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Old 06-29-2011, 02:42 PM   #3876
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"The thing is, I have been thinking about the speech for 42 years,” Sharpe said.”The thing is with something like this there are moments and people in your life that make it very, very easy and the thing is when people are like ‘when you speak do you ever write it down?’ This will be the first time that I actually write something down that I talk about because when you write it down it’s too well-rehearsed and I want it to be heartfelt. The only reason I’m going to write it down this time is because I want to make sure that 25 years from now when people hear this speech that I make sure I didn’t leave anybody out. They want you to be between eight and twelve minutes. Well I can talk for an hour about my grandmother alone. But I’m gonna have to throw Mike Shanahan in there, I’m gonna have to mention Dan Reeves, I’m gonna have to talk about my high school coach William Hall, I’m gonna have to talk about my sister, my kids, the guys I played with that helped me get to here, but I want to make sure I do my grandmother justice. Most of the people that will listen to my voice in that stadium or watching me on television will have never seen my grandmother, but when I’m done they will know who she is and they will know why I am who I am.”
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:11 AM   #3877
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Not sure if this has already been mentioned in the long history of this thread, but with Hillis on the Browns, even the color scheme is now appropriate for him to adopt the Juggernaut moniker. I really hope this takes off!
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:20 AM   #3878
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That just makes dumping him all worth it now...
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:25 AM   #3879
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Hillis going to be this yrs biggest fantasy bust IMO. Watch his numbers go down across the board. Once again the team he plays for really wants someone else to be the man. Hardesty gets a shot at 150 carries this yr which IMO will severely cut into Hillis numbers.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:34 AM   #3880
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Better to be a fantasy bust than a real bust.....hmmmmmmmm
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:35 AM   #3881
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I'm posting just to make sure macgruder being owned thread doesn't overtake this beauty.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:38 AM   #3882
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Hillis going to be this yrs biggest fantasy bust IMO. Watch his numbers go down across the board. Once again the team he plays for really wants someone else to be the man. Hardesty gets a shot at 150 carries this yr which IMO will severely cut into Hillis numbers.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:44 AM   #3883
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Hillis going to be this yrs biggest fantasy bust IMO. Watch his numbers go down across the board. Once again the team he plays for really wants someone else to be the man. Hardesty gets a shot at 150 carries this yr which IMO will severely cut into Hillis numbers.
Who is this other guy?
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Old 07-17-2011, 03:42 PM   #3884
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Hillis has been dragging around cars and SUVs. Now he's going to pull a fire truck.

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Old 07-17-2011, 03:49 PM   #3885
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Just think, if he wasn't traded it would be him, Tebow and Larsen that would be a pretty good goal line set right there.
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Old 07-17-2011, 03:51 PM   #3886
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Hillis has been dragging around cars and SUVs. Now he's going to pull a fire truck.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201....ap/index.html
cute. no one there has the heart to tell him that cars move from the inside.

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Old 07-17-2011, 07:22 PM   #3887
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Wanna bet?
How would we gauge his numbers? Just the big ones total yrds and tds?
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Old 07-17-2011, 07:25 PM   #3888
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Who is this other guy?
I said his name in the post? What more do you need? MONTARIO HARDESTY. I like him, if he heals, he could suck up some of Hillis workload and sap his stats. Not saying Hillis won't be a good football player, only that IMO his numbers go down, and that fantasy speaking people will be bummed where they picked him for what they got in production.
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Old 07-17-2011, 08:50 PM   #3889
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How would we gauge his numbers? Just the big ones total yrds and tds?
It's obvious that Hardesty was drafted to be the man. Yet, he's an unproven commodity at this point.
If he shows flashes of greatness, he'll be given a chance, but Hillis is still the man in Cleveland.
When the chips are down, Hillis will get the rock...
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:09 PM   #3890
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It's obvious that Hardesty was drafted to be the man. Yet, he's an unproven commodity at this point.
If he shows flashes of greatness, he'll be given a chance, but Hillis is still the man in Cleveland.
When the chips are down, Hillis will get the rock...
In Hillis, they also have a folk hero -- Madden cover no less. There is no way Cleveland wants Hillis to have as many touches this year as last, so I'm sure they are hoping Hardesty is both healthy and productive. Last year, Hillis was the offense. There was no passing threat, and what little passing threat there was, went to Hillis as much as anyone (2nd in receptions I believe).

Now, if Hardesty turns into the next AP or Chris Johnson, all bets are off, but short of that Hillis has a chance to produce more, with less caries. He wore down carrying so much of the offensive load (had broken ribs the last three games). A fresher Hillis with fewer touches could easily produce more.
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:15 PM   #3891
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In Hillis, they also have a folk hero -- Madden cover no less. There is no way Cleveland wants Hillis to have as many touches this year as last, so I'm sure they are hoping Hardesty is both healthy and productive. Last year, Hillis was the offense. There was no passing threat, and what little passing threat there was, went to Hillis as much as anyone (2nd in receptions I believe).

Now, if Hardesty turns into the next AP or Chris Johnson, all bets are off, but short of that Hillis has a chance to produce more, with less caries. He wore down carrying so much of the offensive load (had broken ribs the last three games). A fresher Hillis with fewer touches could easily produce more.
Good point. I fell they would want to keep Hillis fresh as much as possible, but the Hardesty-Hillis tandem must be clicking on all cylinders for that to work...
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:24 PM   #3892
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I said his name in the post? What more do you need? MONTARIO HARDESTY. I like him, if he heals, he could suck up some of Hillis workload and sap his stats. Not saying Hillis won't be a good football player, only that IMO his numbers go down, and that fantasy speaking people will be bummed where they picked him for what they got in production.
All we need to make this thread awesome is a horrific bigoted homophobe to show up. Oh, there he is.
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:14 PM   #3893
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:51 PM   #3894
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All we need to make this thread awesome is a horrific bigoted homophobe to show up. Oh, there he is.
If I am not mistaken, you are the one with the new found gay brother. You are really trying way too hard to prove the love you have for your brother. This post is that example. Trying waaaaaay too hard, Dagmar.
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:54 PM   #3895
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Is that really Hillis, or just some lookalike wannabe?

If it's really him, I'm glad he's gone for the first time. I couldn't root for that.
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Is that really Hillis, or just some lookalike wannabe?

If it's really him, I'm glad he's gone for the first time. I couldn't root for that.
but you will root for a crouch grabbing Quinn?
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:25 PM   #3897
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but you will root for a crouch grabbing Quinn?
I can't remember making a single post on this board about Quinn. Maybe something about how he might as well be the #2 if Tebow's not going to start but still get playing time or something. Perhaps you're the one with the hangup?

Anyway the point is that Hillis v. Norris video was so poorly made and unfunny I was actually offended by it.
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Old 08-19-2011, 05:11 AM   #3898
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I can't remember making a single post on this board about Quinn. Maybe something about how he might as well be the #2 if Tebow's not going to start but still get playing time or something. Perhaps you're the one with the hangup?

Anyway the point is that Hillis v. Norris video was so poorly made and unfunny I was actually offended by it.
I'm offended that you would be offended by a video. While I will attempt to not add further offense to your over stressed life, but that's just a stupid statement.

Anyway, since it's on the homepage of his website, I would say it's something he put together.
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Also, I was reading an article last night about how Hillis is embracing social media and attempting to make some extra income. He's still on his rookie contract and set to make about $550k this year, which is not a lot for an NFL player. He's selling autographed jerseys, helmets and stuff on his website.

My guess is that he put the video together, which has his website name on it, hoping that it would go viral to some level, getting his website URL out there.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:13 AM   #3900
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Who is this other guy?
The guy who got injured in pre-season and triggered the whole trade scenario

he will take Hillis' job this year after a few fumbles
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