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pauldrulez 23-10-2008 03:58 PM

I just adopt the Boston teams :)

saxoneagle 23-10-2008 04:11 PM

I refuse to jump on the Red Sox bandwagon. And, at a push, the Bulls are probably my fav basketball team still despite sucking... they do have Deng though, and he's as English as the next guy (the next guy being an African immigrant, too ;))

jazman 23-10-2008 04:42 PM

I've always gone with the New York Yankees but in truth never really followed the sport ... Same with basketball, it has never been an interest of mine ...

saxoneagle 23-10-2008 04:48 PM

Well, at least I know that Yankees are scum! ;)

saxoneagle 23-10-2008 04:48 PM

I'm sure my wife expects me to start supporting "anything Texan" soon but there is no chance... unless I start following Houston to p*ss her off ;)

pauldrulez 23-10-2008 05:02 PM

Matt Schaub :hi:

saxoneagle 23-10-2008 05:17 PM

Paul - I was bored at work and was going to read your blog - you haven't done anything!

pauldrulez 23-10-2008 05:40 PM

Its too much effort ;)

I'm going to do a half-term report sort of thing.

I might do it on the fantasy teams during Half-term if I have nothing to do and would like to make myself feel better :)

But that would be pointless.

And at least I managed to put my picks on there despite not putting them on either of my other picks contests.

pauldrulez 23-10-2008 05:43 PM

Some places reporting this as Brady out for 2009 as well. :rolleyes:


FOXBORO - Doctors are so concerned about containing the infection in Tom Brady [stats]’s left knee they have performed three procedures in an attempt to eradicate it, according to a source familiar with the Patriots [team stats] quarterback’s travails on the West Coast.

While Brady acknowledged on his Web site that he had one arthroscopic procedure done to “clean and to test the wound” last Wednesday, the Herald has learned there have been two additional procedures performed since that time, with the same goal in mind.

According to the source, the fear is the patellar tendon graft used to replace Brady’s anterior cruciate ligament is in danger of becoming compromised. Should that occur, the entire ACL reconstruction would have to be removed and redone from scratch.

That would push back his rehab and recovery period, which in turn, could delay his return to the field.

Brady had the initial surgery performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Oct. 6 at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, where he is still being seen for the follow-up procedures.

The QB wrote on tombrady.com that “the infection is very treatable and, through a course of antibiotics, it will be knocked out of my system.” Brady referred to the second procedure as being “proactive,” on the part of the doctors, and that the results have been positive.

However, with the additional procedures performed to flush out and irrigate the joint, and continued biopsies taken, either there are still signs of infection or his doctor is being overly cautious with the reigning NFL MVP, who injured the knee in the Pats’ season opener against Kansas City after being hit by safety Bernard Pollard. Brady tore both his anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments.

Dr. Arun Ramappa, chief of sports medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, told the Herald last week infections after knee surgery are rare. When apprised of the three procedures on Brady, Ramappa, who does not have direct knowledge of the quarterback’s injury, provided a broad assessment.

“Often, if you’re concerned about an infection, you clean the knee out as many times as it needs to be cleaned out,” Ramappa said. “We clean it out until we think it’s adequate. Ideally, you don’t want an infection at all, or any repeat surgeries. They may be being cautious, it’s hard to know. There could be a residual infection, or they’re doing everything they possibly can to make sure the infection is gone.”

Brady is on a course of IV antibiotics, which he will continue for a six-week period, according to the source.

Ramappa agreed a repeat surgery may be needed if the graft was deemed to be compromised or infected.

“That’s a very rare scenario, but it’s a possibility,” he said. “In all likelihood, they’ll be able to eradicate the infection, and be able to maintain the original surgery. What it sounds like, is they’re doing everything they can to try to preserve his knee, preserve the graft, so they don’t have to do another surgery. If he’s had three surgeries, they must be quite concerned about there being an infection.”

Ramappa believes Brady’s just had “really bad luck,” with the initial surgery.

“The less knee surgery you have, the better, but he’s a tremendous athlete,” Ramappa said. “As long as the graft is OK and the infection is gone, he should be able to come back just fine. This will just be a blip on the screen.”
I would say the bold part is the most important.

jazman 23-10-2008 06:10 PM


Originally Posted by saxoneagle
Well, at least I know that Yankees are scum! ;)

I somehow knew that you would say that :g

jazman 23-10-2008 06:11 PM

“The less knee surgery you have, the better, but he’s a tremendous athlete,” Ramappa said. “As long as the graft is OK and the infection is gone, he should be able to come back just fine. This will just be a blip on the screen.”

Luckily he's not a Brown then ;)

pauldrulez 23-10-2008 06:12 PM

The 3 Amigos are viewing this thread right now :hi:

jazman 23-10-2008 06:13 PM


Originally Posted by pauldrulez
The 3 Amigos are viewing this thread right now :hi:

You, saxon and who else? ;)

nookiebear 23-10-2008 06:15 PM

I still have two NFL tickets spare if anyone still needs em?

40 each

pauldrulez 23-10-2008 06:17 PM

A guest ;)

saxoneagle 23-10-2008 06:19 PM

OK, in the spirit of fair play, I think Paul should be allowed his picks added to the picks league.

So, he got 8 right. Jaz also has 7 to add to his score. That makes the current scores:
1 P Redman (1) 65
2 Jay Crame (1) 62
2 Paul Darville (1) 62
4 Matthew Owen (1) 61
5 Ben Wilson (1) 55
6 Tony Dobson (1) 54
7 Elliott Josypenko (1) 45
8 Dave Bailey (1) 10

pauldrulez 23-10-2008 06:23 PM

I was 8-6 for this week correct.

And you done what I was going to do.

So as I said, its us 3 in the top 3 :hi:

BLUE BOY 23-10-2008 06:26 PM

Just watched the Seahawks/Tampa game. The Seahawks are making a good case for the 1st pick in the next draft!

jazman 23-10-2008 06:26 PM

Woo-hoo, game on!

pauldrulez 23-10-2008 06:29 PM

And thanks to Saxon tipping them for the Superbowl my 8-team accumulator (and 6-folds/7-folds) is going very, very badly.

Pats, Colts, Steelers, Chargers, Vikings, Cowboys, Seahawks and the Saints.

At the minute, I think I might go 1-7 ;)

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