Daily Links: Bowl Game

  • JPP: Giants ready to make a Snoopy Bowl ‘statement’ [New York Post]
  • Rex, Giants RB Spice Up ‘Snoopy Bowl’ Rivalry [New York Times]
  • Saunders sheds little light on incident [ESPN NY]
  • Jets Training Camp Starting To Wind Down [Jets Insider]
  • Rex Ryan on Antonio Allen and the WR Competition [The J-E-T Press]
  • Rex Ryan shrugs off Bengals’ criticism of his late blitzes [NY Daily News]



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a57se
a57se

So, time for another premature shot at the final 53...


QB Geno, Vick 

RB Ivory, Johnson, Powell and Richardson

FB Young

TE Cumby, Amaro and Sudfeld

OL Ferguson, Winters, Mangold, Colon, Giacomini, Aboushi, Ijalana, Dozier and Freeman

WR Decker, Kerley, Nelson, Gates, Ford and Saunders


DL Wilk, Hogg, Snacks, Ellis, DOOZ and Barnes

LB Coples, Harris, D. Davis, Pace, Babin, Edds, IK, Bellore and McIntyre

DB Milliner, Patterson, WIlson, Walls, Lankster, Allen, Landry, Pryor, Jarrett and Miles


P Quigley

K Folk

LS Purdum

IR: McDougle, Evans

PUP: Barnes


PS: Boyd QB, Pantale TE, Campbell OL, Enunwa WR, Hyder DL, George LB, DeVitte LB, T. Davis LB, Dixon CB, Hakim ST

a57se
a57se

OK, how hard is it to sear Sc(a)llops???


Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se I reckon as of right now, I agree with you 100% on the defense (and note that all Brendan's comments were about offense).


The waters seems to be settling on that side of the ball.

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se I think TBo is winning the FB comp, or at least Young has done nothing to get mentioned by anyone thus far, so maybe he's just winning it by default. And Ford/Saunders might be vying for the same spot, but it'll be interesting if they keep them both. At least the return game will be much improved. 


I could see them cutting a guy like Ijalana or Richardson to make room for Hakim as a STs ace. 


And you dropped Hill? Oh, the humanity. 

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se Easier than it is to spell it.

J. Smooth
J. Smooth

Absolutely zero way Saunders gets cut. You don't cut a 4th rounder unless he shows he has no game, which isn't the case.

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @Bent Out of interest, how do you pronounce it?  Everyone seems to get this wrong...it's spelled "SCALLOPS" but pronounced "SCOLLOPS".  The same as "Champing" at the bit which should be pronounced "Chomping".  


Wouldn't be surprised if the American pronounciation in each case is different though.

a57se
a57se

@Bent @a57se 

That is what I thought.

There is this restaurant I go to for Lunch now and then and I really like their Scallops and Shrimp with Orrechiete Pasta dish but today was the second time they did a really crappy job of searing the darn Scallops.  They comped me the lunch but I'd rather pay and get the dish cooked right!

Brendan
Brendan

@Bent "Champing at the bit" is pronounced "chomping" over here, or at least I've heard it used that way. 


Random, but a good buddy of mine is over on your end of the pond this week. Going to games at Tottenham, Man City (vs. Liverpool) and Man U. I'm rather jealous of his trip, especially since we all started an EPL fantasy league this year and he's going to see almost half my players go in person. 

a57se
a57se

@Bent @a57se 

Scallops is Scallops not scollops like Trollops...

Champing is champing and chomping is chomping...

We actually pronounce things like they are spelled...for the most part.

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @Bent


I'd rather get a free meal.  Probably still was better than anything I'd have cooked myself.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Brendan @Bent Haven't been to a soccer game for YEARS.  Can't stand the atmosphere.

a57se
a57se

@Bent 

How do you pronounce Worcester?

Brendan
Brendan

@Bent I'm sure it's not fun when you deal with it a lot, but as a once-in-a-long-while thing it's pretty neat. Seeing Man City/Pool will be a lot of fun for my friend (a huge soccer fan). 

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @Bent


Wooster


Where the oo sound is a soft oo such as you might find in book, not a hard oo like in root.


So...a bit like wuss-ter?

Bent
Bent moderator

@Brendan @Bent


Is he going to Anfield?  (Liverpool).  That would be awesome.

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @Bent American pronunciation is erbs, English pronunciation is herbs, word is spelled herbs.  


American pronunciation is al-oo-min-um, English pronunciation is al-yoo-min-ee-um, word is spelled aluminium.

Brendan
Brendan

@Bent I've already been corrected. He's going to White Hart Lane, Stamford Bridge (so Chelsea, not Man U) and Etihad for Man City and Liverpool.  

Brendan
Brendan

@Bent Heh, American English uses "aluminum" now. 

a57se
a57se

@Bent @a57se 

Uh, hate to tell you this but Herbs in American English is Herbs though some say erbs.

Aluminum is spelled just like I did and is pronounced A-loo-mih-num...I have no clue WTF aluminium is except for a childish way of saying it (that is the only time i have heard it said that way...as a joke of sorts).

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @Bent Oh we're the kings of irrational spelling.  The best one is the surname Featherstonehaugh which is pronounced "Fan-shaw".



Bent
Bent moderator

@Brendan @Bent


If you ever make a trip like this, go to Anfield.


WHL is like a Jets game, as soon as the team starts to struggle there's an air of foreboding doom and you can sense the tension and pessimism.


SB and ES are kind of newer and both teams associated with big money so the atmosphere is kinda sterile and may be a bit flat unless the home team is winning.


Often the road team's fans produce more atmosphere because they're always true die-hards and they get their own section so they don't have to worry like an NFL road fan would. 

Bent
Bent moderator

@Brendan @Bent


There's a commercial where an English guy mocks an American's pronunciation of Aluminium by saying "there's a u in it".  Obviously he should have said "there's an i in it".


That this could make it to air without someone realizing how epically stupid that is makes my head hurt.

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se Aluminium is the actual name of the chemical element. 

Brendan
Brendan

@Bent Anfield and WHL (since they're my adopted team and the Jet parallels seem plentiful) are top-2 on my list, probably. I have a lot of Liverpool friends, I've been trying to coordinate something like this for years now. 

a57se
a57se

@Bent @Brendan 

So home stadiums set aside a section of their seating for the opposing teams fans?

How sporting of them! Jolly Good Show!

a57se
a57se

@Brendan @a57se 

Maybe they changed the name since i took Chemistry but it was Aluminum for me...

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @Bent @Brendan It's been like that for 30-40 years.  Fans would fight if they were in the same section.

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se Aluminium is how most every non-US country refers to it. Aluminum is an "acceptable variant" because we're Murrica and we do things our own way! Or whatever. 

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se ....because I like living in NYC? 


I loved London when I was there visiting and I really enjoyed seeing a game there. It's something I suggest any big sports buff do in their lifetime (not you, though). 

a57se
a57se

@Brendan @a57se 

Aluminium is the IUPAC spelling and therefore the international standard. Aluminium was also the accepted spelling in the U.S.A. until 1925, at which time the American Chemical Society decided to revert back to aluminum, and to this day Americans still refer to aluminium as "aluminum".

Apparently the original name was Aluminum but the IUPAC added the 'i' to make it consistent with other elements...

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @Bent @Brendan As you're probably aware, Brits and Euros generally have a reputation for football hooliganism and it can get pretty violent.


They often make the road team's fans wait until the stadium is empty before the let them leave with a police escort.  We have police on horseback too!

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se *posts video of Jet fan punching woman in the face*

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se There should be a nerdy gangsta rapper called IUPAC.

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se A soccer game only takes up a couple of hours. I saw that stuff as well. 

a57se
a57se

@Brendan @a57se 

that is the one good thing about soccer to me, they keep the clock running no matter what happens so the game is almost always over on time...

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se More barbaric than Chiefs fans beating a guy to death last year? 

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se Dude, come on. American sports fans fight, maybe not as often as soccer hooligans, but they do. 

a57se
a57se

@Brendan @a57se 

That was terrible but I've seen videos of some of the crap at soccer matches...didn't half the stadium collapse one time because of fans going ballistic?

a57se
a57se

@Bent @a57se @Brendan 

Probably is that one...there was a lot of coverage in the media.

6 people died and the worst punishment handed out was 3 years in jail...love european justice.

Brendan
Brendan

@Bent Have you ever seen the movie Eurotrip? 

Bent
Bent moderator

@Brendan @Bent I don't think so, but all that genre of films blend into one for me so I may have.

Brendan
Brendan

@Bent It has Vinnie Jones leading a group of Man U fans and it's just a ridiculous caricature of what the average American probably thinks of when they think of an EPL fan. 

Bent
Bent moderator

@Brendan @Bent There are some great hooligan movies.  I.D. is really good.

Brendan
Brendan

@Bent That one has been suggested to me before, I'll see if it's on Netflix. Green Street Hooligans is the only one I've seen, which I feel like is the typical hooligan movie American males watch when they're in college now.