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Monday, February 03, 2014

FDLE CHEMIST SCANDAL

Super Bowl: Boy was that a smack down. That was a super bowl beating of almost unprecedented proportions.  Seattle's great defense becomes a defense for the ages, earning the right to be mentioned with the 70's Steelers, 85 Bears, and 2000 Ravens. A great defense can and did (to our surprise) completely dominate a great offense in the 2014 NFL. If it's possible to feel sorry for athlete earning over $20 million dollars a year, we feel for Peyton Manning. He had arguably the greatest season a QB has ever had, and capped it with one of the worst performances a QB in a Super Bowl has ever had. Ironically, Manning set a record for super bowl completions while being less than a non-factor in the game. Manning was a detriment to his team. The "record" is insult to injury. 
Last year the Manning led Broncos had an epic collapse in the last minute of the AFC championship game against the Ravens. This year, from the first play, the team was obviously not ready to play in the super bowl. We're not sure how an athlete and a team recovers from such a thorough whipping. Many members of the Broncos were almost literally frozen from the fear of the big game. As unusual as it sounds after such a great season, the Broncos need to clean house and bring in new blood that is not traumatized from what happened on Super Bowl sunday. 

And thus ends the 2013 NFL Season. See You Next Year. 


FDLE CHEMIST LAB SCANDAL. 
The Orlando Sentinel reports that in over 2,600 cases an FDLE Chemist stole pain pills that he was responsible for analyzing. The chemist was working in the Pensacola lab and it's doubtful his actions affected cases in South Florida. 

That being said: Never trust the prosecution's expert without  doing a thorough independent evaluation. Never. Ever. 

FLORIDA BAR PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE:

Florida Bar president Eugene Pettis has breaking news for members of the Florida Bar: in 2014 lawyers face increased competition and the challenges of harnessing new technology. 





A stunning revelation. 
President Pettis also warned that there might be some instability arising out of the Watergate investigation of President Nixon. 
The man is a visionary. 

See You In Court. 


21 comments:

CAPTAIN JUSTICE said...


I guess that's why they called them the No Names ...

You should add the 72-73 Fins Defense to that list Rump.

No other SB teams can say that they held their SB opponents out of the end zone for 119 out of 120 minutes of football. The Vikings finally scored a meaningless TD with just over a minute remaining with the score sitting at 24-0 in Super Bowl 8. The undefeated 17-0 No Names Defense of SB 7 shut the Redskins out.

As for the Seahawks, all you can say about last nights game is WOW. That was impressive, especially against an offense that put up 600 points this year.

Cap Out .....

Anonymous said...

Blah blah blah, Denver did not come ready to play.

Anonymous said...


Rump. Cap has a point. And the Seelers SB teams of the 70s were great but in their two back to backs, they let up a total of 23 points in 75-76 and a whopping 50 points in the two SB games in 79-80.

Anonymous said...

which sitting judges need to be challenged in 2014?

Anonymous said...

How are there no comments on the horrible food at the CABA gala? Almost $400 spent in tickets for a horrible piece of pork. I mean, they couldn't even provide chicken.

Phil R said...

Now this is something I am extremely qualified to comment on.
The 1976 Steelers were the best defense in the history of the NFL. The team started 1-4. In game 5 Turkey Jones, a Cleveland Browns defensive lineman dumped Bradshaw on his head and knocked him out for the season. The team- coming off two consecutive super bowl victories (and in their first super bowl win over the Vikings the Steel Curtain held them to 19 yards total rushing and 117 total yards and no offensive scores at all) now relied on a rookie QB and Rocky Blier and Franco Harris. The Defense responded thusly:
1) surrendering 28 total points over the last NINE games of the season. Just over a field goal a game.
2)Shutting out FIVE of those teams in the last nine games. Five shutouts. Think of that for a moment.

ESPN ranked the 76 Steelers as the greatest defense of all time. The Rooneys, the owners of the Steelers will tell you that was the greatest of the great steel curtain defenses.
Both Blier and Harris rushed for over 1,000 yards. The team made it to the AFC championship against the hated raiders and lost only because in the prior playoff game their two 1,000 yard rushers were both injured, and their field goal kicker was injured at the start of the game against the Raiders. Unable to run or kick, they just could not compete. Otherwise they surely would have won their third superbowl in a row.

No way Seattle's defense, as good as it is, compares to the Steel Curtain until they do it for seven or eight years and win four super bowls.

And Captain, there's a reason the no-name defense had no name, while the Steel Curtain is the recognized standard against which all other defenses are measured.

Phil R said...

So yes, Captain, one other team can say they held an opponent out of the endzone. The 1974 Steelers. The defense shut out the Vikings. The Vikings scored a TD on a block punt. And If I recall, the defense responded in anger by blocking the extra point. And LC Greenwood, who harassed Tarkington all day and blocked his passes and sacked him, did it after checking himself out of the hospital that morning in New Orleans with pneumonia.

da bears said...



Da Bears

Fins, Steelers, Ravens, and Seahawks can all take a back seat to the standard that all defenses are measured against. The 1985 Chicago Bears.

Phil can talk all he wants about the 76 Steelers, a team that wasn't even good enough to play in the Super Bowl, let alone win it.

85 Bears "D" were, are, and always will be the cream of the crop. And they have the ring to back it up with a crushing win over the hapless Patriots 46-10 in SB XX.

Anonymous said...

That coin toss was a lock, Horace.

Anonymous said...

like how phil tries to show he is not rump by commenting as himself occasionally... a hoot!

Anonymous said...

I have to respectfully disagree with "Phil R." To say that the Seattle defense is not as good as the so-called "Steel Curtain" is nonsensical.

There is no way to compare as you suggest because in the salary cap ear there is no possibility that this particular defense will remain intact for 7 or 8 years. furthermore, the "Steel Curtain" did not play in this era of high powered offense.

In 1976, teams averaged 152 passing yards a game. In 2013, 235 yards. Much different game.

There is simply no way to choose best defense ever.

But let's compare stats. In 1976, the SC gave up 14 total TDs (in 14 games) while the 'Hawks gave up 20 in 16 games. Other stats like yards allowed per play also compare favorably. So I would say a draw.

That being said, the 1986 Bears defense was better than both SC and 'Hawks.

Anonymous said...

What were you expecting at a CABA dinner? Kosher?

Anonymous said...

The '85 Bears shut out both playoff opponents (the Giants, who won the SB the following year, and the Eric Dickerson Rams) before the Super Bowl and gave up an early field goal in the SB after Walter Payton fumbled on the 20 yard line. The Pats scored a meaningless touchdown against the scrubs in the fourth quarter after Steve Grogan relieved the nearly comatose Tony Eason. I think the Pats had negative yards rushing for the entire game.

The means that the first team Bears defense gave a total of 3 (gimme) points in 3 playoff games. It's hard to imagine that ever happening again. At one point during the regular season, the Bears gave up 68 points in 9 games (including the defending champ 49ers and the Cowboys [shutout 44-0] and Redskins, both playoff teams); they always played best in the big games and were never seriously challenged by anybody except the Dolphins in the famous Monday night game that certainly meant a lot more to Miami than Chicago. Phil makes a good case for the Steelers being the greatest SB defense, but there are reasons that the '85Bears are always going to be in the converstation.

/S/ An anonymous and proud Bears fan

Phil R said...

4 Super Bowls in six years. Beginning and end of argument. No team has ever done that. The greatest team ever. The greatest defense ever. And one record that will never be broken: the 1979 Steelers that won the 4th super bowl? Entirely home grown. Not one player on that team played one down for any other professional team in the regular season.

As to no high powered offense that the Steelers played? Dan Fouts with the Chargers would beg to differ. Staubach and Tony Dorsett with the Cowboys would beg to differ. They changed the rule BECAUSE of the Steeler defense. Specifically look what Mel Blount did to the cowboys star receiver Golden Richards in the first meeting between the two teams. He beat him so badly he broke his arm during the game. Because of the physicality of Blount, they changed the rules next year to give the poor receivers a five yard no contact cushion. What other defense was so good they had to change the rules to let offenses compete?

Anonymous said...

Rump, I knew you were in trouble when you flashed a flawed brain during your anti-heat stupidity. I wagered the opposite of your recommendation and made a tidy sum.

Anonymous said...

Rumpole, please explain, coherently and in detail, why you were as wrong about the Seattle Seahawks as you are about the Miami Heat.

Phil R said...

Here's what we Steeler fans (6 super bowl wins. Most ever) think about the 85 Bears or the Rats in 2000: one hit wonders. Anyone can get hot in a year. Win 4 in 6. 2 in 4 years in this last decade when we had the #1 defense.

Anonymous said...

Admittedly, the 1980s Ditka Bears blew it by only winning one Super Bowl, but that certainly wasn't the fault of the defense. In an article on the Grantland Blog last week, they did an objective statistical analysis of all the great football defenses going back to the 50s, and the Bears had three (1985, 1986, and 1988) out of the top ten defenses in NFL history. The 46 defense also led to rule changes (if they played like that today, the whole game would be a series of 15 yard penalties) and was responsible for the creation of the spread offense.

AAPBF

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't we be discussing the fact that a state chemist was using his lab as his personal drug dispensary instead of some over-hyped sporting event?

Anonymous said...

Still waiting on the essential books on a criminal defense lawyer's bookshelf.

Mike Flower said...

I think we should be talking more about the chemist doing illegal business of the pain killer rather than talking about super bowl. No?
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