Quandre Diggs responds to Seaside Joe, Umbrellas vs Raincoats, and more origin story news: Seaside Joe 1581
Love that QD read your article and approves. Maybe an interview for next offseason would be great as a follow up to the Quandre origin story. I think he is on the brink of leaving us because of younger players but should he restructure his deal, and he is around for another year, I think you may be able to get such an interview.
Linebackers do suffer from the same curse as RB's. They have been devalued by a more pass centric league. Honestly, the whole valuation of positions is really scewed in a messed up way. I hate the argument that a guy plays a certain position so he is only worth so much money. This seems especially true on Defense where it is a complete work of the collective that leads to dominant play. RB's get hosed because their lifespan is the shortest in the league. Use em up and throw them away. They should get a bonus for danger pay alone. Other than lineman, who takes more hits per season? LB's and RB's, and they do it with a head of steam over and over again.
Origin stories are Great! As far as a sports guy I can't stand ? That is so easy ! Stephen A. Smith-
Love your work, the origin stories are a real treat, a few suggestions as you asked!
Offense: Abe Lucas - Defense: Riq Woolen - O Staff: Andy Dickerson - D Staff: Karl Scott - ST Staff: Larry Izzo
Thank you for making the quietest part of the football year less boring!
I am surprised that there wasn't more comment about Pete Prisco. I actually consider it a good sign when he is down about some aspect about Seahawks. He is so wrong so often about the Seahawks that I sometimes suspect that he secretly bets on the Seahawks and uses his columns to berate them to drive up his odds.
And thanks for the shout out. I took note when they acquired Evan Brown that Schneider mentioned his guard experience as part of their attraction to him.
Can we call you "Shitbutt" but in an endearing way?
Ha, thank you for trawling through my far too long and rambling LB/RB comment to find the one actually solid idea in it :p (If not an outdoor ARL, maybe just turning the arcade settings from Madden into real football)
But this article yet again highlights my primary reason for being a Seasider - the community! Yes sure you're articles are quality Joe, and numerous, but with the rapid growth we are maintaining a really active and engaged community that is in equal parts fun, respectful and knowledgable. Keep it going Seasiders!!!
Regarding ESPN layoffs, I'm most surprised by Todd McShay and Jeff Van Gundy but Matt Hasselbeck was the one that makes me the saddest. I'm a homer, and he was one of my all-time favorite Seahawks, but that's not the only reason. He's actually compelling. If he's ever on 710 telling stories from his time in the NFL, it's worth finding on their podcast feed. He's a fantastic storyteller and a fun human being. Keyshawn and Steve Young were okay but both were better players than analysts. Disneyland sports also cut Susie Kolber and a slew of other on air personalities. Interesting that this comes right after giving a huge contract to Pat McAfee.
This was a good idea.
I'd still like to see a Topic Suggestion Box, though. Maybe a "chat" or something?
Thanks for putting us into your column. That's pretty cool stuff. The way that you created this discussion community and continue to be involved in the comments, not just provide the topic of conversation, is rare. There aren't many other *good* writers or sites out there doing that, much less making our comments a topic, too.
Matt v. Matthew is one that I have seen some dudes be pretty adamant about, Matthew McConaughey comes to mind. Don't call him Matt, his mother will git you!
The only value of umbrellas is for a date where you're walking in the rain with your girl and you want to be close. Any other time... just man the heck up.
Thanks for the shout-out!
In 1989, Skip Bayless wrote *God’s Coach*, a terrific and hard-hitting book about the Tom Landry Dallas Cowboys. At the time, the Dallas-based Bayless was arguably the most highly-regarded sports journalist in Texas. Trust me: Speaking as someone who grew up in that sports-crazy state, this was no mean feat. So it pains me to see what Bayless has become. The guy has immense talent and could have been a success by any measure without turning himself into a self-parody. I don’t know if that makes him the worst commentator in sports, but I sure enjoyed it when Sherm called him out.
Jeffri Chadiha hands down. I've searched and searched for it and it seems to have been scrubbed from the Internet but he wrote a scathing article about the Seahawks when they won the division at 7-9, hated them and did nothing but trash talk the 'hawks and talk about how New Orleans was going to stomp us...
I would love to see these recaps as often as you want to do them. It was a very enjoyable read.