Jay Greeson's comment history

jgreeson said...

About to go on the radio — listen in here and on ESPN 1051 — but before we go...

Stewwie —

All reports recently have debunked the story about Ferry reading a scouting report. Those were early reports that have been seriously questioned by almost everyone.

September 12, 2014 at 2:50 p.m.
jgreeson said...

Jomo —

You know, a vulcher, kin to vulture, paramount to the big bad newspaper folk who want people fired all the time.

Stewwie —

First and foremost, it's never one person's place to say what does or doesn't or should or shouldn't offend others. If you are offended by something, well, OK.

That said — and with the acknowledgement that we are way, Way, WAY over the top about PC in today's climate — we it's a good exercise to flip the groups and see if the bias or angst or what-have-you still exists.

We think the owner's letter was more about business, and the main color he referred to was green — as in money. It was worded poorly, especially for a business memo/email, but if poor diction is a crime, well, we're going to need more jails.

I have more problem with Ferry's comments than the owner's letter to tell you the truth.

Using the same above exercise, if Ferry said that Greeson kid was a good player, sure, but he had a little too much Southern in him... and then said a negative connotation like being two-faced or what-have you, well, in a business setting, he's kind of lucky to still be employed to tell you the truth.

Is that over the top? Maybe a little. But as we stated earlier, we are in an over-the-top PC culture.

BiB —

That Stanton thing was bad. Hope he rebounds.

September 12, 2014 at 11:27 a.m.
jgreeson said...

Stewwie —

The Ravens cut Rice. And yes, the legal system has a ton of things they need to answer for too.

The NFL and Goodell though also have some things hanging over their head.

1) How diligent were they in investigating this? No very.

2) They put their head in the sand and hoped it went away, which is at the exact opposite end of how we believe in confronting a problem or dilemma.

3) After rethinking it, Goodell changed his stance — although it did not apply to Rice, though it likely should have — and laid out the six-game first offense, lifetime for second offense plan.

4) Then, after the Ravens acted when the video of the punch got out, the NFL comes out of left field with an indefinite suspension, which is above and beyond what it's revised plan calls for.

You brought some interesting points about leadership during the Sterling mess and we talked about whether Adam Silver moved too fast or was overly influenced by the players/public sentiment. We can see that side, but he acted quickly and decisively.

Goodell and the league have been slow and then defiant then remorseful then wishy washy.

The NFL's blame in this is less about Rice and more about the NFL's arrogance and ignorance and indifference. And that's on them.

The one thing that could come from this is a meaningful discussion about the real problem of men hitting women.

September 10, 2014 at 11:29 a.m.
jgreeson said...

OG —

We believe Namath to be on the all-time overrated list, but there is no doubting dude's popularity.

September 10, 2014 at 10:31 a.m.
jgreeson said...

OG —

Ray Lewis can count himself quite fortunate that every cell phone was a camera back in the ATL on that Super Bowl weekend.

Favre's 'private' texts do not crack the top 10. Although Tiger was global news, so that's a nice call.

BiB —

Strong list right there. We may have a winner on ballot 2, but we also like Jeter and Peyton from OG's candidates.

September 10, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.
jgreeson said...
September 9, 2014 at 4:14 p.m.
jgreeson said...

Jomo —

Yes, Paschall knows his pigskin.

No way Dools is part of the SMU plan, is there? E-gad what a disaster that would be.

9er —

Corps is another. Stupid English.

And Grandparents Day, by the way we read it, is the second Sunday in September, but again we may have mis-read that too. We did go to Auburn after all. (Me fail English? Un-possible.)

September 9, 2014 at 11:23 a.m.
jgreeson said...

Stewwie —

Let me re-read the story.

I may have misread it — I thought he was giving his opinion rather than reading someone else's report.

And we agree with you about the too-PC stuff.

Got a meeting — will be back.

September 9, 2014 at 10:35 a.m.
jgreeson said...

Salsa —

Whose trick is singular and how big is that pony?

September 4, 2014 at 7:24 p.m.
jgreeson said...

Buschleaguer —

We were quite pleased with our "possession receiver" line yesterday. Very nice with taking hits in the offseason, too. Well-played indeed.

With Tiger out of the picture, not sure out of the candidates out there our dear Watson could have picked that would help. When the Euros are talking about how they have to try to not be overconfident, well, that does not look good for the ol' U.S. of A.

September 4, 2014 at 12:53 p.m.
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