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  1. http://www.espn.com/nfl/insider/story/_/id/19015966/free-agency-report-cards-all-32-nfl-teams-2017#CIN Cincinnati Bengals Grade: D Key moves: re-signed CB Dre Kirkpatrick and WR Brandon LaFell; signed LB Kevin Minter and RT Andre Smith; lost G Kevin Zeitler, LT Andrew Whitworth, DL Domata Peko, RB Rex Burkhead and DL Margus Hunt; released LB Rey Maualuga The Bengals' championship window opened and closed without the team winning a playoff game. While injuries played a leading role in Cincy's recent postseason defeats, free agency keeps knocking down the offense. One year after struggling to fill the losses of Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu, the Bengals will have a tough time recovering from losing Whitworth and Zeitler.
  2. the others: Baltimore Ravens Grade: C Key moves: re-signed DT Brandon Williams; signed S Tony Jefferson; lost RT Rick Wagner, FB Kyle Juszczyk, DT Lawrence Guy and WR Kamar Aiken The Ravens prioritized keeping Williams while taking a low-key approach to the market. That approach would serve them better if they were effectively replenishing through the draft. Unfortunately for Baltimore, the team has missed on too many recent picks to sustain an approach to free agency that leans conservative both by philosophy and out of necessity after the team paid a ransom for QB Joe Flacco. Cleveland Browns Grade: C- Key moves: re-signed OLB Jamie Collins, G Joel Bitonio and P Britton Colquitt; traded for QB Brock Osweiler; signed G Kevin Zeitler, WR Kenny Britt and C JC Tretter; lost WR Terrelle Pryor and FS Jordan Poyer The move to acquire Osweiler would look better if the Browns had been able to flip him for another draft choice while unloading some of his salary. Until that happens, his $16 million salary is too high a price to pay for the second-round pick netted in the deal. The money spent for Zeitler was easier to justify, especially given how much other teams have spent for offensive linemen whose credentials pale by comparison. But the team lost offensive playmaking when Pryor departed.
  3. how is this a B: Pittsburgh Steelers Grade: B Key moves: re-signed OLB James Harrison; signed DL Tyson Alualu, CB Coty Sensabaugh; lost LB Lawrence Timmons and WR Markus Wheaton The Steelers re-signed Harrison at a bargain price, kept RB Le'Veon Bell with the franchise tag and worked out an extension with WR Antonio Brown. They supplemented at cornerback and behind Cameron Heyward along their defensive line. There was nothing flashy, but there didn't need to be anything flashy.
  4. Bengals' Adam 'Pacman' Jones faces 3 misdemeanor charges LISA CORNWELL (Associated Press) The Associated Press•March 22, 2017 13 Comments FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2017, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones speaks to reporters as he is released from the Hamilton County Justice Center in Cincinnati. Jones is apologizing through his attorneys after Cincinnati police released video showing his raucous, often-vulgar reaction to his latest arrest. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File) More CINCINNATI (AP) -- Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam ''Pacman'' Jones faces three misdemeanor charges, including assault, but no longer is being charged with a felony for a January confrontation with hotel security guards, police and a nurse. A felony charge of harassment with a bodily substance, for allegedly spitting at a nurse, was dismissed at the prosecuting attorney's request, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said in a statement Wednesday. The felony charge carries a potential sentence of six to 12 months in jail upon conviction. Deters said the misdemeanors also include disorderly conduct and obstructing official business. Those charges will be referred to Hamilton County Municipal Court in Cincinnati for prosecution by a city prosecutor, according to Deters. The 33-year-old veteran football player, whose career has been marked by off-the-field legal issues, was jailed early Jan. 3. Authorities said Jones tangled with hotel security late at night. Cincinnati police said he pushed a security employee and poked him in the eye, then kicked and head-butted as officers tried to put him into a police vehicle. They later released a video showing Jones in the back of a police vehicle repeatedly using profanity toward the officers and telling one: ''I hope you die tomorrow.'' The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office reported that after Jones was taken to jail, he spit on a jail nurse's hand. Surveillance video released Wednesday shows Jones acting aggressively during his intake process. He apologized through his attorneys and the Bengals also apologized for his behavior. Jones said after his Jan. 4 release from jail that he shouldn't have been arrested and that the case didn't make sense. Deters had delayed action in the case while Jones received treatment for alcohol and anger issues. The prosecutor's statement said his office received a letter from Jones' treating physician indicating Jones is doing well in treatment. No further information on Jones' treatment will be released by the prosecutor's office. The Hamilton County Justice Center nurse who was the subject of the felony charge has been pursuing civil remedies against Jones, according to Deters. He said the felony charge will not be pursued, ''given a possible civil remedy.'' A Bengals spokesman said the team has no comment because the case is continuing. A message was left Wednesday for Jones' attorney, Timothy Schneider. Jones will be subject to potential NFL discipline after the case is resolved. The former West Virginia star was the sixth overall pick in the 2005 draft by the Tennessee Titans. His off-field problems started with a strip club melee in Las Vegas in 2007. He pleaded the equivalent of no contest to a misdemeanor charge. Jones was blamed for instigating violence that led to someone else shooting two club employees, one of whom was left paralyzed from the waist down. He was ordered to pay more than $12.4 million in damages. The NFL suspended Jones for the 2007 season. He was traded to the Cowboys, and was suspended again in 2009 over an alcohol-related altercation with a bodyguard that the Cowboys provided. After sitting out the 2009 season, he signed with the Bengals as a free agent and played five games before suffering a neck injury. He missed half of the following season while recovering from neck surgery and a hamstring injury. Jones played in at least 14 games over each of the past five seasons, becoming one of their top cornerbacks and kick returners. He was chosen for the Pro Bowl as an alternate in 2015. He also was involved in the Bengals' playoff meltdown against the Steelers in 2015, drawing a personal foul that helped set up Pittsburgh's field goal in the closing seconds for an 18-16 win. While in Cincinnati, he's been involved in several other court cases. Jones was acquitted in 2013 on an assault charge in Hamilton County after a woman accused him of punching her in a nightclub. Earlier that year, he paid a fine for disorderly conduct after police accused him of making offensive comments during a traffic stop. He also pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in January 2012 after an arrest at a Cincinnati bar. --- Associated Press Sports Writer Joe Kay and AP writer Dan Sewell in Cincinnati contributed to this report
  5. or becasue he isnt a judgemental cunt. or a racist. but whatever makes you feel better.. the last two times any trouble has arisen with his name someone was trying to get money from him or was attacking him... but a bunch of twats call for his head every fucking time..
  6. New member map in place, added link to top, has member groups and all that.. kinda cool. Screenshot:
  7. Bengals bringing back running back Cedric Peerman Posted by Darin Gantt on March 23, 2017, 11:59 AM EDT AP The Bengals have seen plenty of players leave this offseason, but they’re hanging onto to one of their own. According to Zac Jackson of TheAthletic.com (the name’s not familiar, but the face rings a bell), the Bengals are bringing back running back Cedric Peerman. Peerman’s a solid addition to their special teams, and in the absence of Rex Burkhead could have him take on some degree of role in offense. They considered him valuable enough to use their designated for return spot on him last year, so they obviously value him around there.
  8. he was friendly when i met him at Voelkers art show..
  9. AFC NORTH 2017 FREE AGENCY UPDATE http://www.baltimoreravens.com/news/article-1/AFC-North-2017-Free-Agency-Update/51b020e7-900c-4ee8-8078-de8fa2b6fb5d Posted Mar 16, 2017 Here’s a look at the players the Steelers, Bengals and Browns have lost or acquired during the initial spending spree of free agency. Much has changed in the early days of free agency. The spending spree by General Manager Ozzie Newsome has been well documented, and the rivals around the AFC North have also been busy. Here’s an overview of what the rest of the division has been up to over the last week: Pittsburgh Steelers Players lost: LB Lawrence Timmons (Dolphins), WR Markus Wheaton (Bears) Players added or re-signed: WR Antonio Brown, RB Le’Veon Bell (franchise tag), QB Landry Jones, TE David Johnson Overview: The top priority for the Steelers coming into this offseason was to find a way to lock up its top offensive playmakers in Brown and Bell. They checked the first item off the list by signing Brown to a new four-year contract reportedly worth $68 million. Brown wasn’t scheduled to be a free agent, but he made his desire for a new contract known, so working out the extension avoided a holdout situation come training camp. Putting the franchise tag on Bell has multiple benefits for Pittsburgh. It keeps him in black and gold for at least another year, and it affords the two sides more time to continue working towards a long-term deal. Losing Timmons to Miami means the Steelers will move on from a quality player who has started every game over the last six seasons. Timmons is a former Pro Bowler (2014) who has been a great fit in that defense, so he won’t be an easy player to replace. Cleveland Browns Players lost: WR Terrelle Pryor (Redskins), quarterback Robert Griffin III (released), QB Josh McCown (released), FS Jordan Poyer (Bills) and DE Stephen Paea (Cowboys) Players added or re-signed: WR Kenny Britt, QB Brock Osweiler, WR James Wright, OG Kevin Zeitler, C Marcus Martin Overview: The Browns pulled off one of the biggest surprises in the early days of free agency by trading for Osweiler. Houston dealt away the quarterback just a year after signing him to a massive contract, and the Browns made it clear that the motivation for taking on Osweiller’s contract was the 2018 second-round pick they received in return for it. Multiple reports have said the Browns may quickly move on from Osweiler, and he may never even play a game for them. The other big move for Cleveland was Pryor’s departure. The emerging receiver reportedly turned down a four-year, $32 million contract with the Browns in favor of a one-year contract in Washington worth up to $8 million. Rather than take the long-term deal, Pryor bet on himself to go with a one-year “prove it” deal and then potentially cash in next offseason. Cleveland did bring in Britt, which will help offset the loss of Pryor. Cincinnati Bengals Players lost: LT Andrew Whitworth (Rams), OG Kevin Zeitler (Browns), DT Domata Peko (Broncos), RB Rex Burkhead (Patriots), DE Margus Hunt (Colts) Players added or re-signed: CB Dre Kirkpatrick, RT Eric Winston, RT Andre Smith Overview: The Bengals have mostly kept their wallet closed this offseason, content seeing starters leave for bigger contracts elsewhere. The most significant losses have come along the offensive line, as Whitworth and Zeitler have been the team’s most consistent offensive linemen over the last couple of seasons. Whitworth is a three-time Pro Bowler who has had plenty of battles with Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs over the years, so he will be a difficult player to replace. Cincinnati’s most significant move was bringing back starting cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick on a five-year deal reportedly worth $52.5 million. The former first-round pick has been a starter the last two seasons, and the Bengals didn’t want to let him walk.
  10. yea you have to intput your location, and it will put a pin in the city you input.... click on membermap then in top right it has "my location" can update it there
  11. So i have a small project for myself for work. I work for friends, its a multimillion dollar company, and the product photos were all taken with a cellphone using the back of a poster as a white backdrop, haha, which honestly, was good enough. but as one of my projects is relaunching the website, A big part of that, for me was making the products look professional as well. So i took one of every bottle we sell home, set up my light box/softbox, set up my studio soft box lights, and took like 80 photos. Clearly this is both a pain in the ass, and wasting my personal time on work stuff(which i am cool with, they are super flexible with me leaving early to catch kids games so thats not an issue at all, BUT if i can get it done AT work, even better. So i want a smaller light box for work, i have a 24x24" at home, i am getting a 16"x16" for work, and having a set of softbox lights is both more expensive than necessary and a ridiculous amount of shit to store and hope doesnt get fucked up laying around all the time. SOOO i came up with the idea to attached 20 LED strips to the outside of the softbox. Here is the softbox: so on the left and right, and MAYBE the top, i want to attached 8-10 12" LED strips facing in. I have some adhesive and also some iron on fabric tape, so i figure that should both work for adding the strips on as well as being white on the outside and looking less ridiculous. So i will have 20-30 LED strips running horizontal with all of the wires coming out in the direction of the back of the box where they will need to access power... thats my question, it seems the strips come in a pack and a wire off the back, how do i connect that to power, i see where i can connect one LONG strip like for cabinets, but not many many small strips. I see some power boxes to plug multiple into but only like 10-12, and those, too, are for many long strips like for a porch or garage or whatever.. i need to plug 20-30 1' strips into one plug if possible, 2 worst case.. what am i missing or is this not easily possible?
  12. ironic venue
  13. SO i am moving hosts any day now, I am getting the new service setup shortly, the good news is im not moving the nameserver, which seemed to take the longest to refesh and get people pointed to the new host each time. since its a VPS service theyll be supplying the nameserver. so the move should be a little less painful. In order to remove advertising completely i would need to be a begger every 3-4 months to cover the hosting, since the bill isnt $150-180/mo just for hosting i would probably try to pay quarterly and get a slightly better rate and whatever donations can cover, it covers and if i can make up the rest i will, but being a broke ass until i recover from not working for a long while, any help we can get it awesome. if anyone feels like tossing anything towards the site, awesome, paypal@fnnsports.com, if not no worries, enjoy. I purchased the new host so kinda double paying during the move so we dont lose anything. I will pick a late night, weeknight probably to move the files so not many folks are affected when i shut posting down. more details coming..
  14. im thinning out the files on the server for this domain preparing for the move, so its possible those were in a random ass folder unrelated to anything useful and got canned. had folders from 2007 on here. this domain was 32GB, i have it down to 18gb.. 8gb is the database... still not sure where the hell 10GB of shit is.. tmp file is almost 2gb.. so still 8 gb of stuff..
  15. that was those little banners that said like "admin" or "contributor" or "modertor" or whatever.. i probably just deleted the files. on accident..
  16. No one thought those were funny? Killing me. Sent from my iPhone using Go-Bengals.com
  17. ill start getting these printed... other design ideas?
  18. ah, hopefully so. very good then.
  19. an attitude adjustment? jesus christ.
  20. i went ahead and deleted the bottom two, which i think, since they were the square ads tended to have the most intrusive ads, videos, flash, etc.. i know even if they arent annoying content wise they slow down the site by 3-4 times the normal speed.
  21. thats reassuring at least, probably give them a shot, the value is there for sure.. siteground finally got me running, did a side by side page load vs a2hosting, easily 6x faster page loads.. very happy with them so far.
  22. there is a very high chance i will be moving this to a cloud server in the offseason, my wifes company site is the guinea pig, storing media on amazon S3 will be the key.. currently we use, 300gb of storage on the server, her site is using 200 of that, and 30-40 can be eliminated or also moved to AWS S3 storage. the cost to store her stuff will be $2-6/mo, and would allow us to move to a potentially faster, managed(as in i dont need to (have elflocko) maintain the server, and should run no more than $100/mo hopefully more along $79, we are currently in the $150-180/mo range just for the server. as i attempt to pay back all my savings i blew while jobless cutting costs is helpful. especially since adsense is kicking me about $35/mo in the offseason, so my wife loves the $150+ bill each month(like its my fault, even though its used mostly by her), haha. so long story short, ill obviously have professionals handle the move, but the DNS change may cause issues as it does for some each time we move. creeping up on year 13, hopefully we can enjoy the good, bicker and be mean to each other about the bad for many more years! ill post more when times comes, i will do my best to avoid the draft and busy times obviously. if we can get the costs low enough, a single "if anyone wants to chip in" begging per year could allow us to eliminate ads all together.. which would be AWESOME!
  23. Fat boy official back. Sent from my iPhone using Go-Bengals.com