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Old 12-01-2007, 09:12 AM
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It sickens me that Yawkey is in the HOF.

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Yay, we agree on something!

P.S. Isn't it like 5 o'clock in the morning where you are?
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Old 12-01-2007, 09:14 AM
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randy smith needs to be mentioned. his $148 million deal offer to juan gonzalez that was somehow turned down (lucky tigers) comes to mind. his only contacts in the league were with the astros. so 95% of his moves were made with them.
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Old 12-01-2007, 09:40 AM
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It sickens me that Yawkey is in the HOF.

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Yay, we agree on something!

P.S. Isn't it like 5 o'clock in the morning where you are?

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I spent it writing that post about mechanics.
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Old 12-01-2007, 09:41 AM
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It sickens me that Yawkey is in the HOF.

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Yay, we agree on something!

P.S. Isn't it like 5 o'clock in the morning where you are?

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Yawkey was a racist drunk, and it also sickens me regarding the absolute revisionist fantasy history surrounding him and his equally miserable wife Jean.

He and Higgins got along well because they were two of a kind.

I lived through their 'stewardship' of the Red Sox, and it it truly shameful.

Remember where Jackie Robinson's first MLB tryout was and what happened?

Remember that the Sox had a unencumbered chance to sign Wille Mays, who just might be the #1 player that most would select in an all-time cosmic draft?

I get sick just thinking about all of the opportunities squandered by Yawkey and his good ole boy buddies.
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Old 12-01-2007, 09:46 AM
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The Jackie Robinson is sickening to me. They didn't deserve a player like Willie Mays.
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Old 12-01-2007, 10:09 AM
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If Tyrus Thomas turns out to be mediocre, it's on Paxson for letting Roy slip.

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LOL

The 2006 Bulls Offseason

Tyson Chandler for PJ Brown
LaMarcus Aldrige for Ty Thomas
Sign Ben Wallace for lots of monies.
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Old 12-01-2007, 10:43 AM
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another vote for Milbury but the majority of this forum will not understand the magnitude of what triumph outlined

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Wow most probably have no clue as to how horrid Milbury was. LOL, were the Islanders and their fans Munsoned.........
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Old 12-01-2007, 11:20 AM
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Matt Millen, it's not a competition:

1. Hired Marty Morninweg, who had never been a head coach before, and had ~1 year of experience calling plays as an OC after the first interview. Couldn't let him get away.
2. 3 of 4 top ten picks wasted, including two top 3, 2 on WR's who were out of the league within 3 years.
3. Signed Cory Bradford to deal with $3M bonus, cut him after season began. Then resigned midway through year anyway.
4. Bill Schroeder.
5. 4th round pick for Ty Detmer.
6. Damien Woody: largest contract ever (at the time) to an interior lineman, currently not a starter.
7. Traded Dre Bly, their only above average player in the secondary, on a relatively cheap one year deal for Tatum Bell (inactive) and George Foster (Benched due to shittyness).
8. Kalimba Edwards: high pick (3rd of 2nd round), never panned out (7 sacks/season is career high) then gave a $20M extension...
9. 4 of the 5 losingest active NFL players in SI two weeks ago were brought into the league by Millen.
10. In 7 years on the job has brought in 3 players who have made the pro bowl (Shaun Rogers, Dre Bly & Eddie Drummond) a total of 5 times. For comparison 8 Patriots are leading the pro bowl voting for their position this year alone.

Career Record:
Millen 30 -77 : .280% - the worst.
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Old 12-01-2007, 11:33 AM
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After the great Paul Brown died in 1991, the ownership of the Cincinnati Bengals were taken over by his son Mike Brown, who did a heckuva job by doubling as general manager. He was the architect of a hideous franchise, trying to do the same job as his more talented father, until the Rooney Rule forced him luck into hiring Marvin Lewis and he finally made a good high-profile draft of a quarterback (Carson Palmer, after misfires such as David Klingler and Akili Smith).
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Old 12-01-2007, 11:33 AM
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Isiah's good drafts don't really make up for the other horrible mistakes. He drafted good players, but with no sense of trying to build a team, which is the same way he trades to get famous people no matter where they fit.

I can't think of anybody who has been worse in my lifetime.

I have no idea how you measure this, but I feel like at least 60% of GM's lifetime would be listed "bad"
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