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About Elbren

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  1. UMBC vs VA NCAA Tournery

    lol Nevermind, ignore this. I read it wrong. Article was talking about Virginia, not UMBC. Tells you how much I pay attention to college basketball.
  2. UMBC vs VA NCAA Tournery

    UMBC is officially the only 16 seed to beat a 1 seed in NCAA history. That's crazy. I also didn't realize they were now in the ACC ... and won the ACC by four games ... and won the ACC tournament. lol Quite the year for them.
  3. Jensen to Bucs 4 year 42 million (22 guaranteed)

    It's crazy how much Jensen and Hurst have gotten, especially if you consider what other, better players have gotten at the same positions in this free agency class. - C Weston Richburg - 4 years, $47.5 Mil., $16.5 Mil. guaranteed Best C in FA and ... he gets less guaranteed money than Jensen? - G Josh Sitton - 2 years, up to $18 Mil., $8 Mil. guaranteed Good Guard ... half the years and half of the guaranteed money that Hurst got. I know this is a really thin market for O-linemen this year, but I would have easily taken both of these guys over Jensen and Hurst.
  4. Marvel's Phase 3 Movies

    The end of Phase 3 is almost here. 2nd trailer.
  5. Justice League & Other DC News

    First look at Zachery Levi on set in his Shazam costume. It's ... uhh, yeah.
  6. Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant was originally the Alien movie we all wanted.
  7. Ryan Grant is next

    Yeah, that contract is ugly. Why are we overpaying for mediocre talent now? I feel like I'm watching the the early/mid-2000 Orioles.
  8. John Brown is the Ravens first WR/TE move

    What is the point of cutting Woodhead over injury concerns and then signing a guy like Brown who constantly has injury concerns? If this was their first choice, we were better off keeping Woodhead and/or Wallace.
  9. The team resigned ... James Hurst. 4 years, $17.5 Mil., $8 Mil. guaranteed. This team is seriously becoming a joke. Hurst easily has to be one of the worst, if not the worst, O-linemen we have. He was so "good" that there was an opening at RT last year and the team skipped over him to sign Austin Howard. Speaking of Howard, you have to think that he gets cut now. Hurst has proven time and again that he can't play Tackle, so you have to think that he's now a Guard (he played all of last year as a G). Not only did he get "starter"-type money, this contract makes him the 25th highest paid G, meaning he's getting paid better than over half of the G's in the league. Well, Yanda is entrenched at RG, so this puts Hurst at LG, meaning Alex Lewis is either the starting RT or a backup. Seeing as the team can save $3 Mil. by cutting Howard, I think Lewis is the RT and Howard gets cut. The worst part is, Ryan Jensen has actually been better (i.e., useful) than Hurst and this could potentially mean not bringing him back ... so who plays C? The team also cut Ladarius Webb, saving almost $2 Mil.
  10. Star Wars: Episode IX

    Forgot to mention, Jon Favreau is attached to a new live action Star Wars tv show. No other info. as of yet, whether he's writing or producing the show. I would have to think this is Disney's streaming service which is supposed to debut next year.
  11. Ravens Looking Up

    While I disagree that Tyrod is better than Flacco, I agree with your overall point. The Browns have been making very un-Browns-like moves over the passed year or so and that team could be a threat in the very near future. The Ravens are in a lot of trouble if the Browns or Bengals ever start to put things together.
  12. After the very mixed reviews and opinions of The Last Jedi, it looks like Episode IX is getting a bit of a shake up. Disney and director Colin Trevorrow have parted ways. Seems Trevorrow was butting heads w/ higher ups at Lucasfilms (i.e., Kathleen Kennedy). From what I've read, he was really not happy about The Last Jedi. Both Luke and Snoke were big parts of his script/idea for Ep. IX and now he couldn't use them. He and Kennedy couldn't come to an agreement on how to proceed from here and now he's gone. Sounds like Rian Johnson was offered the job first (omg, that would have been horrible), but now J.J. Abrams will be writing and directing Ep. IX. Because of the change, the release date for the film was pushed back, from June 2019 to around Christmas 2019. Disney really needs to replace Kathleen Kennedy. This woman has absolutely no idea how to run this franchise. For those keeping track: - After Gareth Edwards had finished filming Rogue One, Disney brought in a different director (and later, a different editor) to write and direct reshoots. Sounds like the film was very piecemeal and what he ended up with wasn't really Edwards version of the film. - The directors for the Solo film were both replaced after shooting was basically done. Before they left, they had to bring in an acting coach for the actor playing Han Solo. Disney brought in Ron Howard and he had to do extensive reshoots. From the sound of it, he basically reshot the whole movie. Even after that, initial reactions to the cuts of the film that have been seen are not good (reactions from internal people at Disney, not from reviewers). From what I've read, Solo is a bomb waiting to happen and Disney has already written off the film. It's one of the reasons it took so long for us to get a trailer and there hasn't been much marketing for the film despite it coming out in two months. - One of the biggest knocks on Disney's version of Star Wars so far has been that Kennedy just hands a director a film and lets them do whatever they want. There's no singular direct or focus like Fiege has for Marvel Studios, especially the main trilogy films. Well, it sounds like J.J. Abrams DID write up a draft for Episodes VIII and IX ... but Rian Johnson tossed it and decided to do his own thing. A comment by Daisy Ridley on Abrams involvement w/ The Last Jedi:
  13. Quite a busy day for the Browns. - traded for WR Jarvis Landry - 2018 4th rd. pick and a 2019 7th rd. pick. - traded for QB Tyrod Taylor - 2018 3rd rd. pick (high 3rd rd., basically a low 2nd rd. pick) - traded QB DeShone Kizer to Green Bay for CB Damarious Randell
  14. Torrey Smith is no longer an option. Traded to the Panthers.
  15. Sign a guy like Robinson and you still have to pay him. Trade for guys like Landry or Beckham, you’re giving up much needed draft picks and you still have to pay them. I don’t see how we can fit any of these guys (or similar WR’s) into the cap and still address other needs. It’s far more likely that they’ll draft someone or bring in a guy like Torrey Smith. I’m definitely not happy about that idea, but they should easily be able to fit him into the cap and he’s at least an upgrade over a guy like Perriman.