a good measuring stick game in the trenches.
Eagles Coverage vs Rams Receivers
Jim Schwartz had Sean McVay's number in their most recent matchup in 2018 so I am curious to see who gets the upper hand this time around. The Rams have a really good WR room with Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, Van Jefferson, and Josh Reynolds. They also have a good tight end in Tyler Higbee. Philly has their work cut out for them this week as the Rams are much deeper than Washington. The Rams passing attack was predicated on the short, quick game with a lot of motions and play action last week. Carson Wentz led the NFL in Average Intended Air Yards while Jared Goff was last. Goff's Average Intended Air Yards were 4.3 per attempt with roughly half his passing attempts coming within 5 yards of the line of scrimmage. Getting the ball to Goff's first read and out of his hands quickly is key as he can be an adventure when he is forced to hold onto the ball. McVay is really good at disguising what the Rams will do running multiple plays out of similar looks. Lastly, their receivers are great at getting quick separation and great getting yards after the catch. The defensive game plan for Philly in the secondary should look quite different this week than it did last week. There isn't one receiver the Eagles can key on for Slay to take away. I'd bet Schwartz moves him around quite a bit but with Woods as the primary recipient of special attention. Slay looked every bit as good as you'd expect last week and that's a huge addition to this secondary. One area of concern I have for Philly is the middle of the defense. This Eagles LB group is among the worst in the NFL in coverage; McVay is going to look to attack that relentlessly all game long. He did the same thing to Dallas last week. It was encouraging to see Rodney McLeod bounce back after a poor 2019 as he was every bit as spry as he once was. The rest of the middle of this defense leaves a lot to be desired. Either way, this is a deeper Rams receiving room, with a creative play-caller, and a better passer than the Eagles just faced. There was a lot of good to take from the defensive performance last week but they face a significant test Sunday in the Rams.
Special thanks to MikeTysonChicken and abenyishay for their help in creating this Game Preview.
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2020.09.11 17:32 Rsubs33 [Game Preview] Week 1 - Philadelphia Eagles(0-0) at Washington Football Team (0-0)

Philadelphia Eagles (0-0) at the Washington Football Team
The 2020 Philadelphia Eagles season is the franchise's 88th season in the National Football League and the fifth under head coach Doug Pederson. The Eagles will try to improve on their 9–7 record from 2019 where they made the playoffs, but lost in the NFC Divisional game against the Seattle Seahawks. They will begin that journey Sunday afternoon as they take a trip down 95 to face off against the division rival with a new name Washington Football Team. To go with the name they also have a new coach in Ron Rivera who is looking for a fresh start after spending the last nine years as the Head Coach of the Carolina Panthers. Rivera inherits a defense that has 4 first round picks on the defensive line that will be facing off against an injury riddled offensive line of the Eagles as they will be without starting LT Andre Dillard and starting All-Pro RG Brandon Brooks. The Eagles bought back former LT Jason Peters who will look to protect Carson Wentz’s blind side. IF the Eagles OL is able to give Wentz time, he proved last year against the WTF that he has great chemistry with Jackson who has torched his former team in the past. Defensively Eagles fans will get their first look at their revamped secondary which will include Pro Bowler Darius Slay and Jalen Mills at safety. They will look to keep Terry McLaurin under control as he burnt the Eagles secondary in both games last season with long TDs. If the Eagles can get a lead early, I think their defense should be able to keep Dwayne Haskins under control and force the second year QB into some turnovers. Always fun to start the season vs a division rival and happy to have some football again in these crazy times. Go Birds!
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Date
Sunday, September 13th, 2020
Game Time Game Location
1:00 PM - Eastern FedEx Field
12:00 PM - Central 1600 FedEx Way
11:00 AM - Mountain Landover, MD 20785
10:00 AM - Pacific Wikipedia - Map
Weather Forecast
Stadium Type: Open Air
Surface: Grass
Temperature: 77°F
Feels Like: 79°F
Forecast: Mostly Cloudy. Humid and partly cloudy throughout the day.
Chance of Precipitation: 5%
Cloud Coverage: 69%
Wind: South 6 MPH
Betting Odds
Oddsshark Information
Favorite/Opening Line: Philadelphia by -5.5
OveUnder: 42.5
Record VS. Spread: Philadelphia 0-0, Washington 0-0
Where to Watch on TV
FOX will broadcast Sunday’s game to a regional audience. Kevin Burkhardt will handle the play-by-play duties and Daryl Johnson will provide analysis. Pam Oliver will report from the sideline.
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Radio Streams
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Radio.com 94.1 Desktop Streaming
Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick
Calling the game on 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Network will be Merrill Reese, the NFL’s longest-tenured play-by-play announcer (44th season). Joining Reese in the radio booth will be former Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Mike Quick, while Howard Eskin will report from the sidelines.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Atlantic City/South Jersey WENJ-FM 97.3 FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Northumberland, PA WEGH-FM 107.3 FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Reading, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA WEJL-FM 96.1 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WEJL-AM 630 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WBAX-AM 1240 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.3 FM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-FM/AM 101.7 FM
York/LancasteHarrisburg, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Philadelphia Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo, Macu Berral and Gus Salazar will handle the broadcast in Spanish on Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia and the Eagles Spanish Radio Network.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA LA MEGA 105.7 FM
Allentown, PA WSAN 1470 AM
Atlantic City, NJ WIBG 1020 AM; 101.3 FM
Football Team Radio
Washington Football Team Radio Network Larry Michael (play-by-play), Chris Cooley (analysis), Rick “Doc” Walker (sidelines).
National Radio
NA.
Satellite Radio
Station Eagles Channel Football Team Channel
Sirius Radio SIRI 105 (Streaming 825) SIRI 81 (Streaming 831)
XM Radio XM Streaming 825 XM 226 (Streaming 831)
Sirius XM Radio SXM 380 (Streaming 825) SXM 226 (Streaming 831)
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NFC East Standings
NFC EAST Record PCT Home Road Div Conf PF PA Net Pts Streak
Eagles 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 NA
Cowboys 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 NA
Football Team 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 NA
Giants 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 NA
Series Information
The Washington Football lead the Philadelphia Eagles (85-80-6)
Series History
Head to Head Box Scores
First Game Played
October 21st, 1934 at Fenway Park in Boston, MA. Boston Redskins 6 - Philadelphia Eagles 0
Points Leader
The Philadelphia Eagles lead the Washington Football Team (3591-3386)
Coaches Record
Doug Pederson: 6-2 against the Washington Football Team
Ron Rivera: 3-2 against Eagles
Coaches Head to Head
Doug Pederson vs Ron Rivera: Tied 1-1
Quarterback Record
Carson Wentz: Against the Washington Football Team: 5-2
Dwayne Haskins Jr.: Against Eagles: 0-1
Quarterbacks Head to Head
Carson Wentz vs Dwayne Haskins Jr.: Wentz leads 1-0
Records per Stadium
Record @ Lincoln Financial Field: Eagles lead the Washington Football Team: 10-7
Record @ FedEx Field: Eagles lead the Washington Football Team: 14-6
Rankings and Last Meeting Information
AP Pro 32 Ranking
Eagles No. 11 - Football Team No. 30
Record
Eagles: 0-0
Football Team: 0-0
Last Meeting and Last Meeting at Site
Sunday, December 30th, 2018
Eagles 37 - Washington Football Team 27
The Eagles looked to keep their playoff hopes alive and and opened up the scoring with a Jake Elliot FG in the first quarter. The lead was short lived as Dwayne Haskins hooked up with Terry McLaurin for a 75 yard touchdown pass. The Eagles went into half-time trailing 10-14, but took back the lead in the 3rd quarter on a Miles Sanders TD reception that put the Eagles up 17-14. The Eagles and Washington Football Team traded TD passes in the 4th quarter before the Washington Football Team regained the league with a pair of Dustin Hopkins FGs put the Washington Football Team's up 24-27. Carson Wentz answered the call leading the Eagles on a four and half minute 75 yard touchdown drive that culminated in a Greg Ward TD reception. The Eagles defense forced a fumble on the ensuing drive which was returned for a TD by Nigel Bradham for a nail in the coffin putting the Eagles up 10 with no time on the clock to give the Eagles the win.
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Last 10 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
12/15/2019 Eagles Football Team 37-27
09/08/2019 Eagles Football Team 32-27
12/30/2018 Eagles Football Team 24-0
12/3/2018 Eagles Football Team 28-13
10/23/2017 Eagles Football Team 34-24
9/10/2017 Eagles Football Team 30-17
12/11/2016 Football Team Eagles 27-22
10/16/2016 Football Team Eagles 27-20
12/26/2015 Football Team Eagles 38-24
10/04/2015 Football Team Eagles 23-20
12/20/2014 Football Team Eagles 27-24
09/21/2014 Eagles Football Team 37-34
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2020 “Expert” Picks
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2019 Team Stats
Eagles Season Stats
Football Team Season Stats
2019 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Passing
Name CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT
Wentz 388 607 63.9% 4037 27 7 93.1
Haskins 119 203 58.6% 1365 7 7 76.1
Rushing
Name ATT YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Sanders 179 818 51.1 4.6 3
Peterson 211 898 59.9 4.3 5
Receiving
Name REC YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Ertz 88 916 61.1 10.4 6
McLaurin 58 919 65.6 15.8 7
Sacks
Name Sacks Team Total
Graham 8.5 43
Ioannidis 8.5 46
Tackles
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Jenkins 80 62 18 2.5
Collins 117 78 39 1.0
Interceptions
Name Ints Team Total
Gerry/Jones/Darby/McLeod 2 11
Dunbar 4 13
Punting
Name ATT YDS LONG AVG NET IN 20 TB BP
Johnston 71 3292 61 46.4 42.3 28 4 0
Way 79 3919 79 49.6 44.1 30 4 0
Kicking
Name ATT MADE % LONG PAT
Elliot 26 22 94.6% 53 35/37
Hopkins 30 35 83.3% 53 21/22
Kick Returns
Name ATT YDS AVG LONG TD
Sanders 14 314 22.4 67 0
Simms 32 819 25.6 1
Punt Returns
Name RET YDS AVG LONG TD FC
Scott 6 43 7.2 13 0 4
Quinn 16 78 4.9 15 0 9
League Rankings 2019
Offense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Football Team Stat Football Team Rank
Total Offense 360.8 14th 274.7 31st
Rush Offense 121.2 11th 98.9 22nd
Pass Offense 239.6 11th 175.8 32nd
Points Per Game 24.1 12th 16.6 32nd
3rd-Down Offense 45.4% 4th 29.1% 32nd
4th-Down Offense 33.3% 28th(t) 42.9% 22nd
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 66.7% 3rd 48.8% 27th
Defense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Football Team Stat Football Team Rank
Total Defense 331.7 10th 385.6 27th
Rush Defense 90.1 3rd 146.6 31st
Pass Defense 241.6 19th 238.9 18th
Points Per Game 22.1 15th 27.2 27th
3rd-Down Defense 34.2% 4th 48.9% 32nd
4th-Down Defense 61.1% 27th 63.2% 22nd
Red Zone Defense (TD%) 55.8% 14th(t) 61.0% 27th
Team
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Football Team Stat Football Team Rank
Turnover Diff. -3 22nd +1 13th(t)
Penalty Per Game 6.8 9th(t) 6.6 14th(t)
Penalty Yards Per Game 52.3 9th 52.2 8th
Recap from Last Week’s Games.
Eagles - N/A
Washington - N/A
Connections
Washington Football Team’s HC Ron Rivera was the Eagles linebackers coach from 1999-2003.
Washington Football Team’s QB coach Ken Zampese worked as an offensive assistant for the Eagles in 1998.
Washington Footbal Team’s CB Ronald Darby played the previous 3 seasons with the Eagles.
Eagles LS Rick Lovato briefly signed with the Washington Football Team during the 2016 season for two weeks.
Eagles WR Desean Jackson spent 3 seasons with the Washington Football Team (2016-2018) after he was released from the Eagles.
Eagles backup QB Nate Sudfeld was drafted by the Washington Football team in the 6th round of the 2016 NFL draft and played one season for them before being cut in 2017.
Eagles backup TE Richard Rodgers was signed with the Washington Football Team this past offseason before being released Sept. 5th and signing with the Eagles.
2020 Pro Bowlers
Eagles Football Team
DT Fletcher Cox (Starter) P Tress Way (Starter)
OG Brandon Brooks (Starter) G Brandon Scherff
C Jason Kelce (Starter)
LS Rick Lovato (Starter)
TE Zach Ertz
SS Malcom Jenkings (1st Alt)
OT Lane Johnson (1st Alt
General
Referee: Brad Rogers
The Eagles have won each of their last 6 games vs. Washington, marking their longest such streak since 12/16/01-12/12/04 (7 games). Philadelphia is 14-9 (.609) all-time at FedExField.
Carson Wentz has posted a 5-0 record vs. Washington since 2017, completing 128-of-185 (69.2%) attempts for 1,460 yards (292.0 per game), 14 TDs, 3 INTs and a 111.1 passer rating.
Fletcher Cox has 12.5 sacks in 16 career games vs. Washington, which are his most against any NFL team and the most by any NFL player vs. Washington since 2012. Only four players have more sacks vs. Washington since 1982: Lawrence Taylor (19.0, 1982-93), Michael Strahan (17.0, 1994-2007), Justin Tuck (15.0, 2005-13) and Simeon Rice (14.0, 1996-2005).
The Eagles have won 8 of their last 9 season openers, which are the most opening day victories in the NFL since 2011.
Philadelphia is 4-0 in season openers under head coach Doug Pederson (since 2016). Pederson is one of two head coaches in team history to win 4 straight season-opening contests, join-ing Greasy Neale (6, 1942-47). The Eagles are one of only five NFL teams to start the season 1-0 in each of the last four years, joining Baltimore, Green Bay, Kansas City and Minnesota.
Draft Picks
Eagles Football Team
WR Jalen Raegor DE Chase Young
QB Jalen Hurts RB Antonio Gibson
LB Davion Taylor OT Saahdiq Charles
S K’Von Wallace WR Antonio Gandy-Golden
OT Jack Driscoll C Keith Ismael
WR John Hightower LB Khaleke Hudson
LB Shaun Bradley S Curl Kamren
WR Quez Watkins DE James Smith-Williams
OT Prince Tega Wanogho
LB/DE Casey Toohill
Notable Off-season Additions
Eagles Football Team
S Will Parks QB Kyle Allen
DT Javon Hargrave CB Ronald DArby
CB Nickell Robey-Coleman LB Thomas Davis
CB Darius Slay RB Peyton Barber
S Sean Davis
WR Cody Latimer
CB Kendell Fuller
RB JD McKissic
G Wes Schweitzer
Notable Off-season Departures
Eagles Football Team
S Malcom Jenkins QB Case Keenum
CB Ronald Darby CB Josh Norman
RB Jordan Howard CB Quinton Dunbar
WR Nelson Agholor TE Vernon Davis
OL Halapoulivaati Vaitai WR Paul Richardson
LB Kamu Grugler-Hill TE Jordan Reed
RB Darren Sproles OT Donald Penn
DT Timmy Jernigan CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
LB Nigel Bradham CB Kayvon Weber
G Ereck Flowers
LT Trent Williams
Milestones
Eagles QB Carson Wentz (97) needs 3 passing TDs for 100 career passing TDs.
Eagles TE Zach Ertz (35) needs 1 TDs to move up to 7th on the Eagles all-time receiving TD list all-time tying WR Jeremy Maclin
Eagles WR Desean Jackson (6276) needs 192 yards to move up to 3rd on the Eagles all-time receiving yards list all-time passing his mentor WR *Mike Quick
Eagles WR Desean Jackson (34) needs 2 TDs to move into a tie for 7th on the Eagles all-time receiving TD list tying WR Jeremy Maclin
Eagles DE Brandon Graham (51) needs 3.5 sacks to move to 4th on the Eagles all-time sack list tying DE Hugh Douglas
Eagles DT Fletcher Cox (48) needs 2.5 sacks to move up to 6th on the Eagles all-time sack list tying DE Greg Brown
Eagles DE Vinny Curry (27) needs 1 sack to move up to 19th on the Eagles all-time sack list passing DT Darwin Walker
Washington Football Team OLB Ryan Kerrigan (90) needs 1.5 sacks to become the Washington Football Team's all-time leader in sacks passing Dexter Manley (91).
Pro Football Focus Matchup Charts courtesy of PFF Edge (join.profootballfocus.com/edge/)
WDB Matchups (CAPS = expected shadow coverage)
PFF Stats to Know
Play Action Passing
[Threshold = QBs with at least 20% snap count of the QB with the highest snap count of Play Action for the season] In the 2019-2020 season, no QB had a worse completion rate via Play Action than WFT’s Dwayne Haskins at 54.9% and only 2 others had worse such Passer Rating. For comparison, the Eagles’ Carson Wentz was at the top of the bottom 3rd in both metrics. Whereas has Wentz fared near the top of Play Action % of snaps during his NFL tenure and his completion % and Passer Rating have both ranked near the top in each of ‘16-‘18, in 2019 he did not do well in that respect. How Wentz performs in Play Action with injuries at the OL and WR positions, as well as how much the coaching staff will even ask him to turn his back to this particular DL and keep it...I’m not sure.
Matchups to Watch
Washington Defensive Line vs Eagles Offensive Line
NFL battles always start in the trenches and this is perhaps the biggest advantage the WFT has against the Eagles in this Week 1 tilt. Washington always had a formidable front that lead to intriguing battles between the two teams but the addition of Chase Young and the injuries the Eagles have already sustained make this match up concerning for Philly. The Eagles projected Week 1 starting OL prior to the injuries was, from left to right: Dillard, Seumalo, Kelce, Brooks, and Lane Johnson. Now, the Eagles will start: Peters, Seumalo, Kelce, TBD, TBD. Lane Johnson has practiced everyday this week in a limited capacity which makes me believe that he'll start but it's an uneasy feeling knowing he's working his way back from injury too. The logical guess at RG is Matt Pryor, but they've also tried out Nate Herbig in practice. Either way, the Eagles have a massive downgrade at RG with Brandon Brooks out. Fortunately, the Eagles may have accidentally upgraded in the short term with Jason Peters at LT but the depth in the trenches is already spread too thin. The Eagles are lucky to be as deep as they are on the OL given they aren't totally screwed (yet) but the current state of line makes this a very formidable match up for the Football Team (get a damn team name, jerks) to take advantage of. Additionally, they aren't just deep at EDGE, they are deep at DT as well. Payne, Allen, and Ioannidis are very stout and capable of dominating opposing OLs. Washington's roster is very thin but it isn't on the defensive line. They have more than enough ammunition to put the Eagles in difficult situations. This mismatch will force the coaching staff to be creative in their run designs and how they give help to the OL in pass protection.
Washington Secondary vs Eagles Passing Attack
The Eagles much beleaguered WR room went through a mini-makeover in the offseason and a lot of new, young, and fast faces were added to the mix. What they lack in proven talent, outside of DeSean Jackson's return, they make up for in athleticism. One thing Howie Roseman said this offseason was he was frustrated with the lack of speed on the team. It took him a while to understand that athleticism does matter. It's not just that the new group of receivers are fast, but they all have strong overall athletic profiles. But as previously mentioned, this is an unproven group going up against a very weak opposition. WFT brought back Kendall Fuller this offseason, who was a real good jack-of-all-trades player in the secondary for the Chiefs last season. His status for Sunday is questionable given his limited participation this week in practice. Opposite him is former Eagles favorite Ronald Darby. If I'm Doug Pederson, I make it a point to go after him all day. Even when Darby is at his best, which isn't often these days, he has absolutely zero ball skills. Washington may play Fabian Moreau if Fuller can't go, which is another defender the Eagles should target. Jimmy Moreland and Landon Collins are quality players, more so the latter, but they can't hide the deficiencies that should be easily exploitable by the Eagles. Remember, Philly put up over 30 in week 15 last year with less in the WR room than they currently have against a secondary that really isn't better than it was then. If Jalen Reagor is able to go, that would add another dimension to this offense the Eagles have lacked for a long time. If the Eagles can do a good enough job slowing down Washington's front, they are more than capable of picking apart a subpar secondary. And I didn't even talk about Ertz and Goedert! Or Miles Sanders through the air!
Washington Offensive Line vs Eagles Defensive Line
Despite the current injury limitations on the Eagles defensive line, this is a matchup that heavily favors the Eagles. Haskins finished 2019 on a positive note in his last 3 starts prior to his ankle injury; one thing he's never been known for is his pocket ability and ability to avoid taking sacks. Put a statue behind a bad offensive line and you are going to have issues. Trent Williams is now gone having finally forced his way out and his logical replacement, rookie Shaadiq Charles, isn't likely to play in week 1. Wes Martin, their starting left guard, is a below average player himself. The only player on the Washington Football Team's offensive line that is good is Brandon Scherff. While the Eagles aren't 100% on the defensive line, they are one of the few teams in the NFL with likely more talent and depth on their defensive line than the Washington Football Team's. Barnett has been limited in practice and has missed the last few weeks with another injury and his status is questionable while Hargrave is likely to miss a couple games as well. The Eagles still have Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham, the return of Malik Jackson, and a lot more to throw at this beleaguered unit. Additionally, this is a defensive front that is always stingy against the run under Jim Schwartz even when the DL isn't at peak health. There are a lot of matchups to exploit and Schwartz has a lot of options to exploit them. For his faults as a coordinator with secondary scheming, Schwartz is a God at maximizing the talents of his pass rushers. Given the current state of the Washington OL and Haskins own difficulties under pressure, this is a juicy match up for Philly.
Washington Passing Attack vs Eagles Pass Defense
Washington is incredibly thin and young at the skill positions but that isn't the sort of thing that has deterred the Eagles from allowing big plays in the past. This is a secondary, and really a pass defense in general, that went through a major shake up this offseason and for good reason. The Eagles defense was pretty average per DVOA which was encouraging given what they had, but they consistently allowed big play after big play in 2019. Opposing WR1s absolutely shredded Philadelphia last season as they were automatic monsters against an overmatched, elementary secondary. Darius Slay and NRC were added to the mix and should provide immediate help to this unit. Avonte Maddox will start at CB2; while this is an iffy move, the additions of Slay and NRC should allow the Eagles to help him out a bunch. The Eagles finally have players that can play in man coverage and one of the best CBs in the league in shadow coverage. Schwartz has admitted that he will allow Slay to shadow receivers but likely not 100% of the time. This makes sense as it should be a matchup-specific thing... this is that time. Furthermore, allowing Slay to shadow receivers will lead to considerable scheme changes on defense as they can't play the coverages they've played the last four years while shadowing receivers. What does this look like and how quickly does it come together? Terry McLaurin is the only real commodity at receiver for Washington and he's a tremendous talent. Even when he was the only real receiving threat last year, he still tore the Eagles apart. Another major change for the Eagles is in the safety room with the departure of Malcolm Jenkins. The Eagles added Will Parks to the room but he will miss the first 3 weeks due to injury. They also retained Rodney McLeod; this could be a good thing or bad thing depending on which Rodney shows up. If another year away from knee surgery helps, then he'll be fine. But if last year's version shows up then the Eagles have a big problem. Lastly, the Eagles will be starting Jalen Mills at safety. Apparently, the cure for being a bad cornerback is a position switch to safety despite never playing it in the NFL. All that being said, the middle of the defense is slower and more unknown than it has ever been. LB1 is Nate Gerry. LB2 is Duke Riley. Mills is the new Jenkins. Will Parks is out. Does McLeod have enough left in the tank? Offenses are fast and innovative; the Skins lack a lot of talent on offense but their new offensive scheme could lead to some issues in the middle of the Eagles defense. If I'm Washington, I lean heavily on motions and play action to confuse the middle of the Eagles defense. Get guys who struggle to cover to cover your athletic RBs then take plenty of shots to Terry McLaurin. The Eagles are clearly better at CB than they've been in years but have considerable question marks in the Safety and in the LB rooms as it pertains to pass defense. Better CBs should lead to better pass defense overall but there are matchups to take advantage of. Washington might not be the best team to fully exploit these weaknesses, but they could.
Special thanks to MikeTysonChicken and abenyishay for their help in creating this Game Preview.
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2020.07.04 19:43 GeorgiaNinja94 The 2ACW Military Staff Rework Proposal: The American Union State

Happy 4th of July, everyone! Before we go any further, I would like to announce that I'll be linking previous "2ACW Military Staff Rework Proposal" posts at the bottom of each new post going forward.
Being from Georgia, the American Union State is my favorite Second Civil War faction, and I certainly hope my Military Staff suggestions do it justice. In particular, I hope that the Chief of the Air Force options live to the Union State having "the most sophisticated grasp of air warfare of the factions in the civil war" according to Minor Monday 32: American Armies.
Stick around after all options are presented for another idea for making playing as the AUS and the CSA a bit more... dangerous for figures who find themselves on the losing side of those factions' internal power struggles.
American Union State Chief of Staff Options
  1. [Fox Conner](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_Conner) - School of Psychology; should be removed on his date of death, October 13, 1951
  2. [George Van Horn Moseley](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Van_Horn_Moseley) - School of Mass Combat
  3. [Hanford MacNider](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanford_MacNider) - School of Mass Combat
  4. [Virgil H. Effinger](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgil_Effinger) - School of Mass Combat; should only become available if William Dudley Pelley's assistance is accepted
  5. [Jacob L. Devers](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_L._Devers) - School of Fire Support
  6. [Charles P. Summerall](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Pelot_Summerall) - School of Fire Support
  7. [Edwin P. Parker, Jr.](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_P._Parker_Jr.) - School of Fire Support
  8. [George S. Patton, Jr.](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_S._Patton) - School of Maneuver
  9. [Walton H. Walker](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walton_Walker) - School of Maneuver
  10. [James G. Harbord](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Harbord) - School of Defense; should be removed on his date of death, August 20, 1947
  11. [Lytle Brown](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lytle_Brown) - School of Defense; should be removed on his date of death, May 3, 1951
  12. [John A. Lejeune](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_A._Lejeune) - School of Commando Operations; should be removed on his date of death, November 20, 1942
  13. [Clifton B. Cates](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clifton_B._Cates) - School of Commando Operations
The event option for the American Union State's Chief of Staff should be:

American Union State Chief of the Army Options
  1. [Courtney H. Hodges](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Courtney_Hodges) - Doctrine of Autonomy
  2. [Troy H. Middleton](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troy_H._Middleton) - Doctrine of Autonomy
  3. [Henry I. Hodes](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_I._Hodes) - Guns and Butter Doctrine
  4. [J. Lawton Collins](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Lawton_Collins) - Guns and Butter Doctrine
  5. [Charles P. Hall](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_P._Hall) - Decisive Battle Doctrine
  6. [William H. Simpson](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Hood_Simpson) - Decisive Battle Doctrine
  7. [Claudius M. Easley](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claudius_Miller_Easley) - Decisive Battle Doctrine
  8. [Bruce C. Clarke](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_C._Clarke) - Armored Spearhead Doctrine
  9. [John S. Wood](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Shirley_Wood) - Armored Spearhead Doctrine
  10. [Pedro A. del Valle](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedro_del_Valle) - Commando Doctrine
  11. [William O. Darby](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Orlando_Darby) - Commando Doctrine
  12. [Graves B. Erskine](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graves_B._Erskine) - Commando Doctrine
  13. [Lewis B. Puller](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chesty_Puller) - Commando Doctrine
  14. [Robert E. Wood](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_E._Wood) - Static Defense Doctrine
  15. [Lewis A. Pick](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_A._Pick) - Elastic Defense Doctrine
  16. [Julian L. Schley](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Larcombe_Schley) - Elastic Defense Doctrine
The event options for the American Union State's Chief of the Army should be:

American Union State Chief of the Navy Options:
  1. [James O. Richardson](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_O._Richardson) - Power Projection Doctrine
  2. [Charles A. Pownall](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Alan_Pownall) - Power Projection Doctrine
  3. [Willis A. Lee](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willis_Augustus_Lee) - Power Projection Doctrine; becomes available after completion of "New Admirals" focus; should be removed on his date of death, August 25, 1945
  4. [David W. Bagley](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_W._Bagley) - Open Seas Doctrine
  5. [Jerauld Wright](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerauld_Wright) - Open Seas Doctrine; becomes available after completion of "New Admirals" focus
  6. [Husband E. Kimmel](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Husband_E._Kimmel) - Decisive Battle Doctrine
  7. [Samuel M. Robinson](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Murray_Robinson) - Decisive Battle Doctrine
  8. [John L. Hall, Jr.](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_L._Hall_Jr.) - Base Control Doctrine
  9. [John S. McCain, Sr.](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_S._McCain_Sr.) - Base Control Doctrine; becomes available after completion of "New Admirals" focus; should be removed on his date of death, September 6, 1945
  10. [Robert H. English](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Henry_English) - Indirect Approach Doctrine
The event options for the American Union State's Chief of the Navy should be:

American Union State Chief of the Air Force Options:
  1. [Frank M. Andrews](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Maxwell_Andrews) - Carpet Bombing Doctrine
  2. [Haywood S. Hansell, Jr.](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haywood_S._Hansell) - Carpet Bombing Doctrine
  3. [Curtis E. LeMay](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtis_LeMay) - Carpet Bombing Doctrine
  4. [Howard K. Ramey](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Knox_Ramey) - Battlefield Support Doctrine
  5. [Nathan B. Forrest III](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathan_Bedford_Forrest_III) - Battlefield Support Doctrine
  6. [Otto P. Weyland](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_P._Weyland) - Battlefield Support Doctrine
  7. [Charles A. Lindbergh](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Lindbergh) - Air Superiority Doctrine
  8. [Claire L. Chennault](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claire_Lee_Chennault) - Air Superiority Doctrine
  9. [Frank O'Driscoll Hunter](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_O%27Driscoll_Hunter) - Air Superiority Doctrine
  10. [John H. Towers](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Henry_Towers) - Naval Aviation Doctrine
  11. [John G. Crommelin](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_G._Crommelin) - Naval Aviation Doctrine
  12. [Roy S. Geiger](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Geiger) - Naval Aviation Doctrine; should be removed on his date of death, January 23, 1947
  13. [Matthew B. Ridgway](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Ridgway) - Vertical Envelopment Doctrine
  14. [William M. Miley](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_M._Miley) - Vertical Envelopment Doctrine
The event options for the American Union State's Chief of the Air Force should be:

As I said at the beginning of this, I have another gameplay suggestion in mind for giving the AUS and the CSA a bit more flavor; I will go into more specific detail with the CSA in it's post.
It's quite clear from an observer's perspective that the American Union State's political situation rests on shaky ground. Huey Long and his followers, the Business Plot and it's cronies, and William Dudley Pelley and his band of psychopaths all have very different designs for America's future, with the three groups forced to work together during the Second Civil War to fight against their mutual enemies; assuming that the Union State comes out on top in the civil war, all bets are off in the aftermath.
However, the fallout from one of the factions securing power and ousting their competition is not satisfactorily represented in the mod. The only significant consequence for the losing factions is George Van Horn Moseley being removed as a Field Marshal and Chief of Staff in the aftermath of the Business Plot being exposed.
I believe that something that would put some more weight to the Union State's post-2ACW power struggles would be a "Purge" gameplay mechanic. Represented either as decisions or events in the mod, the "Purge" mechanic would involve "removing" a group of four Military Staff figures tied to one of the three factions - Longists, Plotters, and Pelleyists - as well as a manpower loss of around two thousand people each. The Military Staff and manpower loss would represent military personnel (ranging from general officers down to non-commissioned officers) most loyal to the factions, and would be accompanied by a debuff national spirit for a period of time - for example, one purge would be represented as "Diminished Officer Corps" with relatively light debuffs for military capabilities for a two-year period, a second would be "Depleted Officer Corps" with moderate debuffs for a three-year period, and in the unlikely event a third purge occurs, the national spirit would be "Devastated Officer Corps" with large debuffs for a four-year period. Each subsequent level would replace the previous level, with time already passed accounted for.
All of this, of course, assumes that Huey Long accepts help from both the Business Plot and the Silver Legion, or just one of them. The option to purge officers supporting either group is removed if their help isn't accepted. If Long doesn't accept any assistance, then there is no option to purge any group.
Here are the groups of Military Staff that can potentially be purged:
Purge the Longists (can be activated by the Business Plot and the Silver Legion)

Purge the Plotters (can be activated by Huey Long and the Silver Legion)

Purge the Pelleyists (can be activated by Huey Long and the Business Plot)

Here are the links for previous posts in this proposal series:
  1. [Preamble](https://www.reddit.com/Kaiserreich/comments/haez1m/the_2acw_military_staff_rework_proposal_preamble/)
  2. [The United States of America](https://www.reddit.com/Kaiserreich/comments/hdb1gj/the_2acw_military_staff_rework_proposal_the/)
Thank you for reading this proposal for the American Union State's Military Staff.
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2020.05.24 23:15 finnagains Movie Review: Roger Waters “Us + Them” concert film takes on global issues - 11 Oct 2019

Movie Trailer (0:32 min) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJsaR7yJHf4
For nearly five decades, the iconic rock musician Roger Waters has made it clear that he has something to say about big social and political questions. Going back to the 1970s, when he was the bassist and primary creative force of the rock band Pink Floyd, Waters has consistently voiced from the recording studio, concert stage and interview chair his opposition to imperialist war, state repression, inequality and bigotry.
Recently, Waters has been one of a very few rock superstars to speak out publicly in defense of WikiLeaks editor and founder Julian Assange. Last April, following the eviction and arrest of Assange, Waters gave an interview to RT from New York City in which he denounced the US, UK and Ecuadorian governments for their conspiracy against the journalist. The rock musician and activist also said, “There should be a general strike in England to prevent him from being extradited.”
In July, Waters made a video on Facebook where he called Assange “the great hero of freedom of the press … who has been disgustingly and roundly turned upon by the United States, the United Kingdom and all the other purveyors of imperialism around the world.” On September 2, Waters held a mini-concert outside the UK Home Office in London—where he performed the Pink Floyd classic “Wish You Were Here”—with the support of Australian journalist John Pilger, to demand that Assange be released immediately from nearby Belmarsh prison. Roger Waters new concert film “Us + Them” had limited screenings around the world on October 2 and 6 Although the assault on the WikiLeaks journalist does not make it into his new film “Roger Waters Us + Them,” it is known that Waters projected “Resist the attempted silencing of Julian Assange” and “Resist Internet Censorship” onto the video screens prior to many of the concerts on his recent tour. With his new concert film—which opened for limited screenings internationally on October 2 and 6—Waters takes his use of musical performance as a means of political expression to a new level. The live concert film footage was shot from the three performances in Amsterdam in June 2018 during the “Us + Them” world tour.
“Us and Them” is the title of a song from the 1973 Pink Floyd album The Dark Side of the Moon. The original song lyrics concern divisions in society between the front ranks and the generals, between the youth and the police and between those “with” and those “without.” By replacing the word “and” with a plus sign (+), Waters is challenging the present-day growth of anti-immigrant and xenophobic hatreds being encouraged by the political establishment around the world and, as he says on stage, “there is only one human race.”
The treatment of “foreigners” is a central topic of Waters’ 2017 album Is This the Life We Really Want?, and several numbers from that studio work are performed in the film to good effect, including “Déja Vu,” “The Last Refugee” and “Picture That.” Among the main visual themes woven into the film is the desperate condition of the world’s refugees fleeing war, poverty and repression. There are also clips of young Palestinians confronting armed assault by Israeli troops in the West Bank. An important part of the film is the close-up shots of audience members, many of whom are too young to have been born before Pink Floyd’s songs reached their height of mass popularity. However, these young people are seen singing along with others in the crowd who are their parents’ or grandparents’ age.
Roger Waters, who is now 76 years old, has always attracted large international audiences because of the compelling instrumentalism, melodies and lyrical themes of his music. The universality and popularity of Waters’ music across multiple generations is a testament to his conceptions about art and society.
Speaking recently with Rolling Stone about the film and the enduring relevance of his work, Waters said, “I’m glad the film turned out to have a humane and political message … I believe music is a very powerful art form and that it can be used as a political tool, as well as a source of entertainment to keep the masses quiet.”
Whether it is the abstract concepts in the songs from The Dark Side of the Moon, such as “Time,” “Money” or “Brain Damage,” or those from Animals, which are based loosely on the characters in George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm, or the themes of alienation from the massively popular The Wall, Waters has been able to apply these messages at each stage of political development over the last four decades.
It is remarkable, for example, that the 1977 song “Pigs (Three Different Ones)” applies with precision to the billionaire (Pig One), TV personality (Pig Two) and President (Pig Three) Donald Trump, or that the word “welcome” from the 1975 song “Welcome to the Machine” can be converted into a message of greeting to immigrants arriving from other lands, or that the song “Another Brick in The Wall Part 2” [We don’t need no education] from 1979 can become a metaphor for the US prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
As with previous Pink Floyd and Roger Waters tours, the “Us + Them” concerts—which had 157 dates before more than 2 million people in Europe, the Americas and Australasia between May 2017 and the end of 2018—provided the audience with a multimedia experience. The performances of both Pink Floyd’s and Roger Waters’ solo works were accompanied by elaborate staging, video and laser light projections and a large inflated pig that flies over the crowd.
The concert film features a 94-foot-wide LED video screen behind the band as well as a huge projection screen grid that descends from the ceiling over the center aisle of the Amsterdam arena. This multimedia structure contains 16 large scrolling video screens and projects three dimensional holographic objects above the audience. Among these 3D objects is a simulation of the Battersea power station, with its four huge smokestacks, which was famously depicted on the cover of Pink Floyd’s 1977 album Animals.
Waters uses these displays throughout as a massive canvas onto which high resolution video images reinforce the messages of his music. The screens are also used to capture close-up live video of the musicians on stage, which are at times overlaid on top of the thematic imagery.
Concert films can be problematic in that they often fail to adequately capture the atmosphere of a live event and leave movie audiences restless. However, the live performances by the “Us + Them” band—featuring Waters on bass, acoustic and electric guitars and lead vocals—and the film production of Sean Evans come together in one of the more effective concert movie experiences in recent memory.
Of note are the lead electric and acoustic guitar performances of Dave Kilminster, the lap steel guitar contributions of Jon Carin and the lead vocals and guitar work of Jonathan Wilson. Those familiar with the music of Pink Floyd and Roger Waters will agree that these musicians do an excellent job of capturing the sounds and feelings of the original studio works.
\Also memorable is the moving duet performed by backing vocalists Holly Laessig and Jess Wolf on the song “Great Gig in the Sky.” Their reinterpretation of the soulful improvisation by Clare Torry on the original studio version is captivating. The song begins with the recorded spoken words of Gary O’Driscoll—doorman at Abbey Road Studios in 1972-73—who says, “I am not frightened of dying, any time will do.”
Waters’ latest concert film represents a development over his previous cinematic works such as “In the Flesh—Live” (2006) and “Roger Waters The Wall”(2014). The music and imagery are powerful and inspiring. The film evokes a range of emotions such as anger and sadness, but also provides a sense of hope that the world’s problems can in fact be solved.
As explained in our review of his 2017 album Is This the Life We Really Want?, the period of political and ideological reaction that began in the late 1970s have frustrated Roger Waters. The four decades of suppression of the class struggle and the absence of mass social and political movements have led artists like Waters—who have been outraged by the domination of the right-wing and the crimes of imperialism—to arrive at pessimistic conclusions.
With “Us + Them,” however, Waters shows both a genuine sympathy for the condition of the oppressed internationally and, by denouncing directly the reactionary “us” versus “them” nationalism directed against migrants and refugees, he captures something of the universal struggle required to overcome the wars, repression, poverty and inequality contained in the music and imagery of his live performance.
As was evident in his call last April for a general strike in Britain to free Julian Assange, Roger Waters is beginning to align himself with the one universal social force capable of resolving the problems he so aptly describes: the international working class.
Roger Waters . "Us and Them" . 2017 Live Complete Show (2:09:18 min) 13 March 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ls5rlgJwSs
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2020.05.04 20:16 markpschultz Differences between the book FOXCATCHER and the movie FOXCATCHER

This was made by one of Mark Schultz's best friends who's also an attorney. He took Mark's book and compared it with the inaccuracies of the movie. By the end of this article I doubt anyone could think of a more inaccurate movie in history.
  1. When Director Bennett Miller first introduces duPont (played by Steve Carell) to Mark (played by Channing Tatum), duPont is portrayed as clean, sober, and wearing a white collared shirt. TRUTH: When Mark first met duPont he was drunk, dirty, disgusting. The real Mark Schultz considered du Pont much more repulsive & sickening than Steve Carell’s character. When Mark 1st met duPont he was drunk and on drugs. Dandruff was caked on his head, food was caked on his yellow teeth. His hair was dyed "Ronald McDonald" orange with exposed gray roots extending an inch on both sides of a part in the middle. One leg was in a cast. The the other was covered in varicose veins. His stomach looked like he’d swallowed a basketball.
  2. Director Bennett Miller strips Mark of his 1985 World Title. Why? It doesn't make the movie any better. It makes it worse. TRUTH: Mark is the only 1984 Olympic Champion to win the 1985 World Championships. There is no difference in quality of competition between the Olympics and the Worlds. Mark's brother Dave is the only 1984 Olympic Champion to win the 1983 World Championships. Stripping Mark of his 1985 World Title is a deeply painful insult. There have only been 3 brothers in history, the Beleglazov's, the Satiev's (both Russian) and the Schultz Bro's to ever win World AND Olympic Titles. Mark met duPont in 1986. At the 1985 Worlds Mark beat all the Soviets that boycotted the 1984 Olympics. He also won the 1985 US Open at 198 lbs. Mark normally wrestled 180.5 for the Sunkist Kids, but the plane lost his weight cutting gear. His coach, Bobby Douglas, advised Mark to wrestle up a weight at 198. So after taking some time to consider it, he took the $20 per diem Coach Douglas offered and went to eat. In the tournament Mark made it to the finals where he met 1985 World Champion Bill Scherr. Schultz won 5-4 on a "desperate last second" takedown. You can see this match on youtube.
  3. Mark did NOT move to Pennsylvania to join Team Foxcatcher. TRUTH: He moved to Pennsylvania to become the assistant coach at Villanove University. Foxcatcher had nothing to do with it. That changed over time. Stanford Coach Chris Horpel, who'd been jealous of Mark after Mark won his 1st NCAA Title, fired Mark the day he returned from winning the 1985 World Championships. Horpel turned what should have been the best day of Mark's life, into the worst. Mark returns home as the most successful wrestler in the country who's still competing. After practice Horpel asks to speak to Mark in his office. Mark expects a raise. Instead, Horpel blindsides him and tells Mark he can't afford to pay him anymore. He's paying Mark $10k/year and to make things worse, the idea that Horpel couldn't afford to pay him anymore was a lie. He could afford it. He just didn't want to give it to Mark. Instead, he gave it to Dave. To be fair Dave needed it more than Mark. Dave was married with a son (Alexander). Then Horpel takes away Mark's new Toyota Tercel and gives that to Dave. This was given TO MARK by a Stanford Wrestler's father as a gift for helping his son Brad so much but to get the tax write-off he put the title in the name of the Stanford Wrestling Club, so legally it wasn't Mark's. Being fired meant Mark would lose his health insurance. He also lost access to the Stanford wrestling room. Horpel told Mark he could train in the room but only as a volunteer. Mark became indignant. He decided no to donate his valuable time, and expertise of hard won tactics to benefit the guy who just took everything he had, away. The Schultz brothers grew up practically on Stanford's campus. It was their home. They graduated from Palo Alto High across the street from Stanford. Both of their parents graduated from Stanford and their maternal grandparents were both Stanford Professors. Their grandmother Dorothy Rich was an M.D. And their grandfather Willis Rich was a Professor of Icthyology (study of fish). Professor Willis Rich discovered the “Home Stream Theory” that salmon somehow find their was back to the river they were born to spawn before they die. So Professor Rich invented the Salmon Ladder (they look like stairs next to dams) to help the salmon bypass the dam and return to their home streams. None of the Schultz bro's background or family history is in the movie.
  4. This next one is huge! In the movie Director Bennett Miller put Dave and Mark on the farm at the exact same time. TRUTH: They were never at Foxcatcher at the same time. Mark left in 1988. Dave arrived over a year after Mark left.
  5. Director Bennett Miller made it seem like the murder was somehow tied to Mark leaving Foxcatcher. TRUTH: Dave moved onto the farm 6 years before he was murdered.
  6. This is a big one. Director Bennett Miller shows Dave negotiating a deal to pay Mark even if Mark doesn't live or train there. This makes Mark look pitiful like he needs Dave to take care of him. TRUTH: A deal was made but it was BY MARK in order to avoid the situation that existed at Stanford. So Mark agreed to take the job at Villanova with one requirement. Mark required duPont to pay both brothers the same amount as long as at least one of them was still working at Foxcatcher. At first Dave was paid while he coached at Wisconsin when Mark worked there, then Mark was paid while he coached at BYU when Dave worked there.
  7. In the movie when duPont calls Mark, Director Bennett Miller shows Mark living alone in a run down apartment. TRUTH: Dave and Mark lived with their father while renting apartments in their father's house in Palo Alto, CA while they worked as assistant coaches at Stanford.
  8. In the movie Director Bennett Miller has duPont showing Mark a brand new national training center he built on his estate. TRUTH: There was a training center built but not until 2-3 years after Mark left Pennsylvania.
  9. In the movie, Bennett Miller never mentions Villanova University. TRUTH: Mark moved to PA to take the Villanova assistant coaching job, not to join Team Foxcatcher. It was later discovered Villanova never planned to let duPont become a Villanova Faculty Member and never planned to let duPont start a wrestling program and never planned to give wrestlers a wrestling room. This was a huge deal because a wrestling team cannot exist without it's own wrestling room to avoid all the bacterial and viral skin infections. Villanova only let the team roll mats up and down everyday in an indoor space called the Butler Annex, a dirty warehouse for all sports to share. According to Mark's book “The program was doomed from the beginning but we didn't learn the truth until months after we arrived.”
  10. Director Bennett Miller has Mark moving into some house called the “chalet” on the farm as soon as Mark arrives in PA. TRUTH: When Mark arrived in PA he moved into an apartment in Rosemont about 3 minutes from Villanova and 20 minutes from Foxcatcher.
  11. In the movie Director Bennett Miller has duPont shooting a gun through the ceiling in the new training center in the middle of practice. TRUTH: duPont never fired a gun indoors or around the wrestlers. However, he did wave a gun around haphazardly at the Villanova wrestlers. He also brought a gun into Mark's bedroom and pointed it at Mark’s girlfriend. He also took a machine gun and pointed it at Dan Chaid telling him to get off his property. That's how Dan left and is the reason why Dan encouraged Dave to leave.
  12. In the movie when dupont makes his first call to Mark, Director Bennett Miller has Mark working for Dave as his assistant coach at Wexler college. TRUTH: Dave was never a Head Coach at any college. Mark never worked for Dave in any capacity and there is no such thing as Wexler college. Mark became the Head Coach at Brigham Young University for 6 years and won the 1998 Western Athletic Conference Coach of the Year Award while Dave was living on the farm.
  13. Bennett Miller portrays Mark as a “dumb jock” or "emotionally fragile" person. TRUTH: There's no such thing as an emotionally fragile or dumb Olympic Wrestling Champion. It's an oxymoron. In fact, Mark was the 1983 Student-Athlete of the Year Award winner at Oklahoma University with a 3.0 GPA & 3 NCAA Titles & 1 Outstanding Wrestler Award. He earned his masters degree in Exercise Physiology at Brigham Young University in 1997 with a 3.7 GPA.
  14. In the movie Bennett Miller made it look like Mark agreed to coach alongside duPont from the beginning. TRUTH: duPont lied to get Mark there. duPont sponsored many sports. Triathlon, Pentathlon, Basketball, & Swimming. The first day on Villanova's campus Mark was shown the new Basketball Arena and the New Swimming Complex both named after duPont. His name was in giant letters on the walls of the buildings, inside and out.. So naturally Mark thought duPont would treat the wrestling program in much the same way as he funded the other sports. He'd donate $ then hiring coaches to run the programs. duPont even told Mark he would not have much contact with the team and would come around maybe once every 3 months to check on how things were going. It was a AN OUTRIGHT LIE to get Mark to move to PA right away so he'd be trapped with nowhere and no time to move again before the '88 Olympics. This put Mark in an incredibly difficult position because wrestling programs were being eliminated all over the nation. Title IX wiped out about 90% of all college wrestling teams. Also duPont did not treat the wrestling program anything like the others. duPont secretly wanted to be known as a "great wrestling coach" even though he knew nothing about it. Before Villanova or duPont himself dropped the program at Villanova he named himself Villanova's Head Coach. It was a joke! duPont couldn' coach kindergarten. Villanova's President Father John Driscoll, and Athletic Director Ted Aceto, the only 2 people who could have protected the assistant coaches and wrestlers from duPont's paranoid schizophrenia, looked the other way. Villanova wasn't even mentioned in the movie.
  15. Bennett Miller includes a scene with soft music where Mark shows duPont wrestling moves. TRUTH: Total Bullshit. Mark was repulsed by even the thought of touching duPont. Mark never showed duPont any wrestling moves
  16. The worst scene in the movie...Director Bennett Miller for some reason, decided to include a a scene where duPont wakes Mark up at 3am to drill wrestling moves in a dark room in duPont's mansion that Miller calls “The Gallery”. TRUTH: Mark and duPont never drilled moves together. There were no mats in duPont's house or a room called “The Gallery”.
  17. Bennett Miller shows Mark with frosted Hair. TRUTH: Mark didn't.
  18. Bennett Miller decides to downplay the grandeur and significance of UFC IX. It was a huge event before the term MMA was invented. It was called NHB (no-holds-barred). Miller turns the fight into a circus sideshow. It's in a small dark room with hardly anyone watching. Miller also changes Mark's opponent to a White guy. Why would Miller change an historical fact into something else? And, as Joe Rogan said to Mike Tyson "It didn't make the movie any better". TRUTH: The fight took place in Detroit's Cobo Arena with a crowd of 10,000 screaming fans. Mark's opponent was a Black Canadian fighter named Gary (Big Daddy) Goodridge. It's insulting to the UFC and to Mark's opponent Gary "Big Daddy" Goodridge. Mark and Gary are friends now.
  19. Director Bennett Miller has Mark riding in a lear jet as he travels with duPont to the 1987 World Championships where Mark seems bothered. When duPont asks what's wrong Mark says “I just don't want to let you down”. TRUTH: Mark won the '87 worlds but didn't want duPont anywhere near him. He never said that and didn't go to France with duPont.
  20. Director Bennett Miller has duPont giving Mark a speech to read in front of a crowd at a banquet. Miller even has Mark doing cocaine with duPont before the event. TRUTH: DuPont never gave Mark a speech to read or cocaine to snort. Miller has Channing (as Mark) reading “duPont was the father I've been looking for my whole life”. TRUTH: TOTAL BULLSHIT! Mark didn't consider duPont a coach, a leader, a good example, and certainly not a "father figure". That's fucking sick! Mark considered duPont the worst influence on the planet. I know Mark's Dad personally. Mark and his Dad Phil are very close.
  21. Bennett Miller puts duPont in Mark's corner at the 1988 Olympics. Truth: Mark NEVER let duPont sit in his corner.
  22. Mark became the poster boy for Team Foxcatcher after he won the Worlds. Director Bennett Miller decides to put duPont and Mark on the same poster together. Truth: Mark never posed for any poster with duPont (and wouldn't have).
  23. Director Miller has Mark giving duPont his 1987 World Gold Medal so duPont can stick it in his trophy room. TRUTH: Mark would never trust duPont to kept his medals for him. Mark kept them all locked and hidden so duPont would never know where they were.
  24. Bennett Miller's timeline is so screwed up it makes it difficult to follow the story to the point where you just accept it doesn't make sense and you get bored.. In one scene Miller has Mark watching UFC VIII on TV in 1988. TRUTH: The UFC started 5 years later in 1993 and UFC VIII didn't happen until 1996. You can't change historical facts that everyone knows for no reason and it certainly doesn't make the movie better. In fact it makes it much worse like it's not even based on true events. So many changes to wrestling history were made that many wrestlers boycotted the movie. It lost $Millions.
  25. In one scene Director Bennett Miller has duPont slapping Mark across the face. TRUTH: If he even tried to do this, Mark would have knocked his teeth down his throat.
  26. Director Miller never shows Mark going out on dates. TRUTH: Mark dated a lot, especially at Villanova.
  27. Director Bennett Miller decides to give Mark and Dave very different personalities. TRUTH: Technically, Dave and Mark were kind of like twins. They thought so much alike they even finished each other's sentences.
  28. Director Miller makes it sound like the Schultz bros are orphans. TRUTH: Mark's parents were divorced and it hurt Mark but Mark loves his father Phil Schultz and Phil took GREAT OFFENSE at the insulting characterization that the Schultz bros were so separated from their parents that many articles described them as "almost orphans."
  29. This all seems extremely unfair and confusing to Mark and his family until you read the washington times article where Bennett Miller admits his true intentions. He said "From the very beginning my intention was to demean and disrespect Mark Schultz." WTF is wrong with him?
  30. There are many more inaccuracies in the movie but these are the main ones. Every single scene in the movie has one or more inaccuracies (except the murder scene which was taken directly from court records).

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2020.05.02 23:03 nirbateman Looking for wants

Hey guys, I accumulated quiet a bit of wants and I would like to find most or all of them, so if you have one or more of those, I would love to hear from you! You can PM me here.
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Assassins 1992, London Anthony Barclay -- Balladeer, Paul Bentley -- Pres. Gerald Ford, Cathryn Bradshaw -- Lynette (Squeaky) Fromme, Michael Cantwell -- John Hinckley, Jack Ellis -- Leon Czolgosz, Michelle Fine, David Firth -- John Wilkes Booth, Louise Gold -- Sara Jane Moore, Henry Goodman -- Charles Guiteau, Paul Harrhy -- Giuseppe Zangara, Ciaran Hinds -- Samuel Byck, Sue Kelvin -- Emma Goldman, The Paul Bentley -- Proprietor, Gareth Snook -- James Blaine, Kevin Walton -- David Herold *Soundboard

Camelot - 1/5/63 OBC Closing Night Julie Andrews (Guinevere), Robert Goulet (Lancelot), Richard Burton (Arthur), Roddy McDowal (Mordred)

A Chorus Line - 5/23/75 New York Renee Baughman (Kristine Urich), Kelly Bishop (Sheila Bryant), Pamela Blair (Valerie Clark), Wayne Cilento (Mike Costa), Kay Cole (Maggie Winslow), Ronald Dennis (Richie Walters), Patricia Garland (Judy Turner), Ron Kuhlman (Don Kerr), Nancy Lane (Bebe Benzenheimer), Baayork Lee (Connie Wong), Priscilla Lopez (Diana Morales), Robert LuPone (Zach), Cameron Mason (Mark Anthony), Donna McKechnie (Cassie Ferguson), Don Percassi (Alan DeLuca), Michel Stuart (Gregory Gardner), Thommie Walsh (Bobby Mills III), Sammy Williams (Paul San Marco), Clive Wilson (Larry)

A Chorus Line July 12, 1975 ~ Broadway Donna McKechnie (Cassie), Robert LuPone (Zach), Kelly Bishop (Shelia), Sammy Williams (Paul), Priscilla Lopez (Diana), Thommie Walsh (Bobby), Baayork Lee (Connie), Wayne Cilento (Mike), Patricia Garland (Judy), Don Percassi (Al), Renne Baughman (Kristine), Michael Stuart (Greg), Pam Blair (Val), Cameron Mason (Mark), Nancy Lane (Bebe), Ronald Dennis (Richie), Kay Cole (Maggie), Ron Khulman (Don), Clive Clerk (Larry)

A Chorus Line July 25, 1975 ~ Broadway Renee Baughman (Kristine Urich), Kelly Bishop (Sheila Bryant), Pamela Blair (Valerie Clark), Wayne Cilento (Mike Costa), Kay Cole (Maggie Winslow), Ronald Dennis (Richie Walters), Patricia Garland (Judy Turner), Ron Kuhlman (Don Kerr), Nancy Lane (Bebe Benzenheimer), Baayork Lee (Connie Wong), Priscilla Lopez (Diana Morales), Robert LuPone (Zach), Cameron Mason (Mark Anthony), Donna McKechnie (Cassie Ferguson), Don Percassi (Alan DeLuca), Michel Stuart (Gregory Gardner), Thommie Walsh (Bobby Mills III), Sammy Williams (Paul San Marco), Clive Wilson (Larry)

A Chorus Line April 24, 1976 ~ Broadway Robert LuPone (Zach), Clive Clerk (Larry), Ron Kuhlman (Don), Kay Cole (Maggie), Wayne Cilento (Mike), Baayork Lee (Connie), Michael Stuart (Greg), Donna McKechnie (Cassie), Kelly Bishop (Sheila), Thommie Walsh (Bobby), Nancy Lane (Bebe), Patricia Garland (Judy), Ronald Dennis (Richie), Don Percassi (Al), Renee Baughman (Kristine), Pamela Blair (Val), Cameron Mason (Mark), Sammy Williams (Paul), Priscilla Lopez (Diana)

A Chorus Line - 3/31/79 London closing night Petra Siniawski (Cassie), Geoffrey Webb (Zach), Wendy Baldock (Sheila), Graham Turner (Paul), Diane Langton (Diana), Linda Williams (Val), Leslie Meadows (Bobby), Jeffery Shankley (Al), Jo-Anne Robinson (Kristine), Richard Lloyd-King (Richie), Liz Bagley (Connie), Mark White (Mike), Judy Gridley (Judy), Nina Caie (Bebe), Susan Claire (Maggie), Lance Aston (Don), Peter Barry (Mark), Christopher Molloy (Greg), John Chester (Larry), Martin Baker (Roy), Thom Booker (Butch), Rachel Izen (Tricia), Peter Loury (Tom), June Ingrahm (Lois), Juliet Naylor (Vicki), Tracie Hart (Liza), Carla Farnsworth Webb (Paula), Julie Collins (Wendy)

A Chorus Line September 29, 1983 ~ Broadway Donna McKechnie, Ann Rienking, Cheryl Clark, Vicki Fredrick, Deborah Henry, Angelique Ilo, Wanda Richert, Ann Louise Schaut, Pam Sousa (Cassie), Eivind Harum, Joe Bennett (Zach), Kelly Bishop (Sheila), Sammy Williams, Tommy Agulair, Rene Clemente, Steve Crenshaw, Drew Geraci, Wayne Melendandri, Evan Pappas, George Pesaturo, Sam Viverito, Timpthy Wahrer (Paul), Priscilla Lopez, Chikae Ishikawa (Diana), Thommie Walsh (Bobby), Baayork Lee, Jennifer Ann Lee (Connie), Wayne Cilento (Mike), Patricia Garland, Sandahl Bergman (Judy), Don Percassi, Scott Plank (Al), Renne Baughman, Kerry Casserly (Kristine), Michael Stuart, Justin Ross (Greg), Karen Jablons, DeLee Lively, Mitzi Hamilton (Val), Cameron Mason, Timothy Scott (Mark), Terri Klausner (Bebe), Ronald Dennis, Gordon Owens (Richie), Kay Cole (Maggie), Ron Khulman, David Thomé (Don), Clive Clerk (Larry), The Current New York Company, The International Company, The National Company, The Bus & Truck Company, The Las Vegas Company, The Chicago Company and the Foreign Companies A gala performance featuring almost every cast member from every major production since 1975. Became the longest running musical in Broadway History on this date, and would hold that title until 2000 SOUNDBOARD

Evita London July 1978 Elaine Paige (Eva Perón), David Essex (Ché), Joss Ackland (Juan Perón), Siobhan McCarthy (Mistress), Mark Ryan (Magaldi) (Not the one with the last track patched from the album)

Evita 1980-01-22 – West End, Prince Edward Theatre, London, UK Elaine Paige (Eva Peron), John Turner (Peron), Gary Bond (Che)

Evita 1980-04-05 – West End, Prince Edward Theatre, London, UK Marti Webb (Eva Perón), Gary Bond (Ché), John Turner (Perón), Mark Ryan (Magaldi), Siobahn McCarthy (Perón's Mistress)

Follies February 20, 1971 ~ Boston (First Preview) Dorothy Collins, John McMartin, Gene Nelson, Alexis Smith, Yvonne DeCarolo Musical Numbers with some dialogue, Highlights Only.

Follies April 1972 ~ Broadway (Opening Night, Colonial Theatre, Original Broadway Production) Alexis Smith (Phyllis), Dorothy Collins (Sally), Gene Nelson (Buddy), John McMartin (Ben), Yvonne DeCarlo (Carlotta), Ethel Shutta (Hattie), Fifi D'Orsay (Solange), Justine Johnson (Heidi).Follies April 5, 1972 (Matinee) Young Phyllis — Alexandra Borrie;Young Ben — John Johann; Dmitri Weissman — Edwin Steffe (understudy); Emily Whitman — Camila Ashland; Theodore Whitman — Ted Lawrie; Christine Crane — Jan Clayton; Kevin — David Roman; Willy Wheeler — Donald Weissmuller; Meredith Lane — Marion Marlowe; Sandra Donovan — Sonja Levkova

Follies September 1972 ~ Los Angeles Janet Blair (Sally), Alexis Smith (Phyllis), Edward Winter (Ben), Gene Nelson (Buddy), Yvonne DeCarlo (Carlotta Campion), Ethel Shutta (Hattie Walker), Justine Johnston (Heidi Schiller), Mary McCarty (Stella Deems), Fifi D'Orsay (Solange LaFitte), Marti Rolph (Young Sally/Young Heidi), Suzanne Rogers (Young Phyllis), Kurt Peterson (Young Ben), Harvey Evans (Young Buddy), Camila Ashland (Emily Whitman), Ted Lawrie (Theodore Whitman), Helon Blount (DeeDee West), Sonja Levkova (Sandra Donovan), Terry Saunders (Meredith Lane), Jan Clayton (Christine Crane), Patrick Spohn (Vincent), Jayne Turner (Vanessa), Edwin Steffe (Dimitri Weissman), Michael Bartlett (Roscoe), John J. Martin (Max Deems), Joel Craig (Willy Wheeler), Roy Barry (Kevin), Candace Cooke (Roscoe's daughter), Jacqueline Payne (Young Hattie), David Evans (Young Vincent), Margot Travers (Young Vanessa), Joseph Nelson (Major-Domo), John Grigas (Chauffeur)

Follies July 1977 ~ Milwaukee, MI Dorothy Collins (Sally), Anne Jeffreys (Phyllis), Jack Washburn (Ben), Ted Lawrie (Buddy), Jill Corey (Carlotta Campion), Dorsey Vogt (Hattie Walker), Janet Baxter Peltz (Heidi Schiller), Honey Sanders (Stella Deems), Jo Fischer (Solange LaFitte), Alice Cannon (Young Sally), Kathy Taylor (Young Phyllis), Kevin Daly (Young Ben), Frank Root (Young Buddy), Marianne Challis (Young Heidi), Julie Jenner (Emily Whitman), Betty Wragge (Thea Whitman), David Curry (Vincent), Irma Curry (Vanessa), Paul Albrecht (Dimitri Weissman), Clyde Laurents (Roscoe), Cris Groenendaal (Max Deems), Joe Billone (Kevin), Gary Barker (Chauffeur), Jeanne Krempp (Young Carlotta), Diane Nicole (Young Hattie), Mib Bramlette (Young Stella), Judith Ann Conte (Young Solange), Ruth Anne McCoy (Young Emily), Jan Wahl (Young Thea)

Follies 1985 ~ Manchester Mary Millar (Sally), Josephine Blake (Phyllis), Kevin Colson (Ben), Bill Bradley (Buddy), Jeannie Harris (Carlotta Campion), Chili Bouchier (Hattie Walker), Betty Benfield (Heidi Schiller), Meg Johnson (Stella Deems), Monica Dell (Solange LaFitte), Liz Izen (Young Sally), Debbie Snook (Young Phyllis), Stephen Hale (Young Ben), Paul Burton (Young Buddy0, Meryl Richardson (Young Heidi), Shirley Greenwood (Emily Whitman), Bryan Burdon (Theodore Whitman), Peter Honri (Vincent), Marie Lorraine (Vanessa), David Scase (Dimitri Weismann), Joseph Powell (Roscoe), Les Want (Max Deems), Lorraine Croft (Young Stella), Mitch Sebastian (Young Vincent), Kim Ismay (Young Vanessa), Linda Jane Holmes (Francesca), David Morgan-Young (Kevin), Anthony O’Driscoll (Chauffeur), Anthony Thomas James (Photographer)

Guys and Dolls Revival 1992 ~ Broadway Peter Gallagher (Sky Masterson), Nathan Lane (Nathan Detroit), Faith Prince (Miss Adelaide), Josie de Guzman (Sarah Brown), Walter Bobbie (Nicely-Nicely Johnson), Eleanor Glockner (Agatha) SOUNDBOARD

Gypsy - Broadway - 1974 Angela Lansbury, Zan Charisse, Rex Robbins

Hello Dolly - Broadway - December 27, 1970 - Closing Night Ethel Merman, Jack Goode, Russell Nype, June Helmers, Danny Lockin, Georgia Engel

Hello Dolly - Broadway - 1978 Carol Channing (Dolly Gallagher Levi), Eddie Bracken (Horace Vandergelder), Florence Lacey (Irene Molloy), Lee Roy Reams (Cornelius Hackl), Robert Lydiard (Barnaby Tucker), Alexandra Korey (Minnie Fay), K.T. Baumann (Ermengarde), Michael C. Booker (Ambrose Kemper), Johan Anania (Rudolph), P.J. Nelson (Ernestina)

Into the Woods March 17 1993 - Sydney Judi Connelli (Witch), Simon Chilvers (NarratoA ComposeMysterious Man), Tony Sheldon (Baker), Geraldine Turner (Baker's Wife), Pippa Grandison (Cinderella), Dean McRae (Jack), Melissa Jaffer (Jack's Mother), Sharon Millerchip (Little Red Ridinghood), Phillip Quast (Cinderella's Prince/Wolf), D. J. Foster (Rapunzel's Prince), Leonie Cambridge (Rapunzel), Deborah Wells (Cinderella's Stepmother), Jenny Vuletic (Florinda/Snow White), Jacquline Linke (Lucinda/Sleeping Beauty), Susanne Towers (Cinderella's MotheGranny)

Into the Woods March 28, 2012 - Baltimore Lauren Kennedy (Witch), Jeffry Denman (Narrator), Erik Liberman (Baker), Danielle Ferland (Baker's Wife), Jenny Latimer (Cinderella), Justin Scott Brown (Jack), Cheryl Stern (Jack's Mother), Dana Steingold (Little Red Ridinghood), Nik Walker (Cinderella's Prince/Wolf), Britney Coleman (Rapunzel), Robert Lenzi (Rapunzel's Prince/Cinderella's Father), Alma Cuervo (Cinderella's StepmotheGrandmotheGiant), Nikka Lanzarone (Florinda), Eleni Delopoulos (Lucinda), Jeremy Lawrence (Steward/Mysterious Man) Nice to have an audio of Danielle Ferland (the original Little Red Ridinghood on Broadway) as the Baker's Wife. She's amazing in "Moments in the Woods"!

La Cage Aux Folles - London - July 24, 2009 Philip Quast, Roger Allam, Nolan Frederick, Ben Deery, Alicia Davies, Tracie Bennett, Iain Mitchell, Abigail McKern, Adrian Der Gregorian, Scott Spreadbury, Matt Krzan, Nicolas Cunningham, Darren Carnall, Gary Murphy, Ben Bunce, Leanne Harwood, Robert Maskell

Little Shop Of Horrors The Comedy Theatre London 12th August 1985 Seymour - Barry James, Mushnik - Harry Towb, Audrey - Claire Moore, Orin and others - David Burt, Crystal - Nicola Blackman, Ronnette - Dawn Hope, Chiffon - Shezwae Powell, Audrey II - Gary Martin Notes: The track with "The Meek Shall Inherit" contains the following scene which includes "Somminex" and "Somewhere That's Green (Reprise)."

A Little Night Music January 23, 1973 ~ Boston (Opening night) George Lee Andrews, Len Cariou, Despo, Patricia Elliott, Beth Fowler, Hermione Gingold, Laurence Guittard, Garn Stephens, Glynis Johns, Judy Kahan, Mark Lambert, Barbara Lang, Victoria Mallory, Teri Ralston, Benjamin Rayson, Elaine Tomkinson, Gene Varrone

A Little Night Music October 17, 1995 ~ London Judi Dench (Desirée Armfeldt), Siân Phillips (Madame Armfeldt), Laurence Guittard (Fredrik Egerman), Joanna Riding (Anne Egerman), Brendan O'Hea (Henrik Egerman), Lambert Wilson (Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm), Patricia Hodge (Countess Charlotte Malcolm), Issy van Randwyck (Petra), Claire Cox (Fredrika), Di Botcher, Louise Reckon-Richards, Kate Dyson, Tim Godwin, Sylvia Griffin, Stephen Hanley, Paul Kynman, Joe Maddison, John Owen-Jones, Ernestina Quarcoo, Morag McLaren

Oliver! January 1965 ~ Chicago Ronny Kroll (Oliver Twist), Davey Jones (The Artful Dodger), Robin Ramsey (Fagin), Judy Bruce (Nancy), Danny Sewell (Bill Sykes), Alan Crofoot (Mr. Bumble), Bram Nossen (Mr. Brownlow), Dawna Shove (Widow Corney), John Miranda (Mr. Sowerberry), Ruth Maynard (Mrs. Sowerberry)

On the Town 1971 ~ Broadway Ron Husmann (Gabey), Jess Richards (Chip), Remak Ramsay (Ozzie), Donna McKechnie (Ivy Smith), Phyllis Newman (Claire De Loone), Bernadette Peters (Hildy), Tom Avera (Pitkin), Marilyn Cooper (Lucy Schmeeler), Fran Stevens (Maude P. Dilly)

Promises, Promises - 1968 Broadway soundboard Jerry Orbach (Chuck Baxter), Jill O'Hara (Fran Kubelick)

Rebecca Caine: No, No, Cosette - London - March 25, 2012 Rebecca reveals her dark side. Music by Blitzstein, Vernon Duke, Turnage, Ravenhill/Offenbach, Kern, Porter, Novello, Yeston, Coward and more. With Nathan Martin on piano.

Rocky Horror June 22, 1991, London Anthony Head (Frank N Furter), Craig Ferguson (Brad Majors), Zalie Burrow (Janet Weiss), Tim Whitnall (Riff Raff), Kate O'Sullivan (The Usherette/Magenta), Vicky Licorish (Columbia), Ivan Kaye (Dr. Scott/Eddie), Adam Caine (Rocky), Peter Bayliss (The Narrator), Ian Good (Phantom), Julia Hampson (Phantom), Penelope McGhie (Phantom), Paul Reeves (Phantom), Stephen Thiebault (Phantom), Mark Turnbull (Phantom) *Final performance

Sunday in the Park with George 1990 West End Phillip Quast (George), Maria Friedman (Dot/Marie), Sheila Ballantine (Old Lady/Blair Daniels), Nuala Willis (Nurse/Harriet Pawling), Michael O'Connor (Franz/Dennis), Nicolas Colicos (A SoldieAlex), Gary Raymond (Jules/Bob Greenberg), Nyree Dawn Porter (Yvonne/Naomi Eisen), Michael Attwell (A Boatman/Lee Randolph), Megan Kelly (Celeste #1), Clare Burt (Celeste #2/Betty), Aneirin Huws (Louis), Di Botcher (Frieda/Elaine), Ellen van Schuylenburch (Woman Looking for a Glove), Barry Atkinson (Man Playing the Horn), Matt Zimmerman (Mr./Charles Redmond), Vivienne Martin (Mrs./Billie Webster), Buffy Davis (A Waitress), Simon Fielder (A Photographer) -Tracked

Sweeney Todd (Broadway Revival: 1989) Bob Gunton (Sweeney Todd), Beth Fowler (Ms. Lovett), Jim Walton (Anthony), Gretchen Kinglsey (Johanna), David Barron (Judge Turpin), Micahel McCarty (Beadle Bamford), Eddie Korbich (Tobias), SuEllen Estey (Beggar Woman), Bill Nabel (Pirelli)

Sweeney Todd - Melbourne, Australia - June 21, 2019 Anthony Warlow and Gina Riley

West Side Story - Scandinavian tour - Copenhagen, Denmark - March 16, 1962 - Soundboard David Holliday (Tony), Jill Martin (Maria), Carole Gray (Anita), Rikki Septimus (Bernardo), Gordon Wales (Riff)

Video wants
Anything Goes London -- July 17, 2004 Sally Ann Triplett, John Barrowman, Martin Marquez, Simon Day, Mary Stockley, Susan Tracey, Rachel Stanley Amazing quality with a lot of close-ups! Almost look like it's a proshot! 2 DVDs

Assassins 12/21/90 ~ New York Victor Garber,Terrence Mann, Jonathan Hadary, Lee Wilkof, Annie Golden, Debra Monk, Patrick Cassidy, Greg Germann From Playwrights Horizons; one head in the way and filmed from very close; upgraded copy with clearer picture and sound; a very nice video A
Into The Woods Nancy Dussault (Witch), Cynthia Sikes (Baker's Wife), Chip Zien (Baker), Kim Crosby (Cinderella), Edmund Lyndeck (NarratoMysterious Man), Robert Westenberg (Cinderella's Prince/Wolf), Ben Wright (Jack), Barbara Bryne (Jack's Mother), LuAnne Ponce (Little Red), Marin Mazzie (Rapunzel), Dean Butler (Rapunzel's Prince), Merle Louise (Cinderella's MotheGranny/Giant), Joy Franz (Stepmother), Kay McClelland (Florinda), Teresa Burrell (Lucinda), Adam Grupper (Steward) Complete recording of Nancy Dussault in the role of the witch. The recording looks like it was professionally shot with one camera, maybe for media purposes. It is completely watchable, but unfortunately there is a decent amount of generational loss. File Format: VOB, 1 Disc

Into The Woods 1989, Broadway Betsy Joslyn, Dick Cavett, Chip Zien, Chuck Wagner, Barbara Bryne, Ben Wright, Danielle Ferland, Kim Crosby Broadway Highlights nicely filmed, about an hour's worth of footage; Cavett was still new and didn’t know all of the lines yet. A little dark at times, but good quality overall! File Format: VOB, 1 Disc

Into The Woods 1993 ~ Wytenshaw, England Caroline O'Conner, Grania Renihan, Glyn Kerslake, Charles Foster, Fenton Gray, Barry James, Di Botcher, Lindsey Dawson Very well filmed, extremely clear video. Almost looks pro shot with nice closeups and good sound A

Into The Woods 1993, Sydney, Australia Judi Connelli (Witch), Simon Chilvers (NarratoA ComposeMysterious Man), Tony Sheldon (Baker), Geraldine Turner (Baker's Wife), Pippa Grandison (Cinderella), Dean McRae (Jack), Melissa Jaffer (Jack's Mother), Sharon Millerchip (Little Red Ridinghood), Phillip Quast (Cinderella's Prince/Wolf), D. J. Foster (Rapunzel's Prince), Leonie Cambridge (Rapunzel), Deborah Wells (Cinderella's Stepmother), Jenny Vuletic (Florinda/Snow White), Jacquline Linke (Lucinda/Sleeping Beauty), Susanne Towers (Cinderella's MotheGranny)

A Little Night Music 1995 ~ London Dame Judi Dench, Joanna Riding, Siân Phillips, Issy Van Randwyk, Patricia Hodge Highlights of this legendary, amazing production from the National Theatre, London; some generation loss but nice video with good sound and some closeups, shaky. B+

Merrily We Roll Along 1981 ~ Broadway (Lonny Price, Jim Walton,Ann Morrison, Jason Alexander) UPGRADED!!! Amazing video considering its age, great sound A

Miss Saigon 1989 ~ London Lea Salonga, Jonathan Pryce, Simon Bowman, Claire Moore, Peter Polycarpou, Keith Burns From the Theatre Royal Drury Lane; Act I is highlights only with an almost complete Act II. Generation loss and spotlight washout but watchable and clear sound B

Nine 1982 ~ Broadway Raul Julia, Anita Morris, Karen Akers Very old, good for its time, picture is grainy, good close-ups Upgraded video with commerical from Anita Morris at start explaining that about her censored scene from the show; better video A

Noises Off 1983 ~ Broadway Dorothy Louden, Victor Garber, Brian Murray, Linda Thornson, Paxton Whitehead, Deborah Rush, Jim Piddock, Douglas Seale, Amy Wright Nicely filmed from the balcony, with occasional heads at the bottom of the frame. Surprisingly good considering it's age, but some slight generational loss. A-

Nymph Errant London -- 1989 Kaye Ballard, Andrea McArdle, Alexis Smith, Larry Kert, Lisa Kirk, Patrice Munsel, Maureen McGovern, Liliane Montevecchi Star-studded London concert presentation of the rarely seen Cole Porter musical. Some slight generation loss, but a very good quality video with excellent zooms.

Rocky Horror Picture Show 1990 Piccadilly Theatre, London. Mary Maddox (Usherette/Magenta), Gina Bellman (Janet), Adrian Edmondson (Brad), Jonathan Adams (Narrator), Edward Tudor-Pole (Riff Raff), Linda Davidson (Columbia), Richard O'Brien/Tim McInnerny (Frank N Furter), Adam Caine (Rocky), Gordon Kennedy (Eddie/Dr Scott), Zalie Burrow, Ian Good, Kate O'Sullivan, Paul Reeves, Stephen Thiebault (Phantoms)

The Music Man 1980 ~ Broadway Revival Dick Van Dyke Camcorder video; some generation loss B

The Three Musketeers 11/17/84 ~ Broadway, Revival Brent Spiner, Ron Taylor, Chuck Wagner, Liz Callaway, Marianne Tatum Nicely filmed from the balcony of this show that closed after just 9 performances. Some generational loss; DVD also includes a TV review by Pia Lindstrom; nice video A-
Here is my list: https://musicalsforall.weebly.com/
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2020.04.24 21:11 Turambar_Dor-lomin I feel like Red Dead Redemption II’s story would’ve benefited more if the time-span was longer *Spoilers*

TL;DR at the bottom, apologies for the long post!
I’m currently replaying the story during Quarantine, but this has irked me since the game came out.
It’s been retconned now, but originally I believe it was mentioned that John left Dutch’s Gang around 1907 in Redemption I after being left for dead during a Bank Robbery. He and Abigail start up Beecher’s Hope with Jack and their unnamed Daughter - who died prior to the first game and sadly no mention of her during II.
Having known this, and having meticulously read articles of interviews with R* during the lead up to Redemption II’s release, it was believed that we were going to be introduced to a Van der Linde Gang that was “in their prime” and would be following them and witnessing their fall as well as Dutch’s decline into madness.
Instead, we got a Van der Linde Gang that having just escaped the Blackwater Massacre, was already declining rapidly. They had lost four Gang-Members (Sean being recovered later on) and were desperately running from the Law. We are then introduced to a charismatic Dutch who is shown to already have an underlying agenda after discovering the O’Driscoll’s plan to rob Cornwall’s train, and from then on throughout the game, things keep getting worse and worse with Arthur’s TB, the Gang slowing being picked off and losing faith in Dutch.
The point I suppose is that while I throughly enjoyed the story, the events and turmoil throughout the game all happen a little too quickly I think. We never get to to see a Van der Linde gang at their peak, we are dropped into their story when things have started going bad. We never see them triumph, we only see them occasionally succeed but then are forced to run from disaster.
And while the game never roughly mentions a date, expect that Hosea says that it is May at the beginning, the game seems all to take place in a matter of a few months, and the major events all happen so rapidly that it feels unrealistic in some ways. I feel like that if the game had started before the Blackwater massacre and had spanned a few years, leading up to just prior to 1907, it may have benefited the story better. We could of seen a Dutch with good-intentions slowly regressing as the years went by, we could see Arthur’s TB slowly manifest over-time instead of becoming very sick very quickly (TB can lie dormant for years) and we could see the effects of civilisation slowly creeping in and beginning to suffocate the West and the way of life that the Gang want to live becoming an impossibility.
I just have a hard time finding hard to believe that the events of the game could take place in a year let alone a few months! If John leaving the Gang in 1907 was kept, it would’ve allowed for a bit more room to breath during the story, allowing side-quests and hunting activities to seem more likely to occur and would’ve let the story maintain the pace that the whole game seems to want you to take: slow.
I’m curious as to whether anyone else on the sub feels the same as I do? Let us know your thoughts 😊
TL;DR: I feel like RDR2’s story would’ve made more sense if the events of the game had happened over a course of years instead of months (Dutch’s madness, Arthur’s TB becoming worse gradually) and we could’ve witnessed a Van der Linde Gang at their peak before slowly starting to fall and seeing the world reacting to the death of the West and the end of Outlaws.
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2020.02.28 19:31 German-J-12345 My characters back story

Name:Teddy Keane
Age:48
Gender:male
Job: Gun for hire/a story teller
Date of birth: 10 of the June 1851
Race:White(Irish)
Bio: Keane was born in Ireland and lived there untill he was eight years old that's when his family moved to the States when Keane 9 his dad left valentine and fought for the south in the civil war his uncle also was fennian with John Mitchell keane always looked up to his dad his uncle and last but not least his great grand father who was shot on vinegar hill he was bullied alot as kid and so was his only friend Kenny who ran away at 14 and joined the French forigien legion so Keane was pretty lonely when Keane was 15 his dad was beaten to death and found dead at the back of a field then a year later then his mother was taken by cattle rustlers and O'Driscolls and found dead in the woods so Keane left home and lied about his age and joined the army he served from 1867-1899 in 1869 his unit was sent to a whore house because it was lashing rain he had to stay there the night during this night a con artist posing as a whore took him to a room but Keane conceived and she realised he was a sad bastard with very little money and that he conceived so she had to raise there child because Keane wasn't home very often but Keane would pay his captin so he could leave the barracks to see his family but in 1879 he was injured and sent home this was when he gave his woman and child all of his money and told them to find someone else to father his child in 1886 a wapti indian threw a hatched at his face and now he has an ugly scar on his face he fought in the spanish american war he fought on san juan hill kettle Hill and a few other skirmishes left the army in 1899 he was at the oil field raids the and he was there during the army train robbery he honerabley discharged from the army week after the train was robbed so he left the army broke with little money but he manages some how
Traits:always In his army uniform loves ciggerettes Horses: Ivona and general Custer
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2019.12.24 16:43 Arizona-Cardinals NOTES FROM THE CARDINALS 27-13 WIN AT SEATTLE (12/22/19)

The Cardinals defeated the Seattle Seahawks 27-13 at CenturyLink Field on Sunday. Arizona now has eight wins at CenturyLink Field, twice as many as any other visiting team since the venue opened in 2002.

NFL Leaders – Road Wins at CenturyLink Field (2002-19)

Rnk Team Wins
1 Arizona 8
2t L.A. Rams 4
2t San Francisco 4
2t Washington 4
5t Atlanta 3
Arizona has a 5-2 record at CenturyLink Field dating back to 2013, including a 4-1 record in their last five visits.
The Cardinals 14-point win over the Seahawks on Sunday tied for the biggest point differential in a home loss for the Seahawks in the last eight seasons (2012-19). Baltimore also earned a 14-point victory over Seattle (30-16) in Week 7 earlier this season.
Making his first-ever start at the Seahawks home field, QB Kyler Murray became the fifth different Cardinals QB to earn a victory over Seattle at CenturyLink Field, joining Carson Palmer (2015,16), Kurt Warner (2008, 09), Drew Stanton (2017) and Jake Plummer (2002).
In leading the Cardinals to a victory over Seattle on Sunday, Murray has now established a franchise record for wins by a rookie QB.

Franchise History – Wins by Rookie QB (Season)

Rnk Player (Year) Wins
1t Kyler Murray (2019) 5
2t Matt Leinart (2006) 4
2t Neil Lomax (1981) 4
4t Josh Rosen (2018) 3
4t Jake Plummer (1997) 3

ARIZONA GOES FOR 25+ POINTS AGAIN IN WIN OVER SEATTLE

On Sunday, the Cardinals posted 27 points, 5 scoring drives, 3 TDs, 21 first downs, 412 total net yards and 253 rushing yards in Seattle. It marked the ninth time this season – and eighth time in the last 11 games – that the Cardinals scored 25+ points in a game. Since the beginning of October (Week 5), only New Orleans (9) has scored 25+ points in more games than the Cardinals (8).

NFL Leaders – Games w/ 25+ Points (Since Week 5)

Rnk Team GMS
1 New Orleans 9
2t Arizona 8
2t Baltimore 8
2t San Francisco 8
5t Minnesota* 7
5t Seattle 7
5t Tampa Bay 7
*Play on MNF in Week 16
With five scoring drives against the Seahawks on Sunday (3 TDs, 2 FG), the Cardinals now have 65 total scoring drives in 2019. That is currently tied for the eighth-highest total in the NFL this season. In 2018 the Cardinals ranked #32 in the NFL with 39 total scoring drives.

NFL Leaders – Scoring Drives (2019)

Rnk Team Drives
1 Baltimore 81
2t Kansas City 76
2t San Francisco 76
4 New Orleans 75
5 Tampa Bay 73
6 Dallas 69
7 Seattle 66
8t Arizona 65
8t Minnesota* 65
8t New England 65
8t Atlanta 65
*Play on MNF in Week 16
The Cardinals finished Sunday’s game in Seattle with 412 total net yards of offense. It was the fifth time this season Arizona had 400+ net yards in a game. The Cardinals posted 400+ yards in a game just once over the previous two seasons (2017-18) combined.
After allowing just two sacks against the Seahawks on Sunday, Arizona improved to 5-1 when allowing two sacks or fewer this season.
Sunday’s game in Seattle marked the seventh time this season that the Cardinals did not commit a turnover. Only Green Bay (9) has more games without a turnover in 2019. The Cardinals seven games without a turnover are the most in a single season in franchise history.

Franchise Record – Games Without a Turnover (Season)

Rnk Year Games
1 2019 7
2t 2016 6
2t 2015 6
2t 1974 6
5t 2014 5
5t 2008 5

CARDINALS GROUND GAME PILES UP 200+ YARDS FOR THE THIRD TIME

Arizona rushed for 253 yards and two TDs on 40 attempts in Seattle, marking the third time the Cardinals rushed for 200+ yards in a game in 2019. It is the first time since 1983 (3x) that the Cardinals had 200+ rushing yards in at least three games in a season.
Combined with their 226 rushing yards in Week 15 vs. Cleveland, the Cardinals rushed for 200+ yards in back-to-back games for the first time since Games 12-13 of the 1982 season.
Arizona’s 479 rushing yards in the last two games is the Cardinals highest total in any two-game stretch in 38 years. The last time the Cardinals had more rushing yards in a two-game span than was in Games 11-12 of the 1981 season (499).
In the Cardinals five wins this season the team has rushed for 1,003 yards and 12 TDs. That is an average of 200.6 yards/game and 2.4 TDs/game.
The Cardinals 253 rushing yards on Sunday represent the second-highest total ever for a Seahawks opponent at CenturyLink Field. The only visiting team to rush for more yards at CenturyLink Field was Kansas City, who posted 270 rushing yards on 11/28/10.

Rushing Yards by Road Team at CenturyLink Field (2002-19)

Rnk Team Yards Att. Avg. Date
1 Kansas City 270 48 5.6 11/28/10
2 Arizona 253 40 6.3 12/22/19
3 Arizona 249 35 7.1 9/15/02
4 L.A. Rams 244 43 5.7 12/17/17
5 Minnesota 243 27 9.0 11/4/12
Entering Week 17, the Cardinals are averaging 5.06 yards per rush attempt in 2019 (1,919 yards on 379 carries). Should that number hold through next week’s game, Arizona will establish a new franchise record for team rushing average in a season. The previous record of 4.87 yards per attempt was established in 1960.

Franchise Record – Team Rushing Average (Season)

Rnk Year Avg. Yds Att
1 2019 5.06 1,919 379
2 1960 4.87 2,356 484
3 1948 4.82 2,560 531
4 1985 4.73 1,974 417
5 1979 4.66 1,998 429
Only Baltimore (5.57) has a better team rushing averaging than Arizona (5.06) this season.

NFL Leaders – Team Rushing Average (2019)

Rnk Team Avg. Yds Att
1 Baltimore 5.57 3,073 552
2 Arizona 5.06 1,919 379
3 Tennessee 4.87 1,978 406
4 Cleveland 4.86 1,819 374
5 Carolina 4.83 1,778 368
Sunday’s game at Seattle marked the Cardinals 10th with 100+ rushing yards this season. The 2019 season marks just the second (11 in 2015) time in the last 17 years that the Cardinals had 100+ rushing yards in at least 10 games in a season.

DEFENSE HAS SEASON-BEST PERFORMANCE IN SEATTLE

Arizona’s defense allowed season-lows in points (13), TDs (1), first downs (13), first downs passing (8), third conversions (1), total net yards (224), net passing yards (133) and completion percentage (51.6%) in the win over Seattle on Sunday.
The Cardinals defense forced Seattle’s offense into season-lows in first downs (13), third down conversions (1), third down conversion percentage (8.3%), total net yards (224), average yards per play (4.0), net yards passing (133), gross passing yards (169) and average yards per pass attempt (3.7) on Sunday.
Seattle’s 13 points scored on Sunday represents the Seahawks lowest total in a home game in over two years. Prior to Sunday, the last time Seattle scored 13 points or fewer at home was when they scored seven vs. the Rams on 12/20/17.
On its opening drive of the game, Seattle went 89 yards on nine plays and scored a TD. On their final 12 drives, the Seahawks posted two FGs (both in fourth quarter) and gained just 135 total net yards (43 rushing, 92 passing).
Seattle gained 125 net yards on its first two drives on Sunday. It remaining five first half drives netted minus-21 yards and no first downs.
According to ESPN, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson finished Sunday’s game with a 10.5 QBR, which is the second-lowest of his career. Of Wilson’s four games with the lowest QBR, three home come against the Cardinals at CenturyLink Field. Wilson finished Sunday’s game having completed just 16-of-31 pass attempts (51.6%) for 169 yards, a TD and a 78.6 passer rating.
The five Seattle WRs who played in Sunday’s game finished with a combined three receptions for 56 yards.
Seahawks WR *D.K. Metcalf** was held without a reception for the first time this season.* Prior to Sunday, Metcalf had at least one catch in each of the first 14 games and had multiple catches in 13 of 14 games. He entered Sunday averaging 3.7 receptions and 58.5 receiving yards per game.
Seattle WR Tyler Lockett was held to just one reception for 12 yards on Sunday. It marked the fourth time this season he was held to one reception or fewer and his 12 receiving yards represented his second-lowest total in a game this season.

A MEMORABLE SEASON TURNS INTO A HISTORIC ONE FOR JONES

LB Chandler Jones recorded six tackles, 4.0 sacks, two tackles for loss, a career-high six QB hits and two forced fumbles in Sunday’s win over the Seahawks. It marked the second time this season Jones posted 4.0 sacks in a game (Week 7 at NY Giants). He became just the third player in NFL history with 4.0+ sacks in multiple games in a single season, joining Reggie White (2 in 1986) and Karl Mecklenburg (2 in 1985).
Entering Week 17, Jones leads the NFL in both sacks (19.0) and forced fumbles (8). Should he finish the year as the league leader in both categories, he would become just the seventh player in NFL history to lead the league in both sacks and forced fumbles in a season.

NFL Leaders – Sacks (2019)

Rnk Player (Team) Sacks
1 Chandler Jones (AZ) 19.0
2 Shaquil Barrett (TB) 16.5
3 Chandler Jones (NO) 14.5
4 T.J. Watt (Pitt) 14.0
5 Danielle Hunter (Min) 13.5

NFL Leaders – Forced Fumbles (2019)

Rnk Team FF
1 Chandler Jones (AZ) 8
2 T.J. Watt (Pitt) 7
3 Shaquil Barrett (TB) 6
4 Khalil Mack (Chi) 6
5 Ryan Anderson (Was) 5

NFL History - Players Leading League in Sacks & Forced Fumbles

Year Player (Team) Sacks FF
2016 Vic Beasley (Atl) 15.5 6
2013 Robert Mathis (Ind) 19.5 10
2001 Michael Strahan (NYG) 22.5 6
1998 Michael Sinclair (Sea) 16.5 6
1990 Derrick Thomas (KC) 20.0 6
1985 Richard Dent (Chi) 17.0 7
Jones (19.0 sacks and 8 forced fumbles) now joins Robert Mathis (19.5 sacks and 10 forced fumbles in 2013) as the only players with 19.0+ sacks and 8+ forced fumbles in a single season.
Since entering the NFL in 2012, Jones leads the NFL in both sacks (96.0) and forced fumbles (27)

NFL Leaders – Sacks (2012-19)

Rnk Player Sacks
1 Chandler Jones (AZ) 96.0
2 Von Miller (Den) 93.5
3 J.J. Watt (Hou) 90.5
4 Cameron Jordan (NO) 84.5
5 Ryan Kerrigan (Was) 82.5

NFL Leaders – Forced Fumbles (2012-19)

Rnk Player FF
1 Chandler Jones (AZ) 27
2t Von Miller (Den) 23
2t Robert Quinn (Dal) 23
2t J.J. Watt (Hou) 23
5 Ryan Kerrigan (Was) 22
With 19.0 sacks in 2019, Jones has now surpassed his own franchise single-season record for sacks (17.0 in 2017) and joins Aaron Donald (20.5 in 2018) as the only players in the last five seasons (2015-19) to have 19.0+ sacks in a season

Franchise Record – Sacks in a Season

Rnk Player (Year) Sacks
1 Chandler Jones (2019) 19.0
2 Chandler Jones (2017) 17.0
3 Simeon Rice (1999) 16.5
4 Curtis Greer (1983) 16.0
5 Bertrand Berry (2004) 14.5
With his first sack of QB Russell Wilson on Sunday, Jones passed Calais Campbell (56.5 in 138 games) for second place on the franchise all-time sacks list. Jones has 60.0 sacks in just 63 games with Arizona.

Franchise Career Leaders – Sacks (Top-5)

Rnk Player (Year) Sacks Games
1 Freddie Joe Nunn (1985-93) 66.5 131
2 Chandler Jones (2016-) 60.0 63
3 Calais Campbell (2008-16) 56. 5 138
4 Simeon Rice (1996-2000) 53.5 79
5 Curtis Greer (1980-88) 50.5 94
Only four different players in NFL history have had more sacks over a three-year span than Jones has in the last three seasons for Arizona (49.0).

NFL History – Sacks Over 3-Year Period

Rnk Player Sacks Years
1 Reggie White 57.0 1986-88
2 Mark Gastineau 54.5 1983-85
3t Michael Strahan 52.0 2001-03
3t Reggie White 52.0 1985-87
5 J.J. Watt 51.5 2012-14
6 Reggie White 50.0 1987-89
7 Chandler Jones 49.0 2017-19
8 J.J. Watt 48.5 2013-15
9t Derrick Thomas 48.0 1990-92
9t Lawrence Taylor 48.0 1986-88
Jones now has 96.0 sacks in his career. Only five players in NFL history had more sacks in their first eight NFL seasons.

NFL History – Sacks in 1st Eight NFL Seasons

Rnk Player (Year) Sacks
1 Reggie White (1985-92) + 124.0
2 DeMarcus Ware (2005-12) 111.0
3 Jared Allen (2004-11) 105.0
4t Von Miller (2011-18) 98.0
4t Derrick Thomas (1989-96) + 98.0
6 Chandler Jones (2012-19) 96.0
7t Richard Dent (1983-90) + 93.0
7t Leslie O’Neal (1986-94) 93.0
7t Simeon Rice (1996-03) 93.0
10t Bruce Smith (1985-92) + 92.0
10t J.J. Watt (2011-18) 92.0
+Hall of Fame Inductee
In NFL history, only Reggie White (3) and J.J. Watt (3) have more seasons with 17.0+ sacks than Jones (2).

NFL History – Seasons with 17.0+ Sacks

Rnk Player (Team) 17+ Years
1t Reggie White (Phi)+ 3 1986 (18.0), 1987 (21.0), 1998 (18.0)
1t J.J. Watt (Hou) 3 2012 (20.5), 2014 (20.5), 2015 (17.5)
3t Chandler Jones (AZ) 2 2017 (17.0), 2019 (19.0)
3t Elvin Dumervil (Den/Bal) 2 2009 (17.0), 2014 (17.0)
3t DeMarcus Ware (Dal) 2 2008 (20.0), 2011 (19.5)
3t Michael Strahan (NYG)+ 2 2001 (22.5), 2003 (18.5)
3t Richard Dent (Chi)+ 2 1984 (17.0), 1985 (17.5)
3t Mark Gastineau (NYJ) 2 1983 (19.0), 1984 (22.0)
3t Tim Harris (GB/SF) 2 1989 (19.5), 1992 (17.0)
+Hall of Fame Inductee
One more sack would give Jones 20.0 sacks in 2019. There have been just 12 seasons of 20+ sacks in NFL history.

NFL History – Seasons with 20.0+ Sacks

Rnk Player (Team) Sacks
1 Michael Strahan (2011) 22.5
2t Jared Allen (2011) 22.0
2t Mark Gastineau (1984) 22.0
2t Justin Houston (2014) 22.0
5t Chris Doleman (1989) 21.0
5t Reggie White (1987) 21.0
7t Aaron Donald (2018) 20.5
7t Lawrence Taylor (1986) 20.5
7t J.J. Watt (2014) 20.5
7t J.J. Watt (2012) 20.5
11t DeMarcus Ware (2008) 20.0
11t Derrick Thomas (1990) 20.0
Since being acquired by Arizona in 2016, Jones’ 60.0 sacks easily lead the NFL. In that same span (2016-19), his 17 forced fumbles are tied with Khalil Mack for the NFL lead and his 66 tackles for loss rank second behind only Aaron Donald.

NFL Leaders – Sacks (2016-2019)

Rnk Player (Team) Sacks
1 Chandler Jones (AZ) 60.0
2 Aaron Donald (LAR) 52.0
3 Danielle Hunter (Min)* 47.5
4 Cameron Jordan (NO) 47.0
5 Von Miller (Den) 45.0
*Plays on MNF
Jones has at least a partial sack in 12 of 15 games this season, including in each of the last seven games
Between 1982 and 2018, the Cardinals played 584 total games and there were just two instances of a player recording at least 4.0 sacks in a game. Jones has accomplished the feat twice in the last nine games this season.

Franchise Record – Sacks (Game)

Rnk Player Sacks Opponent
1 Curtis Greer 4.5 12/18/83 vs. Philadelphia
2t Chandler Jones 4.0 12/22/19 at Seattle
2t Chandler Jones 4.0 10/20/19 at NY Giants
2t Bertrand Berry 4.0 11/14/04 vs. NY Giants
5 19 times 3.0 Most recent, Dwight Freeney, 12/27/15 vs. Green Bay
Including postseason, Jones now has 14.5 sacks in 10 career games against the Seahawks (13.5 in 9 regular season games; 1.0 in Super Bowl XLIX). All 14.5 sacks have been of Seattle QB Russell Wilson, who he has sacked more times than any other QB in his career.
Since joining the Cardinals in 2016, Jones has 11.5 sacks in eight games against the Seahawks.
Jones has 10.5 sacks in five career games at CenturyLink Field. He has at least one sack in all five games he has played at the venue and multiple sacks (1.5 or more) in four of five games.

Jones Career Games at CenturyLink Field

Date Sacks
12/22/19 @ Sea 4.0*
12/30/18 @ Sea 1.0*
12/31/17 @ Sea 2.0*
12/24/16 @ Sea 1.5*
10/14/12 @ Sea 2.0
*While with Arizona
Jones entered Sunday’s game in Seattle having already established a career high with six forced fumbles in 2019. He has now extended that record to eight, which is twice as many as he had in a single season entering the 2019 campaign (previous career high was four).
Since Pro Football Reference began tracking the stat in 1993, no Cardinals player had more than six forced fumbles in a season.
Jones (8) is the first player to record at least eight forced fumbles in a season since Robert Mathis had 10 in 2013.

ANOTHER WEEK, ANOTHER CAREER HIGH IN RUSHING YARDS FOR DRAKE

RB Kenyan Drake rushed for a career-high 166 yards and added a pair of rushing TDs on 24 carries (6.9 avg.) against the Seahawks on Sunday. He went over 100 rushing yards in a game for the fifth time in his career and third time with Arizona this season. He now has more 100-yard performances in seven games with the Cardinals (3) than he had in 54 games with Miami (2).
Prior to the Cardinals win over Cleveland in Week 15, Drake (4 TDs) had never rushed for multiple TDs in a game. With his performances against the Browns and Seahawks the past two weeks, he has now done so in consecutive games.
The only player in franchise history to have more TDs in any two-game span than Drake has the last two weeks (6) was Hall of Famer Ernie Nevers in 1929.

Franchise Record – TDs in Two-Game Span (All-Time)

Rnk Player (Year) TDs Games
1 Ernie Nevers (1929) 9 10 (3) & 11 (6)
2 Ernie Nevers (1929) 7 11 (6) & 12 (1)
3t Kenyan Drake (2019) 6 14 (4) & 15 (2)
3t Donny Anderson (1973) 6 1 (3) & 2 (3)
3t Bob Shaw (1950) 6 2 (5) & 3 (1)

Longest Runs—Franchise History

Rnk Player Yds Opponent
1 John David Crow (TD) 83 vs. Washington, 10/4/58
2 Elmer Angsman (TD) 82 vs. Detroit, 10/23/49
3t Kenyan Drake (TD) 80 at Seattle, 12/22/19
3t Andre Ellington (TD) 80 vs. Atlanta, 10/27/13
3t Tim Hightower (TD) 80 at Atlanta, 9/19/10
3t Paddy Driscoll (TD) 80 vs. Kansas City, 10/18/25
It also represented just the fifth TD run of 80+ yards in the NFL this season.

TD Runs of 80+ Yards (2019)

Rnk Player (Team) Yds Opponent
1 Damien Williams (KC) 91 vs. Minnesota, 11/3
2 Nick Chubb (Cle) 88 at Baltimore, 9/29
3 Christian McCaffrey (Car) 84 vs. Jacksonville, 10/6
4 Matt Breida (SF) 83 vs. Cleveland, 10/7
5 Kenyan Drake (AZ) 80 at Seattle, 12/22
In seven games with the Cardinals, Drake has rushed for 583 yards and seven TDs on 111 carries (5.3 avg.) and added 25 receptions for 148 yards. His seven rushing TDs are three more than he had in any of his three full seasons with the Dolphins.
A LONG RUN AT CENTURYLINK
Drake’s 80-yard TD was the longest rushing TD by a Seattle opponent at CenturyLink Field since Minnesota RB Chester Taylor had a 95-yarder on 10/22/06.
Dating back to Week 9 – when Arizona acquired Drake via a trade with Miami – he joins Tennessee’s Derrick Henry (748 yards and 8 TDs) as the only players in the NFL with 500+ yards yards and at least seven rushing TDs.
Sunday’s win over Seattle marked Drake’s seventh career game with 100+ scrimmage yards. He has posted three of the four highest single-game scrimmage yardage totals of his career in his seven games with Arizona. His 184 total scrimmage yards against the Seahawks represent the second-highest single-game total of his career.

Drake’s Seven Career Games with 100+ Scrimmage Yards

Rnk Team Yds Rush Rec Opponent
1 Miami 193 114 79 12/11/17 vs. New England
2 Arizona 184 166 18 12/22/19 at Seattle
3 Arizona 162 110 52 10/31/19 vs. San Francisco
4 Arizona 146 137 9 12/15/19 vs. Cleveland
5 Miami 141 120 21 12/3/17 vs. Denver
6 Miami 115 46 69 10/7/18 at Cincinnati
7 Miami 113 78 35 12/17/17 at Buffalo

FITZGERALD GETS TOUCHDOWN #120 AND SURPASSES 17,000 CAREER RECEIVING YARDS

WR Larry Fitzgerald caught four passes for 48 yards in Seattle on Sunday, including a 21-yard TD reception in the second quarter. It was the 120th TD catch of his career, which ranks sixth on the NFL’s all-time list for career TD catches.

NFL Career Leaders—Touchdown Receptions

Rnk Player (Year) TDs
1 WR Jerry Rice (1985-04)+ 197
2 WR Randy Moss (1998-12)+ 156
3 WR Terrell Owens (1996-10)+ 153
4 WR Cris Carter (1987-02)+ 130
5 WR Marvin Harrison (1996-08)+ 128
6 WR Larry Fitzgerald (2004-)# 120
7 TE Antonio Gates (2003-18) 116
8 TE Tony Gonzalez (1997-14)+ 111
9t WR Steve Largent (1976-89)+ 100
9t WR Tim Brown (1988-04)+ 100
+Hall of Fame Inductee #Active Player
Only Hall of Fame WRs Jerry Rice (176 with San Francisco) and Marvin Harrison (128 with Indianapolis) had more career receiving TDs with a single team.

NFL Leaders - TDs with Single Team (All-Time)

Rnk Player Team TDs Rec Rush Ret
1 WR Jerry Rice+ 49ers 187 176 10 1
2 RB Emmitt Smith+ Cowboys 164 11 153 -
3 RB LaDainian Tomlinson+ Chargers 153 15 138 -
4 WR Marvin Harrison+ Colts 128 128 - -
5 RB Jim Brown+ Browns 126 20 106 -
6 RB Walter Payton+ Bears 125 15 110 -
7 WR Larry Fitzgerald# Cardinals 120 120 - -
8 TE Antonio Gates Chargers 116 116 - -
9 FL Lenny Moore+ Colts 113 48 63 2
10 RB Shaun Alexander Seahawks 112 12 100 -
+Hall of Fame Inductee #Active Players
Fitzgerald now has 13 career TD receptions against the Seahawks, including seven at CenturyLink Field.
Fitzgerald – who ranks second on the NFL’s all-time receiving yardage list behind Jerry Rice (22,895) – now has 17,038 receiving yards for his career, which converts to over 9.5 miles.
No other player in NFL history is within 1,000 yards of Fitzgerald or Rice on the all-time receiving yardage list. Fitzgerald has over 4,000 more receiving yards than any other active player. Cowboys TE Jason Witten – who ranks second among active players – has 12,953 career receiving yards.

NFL Leaders – Career Receiving Yards (All-Time)

Rnk Player (Year) Yds
1 Jerry Rice (1985-2004) 22,895
2 Larry Fitzgerald (2004-) 17,038
3 Terrell Owens (1996-2010) 15,934
4 Randy Moss (1998-2012) 15,292
5 Isaac Bruce (1994-2009) 15,208
After catching four passes against the Seahawks on Sunday, Fitzgerald now has at least one reception in 242 consecutive games, which includes all 15 career games he has played at CenturyLink Field.
Fitzgerald’s streak of 242 consecutive games with a reception is the second-longest streak in NFL history behind Jerry Rice (274 straight). Fitzgerald’s streak of 242 consecutive games with a catch is also the longest in NFL history with a single team.

NFL Record - Consecutive Games with a Reception

Rnk Player (Years) Games Streak Dates Duration
1 Jerry Rice (1985-2004) 274 12/9/85 – 9/12/04 18 years, 8 months, 15 days
2 Larry Fitzgerald (2004-) 242 11/7/04 – 12/22/19 15 years, 1 month, 16 days
3 Tony Gonzalez (2000-2013) 211 12/4/00 – 12/29/13 13 years, 26 days
4 Marvin Harrison (1996-2008) 190 9/1/96 – 12/28/08 12 years, 3 months, 28 days
5 Hines Ward (1998-2010) 186 11/9/98 – 11/8/10 12 years
Fitzgerald now has 82 career receptions at CenturyLink Field, more than he has in any other road stadium in his career. In NFL history, only Reggie Wayne (83 at Jacksonville’s TIAA Bank Stadium) has more receptions in a single road venue than Fitzgerald has at CenturyLink Field.

NFL Record – Receptions in Road Venue (Career)

Rnk Player Rec Stadium
1 Reggie Wayne 83 TIAA Bank Field
2 Larry Fitzgerald 82 CenturyLink Field
3 Larry Fitzgerald 78 Edward Jones Dome*
4 Tony Gonzalez 72 Qualcomm Stadium*
5 Tim Brown 71 Arrowhead Stadium
*No longer an NFL venue

GONZALEZ MAKES IT TO 20 IN A ROW AND 30 FGS ON THE SEASON

K Zane Gonzalez – named a Pro Bowl alternate last week - connected on his first two FG attempts in Seattle before a blocked attempt in the third quarter ended his NFL-long streak of 20 consecutive made FGs. Gonzalez is just the second player in team history to make at least 20 consecutive FGs. Only Neil Rackers (31 straight in 2005) had a longer streak.

Franchise Record—Consecutive FGs Made

Rnk Player (Year) FGs
1 Neil Rackers (Games 1-10, 2005) 31
2 Zane Gonzalez (Games 5-15, 2019) 20
3t Chandler Catanzaro (Games 7-15, 2015) 19
3t Jay Feely (Game 11 in 2011-Game 5, 2012) 19
5t Jay Feely (Games 3-13, 2010) 18
Gonzalez has 30 FGs this season, tied for the third-highest total in franchise history. Prior to 2019, Gonzalez’s career high for FGs was 15. He has six more FGs in 2019 (30) than he had in his first two NFL seasons combined (24).

Franchise Record – Field Goals (Season)

Rnk Player (Year) FGs
1 Neil Rackers (2005) 40
2 Phil Dawson (2017) 32
3t Zane Gonzalez (2019) 30
3t Jay Feely (2013) 30
3t Greg Davis (1995) 30
Gonzalez’s 30 FGs this season are tied for third in the NFL.

NFL Leaders – Field Goals (2019)

Rnk Player (Team) FGs
1 Harrison Butker (KC) 33
2 Wil Lutz (NO) 32
3t Zane Gonzalez (AZ) 30
3t Josh Lambo (Jax) 30
5 Chris Boswell (Pit) 28
After scoring nine points in Seattle on Sunday (2 FG, 3 PAT), Gonzalez now has 121 points in 2019 (30 FG, 31 PAT). That is the fifth-best total in the NFL in 2019.

NFL Leaders – Total Points (2019)

Rnk Player (Team) Points
1 Harrison Butker (KC) 140
2 Wil Lutz (NO) 138
3 Justin Tucker (Bal) 127
4 Matt Gay (TB) 122
5 Zane Gonzalez (AZ) 121
His 121 points represent the fifth-best single-season total in franchise history.

Franchise Record – Points (Season)

Rnk Player (Year) Points (Scoring)
1 Neil Rackers (2005) 140 (40 FG, 20 PAT)
2 Chandler Catanzaro (2015) 137 (28 FG, 53 PAT)
3 Jay Feely (2013) 127 (30 FG, 376 PAT)
4 David Johnson (2016) 122 (20 TD, 2-pt. conv)
5 Zane Gonzalez (2019) 121 (30 FG, 31 PAT)

HUNDLEY CLOSES OUT THE SEAHAWKS

Against a Seattle team with whom he spent the 2018 season, QB Brett Hundley saw his most extensive action in nearly two years as he helped close out the Cardinals victory in Seattle following an injury to starter Kyler Murray. Hundley entered the game with the Cardinals leading 20-7 in the third quarter and was able to build that lead by the game’s end (27-13)
On the Cardinals six possessions under Hundley’s direction, the team ran 33 plays, totaled 131 yards and gained 10 first downs. Those six drives covered 18:30 in time of possession. In the fourth quarter alone, Arizona’s offense had seven first downs, held a 10:18 to 4:42 advantage in time of possession and outscored Seattle 7-6.
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The Cardinals defeated the defending NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers 24-20 in the season-opener at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday. With the victory, Arizona earned its first Week 1 win since 2015 and first Week 1 road victory since 2010.
With the victory on Sunday, Arizona improved to 5-2 at Levi’s Stadium. The Cardinals also improved to 9-2 in their last 11 games against the 49ers.
The Cardinals (who trailed 13-10 entering the fourth quarter) were one of six teams to come back to win after trailing in the fourth quarter on Kickoff Weekend (Chicago, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, the Los Angeles Chargers and Washington). That is the most fourth-quarter comeback victories on Kickoff Weekend since 2016 (nine teams).
Arizona trailed 10-0 early and entered the fourth quarter trailing 13-10 but went on to earn the comeback victory. In 2019, the Cardinals were 0-7-1 in games they trailed entering the fourth quarter. Prior to yesterday, the last time the Cardinals won a game in which they trailed entering the fourth quarter was on 10/28/18 vs. San Francisco (trailed 12-3 entering the fourth and won 18-15).
The Cardinals comeback victory was the result of two long fourth quarter TD drives (94 and 75 yards). It marked the first time since 2016 (12/18 vs. New Orleans; 75 and 75 yards) that Arizona had multiple TD drives of 75+ yards in the fourth quarteOT of a game.
OFFENSE PUTS UP BIG NUMBERS IN WEEK 1

Franchise History – 400+ Yds & 25+ 1st Downs in Week 1

Year Opponent Yds 1st
**2020 9/13 San Francisco 404 29
2015 San Francisco 4
2t Washington 4
5t Atlanta 3
Arizona has a 5-2 record at CenturyLink Field dating back to 2013, including a 4-1 record in their last five visits.
The Cardinals 14-point win over the Seahawks on Sunday tied for the biggest point differential in a home loss for the Seahawks in the last eight seasons (2012-19). Baltimore also earned a 14-point victory over Seattle (30-16) in Week 7 earlier this season.
Making his first-ever start at the Seahawks home field, QB Kyler Murray became the fifth different Cardinals QB to earn a victory over Seattle at CenturyLink Field, joining Carson Palmer (2015,16), Kurt Warner (2008, 09), Drew Stanton (2017) and Jake Plummer (2002).
In leading the Cardinals to a victory over Seattle on Sunday, Murray has now established a franchise record for wins by a rookie QB.

Franchise History – Wins by Rookie QB (Season)

Rnk Player (Year) Wins
1t Kyler Murray (2019) 5
2t Matt Leinart (2006) 4
2t Neil Lomax (1981) 4
4t Josh Rosen (2018) 3
4t Jake Plummer (1997) 3

ARIZONA GOES FOR 25+ POINTS AGAIN IN WIN OVER SEATTLE

On Sunday, the Cardinals posted 27 points, 5 scoring drives, 3 TDs, 21 first downs, 412 total net yards and 253 rushing yards in Seattle. It marked the ninth time this season – and eighth time in the last 11 games – that the Cardinals scored 25+ points in a game. Since the beginning of October (Week 5), only New Orleans (9) has scored 25+ points in more games than the Cardinals (8).

NFL Leaders – Games w/ 25+ Points (Since Week 5)

Rnk Team GMS
1 New Orleans 9
2t Arizona 8
2t Baltimore 8
2t San Francisco 8
5t Minnesota* 7
5t Seattle 7
5t Tampa Bay 7
*Play on MNF in Week 16
With five scoring drives against the Seahawks on Sunday (3 TDs, 2 FG), the Cardinals now have 65 total scoring drives in 2019. That is currently tied for the eighth-highest total in the NFL this season. In 2018 the Cardinals ranked #32 in the NFL with 39 total scoring drives.

NFL Leaders – Scoring Drives (2019)

Rnk Team Drives
1 Baltimore 81
2t Kansas City 76
2t San Francisco 76
4 New Orleans 75
5 Tampa Bay 73
6 Dallas 69
7 Seattle 66
8t Arizona 65
8t Minnesota* 65
8t New England 65
8t Atlanta 65
*Play on MNF in Week 16
The Cardinals finished Sunday’s game in Seattle with 412 total net yards of offense. It was the fifth time this season Arizona had 400+ net yards in a game. The Cardinals posted 400+ yards in a game just once over the previous two seasons (2017-18) combined.
After allowing just two sacks against the Seahawks on Sunday, Arizona improved to 5-1 when allowing two sacks or fewer this season.
Sunday’s game in Seattle marked the seventh time this season that the Cardinals did not commit a turnover. Only Green Bay (9) has more games without a turnover in 2019. The Cardinals seven games without a turnover are the most in a single season in franchise history.

Franchise Record – Games Without a Turnover (Season)

Rnk Year Games
1 2019 7
2t 2016 6
2t 2015 6
2t 1974 6
5t 2014 5
5t 2008 5

CARDINALS GROUND GAME PILES UP 200+ YARDS FOR THE THIRD TIME

Arizona rushed for 253 yards and two TDs on 40 attempts in Seattle, marking the third time the Cardinals rushed for 200+ yards in a game in 2019. It is the first time since 1983 (3x) that the Cardinals had 200+ rushing yards in at least three games in a season.
Combined with their 226 rushing yards in Week 15 vs. Cleveland, the Cardinals rushed for 200+ yards in back-to-back games for the first time since Games 12-13 of the 1982 season.
Arizona’s 479 rushing yards in the last two games is the Cardinals highest total in any two-game stretch in 38 years. The last time the Cardinals had more rushing yards in a two-game span than was in Games 11-12 of the 1981 season (499).
In the Cardinals five wins this season the team has rushed for 1,003 yards and 12 TDs. That is an average of 200.6 yards/game and 2.4 TDs/game.
The Cardinals 253 rushing yards on Sunday represent the second-highest total ever for a Seahawks opponent at CenturyLink Field. The only visiting team to rush for more yards at CenturyLink Field was Kansas City, who posted 270 rushing yards on 11/28/10.

Rushing Yards by Road Team at CenturyLink Field (2002-19)

Rnk Team Yards Att. Avg. Date
1 Kansas City 270 48 5.6 11/28/10
2 Arizona 253 40 6.3 12/22/19
3 Arizona 249 35 7.1 9/15/02
4 L.A. Rams 244 43 5.7 12/17/17
5 Minnesota 243 27 9.0 11/4/12
Entering Week 17, the Cardinals are averaging 5.06 yards per rush attempt in 2019 (1,919 yards on 379 carries). Should that number hold through next week’s game, Arizona will establish a new franchise record for team rushing average in a season. The previous record of 4.87 yards per attempt was established in 1960.

Franchise Record – Team Rushing Average (Season)

Rnk Year Avg. Yds Att
1 2019 5.06 1,919 379
2 1960 4.87 2,356 484
3 1948 4.82 2,560 531
4 1985 4.73 1,974 417
5 1979 4.66 1,998 429
Only Baltimore (5.57) has a better team rushing averaging than Arizona (5.06) this season.

NFL Leaders – Team Rushing Average (2019)

Rnk Team Avg. Yds Att
1 Baltimore 5.57 3,073 552
2 Arizona 5.06 1,919 379
3 Tennessee 4.87 1,978 406
4 Cleveland 4.86 1,819 374
5 Carolina 4.83 1,778 368
Sunday’s game at Seattle marked the Cardinals 10th with 100+ rushing yards this season. The 2019 season marks just the second (11 in 2015) time in the last 17 years that the Cardinals had 100+ rushing yards in at least 10 games in a season.

DEFENSE HAS SEASON-BEST PERFORMANCE IN SEATTLE

Arizona’s defense allowed season-lows in points (13), TDs (1), first downs (13), first downs passing (8), third conversions (1), total net yards (224), net passing yards (133) and completion percentage (51.6%) in the win over Seattle on Sunday.
The Cardinals defense forced Seattle’s offense into season-lows in first downs (13), third down conversions (1), third down conversion percentage (8.3%), total net yards (224), average yards per play (4.0), net yards passing (133), gross passing yards (169) and average yards per pass attempt (3.7) on Sunday.
Seattle’s 13 points scored on Sunday represents the Seahawks lowest total in a home game in over two years. Prior to Sunday, the last time Seattle scored 13 points or fewer at home was when they scored seven vs. the Rams on 12/20/17.
On its opening drive of the game, Seattle went 89 yards on nine plays and scored a TD. On their final 12 drives, the Seahawks posted two FGs (both in fourth quarter) and gained just 135 total net yards (43 rushing, 92 passing).
Seattle gained 125 net yards on its first two drives on Sunday. It remaining five first half drives netted minus-21 yards and no first downs.
According to ESPN, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson finished Sunday’s game with a 10.5 QBR, which is the second-lowest of his career. Of Wilson’s four games with the lowest QBR, three home come against the Cardinals at CenturyLink Field. Wilson finished Sunday’s game having completed just 16-of-31 pass attempts (51.6%) for 169 yards, a TD and a 78.6 passer rating.
The five Seattle WRs who played in Sunday’s game finished with a combined three receptions for 56 yards.
Seahawks WR *D.K. Metcalf** was held without a reception for the first time this season.* Prior to Sunday, Metcalf had at least one catch in each of the first 14 games and had multiple catches in 13 of 14 games. He entered Sunday averaging 3.7 receptions and 58.5 receiving yards per game.
Seattle WR Tyler Lockett was held to just one reception for 12 yards on Sunday. It marked the fourth time this season he was held to one reception or fewer and his 12 receiving yards represented his second-lowest total in a game this season.

A MEMORABLE SEASON TURNS INTO A HISTORIC ONE FOR JONES

LB Chandler Jones recorded six tackles, 4.0 sacks, two tackles for loss, a career-high six QB hits and two forced fumbles in Sunday’s win over the Seahawks. It marked the second time this season Jones posted 4.0 sacks in a game (Week 7 at NY Giants). He became just the third player in NFL history with 4.0+ sacks in multiple games in a single season, joining Reggie White (2 in 1986) and Karl Mecklenburg (2 in 1985).
Entering Week 17, Jones leads the NFL in both sacks (19.0) and forced fumbles (8). Should he finish the year as the league leader in both categories, he would become just the seventh player in NFL history to lead the league in both sacks and forced fumbles in a season.

NFL Leaders – Sacks (2019)

Rnk Player (Team) Sacks
1 Chandler Jones (AZ) 19.0
2 Shaquil Barrett (TB) 16.5
3 Chandler Jones (NO) 14.5
4 T.J. Watt (Pitt) 14.0
5 Danielle Hunter (Min) 13.5

NFL Leaders – Forced Fumbles (2019)

Rnk Team FF
1 Chandler Jones (AZ) 8
2 T.J. Watt (Pitt) 7
3 Shaquil Barrett (TB) 6
4 Khalil Mack (Chi) 6
5 Ryan Anderson (Was) 5

NFL History - Players Leading League in Sacks & Forced Fumbles

Year Player (Team) Sacks FF
2016 Vic Beasley (Atl) 15.5 6
2013 Robert Mathis (Ind) 19.5 10
2001 Michael Strahan (NYG) 22.5 6
1998 Michael Sinclair (Sea) 16.5 6
1990 Derrick Thomas (KC) 20.0 6
1985 Richard Dent (Chi) 17.0 7
Jones (19.0 sacks and 8 forced fumbles) now joins Robert Mathis (19.5 sacks and 10 forced fumbles in 2013) as the only players with 19.0+ sacks and 8+ forced fumbles in a single season.
Since entering the NFL in 2012, Jones leads the NFL in both sacks (96.0) and forced fumbles (27)

NFL Leaders – Sacks (2012-19)

Rnk Player Sacks
1 Chandler Jones (AZ) 96.0
2 Von Miller (Den) 93.5
3 J.J. Watt (Hou) 90.5
4 Cameron Jordan (NO) 84.5
5 Ryan Kerrigan (Was) 82.5

NFL Leaders – Forced Fumbles (2012-19)

Rnk Player FF
1 Chandler Jones (AZ) 27
2t Von Miller (Den) 23
2t Robert Quinn (Dal) 23
2t J.J. Watt (Hou) 23
5 Ryan Kerrigan (Was) 22
With 19.0 sacks in 2019, Jones has now surpassed his own franchise single-season record for sacks (17.0 in 2017) and joins Aaron Donald (20.5 in 2018) as the only players in the last five seasons (2015-19) to have 19.0+ sacks in a season

Franchise Record – Sacks in a Season

Rnk Player (Year) Sacks
1 Chandler Jones (2019) 19.0
2 Chandler Jones (2017) 17.0
3 Simeon Rice (1999) 16.5
4 Curtis Greer (1983) 16.0
5 Bertrand Berry (2004) 14.5
With his first sack of QB Russell Wilson on Sunday, Jones passed Calais Campbell (56.5 in 138 games) for second place on the franchise all-time sacks list. Jones has 60.0 sacks in just 63 games with Arizona.

Franchise Career Leaders – Sacks (Top-5)

Rnk Player (Year) Sacks Games
1 Freddie Joe Nunn (1985-93) 66.5 131
2 Chandler Jones (2016-) 60.0 63
3 Calais Campbell (2008-16) 56. 5 138
4 Simeon Rice (1996-2000) 53.5 79
5 Curtis Greer (1980-88) 50.5 94
Only four different players in NFL history have had more sacks over a three-year span than Jones has in the last three seasons for Arizona (49.0).

NFL History – Sacks Over 3-Year Period

Rnk Player Sacks Years
1 Reggie White 57.0 1986-88
2 Mark Gastineau 54.5 1983-85
3t Michael Strahan 52.0 2001-03
3t Reggie White 52.0 1985-87
5 J.J. Watt 51.5 2012-14
6 Reggie White 50.0 1987-89
7 Chandler Jones 49.0 2017-19
8 J.J. Watt 48.5 2013-15
9t Derrick Thomas 48.0 1990-92
9t Lawrence Taylor 48.0 1986-88
Jones now has 96.0 sacks in his career. Only five players in NFL history had more sacks in their first eight NFL seasons.

NFL History – Sacks in 1st Eight NFL Seasons

Rnk Player (Year) Sacks
1 Reggie White (1985-92) + 124.0
2 DeMarcus Ware (2005-12) 111.0
3 Jared Allen (2004-11) 105.0
4t Von Miller (2011-18) 98.0
4t Derrick Thomas (1989-96) + 98.0
6 Chandler Jones (2012-19) 96.0
7t Richard Dent (1983-90) + 93.0
7t Leslie O’Neal (1986-94) 93.0
7t Simeon Rice (1996-03) 93.0
10t Bruce Smith (1985-92) + 92.0
10t J.J. Watt (2011-18) 92.0
+Hall of Fame Inductee
In NFL history, only Reggie White (3) and J.J. Watt (3) have more seasons with 17.0+ sacks than Jones (2).

NFL History – Seasons with 17.0+ Sacks

Rnk Player (Team) 17+ Years
1t Reggie White (Phi)+ 3 1986 (18.0), 1987 (21.0), 1998 (18.0)
1t J.J. Watt (Hou) 3 2012 (20.5), 2014 (20.5), 2015 (17.5)
3t Chandler Jones (AZ) 2 2017 (17.0), 2019 (19.0)
3t Elvin Dumervil (Den/Bal) 2 2009 (17.0), 2014 (17.0)
3t DeMarcus Ware (Dal) 2 2008 (20.0), 2011 (19.5)
3t Michael Strahan (NYG)+ 2 2001 (22.5), 2003 (18.5)
3t Richard Dent (Chi)+ 2 1984 (17.0), 1985 (17.5)
3t Mark Gastineau (NYJ) 2 1983 (19.0), 1984 (22.0)
3t Tim Harris (GB/SF) 2 1989 (19.5), 1992 (17.0)
+Hall of Fame Inductee
One more sack would give Jones 20.0 sacks in 2019. There have been just 12 seasons of 20+ sacks in NFL history.

NFL History – Seasons with 20.0+ Sacks

Rnk Player (Team) Sacks
1 Michael Strahan (2011) 22.5
2t Jared Allen (2011) 22.0
2t Mark Gastineau (1984) 22.0
2t Justin Houston (2014) 22.0
5t Chris Doleman (1989) 21.0
5t Reggie White (1987) 21.0
7t Aaron Donald (2018) 20.5
7t Lawrence Taylor (1986) 20.5
7t J.J. Watt (2014) 20.5
7t J.J. Watt (2012) 20.5
11t DeMarcus Ware (2008) 20.0
11t Derrick Thomas (1990) 20.0
Since being acquired by Arizona in 2016, Jones’ 60.0 sacks easily lead the NFL. In that same span (2016-19), his 17 forced fumbles are tied with Khalil Mack for the NFL lead and his 66 tackles for loss rank second behind only Aaron Donald.

NFL Leaders – Sacks (2016-2019)

Rnk Player (Team) Sacks
1 Chandler Jones (AZ) 60.0
2 Aaron Donald (LAR) 52.0
3 Danielle Hunter (Min)* 47.5
4 Cameron Jordan (NO) 47.0
5 Von Miller (Den) 45.0
*Plays on MNF
Jones has at least a partial sack in 12 of 15 games this season, including in each of the last seven games
Between 1982 and 2018, the Cardinals played 584 total games and there were just two instances of a player recording at least 4.0 sacks in a game. Jones has accomplished the feat twice in the last nine games this season.

Franchise Record – Sacks (Game)

Rnk Player Sacks Opponent
1 Curtis Greer 4.5 12/18/83 vs. Philadelphia
2t Chandler Jones 4.0 12/22/19 at Seattle
2t Chandler Jones 4.0 10/20/19 at NY Giants
2t Bertrand Berry 4.0 11/14/04 vs. NY Giants
5 19 times 3.0 Most recent, Dwight Freeney, 12/27/15 vs. Green Bay
Including postseason, Jones now has 14.5 sacks in 10 career games against the Seahawks (13.5 in 9 regular season games; 1.0 in Super Bowl XLIX). All 14.5 sacks have been of Seattle QB Russell Wilson, who he has sacked more times than any other QB in his career.
Since joining the Cardinals in 2016, Jones has 11.5 sacks in eight games against the Seahawks.
Jones has 10.5 sacks in five career games at CenturyLink Field. He has at least one sack in all five games he has played at the venue and multiple sacks (1.5 or more) in four of five games.

Jones Career Games at CenturyLink Field

Date Sacks
12/22/19 @ Sea 4.0*
12/30/18 @ Sea 1.0*
12/31/17 @ Sea 2.0*
12/24/16 @ Sea 1.5*
10/14/12 @ Sea 2.0
*While with Arizona
Jones entered Sunday’s game in Seattle having already established a career high with six forced fumbles in 2019. He has now extended that record to eight, which is twice as many as he had in a single season entering the 2019 campaign (previous career high was four).
Since Pro Football Reference began tracking the stat in 1993, no Cardinals player had more than six forced fumbles in a season.
Jones (8) is the first player to record at least eight forced fumbles in a season since Robert Mathis had 10 in 2013.

ANOTHER WEEK, ANOTHER CAREER HIGH IN RUSHING YARDS FOR DRAKE

RB Kenyan Drake rushed for a career-high 166 yards and added a pair of rushing TDs on 24 carries (6.9 avg.) against the Seahawks on Sunday. He went over 100 rushing yards in a game for the fifth time in his career and third time with Arizona this season. He now has more 100-yard performances in seven games with the Cardinals (3) than he had in 54 games with Miami (2).
Prior to the Cardinals win over Cleveland in Week 15, Drake (4 TDs) had never rushed for multiple TDs in a game. With his performances against the Browns and Seahawks the past two weeks, he has now done so in consecutive games.
The only player in franchise history to have more TDs in any two-game span than Drake has the last two weeks (6) was Hall of Famer Ernie Nevers in 1929.

Franchise Record – TDs in Two-Game Span (All-Time)

Rnk Player (Year) TDs Games
1 Ernie Nevers (1929) 9 10 (3) & 11 (6)
2 Ernie Nevers (1929) 7 11 (6) & 12 (1)
3t Kenyan Drake (2019) 6 14 (4) & 15 (2)
3t Donny Anderson (1973) 6 1 (3) & 2 (3)
3t Bob Shaw (1950) 6 2 (5) & 3 (1)

Longest Runs—Franchise History

Rnk Player Yds Opponent
1 John David Crow (TD) 83 vs. Washington, 10/4/58
2 Elmer Angsman (TD) 82 vs. Detroit, 10/23/49
3t Kenyan Drake (TD) 80 at Seattle, 12/22/19
3t Andre Ellington (TD) 80 vs. Atlanta, 10/27/13
3t Tim Hightower (TD) 80 at Atlanta, 9/19/10
3t Paddy Driscoll (TD) 80 vs. Kansas City, 10/18/25
It also represented just the fifth TD run of 80+ yards in the NFL this season.

TD Runs of 80+ Yards (2019)

Rnk Player (Team) Yds Opponent
1 Damien Williams (KC) 91 vs. Minnesota, 11/3
2 Nick Chubb (Cle) 88 at Baltimore, 9/29
3 Christian McCaffrey (Car) 84 vs. Jacksonville, 10/6
4 Matt Breida (SF) 83 vs. Cleveland, 10/7
5 Kenyan Drake (AZ) 80 at Seattle, 12/22
In seven games with the Cardinals, Drake has rushed for 583 yards and seven TDs on 111 carries (5.3 avg.) and added 25 receptions for 148 yards. His seven rushing TDs are three more than he had in any of his three full seasons with the Dolphins.
A LONG RUN AT CENTURYLINK
Drake’s 80-yard TD was the longest rushing TD by a Seattle opponent at CenturyLink Field since Minnesota RB Chester Taylor had a 95-yarder on 10/22/06.
Dating back to Week 9 – when Arizona acquired Drake via a trade with Miami – he joins Tennessee’s Derrick Henry (748 yards and 8 TDs) as the only players in the NFL with 500+ yards yards and at least seven rushing TDs.
Sunday’s win over Seattle marked Drake’s seventh career game with 100+ scrimmage yards. He has posted three of the four highest single-game scrimmage yardage totals of his career in his seven games with Arizona. His 184 total scrimmage yards against the Seahawks represent the second-highest single-game total of his career.

Drake’s Seven Career Games with 100+ Scrimmage Yards

Rnk Team Yds Rush Rec Opponent
1 Miami 193 114 79 12/11/17 vs. New England
2 Arizona 184 166 18 12/22/19 at Seattle
3 Arizona 162 110 52 10/31/19 vs. San Francisco
4 Arizona 146 137 9 12/15/19 vs. Cleveland
5 Miami 141 120 21 12/3/17 vs. Denver
6 Miami 115 46 69 10/7/18 at Cincinnati
7 Miami 113 78 35 12/17/17 at Buffalo

FITZGERALD GETS TOUCHDOWN #120 AND SURPASSES 17,000 CAREER RECEIVING YARDS

WR Larry Fitzgerald caught four passes for 48 yards in Seattle on Sunday, including a 21-yard TD reception in the second quarter. It was the 120th TD catch of his career, which ranks sixth on the NFL’s all-time list for career TD catches.

NFL Career Leaders—Touchdown Receptions

Rnk Player (Year) TDs
1 WR Jerry Rice (1985-04)+ 197
2 WR Randy Moss (1998-12)+ 156
3 WR Terrell Owens (1996-10)+ 153
4 WR Cris Carter (1987-02)+ 130
5 WR Marvin Harrison (1996-08)+ 128
6 WR Larry Fitzgerald (2004-)# 120
7 TE Antonio Gates (2003-18) 116
8 TE Tony Gonzalez (1997-14)+ 111
9t WR Steve Largent (1976-89)+ 100
9t WR Tim Brown (1988-04)+ 100
+Hall of Fame Inductee #Active Player
Only Hall of Fame WRs Jerry Rice (176 with San Francisco) and Marvin Harrison (128 with Indianapolis) had more career receiving TDs with a single team.

NFL Leaders - TDs with Single Team (All-Time)

Rnk Player Team TDs Rec Rush Ret
1 WR Jerry Rice+ 49ers 187 176 10 1
2 RB Emmitt Smith+ Cowboys 164 11 153 -
3 RB LaDainian Tomlinson+ Chargers 153 15 138 -
4 WR Marvin Harrison+ Colts 128 128 - -
5 RB Jim Brown+ Browns 126 20 106 -
6 RB Walter Payton+ Bears 125 15 110 -
7 WR Larry Fitzgerald# Cardinals 120 120 - -
8 TE Antonio Gates Chargers 116 116 - -
9 FL Lenny Moore+ Colts 113 48 63 2
10 RB Shaun Alexander Seahawks 112 12 100 -
+Hall of Fame Inductee #Active Players
Fitzgerald now has 13 career TD receptions against the Seahawks, including seven at CenturyLink Field.
Fitzgerald – who ranks second on the NFL’s all-time receiving yardage list behind Jerry Rice (22,895) – now has 17,038 receiving yards for his career, which converts to over 9.5 miles.
No other player in NFL history is within 1,000 yards of Fitzgerald or Rice on the all-time receiving yardage list. Fitzgerald has over 4,000 more receiving yards than any other active player. Cowboys TE Jason Witten – who ranks second among active players – has 12,953 career receiving yards.

NFL Leaders – Career Receiving Yards (All-Time)

Rnk Player (Year) Yds
1 Jerry Rice (1985-2004) 22,895
2 Larry Fitzgerald (2004-) 17,038
3 Terrell Owens (1996-2010) 15,934
4 Randy Moss (1998-2012) 15,292
5 Isaac Bruce (1994-2009) 15,208
After catching four passes against the Seahawks on Sunday, Fitzgerald now has at least one reception in 242 consecutive games, which includes all 15 career games he has played at CenturyLink Field.
Fitzgerald’s streak of 242 consecutive games with a reception is the second-longest streak in NFL history behind Jerry Rice (274 straight). Fitzgerald’s streak of 242 consecutive games with a catch is also the longest in NFL history with a single team.

NFL Record - Consecutive Games with a Reception

Rnk Player (Years) Games Streak Dates Duration
1 Jerry Rice (1985-2004) 274 12/9/85 – 9/12/04 18 years, 8 months, 15 days
2 Larry Fitzgerald (2004-) 242 11/7/04 – 12/22/19 15 years, 1 month, 16 days
3 Tony Gonzalez (2000-2013) 211 12/4/00 – 12/29/13 13 years, 26 days
4 Marvin Harrison (1996-2008) 190 9/1/96 – 12/28/08 12 years, 3 months, 28 days
5 Hines Ward (1998-2010) 186 11/9/98 – 11/8/10 12 years
Fitzgerald now has 82 career receptions at CenturyLink Field, more than he has in any other road stadium in his career. In NFL history, only Reggie Wayne (83 at Jacksonville’s TIAA Bank Stadium) has more receptions in a single road venue than Fitzgerald has at CenturyLink Field.

NFL Record – Receptions in Road Venue (Career)

Rnk Player Rec Stadium
1 Reggie Wayne 83 TIAA Bank Field
2 Larry Fitzgerald 82 CenturyLink Field
3 Larry Fitzgerald 78 Edward Jones Dome*
4 Tony Gonzalez 72 Qualcomm Stadium*
5 Tim Brown 71 Arrowhead Stadium
*No longer an NFL venue

GONZALEZ MAKES IT TO 20 IN A ROW AND 30 FGS ON THE SEASON

K Zane Gonzalez – named a Pro Bowl alternate last week - connected on his first two FG attempts in Seattle before a blocked attempt in the third quarter ended his NFL-long streak of 20 consecutive made FGs. Gonzalez is just the second player in team history to make at least 20 consecutive FGs. Only Neil Rackers (31 straight in 2005) had a longer streak.

Franchise Record—Consecutive FGs Made

Rnk Player (Year) FGs
1 Neil Rackers (Games 1-10, 2005) 31
2 Zane Gonzalez (Games 5-15, 2019) 20
3t Chandler Catanzaro (Games 7-15, 2015) 19
3t Jay Feely (Game 11 in 2011-Game 5, 2012) 19
5t Jay Feely (Games 3-13, 2010) 18
Gonzalez has 30 FGs this season, tied for the third-highest total in franchise history. Prior to 2019, Gonzalez’s career high for FGs was 15. He has six more FGs in 2019 (30) than he had in his first two NFL seasons combined (24).

Franchise Record – Field Goals (Season)

Rnk Player (Year) FGs
1 Neil Rackers (2005) 40
2 Phil Dawson (2017) 32
3t Zane Gonzalez (2019) 30
3t Jay Feely (2013) 30
3t Greg Davis (1995) 30
Gonzalez’s 30 FGs this season are tied for third in the NFL.

NFL Leaders – Field Goals (2019)

Rnk Player (Team) FGs
1 Harrison Butker (KC) 33
2 Wil Lutz (NO) 32
3t Zane Gonzalez (AZ) 30
3t Josh Lambo (Jax) 30
5 Chris Boswell (Pit) 28
After scoring nine points in Seattle on Sunday (2 FG, 3 PAT), Gonzalez now has 121 points in 2019 (30 FG, 31 PAT). That is the fifth-best total in the NFL in 2019.

NFL Leaders – Total Points (2019)

Rnk Player (Team) Points
1 Harrison Butker (KC) 140
2 Wil Lutz (NO) 138
3 Justin Tucker (Bal) 127
4 Matt Gay (TB) 122
5 Zane Gonzalez (AZ) 121
His 121 points represent the fifth-best single-season total in franchise history.

Franchise Record – Points (Season)

Rnk Player (Year) Points (Scoring)
1 Neil Rackers (2005) 140 (40 FG, 20 PAT)
2 Chandler Catanzaro (2015) 137 (28 FG, 53 PAT)
3 Jay Feely (2013) 127 (30 FG, 376 PAT)
4 David Johnson (2016) 122 (20 TD, 2-pt. conv)
5 Zane Gonzalez (2019) 121 (30 FG, 31 PAT)

HUNDLEY CLOSES OUT THE SEAHAWKS

Against a Seattle team with whom he spent the 2018 season, QB Brett Hundley saw his most extensive action in nearly two years as he helped close out the Cardinals victory in Seattle following an injury to starter Kyler Murray. Hundley entered the game with the Cardinals leading 20-7 in the third quarter and was able to build that lead by the game’s end (27-13)
On the Cardinals six possessions under Hundley’s direction, the team ran 33 plays, totaled 131 yards and gained 10 first downs. Those six drives covered 18:30 in time of possession. In the fourth quarter alone, Arizona’s offense had seven first downs, held a 10:18 to 4:42 advantage in time of possession and outscored Seattle 7-6.
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2019.11.06 02:35 BradMoran Revising World Rugby Player of the Year: Part 2 - 2010-2019

World Rugby Player of the Year is the most prestigious individual accolade in the sport but suffice to say it has a history of questionable decisions (to say the least) in regard to previous winners and nominations.
Being the rugby geek I am I have taken the liberty of offering a revised and far more accurate reflection of who should have won and been nominated each year since the awards inception.
I'm unsure why they do many things they do but World Rugby change the number of nominees from four to seven dependent on the year so to maintain consistency I have decided to keep each year to five nominees.
If you missed Part 1 please see link below:
https://www.reddit.com/rugbyunion/comments/drb8a8/revising_world_rugby_player_of_the_year_part_1/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x
Let me know if you Agree or Disagree.

2010 World Rugby Player of the Year
Winner: Richie McCaw
Nominees:
Kurtley Beale
Imanol Harinordoquy
Victor Matfield
Mils Muliaina
David Pocock
2010 World Rugby Player of the Year (Revised)
Winner: Richie McCaw
Nominees:
Kurtley Beale
Victor Matfield
David Pocock
Kieran Read
Verdict: Despite Kieran Read having a breakout season and claiming New Zealand Player of the Year, Richie McCaw was the deserved winner of the award after a fantastic return to form for both himself and the All Blacks.
David Pocock had his first world-class season to announce himself as one of the premier 7s in world rugby, while Kurtley Beale had by far the best season of his career to date, scoring seven tries and proving a handful for every defence he came up against as well as nailing a penalty with the last kick of the match to lift Australia over the Springboks for their first win at altitude in 47 years.
Victor Matfield was a shining light in a dour season for the Springboks and earns his nomination ahead of Harinordoquy and Muliaina.

2011 World Rugby Player of the Year
Winner: Thierry Dusautoir
Nominees:
Will Genia
Jerome Kaino
Ma’a Nonu
David Pocock
Piri Weepu
2011 World Rugby Player of the Year (Revised)
Winner: Jerome Kaino
Nominees:
Ma’a Nonu
Sean O’Brien
David Pocock
Sam Warburton
Verdict: The greatest injustice in this awards history is Jerome Kaino losing out to Thierry Dusautoir this year. Kaino was the undoubted player of the Rugby World Cup, playing every minute of the All Blacks’ campaign, scoring four tries, making immeasurable attacking contributions, and leaving would-be attackers broken with his shuddering defence.
Dusautoir was awarded the title based on one outstanding test performance – albeit a World Cup final.
Sean O’Brien and Sam Warburton were strong all season but went to a whole other level during the World Cup, to be the pick of the northern hemisphere players at the tournament. They knock Will Genia and Piri Weepu out who were good but there were worthier nominations.

2012 World Rugby Player of the Year
Winner: Dan Carter
Nominees:
Owen Farrell
Richie McCaw
Frederic Michalak
2012 World Rugby Player of the Year (Revised)
Winner: Richie McCaw
Nominees:
Dan Carter
Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe
Bryan Habana
Kieran Read
Verdict: Two of the oddest nominations in the awards history, Owen Farrell was not even a regular starter for England at the time and Frederic Michalak played only five games for an under-performing French side.
Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe was immense for Argentina during their first year as part of the new Rugby Championship, while Habana had easily his best season since 2007 and in turn was crowned South African Player of the Year.
Read continued to prove himself as the premier No. 8 in world rugby, while Dan Carter had a year worthy of nomination, highlighted by a masterclass against Scotland and kicking the winning drop goal against Ireland, but McCaw was the best player in international rugby this season.

2013 World Rugby Player of the Year
Winner: Kieran Read
Nominees:
Eben Etzebeth
Leigh Halfpenny
Sergio Parisse
Ben Smith
2013 World Rugby Player of the Year (Revised)
Winner: Kieran Read
Nominees:
Eben Etzebeth
Leigh Halfpenny
Michael Hooper
Ben Smith
Verdict: Despite Leigh Halfpenny’s fantastic season, highlighted by being named both player of the tournament and player of the series during the Welsh Grand Slam of the Six Nations and Lions Tour victory respectively, this was a clearcut decision for Read, who produced one of the most dominant seasons by a player in recent memory.
Ben Smith had his breakout season in international rugby, scoring 11 tries and being consistently sound in all facets of the game. Eben Etzebeth announced himself to the world with a string of intimidating performances while John Eales Medallist as Australian Player of the Year - Michael Hooper was a worthier nomination than Sergio Parisse.

2014 World Rugby Player of the Year
Winner: Brodie Retallick
Nominees:
Wille le Roux
Julian Savea
Jonathan Sexton
Duane Vermuelen
2014 World Rugby Player of the Year (Revised)
Winner: Brodie Retallick
Nominees:
Michael Hooper
Richie McCaw
Jonathan Sexton
Duane Vermuelen
Verdict: Issue with selections this year are that of Wille le Roux as although he was an attacking marvel for the Springboks during the June Test series he was inconsistent after that and while Savea had his best year in an All Blacks jersey Hooper and McCaw were worthier nominations.

2015 World Rugby Player of the Year
Winner: Dan Carter
Nominees:
Michael Hooper
Greg Laidlaw
David Pocock
Julian Savea
Alun Wyn Jones
2015 World Rugby Player of the Year (Revised)
Winner: David Pocock
Nominees:
Dan Carter
Schalk Burger
Richie McCaw
Ma’a Nonu
Verdict: This award could have easily gone one of three ways with Carter, Nonu and Pocock having terrific seasons - but Pocock takes it by the narrowest of margins.
Carter was arguably the best player on the field in his three biggest games of the year (quarter, semi and final), not to mention Bledisloe 2.
Nonu had the best season of his career and scooped New Zealand Player of the Year.
Pocock had a superb season, not even coming close to playing a bad game, with games for the ages against England and Argentina.
Schalk Burger led the World Cup in carries and carries over the gainline, and made the fourth-most tackles in the entire tournament while Richie McCaw played in the fashion he has become renowned for until the very end.

2016 World Rugby Player of the Year
Winner: Beauden Barrett
Nominees:
Dane Coles
Owen Farrell
Maro Itoje
Jamie Heaslip
Billy Vunipola
2016 World Rugby Player of the Year (Revised)
Winner: Beauden Barrett
Nominees:
Dane Coles
Owen Farrell
Brodie Retallick
Billy Vunipola
Verdict: Retallick comes in for Itoje and Heaslip respectively, Itoje while a worthy winner of the Breakthrough Player of the Year but only played 7 tests throughout the year and was not playing at the level of Retallick who continued to prove himself as the premier lock in world rugby. Heaslip also had a very good year but didn’t do enough to command a position as a Top 5 player.

2017 World Rugby Player of the Year
Winner: Beauden Barrett
Nominees:
Owen Farrell
Israel Folau
Rieko Ioane
Maro Itoje
2017 World Rugby Player of the Year (Revised)
Winner: Beauden Barrett
Nominees:
Jonathan Davies
Owen Farrell
Conor Murray
Brodie Retallick
Verdict: Davies was the British Lions Player of the Series during their tour of New Zealand and had a career best season as did Murray who asserted himself as the best scrumhalf in international rugby, Retallick continued his form of the past few years and was the pick of the All Blacks players during the Lions series.
Folau had perhaps his best year as a Wallaby, crossing for 12 tries in 10 tests on his way to collecting the John Eales Medal as Australian Player of the Year while Ioane burst onto the international scene with 10 tries in 11 tests and was a worthy recipient of Breakthrough Player of the Year. Itoje continued his imperious form from the year prior to further establish himself as one of the best players in the world but these players overall contributions were not quite as prominent as the others.

2018 World Rugby Player of the Year
Winner: Jonathan Sexton
Nominees:
Beauden Barrett
Faf de Klerk
Rieko Ioane
Malcolm Marx
2018 World Rugby Player of the Year (Revised)
Winner: Jonathan Sexton
Nominees:
Beauden Barrett
Pieter-Steph du Toit
Tadgh Furlong
Malcolm Marx
Verdict: PSDT won South African Player of the Year and was a more suitable nominee than de Klerk who while spectacular at times, had his cold moments also. Ioane continued to display that he was the best wing in world rugby with 11 tries in as many tests but Furlong redefined the capabilities of a modern day prop and was second to only Sexton as Ireland’s best player in one of/if not the countries greatest season and in turn should have become the first prop to earn a player of the year nomination

2019 World Rugby Player of the Year
Winner: Pieter-Steph du Toit
Nominees:
Tom Curry
Cheslin Kolbe
Ardie Savea
Joe Taufete’e
Alun Wyn Jones
2019 World Rugby Player of the Year (Revised)
Winner: Alun Wyn Jones
Nominees:
Beauden Barrett
Tom Curry
Pieter-Steph du Toit
Ardie Savea
Verdict: Just as I thought World Rugby was getting better with picking the right players along came the Taufete’e nomination…..but I digress, this may be unpopular opinion but I believe AWJ deserved it over PSDT this year. Player of the Six Nations as well as one of the players of the tournament at the world cup, topping the tackle count and inspiring Wales as a leader.
While Kolbe was immense in every game he played, he only played 7 tests and I feel Beauden Barrett was more deserving of a nomination as up until the semi-final against England he was the bookies favourite for Player of the Tournament.

Most Wins and Nominations (Revised)
4 Wins:
Richie McCaw
2 Wins:
Beauden Barrett, Jonny Wilkinson.

11 Nominations:
Richie McCaw
5 Nominations:
Dan Carter
4 Nominations:
Beauden Barrett, Jonny Wilkinson
3 Nominations:
Fourie du Preez, Bryan Habana, Victor Matfield, Brian O'Driscoll, David Pocock, Kieran Read, Brodie Retallick.
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2019.10.18 18:10 finnagains Movie Review: Roger Waters “Us + Them” concert film takes on global issues - 11 Oct 2019

Movie Trailer (0:32 min) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJsaR7yJHf4
For nearly five decades, the iconic rock musician Roger Waters has made it clear that he has something to say about big social and political questions. Going back to the 1970s, when he was the bassist and primary creative force of the rock band Pink Floyd, Waters has consistently voiced from the recording studio, concert stage and interview chair his opposition to imperialist war, state repression, inequality and bigotry.
Recently, Waters has been one of a very few rock superstars to speak out publicly in defense of WikiLeaks editor and founder Julian Assange. Last April, following the eviction and arrest of Assange, Waters gave an interview to RT from New York City in which he denounced the US, UK and Ecuadorian governments for their conspiracy against the journalist. The rock musician and activist also said, “There should be a general strike in England to prevent him from being extradited.”
In July, Waters made a video on Facebook where he called Assange “the great hero of freedom of the press … who has been disgustingly and roundly turned upon by the United States, the United Kingdom and all the other purveyors of imperialism around the world.” On September 2, Waters held a mini-concert outside the UK Home Office in London—where he performed the Pink Floyd classic “Wish You Were Here”—with the support of Australian journalist John Pilger, to demand that Assange be released immediately from nearby Belmarsh prison. Roger Waters new concert film “Us + Them” had limited screenings around the world on October 2 and 6 Although the assault on the WikiLeaks journalist does not make it into his new film “Roger Waters Us + Them,” it is known that Waters projected “Resist the attempted silencing of Julian Assange” and “Resist Internet Censorship” onto the video screens prior to many of the concerts on his recent tour. With his new concert film—which opened for limited screenings internationally on October 2 and 6—Waters takes his use of musical performance as a means of political expression to a new level. The live concert film footage was shot from the three performances in Amsterdam in June 2018 during the “Us + Them” world tour.
“Us and Them” is the title of a song from the 1973 Pink Floyd album The Dark Side of the Moon. The original song lyrics concern divisions in society between the front ranks and the generals, between the youth and the police and between those “with” and those “without.” By replacing the word “and” with a plus sign (+), Waters is challenging the present-day growth of anti-immigrant and xenophobic hatreds being encouraged by the political establishment around the world and, as he says on stage, “there is only one human race.”
The treatment of “foreigners” is a central topic of Waters’ 2017 album Is This the Life We Really Want?, and several numbers from that studio work are performed in the film to good effect, including “Déja Vu,” “The Last Refugee” and “Picture That.” Among the main visual themes woven into the film is the desperate condition of the world’s refugees fleeing war, poverty and repression. There are also clips of young Palestinians confronting armed assault by Israeli troops in the West Bank. An important part of the film is the close-up shots of audience members, many of whom are too young to have been born before Pink Floyd’s songs reached their height of mass popularity. However, these young people are seen singing along with others in the crowd who are their parents’ or grandparents’ age.
Roger Waters, who is now 76 years old, has always attracted large international audiences because of the compelling instrumentalism, melodies and lyrical themes of his music. The universality and popularity of Waters’ music across multiple generations is a testament to his conceptions about art and society.
Speaking recently with Rolling Stone about the film and the enduring relevance of his work, Waters said, “I’m glad the film turned out to have a humane and political message … I believe music is a very powerful art form and that it can be used as a political tool, as well as a source of entertainment to keep the masses quiet.”
Whether it is the abstract concepts in the songs from The Dark Side of the Moon, such as “Time,” “Money” or “Brain Damage,” or those from Animals, which are based loosely on the characters in George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm, or the themes of alienation from the massively popular The Wall, Waters has been able to apply these messages at each stage of political development over the last four decades.
It is remarkable, for example, that the 1977 song “Pigs (Three Different Ones)” applies with precision to the billionaire (Pig One), TV personality (Pig Two) and President (Pig Three) Donald Trump, or that the word “welcome” from the 1975 song “Welcome to the Machine” can be converted into a message of greeting to immigrants arriving from other lands, or that the song “Another Brick in The Wall Part 2” [We don’t need no education] from 1979 can become a metaphor for the US prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
As with previous Pink Floyd and Roger Waters tours, the “Us + Them” concerts—which had 157 dates before more than 2 million people in Europe, the Americas and Australasia between May 2017 and the end of 2018—provided the audience with a multimedia experience. The performances of both Pink Floyd’s and Roger Waters’ solo works were accompanied by elaborate staging, video and laser light projections and a large inflated pig that flies over the crowd.
The concert film features a 94-foot-wide LED video screen behind the band as well as a huge projection screen grid that descends from the ceiling over the center aisle of the Amsterdam arena. This multimedia structure contains 16 large scrolling video screens and projects three dimensional holographic objects above the audience. Among these 3D objects is a simulation of the Battersea power station, with its four huge smokestacks, which was famously depicted on the cover of Pink Floyd’s 1977 album Animals.
Waters uses these displays throughout as a massive canvas onto which high resolution video images reinforce the messages of his music. The screens are also used to capture close-up live video of the musicians on stage, which are at times overlaid on top of the thematic imagery.
Concert films can be problematic in that they often fail to adequately capture the atmosphere of a live event and leave movie audiences restless. However, the live performances by the “Us + Them” band—featuring Waters on bass, acoustic and electric guitars and lead vocals—and the film production of Sean Evans come together in one of the more effective concert movie experiences in recent memory.
Of note are the lead electric and acoustic guitar performances of Dave Kilminster, the lap steel guitar contributions of Jon Carin and the lead vocals and guitar work of Jonathan Wilson. Those familiar with the music of Pink Floyd and Roger Waters will agree that these musicians do an excellent job of capturing the sounds and feelings of the original studio works.
\Also memorable is the moving duet performed by backing vocalists Holly Laessig and Jess Wolf on the song “Great Gig in the Sky.” Their reinterpretation of the soulful improvisation by Clare Torry on the original studio version is captivating. The song begins with the recorded spoken words of Gary O’Driscoll—doorman at Abbey Road Studios in 1972-73—who says, “I am not frightened of dying, any time will do.”
Waters’ latest concert film represents a development over his previous cinematic works such as “In the Flesh—Live” (2006) and “Roger Waters The Wall”(2014). The music and imagery are powerful and inspiring. The film evokes a range of emotions such as anger and sadness, but also provides a sense of hope that the world’s problems can in fact be solved.
As explained in our review of his 2017 album Is This the Life We Really Want?, the period of political and ideological reaction that began in the late 1970s have frustrated Roger Waters. The four decades of suppression of the class struggle and the absence of mass social and political movements have led artists like Waters—who have been outraged by the domination of the right-wing and the crimes of imperialism—to arrive at pessimistic conclusions.
With “Us + Them,” however, Waters shows both a genuine sympathy for the condition of the oppressed internationally and, by denouncing directly the reactionary “us” versus “them” nationalism directed against migrants and refugees, he captures something of the universal struggle required to overcome the wars, repression, poverty and inequality contained in the music and imagery of his live performance.
As was evident in his call last April for a general strike in Britain to free Julian Assange, Roger Waters is beginning to align himself with the one universal social force capable of resolving the problems he so aptly describes: the international working class.
Roger Waters . "Us and Them" . 2017 Live Complete Show (2:09:18 min) 13 March 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ls5rlgJwSs
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2019.10.16 20:25 Arizona-Cardinals NOTES FROM THE CARDINALS 34-33 WIN VS. ATLANTA (10/13/19)


First-Year Head Coaches in 2019
Coach Team Record
Matt LaFleur Green Bay* 4-1
Kliff Kingsbury Arizona 2-3-1
Vic Fangio Denver 2-4
Freddie Kitchens Cleveland 2-4
Bruce Arians Tampa Bay 2-4
Adam Gase NY Jets 1-4
Brian Flores Miami 0-5
Zac Taylor Cincinnati 0-6\Play on MNF*
DRIVING FOR TOUCHDOWNS AGAINST THE FALCONS
NFL Leaders – Scoring Drives
Rnk Team Drives
1 Baltimore 34
2t Kansas City 30
2t Carolina 30
4 Tampa Bay 29
5t Arizona 28
5t L.A. Rams 28
5t New England 28
TURNOVER FREE FOOTBALL
NFL Leaders – Fewest Giveaways (2019)
Rnk Team GA INT Fum
1t Arizona 4 4 0
1t Chicago 4 4 0
1t Green Bay* 4 1 3
1t Tennessee 4 3 1
5t Indianapolis 5 3 2
5t New Orleans 5 4 1\Plays on MNF in Week 6*
Franchise History – Games with 400+ Yards / 0 Sacks Allowed / 0 TurnoversDate Yds
10/13/19 vs. Atlanta 442
11/15/09 vs. Seattle 462
12/23/07 vs. Atlanta 437
9/9/84 vs. Buffalo 486
11/9/69 vs. NY Giants 403
10/22/67 vs. Philadelphia 416
ARIZONA GOES OVER 400 YARDS FOR SECOND STRAIGHT GAME – NOW IN TOP-10 IN TOTAL OFFENSE
NFL Leaders – Total Offense (2019)
Rnk Team Y/G
1 Baltimore 450.7
2 Dallas 443.7
3 Kansas City 422.0
4 San Francisco 408.0
5 Seattle 399.0
6 Houston 396.8
7 Atlanta 391.3
8 Detroit* 387.5
9 New England 386.3
10 Arizona 376.8\Play on MNF*
THE JOHNSON-EDMONDS COMBO AGAIN MAKES ITS MARK
MURRAY’S CAREER OUTING LEADS TO SECOND STRAIGHT WIN
Franchise Record – TD Passes in 1st Six Career Games
Rnk Player (Year) TDs
1t Kyler Murray (2019)* 7
1t M.C. Reynolds (1958)* 7
1t John Roach (1959-60) 7
4 Jake Plummer (1997)* 6
5t 7 players tied 5\Rookie Season*
Franchise Rookie Record – Games with Multiple TD Passes
Rnk Player (Year) Gms
1t Jake Plummer (1997) 4
1t M.C. Reynolds (1958) 4
3t Kyler Murray (2019) 3
3t Matt Leinart (2006) 3
5t Josh Rosen (2018) 2
5t Jim Root (1953) 2
Franchise Rookie Record – Passing Yards (Season)
Rnk Player (Year) Yds Gms
1 Matt Leinart (2006) 2,547 12
2 Josh Rosen (2018) 2,278 14
3 Jake Plummer (1997) 2,203 10
4 Kyler Murray (2019) 1,664 6
5 Neil Lomax (1981) 1,575 14
Franchise Rookie Record – Games with 300+ Passing Yards
Rnk Player (Year) Gms
1 Kyler Murray (2019) 3
2 Jake Plummer (1997) 2
3t Ryan Lindley (2012) 1
3t Matt Leinart (2006) 1
3t Pat Coffee (1937) 1
NFL Record – Games with 300+ Passing Yards in 1st 6 Career Games
Rnk Player (Year) Gms
1 Patrick Mahomes (2018) 4
2t Kyler Murray (2019)* 3
2t Andrew Luck (2012)* 3
2t Cam Newton (2011)* 3
2t Marc Bulger (2002) 3
2t Kurt Warner (1999) 3\Rookie season*
NFL History – Completions in 1st Six Games
Rnk Player (Year) Cmp Team
1 Kyler Murray (2019)* 153 Arizona
2 Marc Bulger (2002) 137 St. Louis
3 Austin Davis (2014) 135 St. Louis
4t Patrick Mahomes (2017-18) 134 Kansas City
4t Mike Glennon (2013)* 134 Tampa Bay
4t Andrew Luck (2012)* 134 Indianapolis
4t Cam Newton (2011)* 134 Carolina\Rookie Season*
NFL Record – Games w/ 20+ Completions in 1st Six Career Games
Rnk Player (Year) Gms Team
1 Kyler Murray (2019)* 6 Arizona
2t Patrick Mahomes (2017-18) 5 Kansas City
2t Baker Mayfield (2018)* 5 Cleveland
2t Marcus Mariota (2015)* 5 Tennessee
2t Andrew Luck (2012)* 5 Indianapolis
2t Marc Bulger (2002) 5 St. Louis\Rookie Season*
ANOTHER ALL-AROUND PEFORMANCE FOR DAVID JOHNSON
NFL Leaders – Scrimmage Yards (2019)
Rnk Player (Team) Yds
1 RB Christian McCaffrey (Car) 923
2 RB Dalvin Cook (Min) 796
3 RB Leonard Fournette (Jax) 773
4 RB Nick Chubb (Cle) 735
5 WR Chris Godwin (TB) 662
6 RB Alvin Kamara (NO) 649
7 RB Chris Carson (Sea) 644
8 WR Michael Thomas (NO) 632
9 RB Ezekiel Elliott (Dal) 630
10 RB David Johnson (AZ) 613
NFL Leaders – Games with 100+ Scrimmage Yards (2019)
Rnk Player (Team) Gms
1t RB David Johnson (AZ) 4
1t RB Dalvin Cook (Min) 4
1t WR Cooper Kupp (LAR) 4
1t RB Christian McCaffrey (Car) 4
1t WR Chris Godwin (TB) 4
NFL Leaders – Games with 100+ Scrimmage Yards (2015-19)
Rnk Player (Team) 100+ Gms
1 WR Julio Jones (Atl) 33 68
2 RB Ezekiel Elliott (Dal) 32 46
3 RB Todd Gurley (LAR) 29 63
4t RB David Johnson (AZ) 28 55
4t RB LeSean McCoy (KC) 28 63
Franchise Record - Touchdowns in 1st Five Seasons
Rnk Player (Years) TDs Gms
1 David Johnson (2015-19) 48 55
2 Larry Fitzgerald (2004-08) 46 76
3 Sonny Randle (1959-63) 44 64
4 John David Crow (1958-62) 43 53
5 Ollie Matson (1952; 54-57) 40 60
NFL Leaders – Games with Multiple TDs (2015-19)
Rnk Player (Team) Games
1 Todd Gurley (LAR) 17 2 David Johnson (AZ) 14
3t Antonio Brown (FA) 11
3t Alvin Kamara (NO) 11
3t Mark Ingram (Bal) 11
Franchise Record – Career Rushing TDs
Rnk Player (Years) TDs Games
1 Ottis Anderson (1979-86) 46 99
2 Wayne Morris (1976-83) 37 110
3t David Johnson (2015-) 33 55
3t John David Crow (1958-64) 33 69
5 Stump Mitchell (1981-89) 32 116
Franchise History – Games with Rush & Receiving TD
Rnk Player (Years) Gms
1 David Johnson (2015-) 5
2 John David Crow (1958-64) 4
3t Ottis Anderson (1979-86) 3
3t Terry Metcalf (1973-77) 3
3t Charley Trippi (1947-55) 3
NFL Leaders – Games with Rush & Receiving TD (2015-19)
Rnk Player (Team) Gms
1t Alvin Kamara (NO) 6
1t Christian McCaffrey (Car) 6
3 David Johnson (AZ) 5
4t Ezekiel Elliott (Dal) 4
4t Todd Gurley (LAR) 4
4t Kareem Hunt (Cle) 4
4t Lamar Miller (Hou) 4
NFL Leaders – Receptions By RB
Rnk Player (Team) Rec
1 Austin Ekeler (LAC) 3702
2 David Johnson (AZ) 315
3 Christian McCaffrey (Car) 305
4t Chris Thompson (Was) 276
4t Alvin Kamara (NO) 276
NFL Leaders – Receiving Yds by RB
Rnk Player (Team) Yds
1 Austin Ekeler (LAC) 4
2 Christian McCaffrey (Car) 35
3 Alvin Kamara (NO) 33
4 James White (NE) 31
5 David Johnson (AZ) 30
NFL Leaders – TD Receptions By RB
Rnk Player (Team) TD
1t David Johnson (AZ) 3
1t Austin Ekeler (LAC) 3
1t Devonta Freeman (Atl) 3
4t Christian McCaffrey (Car) 2
4t James Conner (Pit) 2
4t Chris Carson (Sea) 2
GONZALEZ ADDS TWO MORE FIELD GOALS – AND 10 MORE POINTS
NFL Leaders – Made FGs (2019)
Rnk Player (Team) FGs
1 Zane Gonzalez (AZ) 16
2 Josh Lambo (Jax) 14
3t Wil Lutz (NO) 13
3t Justin Tucker (Bal) 13
3t Joey Slye (Car) 13

NFL Scoring Leaders (2019)
Rnk Player (Team) Points
1 K Zane Gonzalez (AZ) 58
2t K Joey Slye (Car) 56
2t K Justin Tucker (Bal) 56
4 RB Christian McCaffrey (Car) 54
5 K Harrison Butker (KC) 52

Franchise Record – Points Through 1st Six Games
Rnk Player (Year) Points
1 K/HB Paddy Driscoll (1923) 74
2 K Jim Bakken (1967) 70
3 K Neil Rackers (2005) 66
4 K Zane Gonzalez (2019) 58
5t K Chandler Catanzaro (2014) 56
5t K Jim Bakken (1964) 56
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2019.08.16 18:36 00u Spoiler: Stranger Things Complete Unofficial Soundtrack s1 s2 s3 with exact timecodes and comments that tell when song is heard

This is a Stranger Things Complete Unofficial Soundtrack s1 s2 s3 collection of music within Stranger Things seasons s1, s2 and s3 except: * no Christmas, classical, accordion, hornpipe, marching band, songs briefly sung by cast and none of the score by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein
The first list is just season/episode/time - name - artist with no spoilers.
The second list is a hidden spoiler since it includes ID3tag comments for each track about when it is heard in the episode.
FILE NAME FORMAT sXeY.HMMSSz - [song name] - [artist] X=season Y=episode H=hour MM=minute SS=second z=s - "soundtrack" sourced from an official Stranger Things Soundtrack, e.g. Heroes z=e - "extra" not on an official soundtrack using the best source possible
MISSING s1e1 - Dark Stars - Mark Glass - Jonathan parks outside Lonnie's place s2e6 - Where Django's At - Cameron Brooks s2e9 - I See Charcoal (You See Scarlet) - Cameron Brooks
EDITS - these songs were shortened but include all the music heard in the show s1e5.01459e - Green Desert (edit) - Tangerine Dream s3e6.05306e - Confrontation and Rescue (edit) - Philip Glass
SUBSTITUTE s2e9.04450e - Rare Bird (Live) - Tangerine Dream is LIVE and but the version in the show is a studio version from "Ride On The Ray The Blue Years Anthology 1980-1987 (2011)". This live version sounds very close to the one used in the show.

season/episode.HMMSSx - title - artist

s1e1.01615e - Can't Seem to Make You Mine - The Seeds s1e1.02139e - She Has Funny Cars - Jefferson Airplane s1e1.02647e - I Shall Not Care - Pearls Before Swine s1e1.02855e - Jenny May - Trader Horne s1e1.03810e - Every Little Bit - Jackie James and Ian Curnow s1e1.03844e - White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane s1e1.04106s - Africa - Toto s1e2.01630e - Go Nowhere - Reagan Youth s1e2.01639s - Should I Stay Or Should I Go - The Clash s1e2.02736e - I'm Taking Off (Shield Your Eyes) - Space Knife s1e2.03252e - Body Language - Alexander Baker and Clair Marlo s1e2.03708e - Tie A Yellow Ribbon - Brotherhood Of Man s1e2.03823e - Raise A Little Hell - Trooper s1e2.04312e - I Melt With You - Modern English s1e2.05236s - Hazy Shade Of Winter - The Bangles s1e3.00041e - Waiting for a Girl Like You - Foreigner s1e3.04708s - Heroes - Peter Gabriel s1e4.00348s - Atmosphere - Joy Division s1e4.03357e - Color Dreams - The Deep s1e5.01102s - Elegia - New Order s1e5.01459e - Green Desert (edit) - Tangerine Dream s1e5.05027s - Nocturnal Me - Echo and The Bunnymen s1e6.00331s - Corey Hart - Sunglasses At Night s1e6.01624e - I See the Future - Andrew Pinching s1e6.01907e - Happy Jose - Kookie Freeman s1e6.02815e - The Bargain Store - Dolly Parton s1e6.03223e - Exit - Tangerine Dream s1e7.02224e - Fields of Coral - Vangelis s1e8.03656e - Horizon (Warsaw Gate Mix) - Tangerine Dream s1e8.03656e - When It's Cold I'd Like to Die - Moby s2e1.00610s - Whip It - Devo s2e1.00925e - Just Another Day - Oingo Boingo s2e1.01210s - Talking in Your Sleep - The Romantics s2e1.01356s - Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions s2e1.01558e - Spookie Movies - Gary Paxton s2e1.04005e - Every Other Girl - Prehistoric Wolves s2e2.01031e - Ghostbusters (Instrumental) - Ray Parker Jr s2e2.02509e - Wango Tango - Ted Nugent s2e2.02925e - Blackout - Swing Set s2e2.03042e - Shout at the Devil - Motley Crue s2e2.03223e - Islands in the Stream - Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton s2e2.03820e - Monster Mash - Bobby Boris Pickett s2e2.04116s - Girls On Film - Duran Duran s2e2.04540e - Outside the Realm - Big Giant Circles s2e2.05242e - Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr s2e3.00852e - Whistle On the River - The Mercey Brothers s2e3.01604s - You Don't Mess Around with Jim - Jim Croce s2e3.01901e - Go! - Tones On Tail s2e3.02716s - The Ghost in You - The Psychedelic Furs s2e3.02849e - Clean Cut American Kid - Ill Repute s2e3.03144e - Cookin - Al Casey Combo s2e3.03713e - How I Feel About You - Jumpstreet s2e4.01015e - This Is Radio Clash - The Clash s2e4.01619e - Scarface (Push It To the Limit) - Paul Engemann s2e4.03308e - The Growing - The Haxan Cloak s2e5.00552e - Try My Love - Carroll Lloyd s2e5.01103e - You Ought To Be With Me - Carl Weathers s2e5.01518e - Green, Green Grass of Home - Bobby Bare s2e5.01810e - Can I Do What I Want - Shock Therapy s2e5.02029e - Metal Sport - Hittman s2e5.02048e - Darling Don't Leave Me - Robert Gorl s2e5.03727e - When the Sun Goes Down - The Jetzons s2e5.03943e - Strength in Numbers - Channel 3 s2e5.04143e - No More - Billie Holiday s2e5.04939e - Open the Kingdom (Liquid Days Part Two) - Philip Glass s2e6.00052e - Hammer to Fall - Queen s2e6.00717e - There Is Frost On the Moon - Artie Shaw and His Orchestra s2e6.00944e - You Better Go Now - Billie Holiday s2e6.01658e - Blue Bayou - Roy Orbison s2e6.01854e - Round and Round - Ratt s2e7.00631s - Runaway - Bon Jovi s2e7.01625s - Back To Nature - Fad Gadget s2e7.02128e - The Bank Robbery - John Carpenter s2e7.02313e - Dead End Justice - The Runaways s2e7.04202e - Whisper to a Scream (Birds Fly) - The Icicle Works s2e8.00503e - The Love You Save (May Be Your Own) - Jack Cook s2e8.00519e - The Four Horseman - Metallica s2e9.00451e - The Way We Were - Barbra Streisand s2e9.00541e - I Do Believe (I Fell in Love) - Donna Summer s2e9.04450e - Rare Bird (Live) - Tangerine Dream s2e9.04847e - Love is a Battlefield - Pat Benatar s2e9.04940s - Twist of Fate - Olivia Newton-John s2e9.05105s - Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper s2e9.05606s - Every Breath You Take - The Police s3e1.00607s - Never Surrender - Corey Hart s3e1.01313e - Open the Door - Gentlemen Afterdark s3e1.01709e - Rock This Town - Stray Cats s3e1.01745s - Moving In Stereo - The Cars s3e1.01929e - The Touch of You - Andrea Litkei and Ervin Litkei s3e1.02138s - Workin' for a Livin' - Huey Lewis and The News s3e1.02646s - She's Got You - Patsy Cline s3e1.03050e - Hot Blooded - Foreigner s3e1.03157e - Italian Gigolo - Vincenzo Salvia s3e1.03714s - Can't Fight This Feeling - REO Speedwagon s3e1.04411e - (I Just) Died in Your Arms - Cutting Crew s3e2.00526s - You Don't Mess Around With Jim - Jim Croce s3e2.00902e - Get Up and Go - The Go-Go's s3e2.01229e - Gunpoint Affection - Black Market Baby s3e2.01454e - Matter of Love - Altitude Music s3e2.01931e - Ballroom Foxtrot - John Leighton s3e2.02629e - Too Late for Tears - Geronimo and the Apaches s3e2.02656s - My Bologna - Weird Al Yankovic s3e2.02801e - Beautiful, Lovable - Billy Munn s3e2.03232s - Material Girl - Madonna s3e2.03714s - Cold As Ice - Foreigner s3e3.00006e - Angel - Madonna s3e3.00303e - Phone to Phone - Life By Night s3e3.00355s - Lovergirl - Teena Marie s3e3.00741e - The Pod Dance - Trevor Jones s3e3.01458e - All Your Reasons Why - Smart Remarks s3e3.01721s - Things Can Only Get Better - Howard Jones s3e3.02228e - Place In My Heart - Brian Page s3e3.02811s - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Wham s3e3.04221e - Is It a Sin - Al Anthony s3e3.04516e - American Pie - Don Mclean s3e4.04830s - We'll Meet Again - Vera Lynn s3e5.02338e - Strike Zone - Loverboy s3e5.03236e - Boogie Man - Sid Phillips and His Melodians s3e5.03857e - In Our Hideaway - Valentino s3e6.00631e - Stand Up And Meet Your Brother - Possum River s3e6.01132e - The Wild Ride - Danny Elfman s3e6.01314s - Neutron Dance - The Pointer Sisters s3e6.04406e - Stairway Chase - Danny Elfman s3e6.05306e - Confrontation and Rescue 1896 Satyagraha Act II Tagore Scene 1 (edit) - Philip Glass s3e7.00010s - R.O.C.K. In the U.S.A. (A Salute To 60's Rock) - John Mellencamp s3e8.00735e - Goldrush II 12in Mix - Yello s3e8.01315e - (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson s3e8.03514s - Never Ending Story - Dustin and Suzie s3e8.05654e - When You See Me - Hurricane Express s3e8.10608e - Deep - Peter Sandberg

SPOILERS - season/episode.HMMSSx - title - artist # comment on when the song is heard

s1e1.01615e - Can't Seem to Make You Mine - The Seeds # Hopper walks into the Hawkins Police Department and chats with his officers, then is informed of Will Byers being missing s1e1.02139e - She Has Funny Cars - Jefferson Airplane # Eleven sneaks into Benny's Burgers to find some food s1e1.02647e - I Shall Not Care - Pearls Before Swine # Benny makes burgers and sits down to talk with Eleven s1e1.02855e - Jenny May - Trader Horne # Eleven makes noisy the fan stop at the diner s1e1.03810e - Every Little Bit - Jackie James and Ian Curnow # Nancy is studying in her bedroom as Steve climbs up to her window s1e1.03844e - White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane # Heard on the radio when agents come to Benny's Burgers to capture Eleven s1e1.04106s - Africa - Toto # Steve helps Nancy with her homework and things get heated s1e2.01630e - Go Nowhere - Reagan Youth # Jonathan listens to music while starting his drive to Lonnie's place s1e2.01639s - Should I Stay Or Should I Go - The Clash # Jonathan hears this song as he drives, remembering when he and Will listened to the song together. Later, Joyce finds the stereo playing it in Will's room. s1e2.02736e - I'm Taking Off (Shield Your Eyes) - Space Knife # Jonathan shoves past Cynthia and searches Lonnie's house for Will s1e2.03252e - Body Language - Alexander Baker and Clair Marlo # Over the phone, Nancy and Barb make plans to sneak off to Steve's party s1e2.03708e - Tie A Yellow Ribbon - Brotherhood Of Man # Nancy has Barb pull her car over, then Barb tries to convince her that the party is just Steve's attempt to have sex with her s1e2.03823e - Raise A Little Hell - Trooper # Steve opens the front door, letting the girls in s1e2.04312e - I Melt With You - Modern English # Music playing at Steve's pool party s1e2.05236s - Hazy Shade Of Winter - The Bangles # Nancy makes out with Steve while Barbara is taken by the Monster - plays into end credits s1e3.00041e - Waiting for a Girl Like You - Foreigner # First song as Nancy loses her virginity with Steve s1e3.04708s - Heroes - Peter Gabriel # Hopper and the kids find out what has been discovered at the quarry s1e4.00348s - Atmosphere - Joy Division # First song after Chief Hopper finishes informing Joyce about the discovery at the quarry s1e4.03357e - Color Dreams - The Deep # Hopper buys O'Bannon a beer, before questioning him about the discovery at the quarry s1e5.01102s - Elegia - New Order # Instrumental music on the morning of Will's funeral s1e5.01459e - Green Desert (edit) - Tangerine Dream # Hopper tears apart his trailer looking for listening devices - 10m45s edit of 19m33s original s1e5.05027s - Nocturnal Me - Echo and The Bunnymen # Jonathan tries to find Nancy and it plays into end credits s1e6.00331s - Corey Hart - Sunglasses At Night # Steve sneaks up to Nancy's bedroom window but sees her sitting on the bed with Jonathan s1e6.01624e - I See the Future - Andrew Pinching # Karen opens Nancy's bedroom door to find music blaring and the room empty - Karen opens Nancy's bedroom door to find music blaring and the room empty s1e6.01907e - Happy Jose - Kookie Freeman # Song playing inside the grocery store as Eleven steals Eggos s1e6.02815e - The Bargain Store - Dolly Parton # Nancy and Jonathan go to the store to buy monster hunting supplies s1e6.03223e - Exit - Tangerine Dream # Steve and Jonathan fight in the alley s1e7.02224e - Fields of Coral - Vangelis # Nancy asks about Eleven's dress then the kids explain The Upside Down to everyone s1e8.03656e - Horizon (Warsaw Gate Mix) - Tangerine Dream # Hopper coaching Joyce on pacing her breathing as he flashbacks to his daughter's first signs of cancer s1e8.03656e - When It's Cold I'd Like to Die - Moby # The boys call out for Eleven after she disappears with the Demogorgon and Will is brought back to life in the Upside Down s2e1.00610s - Whip It - Devo # The boys arrive at the arcade s2e1.00925e - Just Another Day - Oingo Boingo # The boys walk back into the arcade and the new day starts as Chief Hopper arrives at the police station s2e1.01210s - Talking in Your Sleep - The Romantics # Hopper walks out on Murray then Steve and Nancy talk in the car about his application essay s2e1.01356s - Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions # Steve and Nancy are interrupted by Billy's grand entrance at school s2e1.01558e - Spookie Movies - Gary Paxton # The boys watch Max sit down in class and Bob arrives at Melvald's General Store s2e1.04005e - Every Other Girl - Prehistoric Wolves # At Hawkins Lab the main technician is bouncing a stress ball before the console alarms go off s2e2.01031e - Ghostbusters (Instrumental) - Ray Parker Jr # The boys are getting dressed up for Halloween as their families take photos s2e2.02509e - Wango Tango - Ted Nugent # Billy drives Max home and complains about having to move to Hawkins s2e2.02925e - Blackout - Swing Set # Jonathan drives Will to meet his friends as they discuss Bob and their mom's over-protectiveness s2e2.03042e - Shout at the Devil - Motley Crue # Steve, Nancy and Billy at the Halloween party s2e2.03223e - Islands in the Stream - Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton # Bob and Joyce dance around her living room s2e2.03820e - Monster Mash - Bobby Boris Pickett # El remembers taking the food in the forest Hop left for her and the boys and Max go trick-or-treating s2e2.04116s - Girls On Film - Duran Duran # The trick-or-treating group breaks up and Jonathan arrives at the Halloween Party s2e2.04540e - Outside the Realm - Big Giant Circles # Mike tells Will it feels like Eleven is still around, Jonathan drives Nancy home and tucks her into bed, Hop rushes home late and knocks on the door s2e2.05242e - Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr # Dustin peers inside the trashcan and explaims "Holy Sh.." and is cut off by the end credits s2e3.00852e - Whistle On the River - The Mercey Brothers # Dustin grabs his pile of library books and makes a run for it then Bob drives Will to school and he tells him about a nightmare he had as a kid s2e3.01604s - You Don't Mess Around with Jim - Jim Croce # Flashback to Hopper playing a record for Eleven then a montage of them cleaning up the cabin and learning to use the radio for Morse code messages s2e3.01901e - Go! - Tones On Tail # Eleven leaves the cabin; Steve and Billy wrestle on the basketball court; Nancy shows up at the gym to confront Steve s2e3.02716s - The Ghost in You - The Psychedelic Furs # Jonathan tells Nancy how he ended up taking her home from the party then they talk about how things have changed since Will disappeared s2e3.02849e - Clean Cut American Kid - Ill Repute # While Nancy and Jonathan talk, a classmate starts listening to music on his walkman s2e3.03144e - Cookin - Al Casey Combo # Joyce phones Bob at Radioshack for help with playing his video camera s2e3.03713e - How I Feel About You - Jumpstreet # As Nancy and Jonathan head to her room, Karen Wheeler stops them to say hi s2e4.01015e - This Is Radio Clash - The Clash # After telling her mom she's staying at Stacey's overnight, Nancy heads outside to join Jonathan s2e4.01619e - Scarface (Push It To the Limit) - Paul Engemann # Hopper starts his truck after getting a message about Joyce's many calls; Billy gives Steve advice on holding his ground on the court s2e4.03308e - The Growing - The Haxan Cloak # Billy grabs Maxs arm and tells her to stay away from Lucas then Hopper heads out into the pumpkin field and starts digging s2e5.00552e - 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2019.06.22 19:32 ZappaOMatic Red Grange's Barnstorming Tour (Part 2/3): In November/December 1925, shortly after joining the NFL, Red Grange and the Bears embarked on a barnstorming tour that saw them play 10 games in 18 days.

Part 1

Welcome to Part 2 of my three-part series detailing Red Grange and the Chicago Bears' quest for fame and fortune!
Last time, we went into Grange's final year at Illinois, his new partnership with the Bears and C.C. Pyle, the crazy events that took place in the college football world as he prepared for a new career, and the Red Grange Rule. Today, we'll be diving into Grange's first games as an NFL player.

Part 2: The Grand Tour

Let the Games Begin!

When I joined the Chicago Bears there were eighteen teams in the National Professional Football League. But there wasn't enough activity at the turnstiles to support half that number. There was such a lack of interest in the pro game that the league didn't even hold a championship play-off at the end of the season. Fans just seemed to prefer the college brand of football. And the fact that the big names in college football were against the pro game made matters worse.
Yet pro football in 1925 was good football. Many of the players were former college stars who continued to give their all to the game despite the small monetary return. The big problem was to get the newspapers to give the pro sport the publicity it so badly needed. Stories about the happenings in the professional league were usually buried on the second or third pages of the sports section. Had the same space been devoted to pro football as pro baseball, the former would probably have caught the public's fancy from the very beginning.
— Red Grange, The Red Grange Story[1]
Grange joined the Bears to wrap up the 1925 NFL season, and with his name on the lineups, fans flocked to games to see the Galloping Ghost. 20,000 tickets to his NFL debut against the Cardinals were sold in only three hours the day after he signed. As such, George Halas printed more and opened up standing room.[2][3]
"When Grange signed, there were three games left on the Bears' schedule," Grange's friend and historian Richard Crabb said.[4] "Before the tour began, the ads read, 'See the Chicago Bears with Red Grange.' Once Grange started to play, it was, 'See Red Grange with the Chicago Bears.' The Bears didn't exist at that time. Red changed that."
On November 26, Thanksgiving Day, he made his debut against the Cardinals. Attendance figures reportedly exceeded 40,000 as the teams fought to a scoreless tie.[5] Entering the game, Grange only had three days of practice in the Bears offense, a predecessor to the T-formation that differed from the single-wing offense used at Illinois.[1] Cardinals star Paddy Driscoll kept the ball away from Grange by not punting to him, limiting his yardage to just 56. Rushing wise, he had only 35 yards.[2] Once the game ended, fans stormed the field to greet him until police intervened.
"There had never been such evidence of public interest since our professional league began in 1920," Halas recalled.[1] "I knew then and there that pro football was destined to be a big-time sport."
Three days later, between 28,000 and 35,000 arrived in a snowy Cubs Park to watch the Bears/Tigers game. Although Grange threw a touchdown pass and recorded 171 yards as the Bears went up 14–0, he also lost a fumble on a kickoff return and was eventually substituted out until the fourth quarter, to the disappointment of the crowd; the decision to replace Grange during the first half before sending him back in late in the game would be executed a number of times during the tour. The Tigers started to rally, but could not complete the comeback as the Bears held on for the 14–13 win.[6][7] Afterwards, Grange gained a familiar ally when Illinois fullback Earl Britton signed with the Bears.[8]
As December arrived, the Bears' workload increased. In addition to the five remaining games against NFL teams, the team also had matchups against independent teams, starting with a December 2 game against the Donnelly All-Stars of St. Louis.[3] The Donnelly in question was the team's sponsor, a mortician.[9] Taking on a hastily-organized team that only had one practice together, the Bears rolled the All-Stars 39–6 as Grange scored four touchdowns.[10] Considering the blowout, one reporter quipped the All-Stars must have recruited players from Donnelly's morgue.[9] Due to chilly conditions (approximately 12 degrees) and being a weekday game (Wednesday), only 8,000 attended.[2]
After the game, a deputy sheriff gave Grange a garnishment stemming from a $20,000 lawsuit by Leathea Beatrice Tyndale against the Pyle Motor Service Car Company due to injuries she suffered in a car accident.[11] Grange's attorney O.W. Hammer quickly closed the case when it turned out the Pyle in question was Everett Pyle, of no relation to C.C., who owned dairy trucks in the St. Louis area.[12]
On December 5 and 6, the Bears played consecutive NFL games against the Frankford Yellow Jackets and New York Giants at Shibe Park and the Polo Grounds, respectively.[13] On a muddy field in Philadelphia, the Bears and Yellow Jackets struggled to get going early before Grange roared to life at the end of the first quarter, catching a 20-yard pass to set up a red zone push for the end zone that ended with a two-yard touchdown run to start the second period.[14] Like the Columbus game, Grange was pulled and did not return until the final quarter. Once the time arrived to come back, with the score tied at 7, Grange delivered the finishing blow on a one-yard rushing touchdown.[14] It was Red Grange Day and he enjoyed it.
After beating the Yellow Jackets, the Bears rushed to board the train to New York, still wearing their uniforms. When the players noticed their dirty clothes, Pyle said, "This tour will make you so wealthy, Halas, that next year you'll be able to afford two sets of uniforms."[2]
In New York, Grange's star power was obvious; before the game, incoming NYC Mayor James J. Walker organized 50 police officers to escort Grange to the locker room. 250 more policemen were ordered to patrol the Polo Grounds. Further increasing public interest was Pyle announcing Grange would play the full game.[2]
The game was a physical one. Daily News writer Marshall Hunt's game recap told of Giants players getting aggressive in their efforts to stop the Galloping Ghost, including "twisting Red over backward and piling on him some seconds after the ball was out of play. One instance of slugging, after a tackle, was more obvious to those in the stands, but went unpenalized." In response, the Polo Grounds sounded off with boos.[15] He was also kicked in the forearm by the Giants' Tommy Tomlin and thrown around by other Giants players, though the officials and Grange did not care to respond.[2]
With Grange paving the way as a runner, receiver, and defender, Chicago quarterback Joey Sternaman did much of the scoring with two touchdowns. Contrary to Pyle's words, Grange eventually exited the game before returning in the fourth quarter, and he did so at the perfect time: with the Bears holding on to a 12–7 lead, he intercepted Mike Palm's pass and returned it 35 yards for the game-sealing touchdown.[15]
Although they lost, the Bears game was the help the Giants desperately needed. In their inaugural season at the time, despite riding a seven-game winning streak, the team was struggling to attract fans and money.[15][16] Giants owner Tim Mara, who had expressed interest in signing Grange and secured the game, was suffering from a debt worth $40,000. New York governor Al Smith, a close friend of Mara's, even asked, "Pro football will never amount to anything, why don't you give it up?" Mara answered, "The boys would run me right out of the house if I did."[3]
Fortunately for Mara, things changed for the better when Grange came to town. The 70,000 tickets for the game quickly sold out, forcing the gates to be closed off due to fire laws; those who couldn't get a ticket or into the stadium decided to try their luck through gate crashing, with some getting arrested and kicked out in the process.[16]
"When I saw that crowd and knew half the cash in the house was mine, I said to myself, 'Timothy, how long has this gravy train been running,'" Mara remembered. His debt was quickly erased and he ultimately turned a $18,000 profit in the Giants.[3]

Endorsements and Presidential Meetings

Although the Bears' next game was scheduled the day after the Giants, Pyle and Grange decided to stay in New York for a day to do business. Very quickly, the endorsement offers came in for products like sweaters, soft drinks, shoes, caps, and dolls (very creepy dolls... and Peyton Manning?); a cigarette company also wanted to get in on the action, but Grange declined as he didn't smoke.[1] However, he eventually agreed to a lesser deal to let the brand use his name on the conditions that the promotions didn't imply he was a smoker. As a bit of a publicity stunt, Pyle wrote down a check worth $300,000 and announced it was for a movie contract. The next day, The New York Times announced the $300,000 would indeed become reality courtesy of the Arrow Production Company.[2]
Two days after the Giants game, the Bears traveled to the nation's capital to face the Washington All-Stars at Griffith Stadium. Before the match, Grange and the team ― accompanied by William B. McKinley (the Illinois Senator, not the long-dead President) ― stopped by the White House to meet President Calvin Coolidge. When the parties greeted each other, Coolidge was introduced to "Mr. Halas and Mr. Grange of the Chicago Bears," to which he responded, "Glad to meet you. I always did like animal acts."[17]
Grange, who shook hands with the President and was asked where he was from, commented, "I didn't think it was funny at the time. But I guess he had better things to worry about."[17][18]
The Bears easily dismantled Washington 19–0, but Grange, playing a rather conservative strategy to keep himself as fresh as possible for the next day's game, had meager stats: he recorded just 16 rushing yards, no return and receiving yards, 0 for 3 on passing attempts (two incomplete, one interception), one PAT made on a drop kick, and a missed field goal after a poor snap.[1][19] Grange also suffered facial and arm injuries during the game, including one tackle by a Washington player named Secrist that flattened the running back to the point where Westbrook Pegler wrote they "would need a pancake turner to scrape Red Grange off the field."[19][20]
With Grange a non-factor, teammates Duke Hanny and Johnny Bryan were the stars of the show with their 23-yard pick six and 76-yard rushing touchdown, respectively.[20] Ed "Dutch" Sternaman, Joey's brother and Bears co-owner, Sternaman also added a four-yard touchdown run of his own, which Pegler wrote was when he "realized that his noted Bears couldn't afford to be licked by a lot of players with no standing in league football."[19] Financially, the game was a letdown with roughly only 8,000 in attendance and $5,500 at the gate; Washington organizer Alfred L. Stern called it "a bitter disappointment" and "the lower (figure) we have gotten so far."[20] To further add to his woes, Stern had guaranteed at least $10,000 in receipts when he and the Bears agreed to the game.[21]
A game recap from the Green Bay Press-Gazette read the "feature of the afternoon" was a "bum's rush" of fans before kickoff: attendees sitting in the $1 bleachers (located in Griffith Stadium's left field) were further from the playing field than those in the reserved seating that ran as high as $5. Most of the game's attendance consisted of those in the $1 stands, while the reserved seats weren't as filled. With only a few policemen on duty, one fan jumped onto the field and successfully dashed to the more expensive seats without much trouble. Moments later, a tidal wave of spectators came charging for the same seats before the officers stepped in.[21]

Broken in Boston

The following day, the Bears packed their helmets and traveled to Boston to take on the Providence Steam Roller. However, the team was in bad shape, especially with Grange nursing a swollen left arm since the New York game. During the train ride, Bears trainer Andy Lotshaw was busy treating the entire roster.[1] At the time, NFL roster sizes were only in the teens and players played both ways, meaning they often played the full game with few substitutions. Although Grange was only required to play 30 minutes each game, his status as the Bears' key player was basically the same as painting a target on his back.[2]
Excitement ran high at Braves Field, with fans surrounding Grange to greet him before kickoff and regularly cheering when he got the ball.[22] Hoping to raise more interest, Providence general manager Charles Coppen signed Don Miller and Jim Crowley, two members of the Four Horsemen of Notre Dame, and Fritz Pollard, one of pro football's first black players and coaches.[2]
Unfortunately for Grange and his team, the effects of the injuries were evident as the Bears offense struggled mightily; in the first quarter, Grange had four carries for just 15 yards. The Steam Roller scored first on a safety, followed by Franny Garvey returning a Hanny fumble for a score. At one point, Providence punter Red Maloney kicked the ball directly to Grange, who was in too much pain that he simply let the ball fly over him and out of bounds.[2] Down 9–0 in the fourth quarter, Grange was quietly taken out and Bryan scored the Bears' lone touchdown on a 25-yard run, making the final score a very nice 6–9.[22] On the plus side, a very solid 20,000 was in attendance so the game wasn't a complete loss, right?[23]
Unsurprisingly, public opinion of the game was generally negative. The unanimous cheers for Grange at kickoff turned to sarcastic support and jeers as the match wore on. With the amount of stress placed on the Bears from the tour, a December 10 article from the United News Service suggested the "Grange bubble appears dangerously near the bursting point. Beneath the withering, pitiless spotlight of publicity, the red-headed youngster's fame may melt away like some of his own ice, leaving only a little dank, malodorous saw-dust."[23]
"It was reported I was a very dejected man after that experience in Boston," Grange wrote.[1] "Babe Ruth was supposed to have come into the locker room following the game to offer some sage words of advice. 'Don't get too thin skinned. You've got to expect a lot of knocks in the professional racket and you've got to take a lot of criticism and a lot of insults that you didn't get before,' the papers had him saying to me.
"The fact of the matter is I saw Ruth before the game only when we took some publicity pictures together. His personal remarks were limited to, 'Hi-yah, kid. How you doing?' We then got to talking about baseball."
The debacle sparked a new debate: was pro football even a good venture? For some like official E.J. O'Brien and former Boston University head coach Charles Whelan, the game was a reminder that it was vastly inferior to its college counterpart as professional players simply didn't care enough for the game. O'Brien went as far as to declare pro football "a dismal failure."[24]
Others like former college stars Herbert Treat (Princeton) and Carl Flanders (Yale), while unimpressed by the Bears game and also maintaining college football is better, had more optimistic views. Treat commented pro football had "improved wonderfully of late years and offers wonderful opportunities," while Flanders declared the Steam Roller game as "not a fair chance to judge professional football at its best" as the Bears' very busy schedule prevented them from playing at full strength. Like Treat, Flanders added pro football "has a bright future."[24]
Referee John J. Hallahan published a column critiquing the game and comparing players in both the pro and college levels. In addition to saying pro players "do not block so well as the college men," Hallahan wrote professional defensive players preferred to "tackle high and around the waist; also seem to be satisfied to stop the attack rather than bang into it fiercely as [in college]." Nevertheless, he praised the Bears defense, particularly for a goal-line stand that he called "a real defensive stop", but added the Steam Roller offensive strategy was rather poor. In the trenches, Hallahan noted defensive linemen would try to "grab the players by the head" rather than push them aside. While discussing Grange and the Bears, he wrote Chicago's offense "lacked cohesion" as "11 players playing as individual units", while Grange's struggles were understandable with such a demanding schedule like the tour's.[25]
"No player can stand such a pace," Hallahan concluded.[25]
"I was booed for the first time in my football career in the Boston game," Grange added.[1] "It made me aware of something I had never thought of before—that the public's attitude toward a professional football player is quite different from the manner in which they view a college gridder. A pro's performance is evaluated much more critically and he is less likely to be forgiven when a mistake is made. A pro must deliver, or else."
In other news, Grange hired Dr. E.B. Cooley as a personal physician after the game.[26] Cooley was the father of Grange's buddy Marion "Doc" Cooley, who was serving as his personal adviser alongside their college classmate Dinty Moore. Before their next game, Lyman "Beans" DeWolf, Grange's childhood friend, joined the tour as his confidant and secretary at the request of Red's father Lyle.[2]

Injury in Pittsburgh

Despite the bad day in Boston, the Bears quickly moved to the train station and were off to Pittsburgh for their third game in as many days, this time against another all-star team. Okay, the Steam Roller game was a bit of a disaster and your players are pretty beaten up, but you're taking on a randomly-organized group of guys this time, not even an NFL team! Things can't get any worse, right?
Things got worse. It had rained the day prior, followed by sudden cold that froze the turf. Before kickoff, All-American and future NFL head coach Bo McMillin visited the Bears in the locker room. After seeing Grange's arm, which had swollen to twice its normal size, he warned him not to play. "I should have followed his advice, but it was impossible on such short notice," Grange wrote.[1]
It wasn't any better for his teammates. When the Bears took the field, only ten players represented them as injuries took their toll; after five minutes, the referee ordered Halas to send out an eleventh man. Upon reviewing his battered bench, Halas decided between center George Trafton, who was dealing with a leg injury, and tackle Ed Healey. Trafton was reluctantly called to action as he could at least stand and walk.[9] The team was so banged up that Lotshaw, who had never played football before but was a rather large man, was asked to dress for the game at tackle. "He played about half a game before they killed him. Not literally of course," Grange remarked.[2]
In recent games, Grange had drawn criticism from fans for not putting enough effort into blocking, instead relying on his teammates to do so for the ball carriers.[24] 12 minutes into the game, Grange attempted to throw a block for halfback Johnny Mohardt.[1][27] Moments later, he was being helped off the field, to raucous boos from the crowd.[25] The Galloping Ghost was down.
Dr. Gustav Berg diagnosed his injury as a torn ligament and a ruptured blood vessel in his arm, the latter leading to artery hemorrhages. After reviewing the situation, Bears officials reasoned he would be out for two weeks to a month.[28]
With Grange out of the picture, the Bears quickly fell apart. By the final gun, the Bears had been walloped 24–0. Off the field, to add insult to injury, the Motion Picture Owners' Association of America announced Grange's upcoming movie was on the verge of being banned from playing in its theaters if a certain $300,000 check bounced.[27] A game against an all-star team in Cleveland was also called off, leading to its game organizer suing the Bears for breach of contract.[1]

A Dismal Conclusion

The show must go on.
On the way back through Boston, the Bears changed trains at a New York station. With fans and media covering his injury to such a great degree, Pyle told Grange to swap clothes with a teammate to throw reporters off.[1]
However, there were still reasons to keep your head up if you were a Bears fan. Halas stated the injury would have no bearing on Grange's contract, and Berg gave a more optimistic outlook on his recovery: three days. Grange added he had no intention of ending his career and would be back for December 12's game against the Detroit Panthers, just two days after the Pittsburgh game.[28][29]
As it turned out, Grange had to miss the tilt in Detroit when a blood clot formed in his arm.[30] Nevertheless, he tagged along for the game; when he was introduced to the fans at halftime, he was greeted by cheers, with some running onto the field to shake his hand.[1]
In front of a crowd of just 4,111, the back watched from the sideline as his team was shut out once again 21–0. With Grange out, game organizers announced fans who bought tickets could get refunds if they wanted to; about $18,000 was returned.[30] Jimmy Conzelman, who owned and played halfback for the Panthers, voiced his frustration over losing his best shot at turning a profit for his fledgling team.[1]
The refunds weren't the only fiasco of the day as local architect C. Howard Crane filed a garnishment against Conzelman and Pyle, ordering the latter to give him between $1,200 and $1,700. However, reports at the time believed the garnishment was rather pointless due to Grange's absence; after his injury, Grange and the two teams agreed to a contract that said the Bears receive 70% of the receipts if Grange played at least 25 minutes.[30]
"I felt badly about disappointing the fans when I had to withdraw from the Pittsburgh game and then not play at all against Detroit and New York," Grange said.[1] "But I couldn't risk permanent injury. One doctor really scared me when he said the blood clot which formed in my arm as a result of the ruptured blood vessel might travel through my body and, if it reached my heart, could be fatal."
On December 13, the Bears returned to Chicago to host the Giants. With Grange still out, many canceled their ticket reservations, leaving only 18,000 to watch as the Bears suffered their third consecutive shutout. Scoring a first quarter field goal and fourth quarter touchdown, the Giants walked away with the 9–0 win.[31]
NFL Films Research Library head Chris Willis wrote, "A murderous schedule clearly showed that C.C. Pyle didn't know anything about pro football, and it proved that this tour wasn't about winning games or trying to claim an NFL championship. It was about trying to make as much money as possible by exploiting the Grange phenomenon."[3]
"No other team before or since has ever attempted such a grueling schedule as the 1925 Bears and I'm sure never will," Grange concluded.[1]
It was a disappointing end to a promising and electrifying start for Grange and the Bears. But they weren't done yet.

Results

Date Opponent Location Score Record Approx. Attendance
November 26 Chicago Cardinals Cubs Park T 0–0 0–0–1 40,000
November 29 Columbus Tigers Cubs Park W 14–13 1–0–1 28,000
December 2 Donnelly All-Stars Sportsman's Park W 39–6 2–0–1 8,000
December 5 Frankford Yellow Jackets Shibe Park W 14–7 3–0–1 36,000
December 6 New York Giants Polo Grounds W 19–7 4–0–1 68,000
December 8 Washington All-Stars Griffith Stadium W 19–0 5–0–1 8,000
December 9 Providence Steam Roller Braves Field L 6–9 5–1–1 15,000
December 10 Pittsburgh All-Stars Forbes Field L 0–24 5–2–1 18,000
December 12 Detroit Panthers Navin Field L 0–21 5–3–1 4,111
December 13 New York Giants Cubs Park L 0–9 5–4–1 18,000
Next week: Grange and the Bears head south to Florida and westward for their second tour!
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2019.06.22 19:31 ZappaOMatic Red Grange's Barnstorming Tour (Part 2/3): In November/December 1925, shortly after joining the NFL, Red Grange and the Bears embarked on a barnstorming tour that saw them play 10 games in 18 days.

Part 1

Welcome to Part 2 of my three-part series detailing Red Grange and the Chicago Bears' quest for fame and fortune!
Last time, we went into Grange's final year at Illinois, his new partnership with the Bears and C.C. Pyle, the crazy events that took place in the college football world as he prepared for a new career, and the Red Grange Rule. Today, we'll be diving into Grange's first games as an NFL player.

Part 2: The Grand Tour

Let the Games Begin!

When I joined the Chicago Bears there were eighteen teams in the National Professional Football League. But there wasn't enough activity at the turnstiles to support half that number. There was such a lack of interest in the pro game that the league didn't even hold a championship play-off at the end of the season. Fans just seemed to prefer the college brand of football. And the fact that the big names in college football were against the pro game made matters worse.
Yet pro football in 1925 was good football. Many of the players were former college stars who continued to give their all to the game despite the small monetary return. The big problem was to get the newspapers to give the pro sport the publicity it so badly needed. Stories about the happenings in the professional league were usually buried on the second or third pages of the sports section. Had the same space been devoted to pro football as pro baseball, the former would probably have caught the public's fancy from the very beginning.
— Red Grange, The Red Grange Story[1]
Grange joined the Bears to wrap up the 1925 NFL season, and with his name on the lineups, fans flocked to games to see the Galloping Ghost. 20,000 tickets to his NFL debut against the Cardinals were sold in only three hours the day after he signed. As such, George Halas printed more and opened up standing room.[2][3]
"When Grange signed, there were three games left on the Bears' schedule," Grange's friend and historian Richard Crabb said.[4] "Before the tour began, the ads read, 'See the Chicago Bears with Red Grange.' Once Grange started to play, it was, 'See Red Grange with the Chicago Bears.' The Bears didn't exist at that time. Red changed that."
On November 26, Thanksgiving Day, he made his debut against the Cardinals. Attendance figures reportedly exceeded 40,000 as the teams fought to a scoreless tie.[5] Entering the game, Grange only had three days of practice in the Bears offense, a predecessor to the T-formation that differed from the single-wing offense used at Illinois.[1] Cardinals star Paddy Driscoll kept the ball away from Grange by not punting to him, limiting his yardage to just 56. Rushing wise, he had only 35 yards.[2] Once the game ended, fans stormed the field to greet him until police intervened.
"There had never been such evidence of public interest since our professional league began in 1920," Halas recalled.[1] "I knew then and there that pro football was destined to be a big-time sport."
Three days later, between 28,000 and 35,000 arrived in a snowy Cubs Park to watch the Bears/Tigers game. Although Grange threw a touchdown pass and recorded 171 yards as the Bears went up 14–0, he also lost a fumble on a kickoff return and was eventually substituted out until the fourth quarter, to the disappointment of the crowd; the decision to replace Grange during the first half before sending him back in late in the game would be executed a number of times during the tour. The Tigers started to rally, but could not complete the comeback as the Bears held on for the 14–13 win.[6][7] Afterwards, Grange gained a familiar ally when Illinois fullback Earl Britton signed with the Bears.[8]
As December arrived, the Bears' workload increased. In addition to the five remaining games against NFL teams, the team also had matchups against independent teams, starting with a December 2 game against the Donnelly All-Stars of St. Louis.[3] The Donnelly in question was the team's sponsor, a mortician.[9] Taking on a hastily-organized team that only had one practice together, the Bears rolled the All-Stars 39–6 as Grange scored four touchdowns.[10] Considering the blowout, one reporter quipped the All-Stars must have recruited players from Donnelly's morgue.[9] Due to chilly conditions (approximately 12 degrees) and being a weekday game (Wednesday), only 8,000 attended.[2]
After the game, a deputy sheriff gave Grange a garnishment stemming from a $20,000 lawsuit by Leathea Beatrice Tyndale against the Pyle Motor Service Car Company due to injuries she suffered in a car accident.[11] Grange's attorney O.W. Hammer quickly closed the case when it turned out the Pyle in question was Everett Pyle, of no relation to C.C., who owned dairy trucks in the St. Louis area.[12]
On December 5 and 6, the Bears played consecutive NFL games against the Frankford Yellow Jackets and New York Giants at Shibe Park and the Polo Grounds, respectively.[13] On a muddy field in Philadelphia, the Bears and Yellow Jackets struggled to get going early before Grange roared to life at the end of the first quarter, catching a 20-yard pass to set up a red zone push for the end zone that ended with a two-yard touchdown run to start the second period.[14] Like the Columbus game, Grange was pulled and did not return until the final quarter. Once the time arrived to come back, with the score tied at 7, Grange delivered the finishing blow on a one-yard rushing touchdown.[14] It was Red Grange Day and he enjoyed it.
After beating the Yellow Jackets, the Bears rushed to board the train to New York, still wearing their uniforms. When the players noticed their dirty clothes, Pyle said, "This tour will make you so wealthy, Halas, that next year you'll be able to afford two sets of uniforms."[2]
In New York, Grange's star power was obvious; before the game, incoming NYC Mayor James J. Walker organized 50 police officers to escort Grange to the locker room. 250 more policemen were ordered to patrol the Polo Grounds. Further increasing public interest was Pyle announcing Grange would play the full game.[2]
The game was a physical one. Daily News writer Marshall Hunt's game recap told of Giants players getting aggressive in their efforts to stop the Galloping Ghost, including "twisting Red over backward and piling on him some seconds after the ball was out of play. One instance of slugging, after a tackle, was more obvious to those in the stands, but went unpenalized." In response, the Polo Grounds sounded off with boos.[15] He was also kicked in the forearm by the Giants' Tommy Tomlin and thrown around by other Giants players, though the officials and Grange did not care to respond.[2]
With Grange paving the way as a runner, receiver, and defender, Chicago quarterback Joey Sternaman did much of the scoring with two touchdowns. Contrary to Pyle's words, Grange eventually exited the game before returning in the fourth quarter, and he did so at the perfect time: with the Bears holding on to a 12–7 lead, he intercepted Mike Palm's pass and returned it 35 yards for the game-sealing touchdown.[15]
Although they lost, the Bears game was the help the Giants desperately needed. In their inaugural season at the time, despite riding a seven-game winning streak, the team was struggling to attract fans and money.[15][16] Giants owner Tim Mara, who had expressed interest in signing Grange and secured the game, was suffering from a debt worth $40,000. New York governor Al Smith, a close friend of Mara's, even asked, "Pro football will never amount to anything, why don't you give it up?" Mara answered, "The boys would run me right out of the house if I did."[3]
Fortunately for Mara, things changed for the better when Grange came to town. The 70,000 tickets for the game quickly sold out, forcing the gates to be closed off due to fire laws; those who couldn't get a ticket or into the stadium decided to try their luck through gate crashing, with some getting arrested and kicked out in the process.[16]
"When I saw that crowd and knew half the cash in the house was mine, I said to myself, 'Timothy, how long has this gravy train been running,'" Mara remembered. His debt was quickly erased and he ultimately turned a $18,000 profit in the Giants.[3]

Endorsements and Presidential Meetings

Although the Bears' next game was scheduled the day after the Giants, Pyle and Grange decided to stay in New York for a day to do business. Very quickly, the endorsement offers came in for products like sweaters, soft drinks, shoes, caps, and dolls (very creepy dolls... and Peyton Manning?); a cigarette company also wanted to get in on the action, but Grange declined as he didn't smoke.[1] However, he eventually agreed to a lesser deal to let the brand use his name on the conditions that the promotions didn't imply he was a smoker. As a bit of a publicity stunt, Pyle wrote down a check worth $300,000 and announced it was for a movie contract. The next day, The New York Times announced the $300,000 would indeed become reality courtesy of the Arrow Production Company.[2]
Two days after the Giants game, the Bears traveled to the nation's capital to face the Washington All-Stars at Griffith Stadium. Before the match, Grange and the team ― accompanied by William B. McKinley (the Illinois Senator, not the long-dead President) ― stopped by the White House to meet President Calvin Coolidge. When the parties greeted each other, Coolidge was introduced to "Mr. Halas and Mr. Grange of the Chicago Bears," to which he responded, "Glad to meet you. I always did like animal acts."[17]
Grange, who shook hands with the President and was asked where he was from, commented, "I didn't think it was funny at the time. But I guess he had better things to worry about."[17][18]
The Bears easily dismantled Washington 19–0, but Grange, playing a rather conservative strategy to keep himself as fresh as possible for the next day's game, had meager stats: he recorded just 16 rushing yards, no return and receiving yards, 0 for 3 on passing attempts (two incomplete, one interception), one PAT made on a drop kick, and a missed field goal after a poor snap.[1][19] Grange also suffered facial and arm injuries during the game, including one tackle by a Washington player named Secrist that flattened the running back to the point where Westbrook Pegler wrote they "would need a pancake turner to scrape Red Grange off the field."[19][20]
With Grange a non-factor, teammates Duke Hanny and Johnny Bryan were the stars of the show with their 23-yard pick six and 76-yard rushing touchdown, respectively.[20] Ed "Dutch" Sternaman, Joey's brother and Bears co-owner, Sternaman also added a four-yard touchdown run of his own, which Pegler wrote was when he "realized that his noted Bears couldn't afford to be licked by a lot of players with no standing in league football."[19] Financially, the game was a letdown with roughly only 8,000 in attendance and $5,500 at the gate; Washington organizer Alfred L. Stern called it "a bitter disappointment" and "the lower (figure) we have gotten so far."[20] To further add to his woes, Stern had guaranteed at least $10,000 in receipts when he and the Bears agreed to the game.[21]
A game recap from the Green Bay Press-Gazette read the "feature of the afternoon" was a "bum's rush" of fans before kickoff: attendees sitting in the $1 bleachers (located in Griffith Stadium's left field) were further from the playing field than those in the reserved seating that ran as high as $5. Most of the game's attendance consisted of those in the $1 stands, while the reserved seats weren't as filled. With only a few policemen on duty, one fan jumped onto the field and successfully dashed to the more expensive seats without much trouble. Moments later, a tidal wave of spectators came charging for the same seats before the officers stepped in.[21]

Broken in Boston

The following day, the Bears packed their helmets and traveled to Boston to take on the Providence Steam Roller. However, the team was in bad shape, especially with Grange nursing a swollen left arm since the New York game. During the train ride, Bears trainer Andy Lotshaw was busy treating the entire roster.[1] At the time, NFL roster sizes were only in the teens and players played both ways, meaning they often played the full game with few substitutions. Although Grange was only required to play 30 minutes each game, his status as the Bears' key player was basically the same as painting a target on his back.[2]
Excitement ran high at Braves Field, with fans surrounding Grange to greet him before kickoff and regularly cheering when he got the ball.[22] Hoping to raise more interest, Providence general manager Charles Coppen signed Don Miller and Jim Crowley, two members of the Four Horsemen of Notre Dame, and Fritz Pollard, one of pro football's first black players and coaches.[2]
Unfortunately for Grange and his team, the effects of the injuries were evident as the Bears offense struggled mightily; in the first quarter, Grange had four carries for just 15 yards. The Steam Roller scored first on a safety, followed by Franny Garvey returning a Hanny fumble for a score. At one point, Providence punter Red Maloney kicked the ball directly to Grange, who was in too much pain that he simply let the ball fly over him and out of bounds.[2] Down 9–0 in the fourth quarter, Grange was quietly taken out and Bryan scored the Bears' lone touchdown on a 25-yard run, making the final score a very nice 6–9.[22] On the plus side, a very solid 20,000 was in attendance so the game wasn't a complete loss, right?[23]
Unsurprisingly, public opinion of the game was generally negative. The unanimous cheers for Grange at kickoff turned to sarcastic support and jeers as the match wore on. With the amount of stress placed on the Bears from the tour, a December 10 article from the United News Service suggested the "Grange bubble appears dangerously near the bursting point. Beneath the withering, pitiless spotlight of publicity, the red-headed youngster's fame may melt away like some of his own ice, leaving only a little dank, malodorous saw-dust."[23]
"It was reported I was a very dejected man after that experience in Boston," Grange wrote.[1] "Babe Ruth was supposed to have come into the locker room following the game to offer some sage words of advice. 'Don't get too thin skinned. You've got to expect a lot of knocks in the professional racket and you've got to take a lot of criticism and a lot of insults that you didn't get before,' the papers had him saying to me.
"The fact of the matter is I saw Ruth before the game only when we took some publicity pictures together. His personal remarks were limited to, 'Hi-yah, kid. How you doing?' We then got to talking about baseball."
The debacle sparked a new debate: was pro football even a good venture? For some like official E.J. O'Brien and former Boston University head coach Charles Whelan, the game was a reminder that it was vastly inferior to its college counterpart as professional players simply didn't care enough for the game. O'Brien went as far as to declare pro football "a dismal failure."[24]
Others like former college stars Herbert Treat (Princeton) and Carl Flanders (Yale), while unimpressed by the Bears game and also maintaining college football is better, had more optimistic views. Treat commented pro football had "improved wonderfully of late years and offers wonderful opportunities," while Flanders declared the Steam Roller game as "not a fair chance to judge professional football at its best" as the Bears' very busy schedule prevented them from playing at full strength. Like Treat, Flanders added pro football "has a bright future."[24]
Referee John J. Hallahan published a column critiquing the game and comparing players in both the pro and college levels. In addition to saying pro players "do not block so well as the college men," Hallahan wrote professional defensive players preferred to "tackle high and around the waist; also seem to be satisfied to stop the attack rather than bang into it fiercely as [in college]." Nevertheless, he praised the Bears defense, particularly for a goal-line stand that he called "a real defensive stop", but added the Steam Roller offensive strategy was rather poor. In the trenches, Hallahan noted defensive linemen would try to "grab the players by the head" rather than push them aside. While discussing Grange and the Bears, he wrote Chicago's offense "lacked cohesion" as "11 players playing as individual units", while Grange's struggles were understandable with such a demanding schedule like the tour's.[25]
"No player can stand such a pace," Hallahan concluded.[25]
"I was booed for the first time in my football career in the Boston game," Grange added.[1] "It made me aware of something I had never thought of before—that the public's attitude toward a professional football player is quite different from the manner in which they view a college gridder. A pro's performance is evaluated much more critically and he is less likely to be forgiven when a mistake is made. A pro must deliver, or else."
In other news, Grange hired Dr. E.B. Cooley as a personal physician after the game.[26] Cooley was the father of Grange's buddy Marion "Doc" Cooley, who was serving as his personal adviser alongside their college classmate Dinty Moore. Before their next game, Lyman "Beans" DeWolf, Grange's childhood friend, joined the tour as his confidant and secretary at the request of Red's father Lyle.[2]

Injury in Pittsburgh

Despite the bad day in Boston, the Bears quickly moved to the train station and were off to Pittsburgh for their third game in as many days, this time against another all-star team. Okay, the Steam Roller game was a bit of a disaster and your players are pretty beaten up, but you're taking on a randomly-organized group of guys this time, not even an NFL team! Things can't get any worse, right?
Things got worse. It had rained the day prior, followed by sudden cold that froze the turf. Before kickoff, All-American and future NFL head coach Bo McMillin visited the Bears in the locker room. After seeing Grange's arm, which had swollen to twice its normal size, he warned him not to play. "I should have followed his advice, but it was impossible on such short notice," Grange wrote.[1]
It wasn't any better for his teammates. When the Bears took the field, only ten players represented them as injuries took their toll; after five minutes, the referee ordered Halas to send out an eleventh man. Upon reviewing his battered bench, Halas decided between center George Trafton, who was dealing with a leg injury, and tackle Ed Healey. Trafton was reluctantly called to action as he could at least stand and walk.[9] The team was so banged up that Lotshaw, who had never played football before but was a rather large man, was asked to dress for the game at tackle. "He played about half a game before they killed him. Not literally of course," Grange remarked.[2]
In recent games, Grange had drawn criticism from fans for not putting enough effort into blocking, instead relying on his teammates to do so for the ball carriers.[24] 12 minutes into the game, Grange attempted to throw a block for halfback Johnny Mohardt.[1][27] Moments later, he was being helped off the field, to raucous boos from the crowd.[25] The Galloping Ghost was down.
Dr. Gustav Berg diagnosed his injury as a torn ligament and a ruptured blood vessel in his arm, the latter leading to artery hemorrhages. After reviewing the situation, Bears officials reasoned he would be out for two weeks to a month.[28]
With Grange out of the picture, the Bears quickly fell apart. By the final gun, the Bears had been walloped 24–0. Off the field, to add insult to injury, the Motion Picture Owners' Association of America announced Grange's upcoming movie was on the verge of being banned from playing in its theaters if a certain $300,000 check bounced.[27] A game against an all-star team in Cleveland was also called off, leading to its game organizer suing the Bears for breach of contract.[1]

A Dismal Conclusion

The show must go on.
On the way back through Boston, the Bears changed trains at a New York station. With fans and media covering his injury to such a great degree, Pyle told Grange to swap clothes with a teammate to throw reporters off.[1]
However, there were still reasons to keep your head up if you were a Bears fan. Halas stated the injury would have no bearing on Grange's contract, and Berg gave a more optimistic outlook on his recovery: three days. Grange added he had no intention of ending his career and would be back for December 12's game against the Detroit Panthers, just two days after the Pittsburgh game.[28][29]
As it turned out, Grange had to miss the tilt in Detroit when a blood clot formed in his arm.[30] Nevertheless, he tagged along for the game; when he was introduced to the fans at halftime, he was greeted by cheers, with some running onto the field to shake his hand.[1]
In front of a crowd of just 4,111, the back watched from the sideline as his team was shut out once again 21–0. With Grange out, game organizers announced fans who bought tickets could get refunds if they wanted to; about $18,000 was returned.[30] Jimmy Conzelman, who owned and played halfback for the Panthers, voiced his frustration over losing his best shot at turning a profit for his fledgling team.[1]
The refunds weren't the only fiasco of the day as local architect C. Howard Crane filed a garnishment against Conzelman and Pyle, ordering the latter to give him between $1,200 and $1,700. However, reports at the time believed the garnishment was rather pointless due to Grange's absence; after his injury, Grange and the two teams agreed to a contract that said the Bears receive 70% of the receipts if Grange played at least 25 minutes.[30]
"I felt badly about disappointing the fans when I had to withdraw from the Pittsburgh game and then not play at all against Detroit and New York," Grange said.[1] "But I couldn't risk permanent injury. One doctor really scared me when he said the blood clot which formed in my arm as a result of the ruptured blood vessel might travel through my body and, if it reached my heart, could be fatal."
On December 13, the Bears returned to Chicago to host the Giants. With Grange still out, many canceled their ticket reservations, leaving only 18,000 to watch as the Bears suffered their third consecutive shutout. Scoring a first quarter field goal and fourth quarter touchdown, the Giants walked away with the 9–0 win.[31]
NFL Films Research Library head Chris Willis wrote, "A murderous schedule clearly showed that C.C. Pyle didn't know anything about pro football, and it proved that this tour wasn't about winning games or trying to claim an NFL championship. It was about trying to make as much money as possible by exploiting the Grange phenomenon."[3]
"No other team before or since has ever attempted such a grueling schedule as the 1925 Bears and I'm sure never will," Grange concluded.[1]
It was a disappointing end to a promising and electrifying start for Grange and the Bears. But they weren't done yet.

Results

Date Opponent Location Score Record Approx. Attendance
November 26 Chicago Cardinals Cubs Park T 0–0 0–0–1 40,000
November 29 Columbus Tigers Cubs Park W 14–13 1–0–1 28,000
December 2 Donnelly All-Stars Sportsman's Park W 39–6 2–0–1 8,000
December 5 Frankford Yellow Jackets Shibe Park W 14–7 3–0–1 36,000
December 6 New York Giants Polo Grounds W 19–7 4–0–1 68,000
December 8 Washington All-Stars Griffith Stadium W 19–0 5–0–1 8,000
December 9 Providence Steam Roller Braves Field L 6–9 5–1–1 15,000
December 10 Pittsburgh All-Stars Forbes Field L 0–24 5–2–1 18,000
December 12 Detroit Panthers Navin Field L 0–21 5–3–1 4,111
December 13 New York Giants Cubs Park L 0–9 5–4–1 18,000
Next week: Grange and the Bears head south to Florida and westward for their second tour!
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2019.06.17 14:36 hibloodstevia Oak Island Research Archive

Note: This information was kindly provided and posted on this sub by our kindly moderator: Oak Island Historian.
Sadly he deleted his account, but fortunately this was saved.
The Legend of Oak Island (incomplete)
1897 Discoveries
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Early History of Oak Island & Nova Scotia
1795/1799 The Discovery of the Money Pit
1802-1805 The Onslow Company
1848-1851 Truro Company
1858-1862 Truro Syndicates
1863-1865 Oak Island Association
1866-1867 Oak Island Eldorado Company (The Halifax Company)
  • 1866 - The Fourth Attempt: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • 1867 - Notes from James McNutt: 1, 2, 3
1893-1899 Oak Island Treasure Company
1909-1911 Old Gold Salvage Company
1931 William Chappell & Associates
1934-1938 Gilbert D. Hedden
  • 1938 - Agreement between Blair and Hedden: 1, 2
1938-1944 Edwin H. Hamilton
1951 M.R. Chappell and Frederick Blair
1955 George Greene
1958 William and Victor Harman
1959-1965 Robert Restall & Family
1964-2016 Frederick Nolan
1965-1967 Robert Dunfield
1967-1969 Daniel Blankenship & David Tobias
1969-2007 Triton Alliance
2007-Present Oak Island Tours Inc.
Maps (incomplete)
The 90 Foot Stone (incomplete)
The Money Pit (incomplete)
Smith's Cove (incomplete)
The Searchers (incomplete)
Daniel McGinnis (1758-1827)
John Smith
  • Blockhouse: 1, 2
Daniel Vaughn
Samuel Ball
Colonel Robert Archibald
Sheriff Thomas Harris of Pictou
Captain David Archibald
Simeon Lynds
Dr. David Lynds
*Search "Lynds"
Richard Craig
  • Chair of the Oak Island Association
  • 1861 - Meeting Notes on Formation of Oak Island Association: 1, 2
Jotham Blanchard Mccully
James McNutt
  • Secretary of the Oak Island Eldorado Company (The Halifax Company)
  • 1867 - James McNutt's History of Oak Island: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • 1867 - Notes from James McNutt: 1, 2, 3
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2019.03.31 20:58 robdog1330 32 NFL All-Time Teams in 32 Days (Day 8) All-Time Arizona Cardinals

Hey guys! Robdog1330 here, and I know what you guys are thinking. I was only supposed to be doing the All-Time of my favorite team, the New York Football Giants. However, I posted on the Cardinals subreddit a week ago and was looking for a writer. Even though I have found a writer for every other team that I was looking a writer for before the Jaguars (which I will look for a week before the designated post date), I did not have one person reply to me about it, so I decided to post my own All-Time Cardinals roster instead. Hopefully for the remaining teams, we will find a writer before their designated post date.
History of the NFL's Cardinals:
Here is a little history lesson about the Cardinals franchise. Established in 1898 in Chicago, the Cardinals would join the inaugural season of the NFL in 1920 and is one of the two charter franchises still in operation today. The Chicago Cardinals won their first NFL Championship in 1925, although it did not come without controversy as there were people at the time who believed that the Pottsville Maroons should have won the title. The franchise's second and most recent championship came in 1947 when they defeated the Philadelphia Eagles. However, the Eagles came back to defeat them in the 1948 title game. The Cardinals moved to St. Louis in 1960 because of the formation of the AFL and being dominated by their cross-town rivals, the Bears. After 28 years of mediocrity in St. Louis, the Cardinals moved to Arizona in 1988. They remained mediocre until 2008 when they advanced to Super Bowl XLIII when they lost the Pittsburgh Steelers with under a minute remaining.
Methodology:
For the depth charts at each position using a formula that I will call "The All-Time Teams Formula" The formula only accounts for a player's time with that team. For example, Night Train Lane's score for this All-Time Cardinals team does not includes his accolades for the Detroit Lions. Secondly, stats didn't play too much of a factor in the way I ranked these players. I prefer Pro Football Reference's AV as a basis rather than stats because of era adjustments like QBs passing the ball a lot more in today's game. I would also like to note that I did not watch every player whether it be in-game or in highlights. This is especially true for those who played pre-1990. I did, however, do a lot of research on many of these guys.
Anyways, here is the All-Time Cardinals team underway!
Coaches (Parenthesis represents years spent with the Cardinals as a coach of some sort)
Head Coach: Jimmy Conzelman (1940-42, 1946-48)
Offensive Coordinator: Don Coryell (1973-77)
Quarterbacks Coach: Bruce Arians (2013-17)
Defensive Coordinator: Vince Tobin (1996-2000)
QBs
1 Jim Hart (1966-83) 93.07 4x Pro Bowler, 1x 2nd Team All-Pro
2 Paddy Driscoll (1920-25) 71.5 1 Championship Game, 1x NFL Champ, 4x 1st Team All-Pro, 1x 2nd Team All-Pro
3 Kurt Warner (2005-09) 69.35 1x NFC Champ, 1x NFL MVP, 1x Pro Bowler
RBs
1 Ollie Matson (1952-58) 99 6x Pro Bowler, 5x 1st Team All-Pro, 1x 2nd Team All-Pro
2 John David Crow (1958-64) 76.7 3x Pro Bowler, 3x 2nd Team All-Pro
3 Ottis Anderson (1979-86) 74.61 2x Pro Bowler, 1979 Offensive ROTY, 1x 1st Team All-Pro, 1x 2nd Team All-Pro
4 Charley Trippi (1947-55) 69 2 Championship Games, 1x NFL Champ, 2x Pro Bowler, 1x 1st Team All-Pro, 2x 2nd Team All-Pro
5 Terry Metcalf (1973-77) 61.21 3x Pro Bowler, 1x 2nd Team All-Pro
FB1 Pat Harder (1946-50) 83 2 Championship Games, 1x NFL Champ, 1x NFL MVP, 1x Pro Bowler, 3x 1st Team All-Pro, 2x 2nd Team All-Pro
FB2 Larry Centers* (1990-98) 58.59 *Centers, due to his pass-catching ability and lack of tight end depth, will be playing at TE for this team. Accolades will be listed under the TEs
WRs
1 Larry Fitzgerald (2004-) 144.12 1x NFC Champ, 11x Pro Bowler, 4x 1st Team All-Pro, 4x Stat Leader
2 Roy Green (1979-90) 84 2x Pro Bowler, 2x 1st Team All-Pro, 1x Stat Leader
3 Mel Gray (1971-82) 81.43 4x Pro Bowler, 2x 1st Team All-Pro
4 Sonny Randle (1959-66) 78.21 4x Pro Bowler, 1x 1st Team All-Pro, 2x 2nd Team All-Pro
5 Bobby Joe Conrad (1958-68) 59.89 1x Pro Bowler, 1x 1st Team All-Pro, 1x 2nd Team All-Pro
6 Anquan Boldin (2003-09) 58.61 1x NFC Champ, 3x Pro Bowler, 2003 Offensive ROTY
TEs
1 Jackie Smith (1963-77) 99.22 5x Pro Bowler, 2x 2nd Team All-Pro
2 Larry Centers* (1990-98) 58.59 2x Pro Bowler, 1x 1st Team All-Pro
OL
LT1 Luis Sharpe (1982-94) 81.3 3x Pro Bowler, 2x 2nd Team All-Pro
LT2 Bob Reynolds (1963-71, 1973) 48.51 3x Pro Bowler
LG1 Walt Kiesling (1929-33) 54.5 3x 1st Team All-Pro, 1x 2nd Team All-Pro
LG2 Bob Young (1972-79) 53.27 2x Pro Bowler, 1x 1st Team All-Pro
C1 Bob DeMarco (1961-69) 100.64 3x Pro Bowler, 3x 1st Team All-Pro, 4x 2nd Team All-Pro
C2 Tom Banks (1971-80) 77.48 4x Pro Bowler, 1x 1st Team All-Pro, 1x 2nd Team All-Pro
RG1 Ken Gray (1958-69) 123.79 6x Pro Bowler, 4x 1st Team All-Pro, 3x 2nd Team All-Pro
RG2 Buster Ramsey (1946-51) 66 2 Championship Games, 1x NFL Champ, 3x 1st Team All-Pro, 2x 2nd Team All-Pro
RT1 Dan Dierdorf (1971-83) 128.58 6x Pro Bowler, 5x 1st Team All-Pro, 1x 2nd Team All-Pro
RT2 Ernie McMillan (1961-74) 98.08 4x Pro Bowler, 1x 1st Team All-Pro, 4x 2nd Team All-Pro
DEs
1 Calais Campbell (2008-16) 80.97 1x NFC Champ, 2x Pro Bowler, 1x 1st Team All-Pro, 2x 2nd Team All-Pro
2 Bertrand Berry (2004-09) 50.28 1x NFC Champ, 1x Pro Bowler, 1x 2nd Team All-Pro
3 Simeon Rice (1996-2000) 49.49 1x Pro Bowler, 1996 Defensive ROTY, 1x 2nd Team All-Pro
4 Joe Robb (1961-67) 43.15 1x Pro Bowler, 1x 2nd Team All-Pro
DTs
1 Darnell Dockett (2004-13) 72.01 1x NFC Champ, 3x Pro Bowler, 1x 1st Team All-Pro
2 Eric Swann (1991-99) 53.13 2x Pro Bowler, 1x 1st Team All-Pro
3 Chuck Walker (1964-72) 52 1x Pro Bowler, 1x 1st Team All-Pro, 1x 2nd Team All-Pro
MLBs
1 Dale Meinert (1958-67) 58.76 3x Pro Bowler, 1x 1st Team All-Pro
2 E.J. Junior (1981-88) 58.29 2x Pro Bowler, 1x 1st Team All-Pro
3 Karlos Dansby (2004-09, 2013, 2017) 51.42 1x NFC Champ, 1x 2nd Team All-Pro
OLBs
1 Larry Stallings (1963-76) 49.65 1x Pro Bowler
2 Daryl Washington (2010-13) 47.81 1x Pro Bowler, 1x 2nd Team All-Pro
3 Chandler Jones (2016-) 47.17 1x Pro Bowler, 1x 1st Team All-Pro, 1x Stat Leader
4 Bill Koman (1959-67) 46.25 2x Pro Bowler
CBs
1 Roger Wehrli (1969-82) 136.95 7x Pro Bowler, 5x 1st Team All-Pro, 1x 2nd Team All-Pro
2 Patrick Peterson (2011-) 124.13 8x Pro Bowler, 4x 1st Team All-Pro
3 Aeneas Williams (1991-2000) 119.1 6x Pro Bowler, 3x 1st Team All-Pro, 1x 2nd Team All-Pro
4 Night Train Lane (1954-59) 86 4x Pro Bowler, 2x 1st Team All-Pro, 4x 2nd Team All-Pro, 1x Stat Leader
5 Jimmy Hill (1955-64) 71.49 3x Pro Bowler, 1x 1st Team All-Pro, 2x 2nd Team All-Pro
Ss
1 Larry Wilson (1960-72) 162.28 8x Pro Bowler, 1x Defensive POTY, 6x 1st Team All-Pro, 1x 2nd Team All-Pro, 1x Stat Leader
2 Adrian Wilson (2001-12) 98.66 1x NFC Champ, 5x Pro Bowler, 2x 1st Team All-Pro, 2x 2nd Team All-Pro
3 Jerry Norton (1959-61) 79.5 3x Pro Bowler, 2x 1st Team All-Pro
4 Tim McDonald (1987-92) 70.8 3x Pro Bowler, 2x 1st Team All-Pro, 2x 2nd Team All-Pro
5 Jerry Stovall (1963-71) 58.23 3x Pro Bowler, 1x 1st Team All-Pro
ST
K Jim Bakken (1962-78) 87.25 4x Pro Bowler, 2x 1st Team All-Pro
P Rich Camarillo (1989-93) 55.87 4x Pro Bowler, 1x 1st Team All-Pro, 2x 2nd Team All-Pro
KR Ollie Matson (1952-58) 99 See RB1.
PR Patrick Peterson (2011-) 124.13 See CB2.
Summary:
Overall, this is a pretty solid team even though they aren't too special considering their 100-year existence. Under the Air Coryell offense, Jim Hart will be throwing some nice passes to Larry Fitzgerald, Roy Green, and pass-catching tight end Jackie Smith. The Cardinals can take advantage on defense despite their less than stellar front seven with a loaded secondary with Roger Wehrli, Patrick Peterson, Aeneas Williams (who will be the nickelback for the team), Adrian Wilson, and Hall of Fame safety Larry Wilson. The Cardinals also have one of the best special teams among the All-Time teams with Ollie Matson returning kicks, and the aforementioned Peterson returning punts.
49 of the 53 players made at least one Pro Bowl during their tenure with with 44 of those players making at least one All-Pro team during their career. The four players who did not make the Pro Bowl during their Cardinals career each made at least one All-Pro team themselves. Pat Harder and Kurt Warner won MVP in 1948 and 2008 respectively. Larry Wilson also has a Defensive Player of the Year Award, which he won in 1966.
Anyways, that is it for the All-Time Arizona Cardinals. I didn't really do this until the last second, so there aren't any detailed write-ups on any of these players. However, the All-Time Giants write-up is going well and has write-ups for every player. If you want to check out u/Buffalo_NY and his All-Time Bills team, he will either post that later today or click on this link if he posts before me. Tomorrow, u/itsnotyellowfever will post his All-Time Chargers team. If you want to check out the link to the original post, check it out here. There are still some teams available that need writers (Jaguars, Lions, Packers, Panthers, Raiders, Rams, Ravens, Redskins, and Titans). In addition, I would like to give a shout-out to all of the writers of the previous All-Time teams in this series. You guys did an excellent job with your work! Thank you and have a great day! :)
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2018.11.28 21:42 maryssmith [24] Jack Bauer is still in China.

Spoilers for pretty much all of 24, especially from Day 5 on and including Redemption and Legacy (though minor spoilers for both of those.) And warning: this is long but 24's been on for 9 billion years so cut me some slack here...
My theory is that Jack Bauer never got out of China and that the rest of the series after 5.24 is a narrative Jack constructs in his mind in order to stay alive in prison. There are actually ample suggestions that this is the case. Here are a few:
  1. The show has actually gone inside Jack's head before back on Day 1, so this isn't a new idea.
When Jack finds Teri's body at the end of 1.24, one of the splitscreen boxes then becomes a memory of the last time Jack and Teri were together at their house before everything went haywire. It's a scene from 1.01 but re-colored to make it clear that this is Jack's memory. For the first time, one of the splitscreen boxes isn't just presenting something else happening in real time but, instead, *goes inside the mind of a character* to illustrate a memory. Jack is remembering in real time but what he's remembering is the first instance of past in the series. Because 24 is structurally a mirror-- the entire second half of the series is a mirror image of the first half of the series and Live Another Day is a mirror of both halves, and so on-- Day 1 is an example of non-reality taking the form of the past. Jack remembers previous events on Day 1... what is a mirror of that? How about Jack concocting a future by Day 5?

  1. The John McCain cameo and real-life Jack code name of "McCain" in audition videos for Live Another Day.
One of the few real life people to actually cameo in 24 is the late John McCain, a famous former prisoner of war in Vietnam. Several real-life political figures are mentioned as existing in 24 but are almost always people from the past (John Adams, Kennedy, Nixon, Thomas Jefferson, etc..) and the only modern political figure to be referenced in the series is the one who showed up briefly on Day 5 and that's McCain. John McCain, it should be noted, doesn't play himself in the series-- he hands Audrey a file folder in a brief cameo but that makes it even more interesting in the context of Jack creating a narrative. Politically, you could say that Jack Bauer is probably pretty analogous with McCain in our modern era-- conservative on defense but socially liberal, etc.. but it might go farther than that because the *show* off-camera seems to be suggesting that they are straight up using elements of McCain's life for part of Jack's story. Several videos existed for actors auditioning for main parts in Live Another Day. One of them is still online here: https://vimeo.com/157688640 In auditions for the roles of Kate Morgan and Jordan Reed, you can hear actors using the same dialogue that appeared in the first episode of Live Another Day but for the names of Jack and Chloe's characters being changed in order to keep it from being spoiler-y. Jack's name is changed to "McCain" in the videos. Going back to the real John McCain's cameo in the series-- this occurred on Day 5 and, like we said, McCain didn't play McCain but everyone in the audience who recognized him knew who he was in reality. McCain's cameo, in retrospect, foreshadowed that Jack Bauer was about to undergo a John McCain-like imprisonment in the 24 universe. Even more interesting is when you consider that when McCain wrote about his experience in Vietnam, he said that he made up stories in his head to survive.

  1. Dreams and a sense of non-reality permeate the second half of the series and far more so than the first half.
In the second half of 24, characters begin to increasingly lose their sense of their surroundings. All of this exists in Jack's narrative as a result of him having to split his self a bit in order to survive. He is aware on some level that he is inventing this plot but he can't seem to pull himself out of it and doesn't really want to-- even though it's hell-- because it's better than the hell of his prison reality. ("Some people are more comfortable in hell," Tony told Audrey about Jack on Day 4 and was correct.) As a result, characters around him and even himself begin to lose their grip more. Audrey is the first character to appear as having lost her mind, returning from China as a proxy of what Jack probably is like in actuality in China right now-- near catatonic. On Day 7, Jack imagines he picks up a disease that basically causes him to lose his sense of time and place and reality-- he becomes unstuck in time due to exposure to prion variant. At one point, he seems to think he's stuck in a bizarro version of Day 3 and yells at Janis that "David Palmer is the president!" He starts confusing characters and overlaying them in ways that aren't totally accurate. He begins to not be able to see what is happening in front of him. Long before this happens, his inner voice/conscience Tony Almeida literally hollers this at him: "You have to start living in the real world, Jack!" All of this results in Jack ending Day 7 in a coma. He wants to die and doesn't fight to live, signalling a struggle that he's undergoing in prison in reality, but is saved in the story by Kim-- literally, in Jack's narrative and probably by the memory of her in his reality.
Things get even weirder by Day 8. Jack is shown to us for the first time on Day 8 as the world's worst babysitter, falling asleep on his couch while he is supposed to be watching his granddaughter. She pokes at his face with her bear and implores him to "wake up". Jack jolts awake--but the conversation that ensues underscores that he might really be slipping deeper than ever into non-reality. We learn that this little girl refuses to call Jack "Grandpa" and instead uses his name. Jack reminds her gently that they've talked about this-- she can call him "Grandpa" but the adorable kid parries back that Jack "doesn't look like a grandpa". Charmed, Jack just says he couldn't agree with her more and this seems to be just cute until later on during Day 8 when we realize that Little Teri is a more complicated concept than she initially appeared to be. When Renee is at Jack's apartment, she picks up a photo of the same little girl and asks: "What's her name, your granddaughter?" Jack explains that his granddaughter's name is Teri and that Kim named her for her mother. What's weird about this is that the little girl in the photo has dark red hair and the little girl who refused to call Jack "Grandpa" is blonde-- bringing us back to just *why* that girl would call him Jack. Maybe because she's not Teri to him in that moment, she's Angela Edmunds, Chase's daughter, who would have been roughly that age before Jack disappeared on Day 4. Maybe, what we're seeing here, is Jack starting to overlap reality and his wishful narrative in his mind. In Jack's mind, he wishes Kim married Dr. Tony Clone and had a baby Little Teri but, in reality, she's living with Chase and taking care of Jack's adopted granddaughter, Angela. This then sets up much of the plot of Day 8's novel extension, Deadline, in which Jack brings back Chase and kills him off, while also allowing himself some more bonding time with his son-in-law, Steve Wesley, who may or may not actually exist. (If he exists, that's Tony's kid. Seriously. Jack wants Almeida grandbabies.) :) Things get even more dream-like and crazytown in Deadline, when actual dreams become part of the story and Jack starts to think he can feel ghosts.
Jack has a dream in Deadline and thinks about another one that he's had and we learn from it that Jack's dreams are basically just like 24's mirrored narrative structure, only if time were no longer a factor. Jack has a dream that Nina Myers pops up and murders Chase, which could never really happen at this point because Nina is dead. He also has another dream that it's not Audrey with him in China but Teri-- again, another impossibility. Both dreams speak to Jack's sense of guilt of his preference for one character over another. Jack dreams that it was Teri with him in China because that would have been more of a nightmare to him than the reality of it having actually been Audrey. He uses Nina in his dream to kill off Chase because he wants Kim to have a different life and not repeat a cycle of marrying young, like her mother. This is why Chase gets plot just like Jack in Deadline (he fakes his death, he has a drug addiction, etc..) but Dr. Steve is just basically civilian Tony Almeida and that gets a thumbs up from Jack.
All of this gets really weird when Jack starts feeling ghosts at the end of Deadline. He swears he senses Nina's presence behind him, thinking he would see her if he turned around. Jack Bauer is now reaching a point of seeing dead people and an auditory hallucination of a dead person actually happens in the show's on-screen canon, when the voice that helps get Tony out of solitary confinement is none other than that of the long-deceased George Mason. (In plot terms, this was possible due to the voice replicating technology of Day 2 in the series-- of which Jack knows the location in reality-- but in terms of non-reality, it's doing the impossible. It's hearing voices of the dead, which is very much on the road to crazytown.)
Live Another Day kicks this up a notch by giving a plot to James Heller that is all about the erosion of a sense of time. Heller apparently has a rapidly advancing Alzheimer's disease. (There is an argument to be made that the focus on the pill bottle on Day 9 is one of the suggestions that someone is messing with his heart pills, creating symptoms of heart disease that mirror Alzheimer's, but that's a whole other theory.) The point is that Heller is swimming in and out of reality. In some moments, he totally remembers everything he needs to remember and is lucid as hell, insightful and effective. In other moments, he forgets entire chunks of plot and whole characters very, very relevant to his life. Early in the day, he has zero clue why visiting London might upset Audrey, which means he appears to have completely forgotten who Paul Raines was. Yet, at midday, he talks to Jack as if they both are still working together on Day 4 before everything went to hell. Still, he forgets Day 4 again by the end of the day, when one of the generals points out that Margot could have used the override device to start nuclear meltdowns and Heller registers zero recollection of why that might be a significant comment directed at him. Heller tries to claim that his first late wife, Alicia, was the love of his life to Audrey but Audrey's reaction says that she knows more of the truth of that than Heller does, which leads the audience to recall how much Heller seemed to consider his second wife, Susan, his great loss when talking to Driscoll on Day 4. Heller admits to the British PM in his last scene on Day 9 a terrible story in which he had a moment where he failed to recognize the face of his own daughter until he remembered her again. This could signal that, especially if he's been given a lot of drugs (which he likely is), Jack might have days where he can't even remember Kim. It also explains how he is starting to blend characters together in his mind, often just through plot connections or situational similarities to one another. Tony seems to suddenly be Nina on Day 7 to him. Renee is Teri meets Audrey meets Nina. Angela and Little Teri... Jack might not be sure which one really exists, which is why his narrative has Renee asking him that question. The answer Jack gives is the one that exists in his mind-- Teri exists-- which might not even be true at this point.
  1. The plot is Jack's every worst nightmare come to life... as if Jack himself were the author of it.
Just as Jack's subconscious is the author of his dreams in Deadline, Jack's quasi-conscious mind in prison is the author of the second half of 24's plot and, therefore, has given himself every depressing nightmarish scenario he can imagine.. but for, you know, a more or less happy ending for his daughter, Kim. :) Jack's narrative on Day 6 begins with him still having some vague hope of future escape. He concocts a scenario which would allow that to happen and it takes some real imagination because Jack's biggest advocates are dead or not able to help him, including Palmer and Tony (though I think Tony is alive in real life as well but somehow unable to reach Jack or believing Jack to be dead, resulting in Jack still being in prison.) So, Jack comes up with what he considers to be a just reason to get him out of prison-- to use him as a human sacrifice to a brother of a guy Jack once tortured accidentally to death. While being tortured every day in Chinese prison, Jack is spending a lot of time viewing this as karmic comeuppance for all that he's done in his life (see also: the Jack on trial plot of Day 7). At the same time, his biggest fear in reality right now is dying in this prison cell because his death will be for nothing. He won't die having saved anybody, he'll just be dead and the idea of that is basically keeping Jack alive in prison, even though he can't see a scenario in which he's ever getting out again. In his mind, he creates one by cobbling together a plot that involves Wayne Palmer becoming the President and helping a team at CTU get Jack out. Even then, he considers that really awful things would have to happen for him to be traded back to the U.S. He imagines 11 weeks of terrorist attacks preceding the decision and can't even really think about what the U.S. would have to give the Chinese for his return. Still, it's an escape from prison, which is what Jack's narrative requires, and then it sends him on a collision course with all that has been left unresolved since his capture.
Jack imagines that he has a reason to escape being killed in order to save other people and he's off and running, saving the world again at CTU, even if he's having trouble imagining how any of this is possible. Turns out the main bad guys are Logan and Jack's estranged family. Jack has to deal with his unresolved past but another plot keeps trying to wedge its way into this one and that's his real plot. At the center of this is Audrey and what happened to her. Jack, upon getting out of China, seems to believe that Audrey is still alive. He asks after her to Bill. He doesn't know where she is until Marilyn tells him that she's dead and he reads her file. Audrey then shows up still alive and still being held hostage by Cheng, which makes little sense when you consider that this is how Jack wound up *creating his whole narrative in the first place*. Audrey wouldn't just be kidnapped by the Chinese and not used to try to break Jack. Thus, in reality, Jack saw Audrey in China and knew she was in there with him, being tortured to try to break him. The most likely scenario is that Audrey died in China in reality and this caused Jack to start to snap a bit and create this alternative reality. For the first part of his story, Jack just doesn't deal with Audrey and what happened but then he can't hold off on that anymore and Audrey enters into Jack's narrative.
Here, we see her as she probably was in China-- she says basically one complete sentence in all of Day 6 and it's "help me, Jack--don't let them do this to me, Jack"-- which is the kind of thing that Jack, understandably, will have a difficult time getting out of his mind. Jack puts Audrey in his narrative and sends her home to her dad. He puts her plot on simmer until he needs some more self-loathing and brings her back in the Live Another Day part of his story but, for the most part, Audrey is alive in Jack's narrative because, you could argue, the whole narrative is created because Audrey never makes it out of China in reality.
By the end of Day 6, Jack is like oh what the f!ck ever! about his own narrative plot, having difficulty with reality threatening to breach it, and starts imagining what would happen if he could hear some sounds he might like to hear again. He hears the sea and then he goes on an adventure. He imagines going to India, etc., before arriving in Sangala to give himself a plot about a little light romance with an old friend while saving some orphans because Jack is terrified that he's going to die in Chinese prison without any redemption for what he's done. He starts fantasizing about redemption plotlines but he also has a dark aspect to him. He can't just picture himself on a tropical island with an umbrella drink and a good book because Jack Bauer hates himself so these ideas of peace are riddled with problems. Sangala is a totally beautiful place to live... that is on the verge of civil war! Jack could totally stay there forever... if he weren't being chased down by officials from the American embassy trying to get him to take responsibility for his past. Jack could totally live with so-totally-in-love-with-him Carl Benton... but poor Carl's a sweet guy but he's not the brown-eyed ex-soldier of Jack's dreams-- that'd be the dead Tony Almeida. In the midst of all of these attempts at finding some redemption and, from that, some peace, Jack imagines he gets Carl killed and that future President Allison Taylor's kid is killed due to a conspiracy with ties to loose ends Jack didn't get to finish before Cheng kidnapped him and, oh right, an entire country's civil war basically accelerated because Jack's mere presence in the place tossed lighter fuel on that fire. (Jesus, Jack, give yourself a break-- you're not *that* bad ;)) This all leads into Day 7, or: Jack is trying not admit to himself that he's gone totally batshit.
Day 7 represents the most extreme moments of Jack's pain in China, in my opinion, because it sees a part of his mind still not totally gone trying to reason with himself enough to keep fighting... and the rational part not totally winning out. Day 7 begins with Jack on trial, trying to justify his past behavior to the Senate tribunal and he's just pissed at this point. It's not that Jack doesn't feel bad about what he's done, it's that he's also angry-- so, so very angry-- about not having the ability to control his own fate in reality. He's starting to blame the government that left him behind in China for that lack of control-- that inability to die a decent death. All of Day 7 is, essentially, about Jack's inability to die a decent death and how he thinks he might not even be able to see it now if it were offered to him (see: Jack being pissed that Tony wanted to sacrifice a dying Jack to take out Biggest of Big Bads Alan Wilson which, if Jack's brain wasn't scrambled, he would have *volunteered* to do.) However, in the mix there, Jack's biggest longings are also on display. Day 7 sees the return of two characters who hadn't yet appeared in Jack's narrative who are the ones he loves the most-- Tony and Kim-- but Jack puts them both in scenarios that are, in effect, Jack's worst nightmares. He brings Tony back from the dead basically because he wants to imagine Tony and have him act as his sounding board as Tony always has in reality in the past-- but, when Jack tries to figure out how Tony would still be alive, he can't come up with anything that would be a plot that didn't involve Tony being in a depressed place. This means Jack is now also imagining guilt that he has over having not been there for Tony. (Interestingly, Tony gets the same line about toxic Emerson: "He was the only one who was there for me" that Kim said in reality to Jack about Barry on Day 5. Jack really hates the assholes his daughter and partner tend to sleep with sometimes.) On Day 7, Jack gets into the idea of Tony still being alive and imagines adventures with him and the Rogue CTU until which point he is having too much fun and gives himself a disease that turns everything sideways and dark. Kim shows up, caught up in Tony's mission-- representing Jack's fear that he and Tony will one day cause harm to Kim. This is also the day he hooks Kim up with Dr. Steve and invents Little Teri. (Note how Little Teri looked like Jack as a baby on Day 7 but looks like Angie on Day 8... Jack's shifting of his own narrative around.) Jack also pictures nightmare scenarios for Tony-- things about Tony's life that he hates that Tony goes through. Tony loses a child. Tony is working undercover which means shifting off more emotions and Tony can do that-- and always has-- but Jack has a preference for soulful, emotional, there-behind-his-eyes Tony. Worse, Jack imagines that all of this could have been prevented if Jack hadn't run off and had, instead, followed the conspiracy through-- making it a bit Jack's fault that Tony and Kim suffer... the very epitome of Jack's nightmares.
Throughout the day, Tony acts as a check on Jack's crazytown land. He tells Jack that he "knows what happened to Audrey Raines" and that Jack has to "start living in the real world." He keeps popping back into the story just when Jack gets a great narrative groove on and redirecting the plot-- in fact, Tony drives the boat for the whole day, from the override device to being the one to come in and literally shift the narrative by telling Jack that there's about to be another attack-- setting up the White House arc-- to the prion variant end game. To go into how the story reflects previous story of theirs (from the Mexico arc to Saunders to Nina, etc..) is a whole other thing but, suffice it to say, the Tony in Jack's mind exists to challenge Jack's ideas of his own narrative versus the reality he's not acknowledging. It's not accidental that the one who watches with disapproval as Jack rolls his head back in ecstasy after injecting the anti-prion variant drugs-- in an obvious analogy to Jack's heroin habit-- is Tony. It's intentional that a chained up Jack starts begging Tony to let him die in peace and Tony's like yah no. That's Jack using Tony in his mind to tell him to get off his ass and fight. (Interestingly, Jack does a moment later in his story-- he Nina's all the shady surgeons to death and it is implied that Tony set it up so that he would.) It's even somewhat amusing when the story created a scenario in which the last person who ended up with the override device on Day 7 is, again, Tony. Nobody ever demands he hand it over. A little bit of a joke for the fact that Tony *is* the override device of Jack's narrative. Jack imagines nightmarish ends for Tony and Kim on Day 7, though Kim's is slightly more optimistic. He imagines that Kim saves him against his will-- implying that he thinks his daughter might be destroyed by her daddy issues, in a sense, even in a world where he gave her a healthier life than she had on Day 5. As for Tony, one of Jack's worst nightmare is Tony going back to prison and that's what happens at the end of Day 7.
Day 8 involves Jack literally not knowing where the hell he's at and what is going on. He's tried to imprison his override device and quiet Tony's voice but a million other Tonys suddenly start multiplying all over his plot-- Dr. Steve, Cole Ortiz, President Hassan... suddenly, every character has a Tony and most of them keep telling Jack to get off his ass and fight. Jack, in reality, is not doing well. If Day 7 represented his peak in terms of prison horror, Day 8 represents his newfound determination to just say 'f!ck it' to the world. He brings back Renee Walker-- a character who looks like Teri, has Nina's cold streak and ties to Russians and drunk blonds, and Audrey's emotional volatility-- and whose name literally means "born again" to help him try to figure out what's going on. Renee, well, she's not doing so great. She tried to kill herself and spent time in a psychiatric hospital. In a way, Renee's struggles now mirror Jack's own-- he's suicidal and otherwise unwell, impulsive and depressed at once-- but she also is someone Jack can save. Renee might look very much like Jack's Teri-Nina-Audrey past but she is also his last chance, in his mind, of a future. (Just an aside here... note how much Jack doesn't think he deserves a future based on what he does to the one character in the entire series he'd actually be legitimately happy with-- Tony. Jack just keeps killing off his chances with anybody and won't let himself have, even in his own fantasy narrative, the one person even the show keeps hinting at that he really wants.) Anyway, then everything goes sideways. Renee is murdered after Jack tried to give himself a sex fantasy. President Tony gets his throat slit while Jack fails to save him in time. Allison Taylor capitulates to Logan. Outside of a Middle Eastern nation getting its first female president (if through a horrific turn of events) and Kim Bauer somehow-- SOMEHOW-- making it all the way back to Los Angeles with her family on a plane without incident, virtually nothing good happens in Day 8. Chloe even winds up arrested, with her Tony-- Morris O'Brian-- being all what even is this plot, Chloe?
The big twist, of course, is that the Russians are behind everything. This might actually represent Jack figuring something out or learning it in his captivity because of how this plot then continues in Live Another Day to suggest that Cheng Zhi was working for the Russians. We don't know *when* he started working for the Russians so if he was back on Day 4, then it's likely that the Russians used Marwan and his people as a cover for their actions and it's entirely possible that, even if Jack's been held in a Chinese prison by Cheng this whole time, that he's actually been going up against the Russians. Considering that Jack's early undercover work is all on the behalf of Eastern Europe, it might account for why he was captured in the first place. The Chinese maybe didn't care all *that* much about getting the leader of the guy whose presence caused a friendly fire incident they can't admit to at their embassy. Maybe they use that as a cover for Cheng's Russian employers wanting Jack, thus Jack *really* being held prisoner by Russians... which is, of course, what happens in Jack's narrative in Live Another Day and the spot in which we have last left Jack in his story.
Of course, along the way, Jack creates new plot to make all of this better. He's up and trying to fight now-- he's a little determined, if still a little fatalistic. The title of Day 9 is brilliant when it comes to the duality of Jack's inner struggles here. To 'live another day' has something of a double meaning-- on the one hand, it implies that you are dead on this present day and you will live or have lived on a different day. All of that is pretty grim. But it also more commonly suggests a determination to live one more day-- to keep going in the face of tremendous odds. It's weirdly fatalistic and optimistic at the same time, which is pretty Jack.
In Live Another Day, Jack had disappeared for awhile but now he's back, baby, and he's out to right wrongs from his past like you've never seen. He tells Kate he's been working undercover to take out a laundry list of bad guys for months now and lists ones that seem to tie directly into regrets Jack has from before he was captured (a Mexican drug cartel-- the Salazars?-- and a human trafficking ring-- like the one that kidnapped Day 5's Inessa?-- among them). While Jack creates the usual amount of chaos in everyone's lives just by showing up, he gets a little bit of redemption. While everyone is in a dark place of Jack's making-- brain scrambled Heller, mourning and Snowden!Chloe, disturbingly ghostly Audrey-- Jack gets to find ways to help at least Chloe and Kate, if not the Hellers. What's interesting here is how he kills Audrey off in his own narrative-- representing, in a way, the idea of trying to let go of the loss of her enough that he can fight to get past it enough to stay alive. He invents a scenario that might not be too far off from reality now-- that he has to do what his captors want in order to protect his family. Jack's fantasy world is suddenly, curiously, aligning with his reality-- he now is in a place where the Russians have him as a prisoner. This could indicate that he's maybe beginning to come back around, at least a little.
As for Legacy, well... Jack just started to create stories about new characters going through hell. In the opening scene of Legacy, one of Eric's fellow soldiers is brutally tortured but the camera focuses on his tossed apartment for a moment and zooms in on the cover of a copy of Sartre's 'No Exit'-- the play famous for characters who discover that they are each other's hell and they're doomed there for all of eternity, acknowledge what they've done, try to amend, and ultimately just torture one another forever. (Cheery, right? The Eric-Ben-Nicole storyline also has shades of the characters' relationships in 'No Exit'.) Legacy is full of Jack trying to accept a world he's in not really in and concerned about the world he's left behind. There's even a character called Amira ("a mirror" because 24 is funny like that. See also: Nicole saves Eric thanks to a mirror.) Legacy represents some aspects of forward thinking on Jack's behalf... like when he wonders if maybe CTU might get to a point where a field guy could be openly gay without it being an issue. (Gee, imagine that had been possible when Jack worked there? He and Tony might have killed ten or fifteen fewer female love interests between them! haha). Jack creates characters based on people he knew before-- Mariana is if Jamey wasn't such a traitor and now: with bonus Edgar genes!-- but some of them, like Rebecca Ingram, probably really exist and were people Jack knew. (Fun aspect of this is that if the show ever does some wild twist of Jack having been imprison since forever ago, Rebecca Ingram is a character they could bring into reality.) Legacy was pretty terrible overall but it did contain some fun gems if seen from being a Jack narrative point of view. That poor kid dating Amira looks totally like a young Graem Bauer. Tony is back with a better jacket, fun quips, and zero sexual interest in, well, any of the women around him. (Oh, possessive!Jack...). It's also interesting when you consider that the name "Eric Carter" is actually heard before on 24-- it show's up in Chloe's Arrest as the name of a lawyer that Morris knows whom Chloe calls an "ambulance chaser." Sure, it's not a terribly unique name but it also begs the question of whether or not the name was just rattling around in Jack's head from when he had Morris bring that guy up and, off of that, he just named Eric Carter that when he got to that point. (The canon piece between those two-- Live Another Day-- also has a similar character named Erik Ritter because, look, Jack might have been an English Literature major but he became a soldier and it's not like he has a baby name book in prison, ya know? :))
So, in the present era of 24, we are watching what Jack imagines could happen if he never does get out of captivity. That's something a character even speculates on in Live Another Day, when Jordan tells Kate that if Jack gets transferred to Special Activities that "once he goes down that rabbit hole, there's no coming back." Jack, of course, never winds up transferred there in Live Another Day-- because he *himself* has created the plot that keeps him out of it. It's a metaphor for Jack's fantasy world keeping him just sane enough to survive his imprisonment, if cause him to be a bit bonkers in the meantime.
  1. So, would the show ever pull this twist out of nowhere?
Maybe, maybe not. Like we said, the mirrored structure of the show indicates that there would have to be groundwork already laid down in the series for something like this to take place. I think one potential moment is the almost-death of David Palmer at the end of Day 2. Day 2's ending of Palmer being attacked, collapsing, and taking a series of labored breaths over the end clock then becomes the only scene in the series to be shown twice when it shown again as the beginning of Day 3. The same scene repeats, then a tag of "three years later" comes on the screen, and Day 3 begins. What is odd about this is that there really is no real reason to have shown the scene twice. Plenty of dialogue in Day 3, particularly early on, establishes what happened to Palmer, that he survived, and how Keeler is using his health to come at him. They even establish that they (well kinda sorta almost) imprisoned those responsible for the attack and at no point is any of the plot of Day 3 about anything connected to who attacked Palmer. One reason for repeating the scene at the start of 3.01, though, is to have established a place in the story for a potential repeated scene to be mirrored in the future for a different purpose. What if we one day again see the end of Day 5, a tag of "three years later" and a very different reality? Even if we never do, I think you can make the argument that Jack is essentially the author of 24 since the end of Day 5.

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2018.08.06 23:54 TheHomie123 Time to Live the Day as a Minnesota Wild Fan (TheHomie123's Series)

The General Perspective:

The Minnesota Wild, a team that has been relatively successful, but has never had the team to go far enough to win a Stanley Cup. This is a team that needed to showcase Minnesota as a hockey city after the North Stars left in 1993. This is the state of hockey and if they don't have a team, that would be embarrassing. These are what the fans of the Minnesota Wild must be thinking. I am going to take you in as a Minnesota Wild fan for the duration of this post and the Wild fans on this subreddit can chime in if some of these experiences are true and if there are any differences, but lets get talking. To learn how Minnesota Wild fans feel, we need to show how fans were created in the state of Minnesota, through the first franchise that existed in Minnesota. Its time to take a look at the Minnesota North Stars.

How the Minnesota North Stars brought fans to Minnesota:

The Minnesota North Stars had been in the NHL from 1967 to 1993 until the franchise was moved over to Dallas which is now known as the Dallas Stars. The North Stars had been apart of the first expansion in the NHL from 6 teams to 12 teams and it was created through a partnership of 9 men who were led by Walter Brush, Jr and John Driscoll. It costed the ownership group $2 million dollars to buy this franchise as it did the other 5 teams that were expanding in Oakland, California, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis. The reason this team was called the North Stars was because of the states motto that all of the citizens followed in L'Étoile du Nord", which is French for "The Star of the North". The North Stars needed a new arena to be built for the 1967-1968 season, so the ownership group spent $7 million dollars (Translates to $52.8 million in 2018) to build the Metropolitan Sports Arena.
Metropolitan Sports Arena
The First season was finally ready to begin and it was time for Minnesota fans to finally let the Hockey world learn who they are as Minnesota faces St Louis on the road in their first ever game. The game ended in a 2-2 tie and Bill Masterton was the first player ever to score a goal in the NHL for the Minnesota franchise, for Masterton, this would only be the beginning. Minnesota then played their first home game on October 21st 1967 against the California Seals where they won 3-1 and there were 12,961 at the Metropolitan Sports Arena as there arena was able to hold 15,000. North Stars Player Lon Nanne had this to say about the arena during the inaugural season "The Met Center, at the time that we were in the League, was the finest hockey building in the country, in the world, in our estimation," Nanne said. "The sight lines were absolutely spectacular. It was clean, it was colorful. The ice was the best in the world." Then, this is a funny story that the first ever North Stars goaltender Cam Wetzel told reporters about the first ever home game. What Wetzel really remembers about that night was a break from tradition. Instead of dropping the puck right after lineups and the national anthem, which was customary at the time, stadium announcer Bob Utecht had something else in mind. "I remember we were standing there, and Bob Utecht is in the penalty box ... and he says, 'Let's play hockey!'" Wetzel said. "We all looked at each other, 'Hmm… what are we getting into here in Minnesota?'" The North Stars were playing fanastic hockey during the season and fans were becoming engaged in this team that was in first place in the West division halfway through their inaugural season, but the tragedy broke. On January 13th 1968, Bill Masteron suffered a fatal hit during a game against the Seals which would drastically cause for sadness to be felt across the State of Minnesota and all of the Hockey community. Masterton had been skating towards the Seals zone across the blue line, Masterton fell backwards, hitting the back of his head on the ice and went unconscious. On January 15th, 1968, Bill Masterton passed away at the age of 29 as a result from a. "massive head injury". To this date, this remains the only death to a player as a result of an injury during a game in NHL history. The North Stars would retire his jersey and at the end of the season, the NHL established the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy which would be given annually to a player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.
Bill Masteron trophy
The North Stars had suffered a huge loss in this dressing room, but they all knew they had to play for Bill and it was their mission to make the playoffs as the entire state of Minnesota is behind this team. The North Stars would accomplish their goal finishing 27-32-15 and qualifying for the playoffs. During the 1968 playoffs, the North Stars played the Los Angeles Kings and defeated them in game 7 to win their first ever NHL playoff series. Minnesota absolutely walloped Los Angeles in the series-decider, however, by a final score of 9-4. They would then go on to face the St Louis Blues where they would lose in a game 7. This was just the start for hockey in Minnesota. The team was led in the early years by the goaltending duo Lorne "Gump" Worsley and Cesare Maniago. Defenseman Ted Harris was the North Stars' captain. The first Stars team also included high-scoring winger Bill Goldsworthy and other quality players such as Barry Gibbs, Jude Drouin, J. P. Parise, Danny Grant, Lou Nanne, Tom Reid and Dennis Hextall. In 1972 however, this is where the North Stars would gain competition from their own city as the WHA began play with a franchise based in St Paul called the Minnesota Fighting Saints. The competition for a hockey dollar was fierce and it created a rivalry between the fans of the Minnesota North Stars and the Fighting Saints. The Fighting Saints only survived three-and-a-half seasons before a lack of money forced them to fold. A second incarnation of the Fighting Saints only lasted half of one season before folding as well.
The logo for the Minnesota Fighting Saints

How the North Stars nearly folded in 1978:

By 1978, the North Stars had failed to qualify for the playoffs in 5 of its 6 previous seasons and attendance was begins to decrease rapidly across all of the games which was spreading a negative vibe through the state of Minnesota and the NHL. With fear that the franchise was going to have to fold, Cleveland Barons Co-owners Gordan and George Gund III had stepped in and merged the two teams into one. The North Stars kept all of their qualities and nothing had changed, except now the Grunds would become the majority owners of the ownership group. the North Stars moved from the then-five team Smythe Divisionto assume the Barons' place in the Adams Division (which would otherwise have been left with only three teams) for the 1978–79 season. The recently retired Nanne was named general manager, and a number of the Barons players – notably goaltender Gilles Meloche and forwards Al MacAdam and Mike Fidler – bolstered the Minnesota lineup. Furthermore, Minnesota had drafted Bobby Smith, who would go on to win the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL's top rookie that year, and Steve Payne, who himself would go on to record 42 goals in his second campaign in 1979–80.
Gordan and George Gund III

The Best Years for Minnesota Hockey Fans:

The Minnesota North Stars had sold out their arena for the first time with all 15,962 seats being filled which was the largest crowd to ever witness a hockey game in Minnesota to that time, and would remain the highest total in all 26 seasons of the North Stars franchise. They were playing the Broadstreet bullies in the Philadelphia Flyers. The North Stars used this energy they were gaining from their hometown crowd and defeated the best team in the NHL at the time 7-1 and things were beginning to look up. The North Stars that year complete surprised the hockey world as they would upset the four time defending Stanley Cup champion Montreal Canadians in seven games before losing to Philadelphia in the next round. With the addition of new players such as Minnesota native and ex-1980 Olympian Neal Broten and sniper Dino Ciccarelli, the North Stars had five straight winning seasons starting in 1979–80, which included back-to-back trips to the Stanley Cup semifinals, first against the Flyers in 1980 and then against the Calgary Flames in 1981. By defeating the Flames in 1981, the North Stars reached their first Stanley Cup Final, only to lose in five games to the heavily favored New York Islanders. The North Stars were in winning mode and had constructed a roster that was made to win. Minnesota fans couldn't contain their excitement. Just look at this clip below.
Minnesota North Stars vs New York Islanders Game 3 Introduction
The North Stars sadly could never do it during their quest for a Stanley Cup as they ran into the Chicago Blackhawks during the 1981-1982 and then in the 1982-1983 season, Brian Bellows would score 35 goals in his rookie season and help the team to finish with 40 wins and 96 regular season points – both the most ever recorded in the 26 years the franchise was based in Minnesota. However, the Chicago Blackhawks would stand in their way again as they eliminated the North Stars in the second round. The North Stars began loading up their roster to chase a Stanley Cup. Beginning in 1983–84, the team was determined to erase the failures of the previous two campaigns and came close to doing so. This was a season of change for the North Stars and their fans, as Bill Mahoney, a defensive-minded teacher of the game, took over as coach. Very early in the season, a major trade shook the organization, all of Minnesota, and the NHL. The popular Bobby Smith was shipped off to the Montreal Canadiens for a pair of defense-minded forwards, Keith Acton and Mark Napier. The team would go on to post the second-highest victory total in its history with 39, and win its second Norris Division crown in three years. Luckily for the North Stars, the Norris Division was very weak that year; they were the only team in the division to have a winning record that season. The playoffs had arrived again and Minnesota fans needed to see their team find success as they would be going up against the Chicago Blackhawks once again and the North Stars had finally done it. Minnesota won the series 3 games to 2, they got past the St Louis Blues in 7 games. Only one team remained between the North Stars' second Stanley Cup Final appearance in four seasons: Wayne Gretzky's Edmonton Oilers. It was a tough, high-scoring series, but Edmonton's star-studded lineup proved too much for the North Stars, and the Oilers swept Minnesota in four games en route to their first Stanley Cup championship.
Captain Wayne Gretzky receiving the Stanley Cup after defeating the Minnesota North Stars in 4 games

The Downfall of Hockey in Minnesota:

After 1984, the franchise would only have one more winning season in Minnesota, in 1985–86. Seemingly, the franchise hit bottom in 1987–88, when it won only 19 games, still the second-fewest wins in franchise history. However, the Norris Division was so weak that year (only the Red Wings finished with a winning record) that the North Stars and Toronto Maple Leafs were fighting it out for the last playoff spot from the division on the last day of the season despite having the two worst records in the league. In those days, the four top teams in each division made the playoffs, regardless of record. A loss to the Calgary Flames not only kept the North Stars out of the playoffs, but assured them of the worst record in the league. While the late 1980s saw the franchise draft what would turn out to be their greatest player, forward Mike Modano. Chronic attendance problems spurred the owners to threaten to move the club to the San Francisco Bay Area, against the league's wishes. Loyal Minnesota fans were worried for their team, but there just wasn't enough of them to make their voices heard.

A Glimpse of Hope was Arising:

The NHL instituted a compromise for the 1990–91 season whereby the Gund brothers were awarded an expansion team in the Bay Area, the San Jose Sharks, that would receive players via a dispersal draft with the North Stars. A new group that was wanting to buy a team in the Bay Area as well purchased the North Stars from the Gunds, led by Howard Baldwin and Morris Belzberg. These two had purchased the North Stars for $38.1 million dollars. Norman Green, the last minute, joined the group and was able to purchase 51% share of the North Stars while Baldwin and Belzberg shared the other 49%. In that 1991 season, despite a losing record in the regular season, the North Stars embarked on a Cinderella run to the Stanley Cup Finals. They knocked off the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues (the top two teams in the NHL during the regular season) in six games each and the defending Stanley Cup Champion Edmonton Oilers in five games, making it to the finals for the second time in franchise history. The team fought hard against the eventual champion Pittsburgh Penguins, led by Mario Lemieux. They won two out of the first three contests before being obliterated 8-0 in Game 6 of the best-of-seven series. Following the 1991 run to the finals, the North Stars adopted a new logo that said "STARS" in italicized gold capitals over a green star with a gold outline; the gold now a more metallic shade than the previous yellowish shade. The team also adopted black as their primary color for their road uniforms, and eliminated gold from the uniform, except for the logo. Even before the logo change, it had been speculated that the North Stars would adopt a new logo following the 1990–91 season, as the future primary logo was first painted on the Met Center ice prior to the aforementioned season, albeit in a reverse color scheme than its upcoming incarnation.
Game Worn Mike Modano Jersey that showcases the new North Stars Jersey for the 1991-1992 season
The North Stars made the 1992 playoffs with their new look, and took a 3-2 series lead into Game 6 at the Met Center against the Norris Division champion Detroit Red Wings. The Red Wings won, 1-0, in overtime after a video referee review confirmed that Sergei Fedorov had scored a goal. This was the first use of video replay in the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Wings won the seventh game at home, 5-2. The curse was still surrounding this franchise that just couldn't take the next step into winning a championship.

Hockey says goodbye to Minnesota for a while:

By 1992, Norm Green was arranging a deal to turn the team into the L.A. Stars, playing at a new arena (which is now the Honda Center) under construction in Anaheim, California. The league instead asked Green to let Disney create the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim while the North Stars would get a relocation approval to wherever Green wanted. In January 1993, Green chose Dallas as the new home of the franchise, and the decision was formally announced on March 10. Several reasons were cited for the relocation, including poor attendance during a string of losing seasons, the failure to reach deals for a new arena in either Minneapolis or Saint Paul, and a sexual harassment lawsuit against Green that resulted in his wife threatening to leave him unless he moved the team. The subsequent decision to relocate the franchise to Texas made Green much reviled in Minnesota, where he derisively came to be known as "Norm Greed" Minnesota fans were devastated to see hockey vanish from their sight as they had gone from having multiple teams play in their city to none at all and the worst is, the North Stars could never win a championship in front of their city, which makes Minnesota fans put their heads down just thinking about how much the North Stars had to go through.
Minnesota North Stars Announcement that the franchise has moved to Dallas

Preparing for a new Franchise in Minnesota:

After the North Stars left, the state of Minnesota was without an NHL team for 7 seasons. During that time, Mayor Norm Coleman began a campaign to either recruit the relocation of an existing franchise to Saint Paul or the award of an expansion franchise to a Minnesota-based ownership group. Fans in Minnesota were excited at the idea of their being another chance to show the world that hockey can be successful in their city and they were behind their mayor. These efforts came close to success in the mid-1990s when Minnesota interests purchased the original Winnipeg Jets with the intention of relocating the franchise to Minnesota; however, arena negotiations fell through and the Jets instead relocated to Phoenix, Arizona. Which is still questionably to this day as to why the decisions were made as they were. The NHL announced its intention to expand from 26 to 30 teams. Bob Naegele, Jr. became the lead investor for an application to the NHL for an expansion franchise and ultimately the first majority owner. On June 25, 1997, the National Hockey League announced that Minnesota had been awarded an expansion franchise, to begin play in the 2000–01 season. The six finalist team names for the new NHL franchise (Blue Ox, Freeze, Northern Lights, Voyageurs, White Bears, and Wild), were announced on November 20, 1997. Jac Sperling was named chief executive officer of the Minnesota team,Doug Risebrough was named general manager, Tod Leiweke was named President, and Martha Fuller was named chief financial officer. The team was officially named the Minnesota Wild on January 22nd 1998 and the unveiling occurring at Aldrich Arena in the suburb of Maplewood
The first ever jersey of the Minnesota Wild during the 2000-2001 Season

The Early Years of the Minnesota Wild:

Minnesota had made some big additions to their coaching staff and their roster before the season begun as the Wild hired Jacques Lemaire as their first-ever head coach and the team picked Marian Gaborik third overall in the first round of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. The Wild would play their first ever game on October 6th against the Anaheim Ducks and it ended in a 3-1 lose for the Wild. Gaborik scored the first ever home goal for the Minnesota Wild. Minnesota native Darby Hendrickson as the Wild tie the game with the Flyers, 3-3. The team was not very successful on the ice, but showed promise for future seasons. However, the most notable game of the year was the first visit of the Dallas Stars, who had formerly played in Minnesota as the Minnesota North Stars, as you should know by now from reading this. The Wild rode an emotional sellout crowd of over 18,000 to a 6–0 shutout in Dallas' first regular season game in Minnesota since a neutral-site game in 1993. The season ended with Scott Pellerin as the leading scorer with 39 points while Wes Walz, Darby Hendrickson, and Gaborik paced the team with 18 goals each. The Wild would get off to a strong start in the 2001–02 season by earning at least one point in their first seven games. However, the Wild would finish in last place again with a record of 26–35–12–6. En route, there were signs the Wild were improving, as second-year speedster Gaborik had a solid sophomore season with 30 goals, including an invite to the NHL YoungStars Game, and Andrew Brunette led the team in scoring with 69 points. Gaborik spent much of the 2002–03 season vying for the league scoring crown before slumping in the second half, and the Wild, in their first ever playoff appearance, made it all the way to the Western Conference Finals before being swept 4–0 by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. Previously, the Wild had beaten the favored and third-seeded Colorado Avalanche in the first round in seven games, coming back from a 3–1 series deficit and winning both Game 6 and 7 in overtime. Brunette scored the series clinching goal, the last ever on Patrick Roy. In the Western Conference semi-finals, the Wild beat the fourth-seeded Vancouver Canucks, again in seven games, and again after being down 3–1 in a series. In the process, the Wild became the first team in playoff history to capture a seven-game series twice after facing elimination during Game 5. When the 2003–04 season started, the Wild were short-handed with both Pascal Dupuis and Gaborik holding out. After struggling in the first month, the Wild finally got their two young star left-wingers signed, but both struggled to get back into game shape as the Wild struggled through much of November. In a deep hole, the Wild could not climb back into the playoffs, despite finishing the season strong, with wins in five of their last six games as they finished last in the competitive Northwest Division with a record of 30–29–20–3. Along the way, the Wild began to gear up for the future, trading away several of their older players who were a part of the franchise from the beginning, including Brad Bombardir and Jim Dowd. The 2004–05 season was canceled due to an NHL lockout. Former Wild player Sergei Zholtok died from a heart condition during a game in Europe. Zholtok died in the arms of Minnesotan and former Wild player Darby Hendrickson. The State of Minnisota had suffered another loss to their team and even though Zholtok had been stopped playing for the team, he was remembered by the Wild in the following years to come as they had more to play for. The team was ready to come out of the lockout and show that hockey can be successful in the state of Minnesota
Remembering Sergei Zholtok

Post Lockout for the Minnesota Wild :

Minnesota finished in fifth and last place in the Northwest Division, eight points behind fourth-placed Vancouver Canucks. En route, Gaborik set a new franchise record for goals in a season at 38, and Brian Rolston set a new highest point total by a Wild player in a season at 79. The goaltender controversy between Manny Fernandez and Dwayne Roloson ended when Roloson was traded to the Edmonton Oilers for a first round pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. The Wild signed a few veteran free agents to try and show that their an NHL calibre team in Kim Johnsson, Mark Parrish, Branko Radivojevic and Keith Carney. The Wild traded the 17th overall pick and prospect Patrick O'Sullivan to the Los Angeles Kings for veteran Slovak Pavol Demitra. The Wild were beginning to look like they could be competitive. The Wild were backstopped by Niklas Backstrom into the playoffs for the second time in team history only to lose to the Stanley Cup Champion Anaheim Might Ducks in the opening round. The Wild would break numerous franchise records during the 2007–08 season, including most goals and points (Marian Gaborik – 42 goals and 83 points). Also, Jacques Lemaire recorded his 500th career coaching win as the Wild clinched their first ever Northwest Division title in a 3–1 victory over the Calgary Flames on April 3, 2008. They again faced the Colorado Avalanche in the first round as sixth and third seed (as in the 2003 playoffs), but this time the roles were reversed, and the Wild held home-ice advantage. However, Minnesota came up short, being ousted in six games by the Avalanche. By 2008-2009, the Wild had fallen into ninth place in the Western Conference and had missed the playoffs. It was time for change to be made as Minnesota fans were sick of the inconsistently that was being displayed from this franchise. That change started with the hiring of Chuck Fletcher.
Chuck Fletcher hired as General Manager of the Minnesota Wild in 2009

The Chuck Fletcher Era:

Now we are getting into the modern times of the Minnesota Wild as the last nine years have been a string of mediocre playoff runs that never have saw the team reach the Conference Finals. Lets take a look at how it started for Chuck Fletchers team. In the 2009 off-season, Marian Gaborik signed with the New York Rangers during the summer as a free agent. Later that summer, Fletcher selected Todd Richards as head coach. Martin Havlat was signed via free agency after playing the previous three seasons for the Chicago Blackhawks in order to lessen the blow of Gaborik's departure. During the first month of the 2009–10 season, the team announced their first ever full-time captain, Mikko Koivu. In 2009, Leipold named Matt Majka as chief operating officer of the team. The Wild had made bold moves to their team, but they were ready to set their culture for their future. The 2009–10 and the 2010–11 seasons ended in disappointment for the Wild as they missed the playoffs both seasons. In the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, the Wild held the ninth overall pick and used it to select Finnish forward Mikael Granlund. The Wild opened the 2010–11 season with two games at the Hartwall Areena in Helsinki against the Carolina Hurricanes. Following the 2010–11 season, the team fired head coach Todd Richards due to the team failing to reach the playoffs in his two seasons as head coach with a 77–71–16 record. Mike Yeo, was named the new head coach. The club also created a stir when they traded star defenseman Brent Burns and a 2012 second round pick to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Devin Setoguchi, Charlie Coyle and the 28th overall pick in the 2011 draft, which they used to select Zack Phillips. Wild fans today look at this trade today seeing that they got a good player in Coyle, but for what Brent Burns has become, that could of been an excellent defensemen to keep on your team. Later in the off-season, the Wild traded Martin Havlat for Dany Heatley in another blockbuster trade with the Sharks. In November, the team set a franchise record for most wins in one month with 11. Despite a hot start to the season that saw them sitting atop the league standings in early December, multiple injuries to key players for extended periods effectively eliminated the team from playoff contention for the fourth consecutive year. By 2012, Minnesota was desperate as their fans were beginning to think this team was even worse then what the North Stars were and Chuck Fletcher felt pressure to make a Huge splash. Oh boy, did he ever! The Wild signed Zach Parise and Ryan Suter to identical 13-year, $98 million contracts.
Zach Parise and Ryan Suter on signing identical contracts on July 1st 2012
The lockout had finally been resolved and Hockey was ready to be played heading into the shortened 2012-2013 season. The team reached the post-season for the fourth time in franchise history after a 3–1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on April 27, 2013. Finishing eighth place in the Western Conference, the Wild lost to the eventual champions, the Chicago Blackhawks, in the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs in five games. . in 2013, the NHL collapsed its six divisions into four and dissolved the Northwest Division. Consequently, the Wild moved into the Central Division along with the Jets and Avalanche; the Canadian teams from the Northwest moved back to the Pacific Division. The Wild now share their division with not only the Blackhawks but also the Dallas Stars, the Wild's predecessors in Minnesota, and the St. Louis Blues, another major rival of the North Stars during the Norris Division era. Thus, the 2013 Blackhawks–Wild playoff series was seen as the rebirth of the old Chicago–Minnesota rivalry in the NHL. It wasn't good news that the Wild would be playing the Blackhwaks more often as for the next several years, the Wild coudn't get past the Blackhawks in the playoffs from 2013-2015 and it was cemented when they were swept by the Hawks in the second round and its always bad when Matt Cooke has to talk for your team as he stated "Our expectations inside this room were a lot higher than a second round series."
Minnesota Wild lose Game 6 in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs to the Chicago Blackhawks
In 2016, the Wild set a franchise record with the best win record in the first 41 games of the season. Immediately afterward, they went into a skid, losing the next 13 of 14 games, culminating in the firing of head coach Mike Yeo. Under new interim head coach John Torchetti, the team snapped the losing streak but remained streaky throughout the rest of the season, managing to barely make the playoffs with a total of 87 points, the worst record of any playoff team in the shootout era (since 2005–06). In the first round, the Wild fell to the Central Division champion Dallas Stars in six games. During the 2016 off-season, the Wild signed free agent Eric Staal to a three-year contract. The Wild also hired Bruce Boudreau as their new head coach, replacing interim head coach John Torchetti. The Wild now were expected to take the next step with their new coach because they were beginning to look like a decent team on paper and it looked like they were ready to stop the Minnesota Curse of not being able to win. In 2017, the Wild set their new franchise record for points (106), wins (49) and goals for (266). The Wild set a franchise record 12 game win streak, that was snapped on New Year's Eve 2016 by the Columbus Blue Jackets, a team also on a franchise record win streak at the time. Nevertheless, Minnesota failed to win more than a game in the playoffs, losing in five games to St. Louis. Mikael Granlund led the team in points with 69, while new addition Eric Staal led the team in goals with 28. Mikko Koivu was a finalist for the Selke Trophy for best defensive forward, while Granlund was a finalist for the Lady Byng Trophy. A lot of roster changes were made heading into the 2017-2018 season again due to the Expansion draft and the Wild wanting to make changes in their locker room to try once again to go far in the playoffs. Erik Haula was lost to the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft (along with prospect Alex Tuch). Winger Jason Pominville and defenseman Marco Scandella were traded to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for forwards Tyler Ennis and Marcus Foligno. Minnesota native Matt Cullen was signed as a free agent and returned to the Wild to shore up the fourth line (Cullen had previously played in Minnesota from 2010–2013). Captain Mikko Koivu signed a two-year extension, ensuring he will remain with the Wild through the 2019–20 season. Following another 100-point regular season, the Wild matched up with Central Division rival, the Winnipeg Jets, in the First Round of the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs. The Jets defeated the Wild in five games, making it three straight seasons in which the Wild failed to advance past the first round. On April 23, shortly following the Wild's exit from the playoffs, owner Leipold announced that he had fired general manager Fletcher after nine seasons with the team.[Under Fletcher's leadership, the Wild qualified for the playoffs six consecutive years, but failed to advance beyond the second round. The Minnesota Wild have solidified themselves as a mediocre team and it appears it will only get worse for Wild fans, but I have some questions to ask.

Question for Minnesota Wild Fans:

Do you prefer the North Stars or the Wild?
How have you taken all of these playoff lose's?
What years did you guys truly believe you were going to win the Stanley Cup?
Who is your all time favourite player to ever play in the city of Minnesota?
What advice would you give other teams who think they are struggling?

Thank you for reading this! It took a lot of time and Ill try to do this occasionally to add a different perspective. I greatly appreciate Hockey fans from Minnesota fans after reading about all you've went through with these teams. I hope one day, luck goes your way!

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2018.07.20 17:15 mcarans A More Christlike God by Brad Jersak: Review and Long Summary

I have consolidated the review and summary posts from earlier here for those who prefer to read it all together:
A question at the heart of Cruciform Theology is "What is God like?" and a book that provides a clear answer is "A More Christlike God" by Brad Jersak. It is structured like a well devised textbook peppered with anecdotes and presents its points in an easily digestible way carefully defining terminology as it goes along. As I read it, I felt like I was taking a crash course that was so good that I didn't need to do further study or homework and which brought my outdated theological knowledge up to date in one shot. The book provides a really good introduction and overview of the cruciform way of thinking and I give it my wholehearted recommendation.
Brad starts by contemplating what God is and how we have many different notions which will themselves change during our lifetimes. He looks to negative theology where we define God by saying what He isn't so that we avoid boxing God in and comes up with "God is" statements containing words: good, love, light, beauty, truth, justice. He introduces these as "divine energies" which are more than attributes. They "are God himself at work". But still the picture is incomplete until we realise we have the "only perfect image" of God in Christ. "Jesus has shown us the face and heart of God through the fullness of his life on earth: revealed through eyewitness accounts of his birth, ministry, death and resurrection". He says "Jesus alone is perfect theology". Given this promising framework, Jersak considers how people are turned away from faith by un-Christlike images of God and the difficult questions Christians often prefers to ignore. Renewal comes when we understand God as "the merciful and hospitable Father; who wins us by love rather than threats; who accepts and adores us while we're still a mess; who sees us as we are and heals us with hugs rather than blows".
The author next considers how we either project ourselves onto God or become like the God we worship. He looks at common images: "the doting grandfather" who does whatever we want, "the deadbeat dad" who is absent when needed, "the punitive judge" or "prurient voyeur" who cannot stand our sin and "the Santa Claus blend" who mixes the three. Then he looks at the two principal competing images: "the God of pure will (or freedom) and the God of pure love (or goodness)". The former produces willful people while the latter inspires loving followers who experience true freedom. Brad examines what happens when freedom is paramount vs when love reigns. He says that "Christ's love is willing not willful. Consensual, not coercive". He examines the willful God in Christian history looking at Augustine vs Clement and Origen, Voluntarism, Reformation Theology of Calvin, Radical Puritanism and the Neo-Reformed movement; in Jewish scripture where he considers Job; and in the New Testament where he quotes Mark Driscoll: "In Revelation, Jesus is a prize-fighter...with the commitment to make someone bleed....I cannot worship a guy I can beat up", exploring Paul in particular.
Proposing Jesus "as the lens through which to clarify our vision of God" does not go far enough, Jersak says. Instead he says "God is, was and always will be exactly like Jesus". Describing the Trinity, he observes that God "did not merely become Christlike", he always was. He compares the lowly king born in a stable to the emperor image Christianity embraced through Constantine. He demonstrates that the crucifixion was an "ugly homicide" rather than an act of co-conspiracy by the Father. Kenosis is explained not as a surrender of divine attributes, but rather as self-giving love and self-emptying power. "Kenotic love is who God is." The lamb-lion dichotomy falls under the microscope in particular the common view that Christ first came as a lamb and next time he's coming back in wrath as the lion, a view that appears to suggest that the crucifixion and resurrection were somehow insufficient and that God is little more than an "allegory of earthly kings". But in Revelations the Lion "has overcome" not will overcome and in John "The Lord has done it this very day"- the victory is in our past not our future. The crucifixion is the judgement of the world and of Satan as well as authority over all people.
Given God's power and glory are cruciform and kenotic, the book explores how God can still be sovereign while being non-coercive, uncontrolling, close and caring. The author imagines poetically all cosmic history "spanned by Jesus' outstretched arms". The "Cross-as-consent" encompasses Christ's obedience to the Father, the Father's love for the world and our response to the cross and grace. Considering the problem of evil, God as the "primary or first cause" consents to the "necessity" of "secondary causes" such as the laws of nature and human freedom. But in addition He also "participates fully" in the human condition, suffering with us and dying for us. God reigns not using the worldly power of force but the cruciform power of love. The Fall is about Adam and Eve grasping for power when given the dignity of choice instead of yielding it in obedience in the image of God. The cross invites us once again to lay down power.
Although God is the "infinite source of all being", God's grace participates in the world through willing partners inspired by the Holy Spirit with the ultimate exemplar and perfect link between heaven and earth being Jesus. God reveals His love unconditionally and empties Himself, filling and "saving" us if we consent to empty ourselves and receive his free gift. We then mediate God's love into the world as kingdom priests and through our prayers overcoming necessity. Through the Incarnation, we are assimilated, all our weaknesses and wounds are absorbed by God and we participate in His "salvation victory".
How do we affirm all of the above in the face of all the suffering in the world? Quoting Martin Luther's term "theologies of glory", Jersak shows us that when we try to reason our way out of the problem of evil, we can stumble into calling evil good and lapse into "schadenfreude" - pleasure at someone else's misfortune or tragedy. Luther instead shows us that through the Cross we receive an "anti-theodicy" - God's love and human affliction are a true contradiction. We must start by acknowledging that evil exists and that our faith tells us that God is all-good. This means that God cannot be all powerful "in this world". Our omnipotent Creator allows free will and natural law to run their course. His love and grace are boundless, yet He allowed the ultimate act of human rebellion, so that "all suffering before or since the Cross are dealt with definitively there". Our affliction is unified with Christ's self giving love so that redemption can occur. The chasm between divinity and humanity is bridged by the authenticity of Christ's experience, particularly that feeling of God's absence that we sometimes feel and that Jesus endured on the Cross.
Similarly to Greg Boyd, Brad sees divine wrath as a metaphor for God letting us face the consequences (wages) of our sins so that we "find out own bottom" and then willingly "surrender to the arms of grace". He observes that many read verses about peace figuratively yet take ones on wrath literally. Reading the Bible literally is symptomatic of mythic-literal faith (stage 2 of James Fowler's "Stages of Faith") and we must learn to use the lens of "cruciform consent". Where Jersak differs from Boyd is that he does not believe God withdraws his mercy to allow sin to run its course but rather that we consciously or unconsciously decide to reject it - our "free agency coupled with cause and effect creates results". Acts of God's active wrath are God consenting to the natural and supernatural (Satan) consequences of human decisions. God allows violence as a byproduct of human freedom but also subverts and overcomes it.
"Salvation", the author says, is what God has, is and will do through Christ in us on our journey towards union with him. Atonement theories are human "working models" exploring how salvation might have worked and should not be confused with the gospel or the biblical metaphors they attempt to interpret. These are "Lost-and-found" where Jesus finds and rescues the lost; "The Great Physician" who heals sin's effects; "The Healing Serpent" who overcomes the poison of human sin; the "Atoning Sacrifice" who both renews covenant and acts as scapegoat carrying away our sins; "The Lamb of God" whose blood welcomes God's protection from the destroyer; "Redemption and Jubilee" which encapsulates "adoption", "inheritance" and "reconcilation" where Jesus redeems us from the bondage of sin; "The Ransom" paid not to God, Satan or the Law, but to Death personified. The two most important, which come from Paul, are "Victory" where Jesus conquers Satan and sin at the Cross, death through his resurrection and everything by his love; and "Justification" where we are freely declared righteous in Jesus through being graciously given and practically aided in producing that righteousness.
Jersak summarises how Jesus saves us through five key words: "Cruciform" where all the fullness of the Trinity through Jesus empties for our sake and Christ's death is the "apex revelation and act of God's self-giving love"; "Representation" where Christ as one of us represents the whole human race in his victory; "Identification" since Jesus identifies with human nature and condition; "Substitution" because Jesus substituted for us in the battle with Satan, sin and death (not to appease God's wrath); and "Exchange" where Jesus takes our human nature and blesses us with a divine nature.
Comparing the "modern/legal/retributive" understanding of the Gospel with the "ancient/healing/restorative" view, Brad concludes by presenting the "Gospel in Chairs", which demonstrates that when we turn away, God turns toward us. I've posted about it previously and it is best understood by watching a video. He reminds us of "two cardinal Christian truths: 1. God does not change 2. God is perfectly revealed in Christ".
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