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#115771 The Future Is Not Bright

Posted by varaven45 on 15 January 2018 - 08:53 PM

Need consecutive years of solid draft picks - including QB this year - to climb above mediocrity where we are firmly entrenched.
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#115321 Unimpressive Win...but it's a win.

Posted by varaven45 on 25 December 2017 - 12:39 PM

Spen, like yourself, I had us at 8-8 or 7-9. So, we overachieved and are very fortunate to have had a winning season. Given the mediocre talent and the lack of playmakers, not to mention the unprecedented number of injuries, it's a miracle we've come this far.

If we are fortunate enough to get in the playoffs, I'm not expecting much but just watching this team and seeing what can happen without any stars or elite players. Just a team.

For now, I'll kick back and enjoy one more game and who knows maybe wel'll punch out ticket to the playoffs.
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#105184 Main Reason I haven't been to a baseball game since 2002

Posted by varaven45 on 21 May 2016 - 03:53 PM

Wow; Cocoa Crisp has done well eh ?

How about Count Chocula; what's he doing ?
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#105078 Opening Day 2016

Posted by varaven45 on 13 May 2016 - 08:14 AM

Last nights win reaffirmed the winning formula for this year - keep the opposition in 4-5 run range; score enough to keep close or take the lead; hand over to middle guys and closer. Don't know how long we can keep up but it's fun to watch.

Hope it's as fun tomorrow night - I m going to my first game at the yards. Should be an offensive shootout !
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#101915 Who to root for

Posted by varaven45 on 08 January 2016 - 07:15 PM

I am rooting for the dang draft to get here quick !!!
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#100701 Marc Trestman Rumor

Posted by varaven45 on 03 December 2015 - 07:44 PM

Well, they sure as hell better run on Sunday.
Miami is 32nd in run defense.
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#96453 Walking Dead: O's style

Posted by varaven45 on 25 August 2015 - 05:56 PM

As the originator of this thread I'm about to change the title from walking dead to just dead
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#95307 Walking Dead: O's style

Posted by varaven45 on 29 June 2015 - 04:51 AM

Spen, i understand the last time the Os did this was 1974 ironically against the tribe. Great sweep ! What is truly amazing is that the O's are third in the major leagues in scoring.
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#93945 Ravens schedule

Posted by varaven45 on 21 April 2015 - 08:23 PM

Wow ! 5 of the first 7 on the road; then 6 of the last 9 at home.
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#92130 Torrey Smith

Posted by varaven45 on 05 February 2015 - 04:27 PM

Did you mean a "dome" or "dumb " team ?
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#90794 Next Up; New England

Posted by varaven45 on 09 January 2015 - 07:31 PM

Exactly, we could end up anywhere from a 30 pt loss to a 7 pt win, and anywhere in between.

Nothing about this season's team would surprise me one bit.

And FWIW, this team has vastly exceeded my expectations by at least 2 wins. Anything from here is just more gravy.
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#89711 Merry Christmas

Posted by varaven45 on 24 December 2014 - 11:18 PM

Merry Christmas to all. Thank you all the dialogue, friendly exchange and even the occasional spirited conversation over the past year. And Go Raven Nation !
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#88913 I still see us taking this division

Posted by varaven45 on 12 December 2014 - 06:48 PM

Not hating just opining like the rest and what I've been doing on this board the past 10 years. Sometimes right; sometimes wrong but what I think which is what I love about this board.
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#88699 Todays Mystery Questions

Posted by varaven45 on 09 December 2014 - 07:22 AM

Crav, I'm with you except ya think Cincy loses its next three, including Sunday's tilt in Cleveland against the "midget" aka Johnny football ?
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#87628 Week 12 at New Orleans Saints

Posted by varaven45 on 24 November 2014 - 10:11 PM

I've seen enough bad calls tonight. The refs blown call that extended the Saints 1st TD on 3rd and short. Then the bogus late hit call on Ngata on Brees. Lastly, the incomplete pass called compete along the sideline. Ravens will have to beat the referees and the Saints in the 2 half. Refs ain't goin to let it happen. I'm out.
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