Jonathan Ogden, Sumo, Retires

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  1. Liverlips

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    Just heard that Ogden is retiring. Here's hoping the Ravens follow the lead of winners like the Pats, Giants, Colts and Packers and start an athletic, all-white O-line in 08.

    Or they can follow the lead of losers like the Cardinals, Jets, Bills and Falcons and start mostly black O-lines with immobile sumos who miss blocks, tire easily, bicker with their teammates and get manhandled but still are praised as "immovable objects" by the announcers and drunk white fans.
     
  2. Tom Iron

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    Liverlips,

    Well said,

    My team is the Jets and they let their best White linemen go this year and replaced hi with as you say, an immobile sumo. They have only one White linemen and he is their best linemen and center. Maybe next year they'll come out of it and add more White O linemen.

    I hope so because I like Eric Mangini. I think he's got the making of a real good coach.

    Tom Iron...
     
  3. Thrashen

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    Good riddance to this "perrenial pro-bowl selection."

    This guy made more pro-bowls based on NOTHING (accept skin color) than any black sumo OL in recent history. Although, guys like Will Shields, Brian Waters, Orlando Pace, Ruben Brown, Walter Jones, and Larry Allen are perfect examples of the caste system at its finest. The "new breed" of black sumos will be guys like Marcus McNeil and DeBrickashaw Ferguson. It's comforting to know that there will always be black sumos there to replace previously overrated bums with brand new ones.Edited by: Thrashen
     
  4. PhillyBirds

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    Finally. Ogden has too long occupied the Pro Bowl spot meant for superior athletes. The Eagles John Runyan is a better blocker, on a better team and is snubbed because of his age. Please.

    Oh yeah, I'm sure OTs on the Patriots, Giants, and Colts aren't worthy of that Pro Bowl spot either. So long, John.
     
  5. Guest

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    Back in 05 he played basketball in my summer league in Vegas. He was very big, but not huge, the way 7 foot basketball players are huge.

    He was decent at basketball, but not nearly fast enough to play at the NCAA level.

    One of the Giants' white linemen also played in that league, he landed on my foot once after jumping for a rebound. It hurt, but not as bad as I thought it would. He was probably 290 or so.Edited by: nevada
     
  6. PhillyBirds

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    John Runyan was a scholarship prospect to play basketball at Michigan, but instead chose football. I kid you not.
     

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