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Gcver2ver3
03-23-2010, 05:42 PM
According to Wikipedia we signed Kevin Mawae today to a 3yr contract...

if true, i'm okay with it, but considering his age and size, i'm not exactly doing cartwheels...



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Mawae

ColoradoDarin
03-23-2010, 05:43 PM
The internets are never wrong!

SonOfLe-loLang
03-23-2010, 05:43 PM
i hope its true

HAT
03-23-2010, 05:43 PM
Nice.

baja
03-23-2010, 05:44 PM
If he is signed this is some weird shiit.

StugotsIII
03-23-2010, 05:46 PM
You guys to realize that anyone can edit this at anytime right?

Please look under his career with the Titans...I did that.

Houshyamama
03-23-2010, 05:48 PM
If he is signed this is some weird shiit.

http://www.fredzuill.com/gallery/images/CreepyBaby.jpg

Gcver2ver3
03-23-2010, 05:49 PM
You guys to realize that anyone can edit this at anytime right?

Please look under his career with the Titans...I did that.

no one is taking it as fact right now...

but this exact same thing happened with the Jamal Williams signing....and it turned out to be dead on...

it makes since...we need a center and Mawae needs a job...

but i'm not exactly holding my breath on this one...

baja
03-23-2010, 05:49 PM
http://www.fredzuill.com/gallery/images/CreepyBaby.jpg

I pity the woman that bore that child

Mr.Meanie
03-23-2010, 05:53 PM
The Jamal Williams thing convinced me. Wikipedia is our personal secret source!

Lets try to not notify anyone at the front office so they don't shut down our mole.

Dagmar
03-23-2010, 05:55 PM
You guys to realize that anyone can edit this at anytime right?

Please look under his career with the Titans...I did that.

Did what?

gyldenlove
03-23-2010, 05:56 PM
The Jamal Williams thing convinced me. Wikipedia is our personal secret source!

Lets try to not notify anyone at the front office so they don't shut down our mole.

And the Leonard Davis thing doesn't do anything to dissuade you?

DomCasual
03-23-2010, 06:00 PM
http://www.fredzuill.com/gallery/images/CreepyBaby.jpg

What in the name of all that is good and holy is that?

Mr.Meanie
03-23-2010, 06:04 PM
And the Leonard Davis thing doesn't do anything to dissuade you?

Wasn't that a nfl.com screwup, not wikipedia?

gyldenlove
03-23-2010, 06:29 PM
Wasn't that a nfl.com screwup, not wikipedia?

No, wikipedia and espn.com.

Drek
03-23-2010, 06:30 PM
And the Leonard Davis thing doesn't do anything to dissuade you?

Its entirely possible the wikipedia player entry was changed after the incorrect ESPN entry. No details of why Davis was a Bronco was given, whereas with both Williams and Mawae a contract length and date of signing where given.

Its possible there is some wiki geek working in the FO who likes to scoop everyone with signings once they're in the books.

Also on the Leonard Davis front, wouldn't surprise me at all to see something happen there come draft day. Something like Davis and the Cowboys 1st for #11, if they happen to love a specific player in the top part of the draft. Then we can take a lineman like Pouncey, Iupati, or Odrick, whichever one is still there. I don't think its entirely likely, but weirder **** has happened.

Dallas could certainly use to get someone like Trent Williams for example. Let him take Davis' spot and long term groom him to replace Flozell Adams. The Cowboys would obviously need to have some kind of in house OG option they're also feeling pretty good about for that to happen though.

PRBronco
03-23-2010, 06:34 PM
What in the name of all that is good and holy is that?

No seriously I need some answers.

Houshyamama
03-23-2010, 07:05 PM
No seriously I need some answers.

no idea, found it on google images after searching for 'creepy'.

source site: http://www.fredzuill.com/gallery/

dude is just as creepy looking as his photography. what a random ass site

_Oro_
03-23-2010, 07:07 PM
There was no way we were going to go into the draft without adding at least one interior lineman so it might as well be Mawae.

Hogan11
03-23-2010, 07:13 PM
What in the name of all that is good and holy is that?

Richard Nixon's baby photo

DBroncos4life
03-23-2010, 07:14 PM
If it's true then WTF is McD thinking giving Mawae a three year deal. If it's false then more proof that no one wants to sign with McD. :clown:

missingnumber7
03-23-2010, 07:37 PM
What I want to know is why anyone is going to wikipedia for current sports news? I mean its not like Pat, McD, or Mawae is going to run to wikipedia to break the news.

tsiguy96
03-23-2010, 07:44 PM
What I want to know is why anyone is going to wikipedia for current sports news? I mean its not like Pat, McD, or Mawae is going to run to wikipedia to break the news.

damn you jamal williams. for the next 2 years, if there is any rumor of a player being signed, someone will run to wikipedia, where it will be reported we signed them, then we will believe it, only to find its not true.

even if it keeps failing over and over, SOMEONE is going to look to wikipedia to see if its true.

Los Broncos
03-23-2010, 08:29 PM
I'll believe it when I see it.

tsiguy96
03-23-2010, 08:32 PM
if this turns out to be true, it will solidify wikipedia as the #1 source for verifying rumors

Ray Finkle
03-23-2010, 08:50 PM
If it's 3 years and a minimal cost (say total of 5 Mil). I am okay with it. You can draft a center between the 2nd and 5th round and groom him for a year....if it is a starter salary throughout, I may have to punch something.

tsiguy96
03-23-2010, 08:58 PM
If it's 3 years and a minimal cost (say total of 5 Mil). I am okay with it. You can draft a center between the 2nd and 5th round and groom him for a year....if it is a starter salary throughout, I may have to punch something.

damn xanders for wasting money in an uncapped year!!

Ray Finkle
03-23-2010, 09:00 PM
damn xanders for wasting money in an uncapped year!!

capped or uncapped....it will be about who spends money the wisest....


I have been reading Patriot Reign the last few days. I have a whole new appreciation for the Pats....good read/insight on players.

tsiguy96
03-23-2010, 09:04 PM
capped or uncapped....it will be about who spends money the wisest....


I have been reading Patriot Reign the last few days. I have a whole new appreciation for the Pats....good read/insight on players.

there currently is not a real center on the team. mawae coming here is not a bad thing.

Ray Finkle
03-23-2010, 09:19 PM
there currently is not a real center on the team. mawae coming here is not a bad thing.

I agree....looked at old posts prior to FA starting. I wanted him signed all along. He is not a 3 year starter though.....he is at best a 1 year stop gap.

tsiguy96
03-23-2010, 09:21 PM
I agree....looked at old posts prior to FA starting. I wanted him signed all along. He is not a 3 year starter though.....he is at best a 1 year stop gap.

hey i agree, but just like the dawkins deal (5 years i think), its not expected they play through it. gauranteed money is what to look at, and i doubt they give him a lot of it (i dont think they will sign him personally, he doesnt fit the bill at all).

Rohirrim
03-23-2010, 09:26 PM
Didn't Al Gore invent Wiki?

Ray Finkle
03-23-2010, 09:27 PM
hey i agree, but just like the dawkins deal (5 years i think), its not expected they play through it. gauranteed money is what to look at, and i doubt they give him a lot of it (i dont think they will sign him personally, he doesnt fit the bill at all).

Dawk really has a two year deal....

Dagmar
03-23-2010, 09:32 PM
Didn't Al Gore invent Wiki?



Internet of Lies

Claim: Vice-President Al Gore claimed that he "invented" the Internet.

Status: False.

Origins: Despite the derisive references that continue even today, Al Gore did not claim he "invented" the Internet, nor did he say anything that could reasonably be interpreted that way. The "Al Gore said he 'invented' the Internet" put-downs were misleading, out-of-context distortions of something he said during an interview with Wolf Blitzer on CNN's "Late Edition" program on 9 March 1999. When asked to describe what distinguished him from his challenger for the Democratic presidential nomination, Senator Bill Bradley of New Jersey, Gore replied (in part):

During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet. I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country's economic growth and environmental protection, improvements in our educational system.

Clearly, although Gore's phrasing might have been a bit clumsy (and perhaps self-serving), he was not claiming that he "invented" the Internet (in the sense of having designed or implemented it), but that he was responsible, in an economic and legislative sense, for fostering the development the technology that we now know as the Internet. To claim that Gore was seriously trying to take credit for the "invention" of the Internet is, frankly, just silly political posturing that arose out of a close presidential campaign. Gore never used the word "invent," and the words "create" and "invent" have distinctly different meanings the former is used in the sense of "to bring about" or "to bring into existence" while the latter is generally used to signify the first instance of someone's thinking up or implementing an idea. (To those who say the words "create" and "invent" mean exactly the same thing, we have to ask why, then, the media overwhelmingly and consistently cited Gore as having claimed he "invented" the Internet, even though he never used that word, and transcripts of what he actually said were readily available.)

If President Eisenhower had said in the mid-1960s that he, while president, "created" the Interstate Highway System, we would not have seen dozens and dozens of
editorials lampooning him for claiming he "invented" the concept of highways or implying that he personally went out and dug ditches across the country to help build the roadway. Everyone would have understood that Ike meant he was a driving force behind the legislation that created the highway system, and this was the very same concept Al Gore was expressing about himself with his Internet statement.

Whether Gore's statement that he "took the initiative in creating the Internet" is justified is a subject of debate. Any statement about the "creation" or "beginning" of the Internet is difficult to evaluate, because the Internet is not a homogenous entity (it's a collection of computers, networks, protocols, standards, and application programs), nor did it all spring into being at once (the components that comprise the Internet were developed in various places at different times and are continuously being modified, improved, and expanded). A spirited defense of Gore's claim by Vint Cerf (often referred to as the "father of the Internet") notes "that as a Senator and now as Vice President, Gore has made it a point to be as well-informed as possible on technology and issues that surround it," although many of the components of today's Internet came into being well before Gore's first term in Congress began in 1977.

It is true, though, that Gore was popularizing the term "information superhighway" in the early 1990s (although he did not, as is often claimed by others, coin the phrase himself) when few people outside academia or the computer/defense industries had heard of the Internet, and he sponsored the 1988 National High-Performance Computer Act (which established a national computing plan and helped link universities and libraries via a shared network) and cosponsored the Information Infrastructure and Technology Act of 1992 (which opened the Internet to commercial traffic).

In May 2005, the organizers of the Webby Awards for online achievements honored Al Gore with a lifetime achievement award for three decades of contributions to the Internet. "He is indeed due some thanks and consideration for his early contributions," said Vint Cerf.

Last updated: 5 May 2005

The URL for this page is http://www.snopes.com/quotes/internet.asp

SonOfLe-loLang
03-23-2010, 09:36 PM
I think roh was just bein funny

Dagmar
03-23-2010, 09:39 PM
I think roh was just bein funny

I know.

Rohirrim
03-23-2010, 09:42 PM
Vint Cerf is an interesting name.

Killericon
03-23-2010, 09:43 PM
I'm putting forward a theory. Someone around here was entertained by the Leonard Davis thing, and decided to edit an article and wait for someone around here to notice.

Dagmar
03-23-2010, 09:45 PM
I'm putting forward a theory. Someone around here was entertained by the Leonard Davis thing, and decided to edit an article and wait for someone around here to notice.

That wouldn't be a surprise...

uplink
03-23-2010, 10:47 PM
Klis says it an't happening
http://broncotalk.net/2010/03/14656/broncos-buzz/report-mawae-to-broncos-aint-happening/

SonOfLe-loLang
03-23-2010, 11:53 PM
While klis might be right, his reasoning is kind of dumb. I think the broncos were just being diplomatic by saying they wanted to go awayfrom age. I think they want to go away from suck. Mawae, i dont believe, has ever played in a zone scheme.

broncocalijohn
03-24-2010, 12:34 AM
Richard Nixon's baby photo

SoCal wants to know where to purchase that thing.
The signing is great and frees up a draft pick early. If you want better age, you can draft one 2nd day.

DBroncos4life
03-24-2010, 12:37 AM
Anytime Adam Schefter breaks a story I won't believe it till I see it on Wikipedia.

Mogulseeker
03-24-2010, 12:56 AM
Now it says he is with the Panthers.

Killericon
03-24-2010, 12:58 AM
Now it says he is with the Panthers.

Home of Ryan Kalil. Whoever's doing this should at least send him some place logical.

Taco John
03-24-2010, 01:33 AM
I will never trust Wikipedia again.

UberBroncoMan
03-24-2010, 05:10 AM
I trust Wikipedia. It just so happens though that since the Jamal Williams signing people have been making random dudes Broncos to stir up ****. This isn't surprising.

crazyhorse
03-24-2010, 05:41 AM
You guys dont want Mawea, he's done. His probowl election is proof that players get in on reputation alone. He was the worst center in the league in run blocking and in the bottom third in pass blocking. Wiegman would have been a better option. And Wiegman, like Mawea is an undersized zone blocker. As bad as you thought Wiegman was last year, Mawea was worse. The difference being Wiegman was working in a power scheme last year. Mawea would have to make the same transition.

You better hope the Broncos dont sign Mawea. McD has already said Orton is the starter. Your offense is going to be in trouble, if McD dont start looking at making some positive changes. Downgrading the Oline is no way to get better.

Beantown Bronco
03-24-2010, 07:15 AM
Because it made me laugh out loud the first time:

Right now Josina is asking herself "Who is this Wiki, and how do I sleep with him?"

missingnumber7
03-24-2010, 08:24 AM
I will never trust Wikipedia again.

I will trust stuff that is cited. There is lots of credible information on the site, the problem is any tom dick or harry can put bogus crap in there. In fact on the Scott Van Pelt show he had a contest to see who could put the most ridiculous information in there.

Binkythefrog
03-24-2010, 08:47 AM
You know this page also says that Barack Obama is his father.

Mawae spent five years of his childhood (age 712) in Hanau, Germany (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanau,_Germany), when his father retired Sgt. 1st Class David Mawae, who served 23 years in the U.S. Army (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Army), was stationed there, and it was there that he began playing football.<sup id="cite_ref-Tennessee_Titans_Bio_0-0" class="reference">[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Mawae#cite_note-Tennessee_Titans_Bio-0)</sup> His father, Barack Obama served two tours in Vietnam (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam), and his career also took him for periods of time to South Korea (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Korea), Germany (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germany), Georgia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_%28country%29), Kansas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansas), Huntsville (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huntsville) and Louisiana (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana). Mawae earned All-State and All-Academic honors at Leesville High School (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leesville_High_School).<sup id="cite_ref-Tennessee_Titans_Bio_0-1" class="reference">[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Mawae#cite_note-Tennessee_Titans_Bio-0)</sup>

_Oro_
03-24-2010, 08:48 AM
Oh I see. Trying to make this a political thing.

Dagmar
03-24-2010, 08:59 AM
Lets stop using wiki for news. It's makes us look silly!

k thx bai.
xxx

Gcver2ver3
03-24-2010, 09:06 AM
Lets stop using wiki for news. It's makes us look silly!

k thx bai.
xxx

i agree...

i won't do it anymore...

Dagmar
03-24-2010, 09:09 AM
i agree...

i won't do it anymore...

It definitely wasn't a pop at you, I feel that a rival may have gotten wind of the Williams Davis stuff and be using it to mock us.

_Oro_
03-24-2010, 09:56 AM
It definitely wasn't a pop at you, I feel that a rival may have gotten wind of the Williams Davis stuff and be using it to mock us.

I'm beginning to think it might just be one of our very own....

Mr.Meanie
03-24-2010, 10:03 AM
Damn you wiki. Damn you to hell!

LonghornBronco
03-24-2010, 10:17 AM
Just FYI Dagmar, I can't read your posts without thinking your a major dick with that avetar. Not sure why but it does.

sisterhellfyre
03-24-2010, 10:17 AM
Richard Nixon's baby photo

Richard Nixon was ever a baby? Wow, that's news. I'd always figured he came out a test tube in Dr. Strangelove's laboratory.

p7superfly
03-24-2010, 10:19 AM
If true, then there's someone within the organization leaking things onto wikipedia (every cpu in dove valley is probably having its internet logs raided.

Either way, kinda funny.

Dagmar
03-24-2010, 10:19 AM
Just FYI Dagmar, I can't read your posts without thinking your a major dick with that avetar. Not sure why but it does.

Brock Samson isn't a dick, he's awesome.

I on the other hand, am a dick.

p7superfly
03-24-2010, 10:20 AM
Hell ... could be Mawae's agent trying to drum up interest.

Anaximines
03-24-2010, 12:19 PM
... he's 39.

LonghornBronco
03-24-2010, 12:21 PM
Yea that's quite old!

BroncoMan4ever
03-24-2010, 03:49 PM
Yea that's quite old!

true but i would be all for giving him a 1 year deal with a club option for a 2nd year while we groom a replacement.

bbgar
03-24-2010, 04:56 PM
It doesn't say anything about the signing now

_Oro_
03-24-2010, 10:42 PM
It doesn't say anything about the signing now

So are you telling me we didn't sign him?