John Graham

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My name is John and I currently live in Los Angeles, CA. I graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a BA in History and an emphasis on writing and Law. I am huge fan of almost every sport. However, i must admit that I have grown tired of baseball and while i do respect the popularity the game has, I personally cannot stay interested. My favorite sport is football and team is the NY Jets. The NBA takes second where you will find me cheering for Kobe and the Lakers. My third sport, despite the opinions of most Americans, is Soccer. All i can say is that there is a good reason that it has achieved the global love that it has acclaimed. If you have any questions feel free to ask.

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  • JW Nix posted 1752 days ago

    JW Nix

    a remembrance :
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/361429-merlin-olsen-a-lasting-legacy-of-love-and-lore

  • James Williamson posted 1976 days ago

    James Williamson

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/227589-dear-br-can-we-have-a-democracy-here

    I personally do not like the changes Bleacher Report has done in the last 24 hours. I would like your opinion on whether or not people on bleacher report deserve to have a choice

  • ben yavel posted 2084 days ago

    ben yavel

    You call yourself a Jets fan. that article you wrote negatively about Vinny in was terrible. You deserve to be a lions fan. What goes around comes around...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYHx7KnuUFA&feature=PlayList&p=5A1B85203CC28B15&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=11

  • Picasso posted 2133 days ago

    Picasso

    Hey Raider Card.
    I ran across this on someones page. i llooked at it and it looks like its true. ididn't believe it until i click on the links and everything was true.
    THIS IS A FYI TO ALL OF THOSE POSTERS WHO DONATE THEIR TIME WRITING THREADS AND REPLYING TO THREADS:
    I’m a long time poster here. To avoid being harassed for posting this I choose to post on a friends computer under a different name.
    I’ve read numerous times about others cross posting, in order to increase their rating. I discarded it as just talk, because wasn’t sure how someone could.
    That is until I was chatting with one of the regulars here, while on AIM, and was told how easy it was, and how some had admitted to doing it.
    That’s when I decided to check and see if it’s true or not.
    I had read about how Raider Card kept getting accused of cross posting. His comments were “They can’t prove it.”
    He’s right. When you use what he does, which is likely something like this: http://www.freeproxyserver.ca/ then he’s able to post under his own IP, then immediately post under a fictitious name as whomever he wanted to. So I checked what others were claiming, about how the author of the thread was creating accounts just to post on his threads.
    Lisa dominates the airwaves, so I felt that would be a good cross-section.
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/92619-urban-meyer-notre-dame-still-my-dream-job
    199 posts ZERO posters who just signed up, that day, to post. None. Nada. Zip.
    Then I checked Sean, being he’s up there in ranking.
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/100526-patriots-making-the-right-move-using-franchise-tag-on-matt-cassel 58 posts
    Out of 58? ONE brand new poster (was only 7 days ago, so easily understandable) who signed up just for that post..one out of 58.
    Checked Angel’s thread, that had 72 posts:
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/104842-if-the-curse-is-true-top-five-candidates-for-the-madden-nfl-2010-cover
    How many “just signed up that day, just to post on Angel’s thread? ZERO.
    Decided to check one more thread writer, Jeff little http://bleacherreport.com/articles/88241-why-are-defensive-players-forgotten-when-it-comes-to-nfl-mvp 41 posts.
    How many ‘just signed up that day, just to post on Jeff’s thread? ZERO.
    Then decided to check the poster who not only consistently brags about his ranking, but has been accused by many of cross posting, to help that ranking, RAIDER CARD.
    Raider Card thread:
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/22834-oakland-raiders-running-game-whos-next 47 posts total.
    THE FOLLOWING POSTERS SIGNED UP THAT DAY, TO POST TO RAIDER CARD, AND ONLY TO RAIDER CARD, AND NEVER POSTED AGAIN.
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/17557-zee-Cowan
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/17588-Darkside-Raider
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/17764-drew-pollock
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/12096-Samuel-Morgan
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/17815-El-Dirty
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/17820-Jon-Wylie
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/17830-Double-H
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/17835-bob-dole
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/17841-Oaktownbob-
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/11844-Sulo
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/17888-ezekiel-sanchez
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/17912-Blaster
    12 brand new posters, who went through the trouble to sign up, just to post that once, just to Raider Card? Coincidence?
    You decide.
    Next good size thread from Raider Card:
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/23183-oakland-raiders-defense-nnamdi-asomugha-derrick-burgess-deangelo-hall 45 posts on this thread.
    The following SIGNED UP AND POSTED ONLY ON RAIDERCARDS THREAD/S, NO WHERE ELSE.
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/12200-Joe-Atwell
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/18032-Justin-Collins
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/18034-jd-drew
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/18059-S-Thomps
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/18134-Johnny-Comelately
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/18004-Jon-Train
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/18260-joe-stocchero
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/18300-ydoireadthscrap-ydoireadthscrap
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/11844-Sulo
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/18407-mike-jones
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/17912-Blaster
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/18671-Bob-Mowery
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/18771-Perry-Davis
    That’s 13 posters, who were basically responsible for around 35 of those comments, including Raider Cards “replies” to those one time signups.
    13 out of the 17 or so posters on that thread just happened to sign up THAT DAY? And post ONLY to Raider Card? No where else? One shot deal?
    Another coincidence?
    You decide.
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/42209-san-diego-chargers-the-time-bomb-is-set 63 posts.
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/38268-john-hancock
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/38273-Jon-fulclore
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/38292-Todd-C
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/38294-Johny-Fouts
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/32411-Gerald-Evans
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/38535-isaac-martinez
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/38547-Josh-Muelluer
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/38584-ivan-santos
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/38797-glorify-glorifythepast
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/39159-Brock-the-Hawk-tanner
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/39267-RaiderPower-slajole-bigsly
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/41299-Tyson-griffin
    Same scenario. 12 OF THEM.. Posted just on that one thread or only on Raider Cards threads, NO WHERE ELSE. 52 of those 63 posts were between Raider Card and those “brand new one time only posters”
    Another coincidence??
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/46226-oakland-raiders-fan-code-of-conduct 37 posts
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/37456-49ersSux
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/19145-Eusebio-Herrera
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/43093-Jim-Averill
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/18953-Dymond-Jim
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/43179-Raider-in-the-bluegrass
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/43214-Del-Fuego
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/43224-Frank-Booth
    Same thing.
    And yes, the same thing in the following-
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/59951-refs-beat-raiders-24-23-kiffindont-report-to-oakland 37 posts
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/12282-Rory
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/54957-Jordan-Carter
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/43664-Ronnie-
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/54951-Bob-Desovitz
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/54954-Jordan-Carter
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/54964-Dave-Smith
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/55044-Brian-Wit
    That’s OVER 50 different handles, in just 5 threads, that signed up to just post on Raider Cards thread? Just THAT thread, or ONLY Raider Cards threads?? Those 50 handles along with Raider Cards responses to those “handles” ended up being a hundred and fifty or so posts, in just 5 threads. Out of 229 posts, over 150 were from those names that only posted THAT DAY.
    So here these 5 different top posters, with big threads, where there were 528 posts, had ONE new poster, just one, who signed up just for that thread. ONE IN FIVE SEPARATE THREADS..
    Raider Card has 51 NEW NAMES, on 5 threads.
    5 top posters had ONE NEW NAME on 5 threads, twice as busy as Raider Cards threads.
    Personally I think it’s total BS that this guy flaunts the system by stating ‘You can’t prove it, so HAHA!”
    I personally am not going to do what he does.
    I doubt if those other top posters will do that either.
    That’s not what it’s all about.
    For for Raider Card it appears that’s exactly what it’s all about.
    Now I’m fully aware that Raider Card will do what he’s done to each and every other poster who dared to question what he’s up to, which is rush to report this post, stating that I must be “pick a name” so quick, ban that account and remove the posts.”
    That’s fine. All I want is everyone to be aware that what’s fair is fair, and at this point Raider Card is obviously tainting what so many proudly work so hard to do, which is post quality threads to create a quality exchange, agree or disagree.
    I’ve never seen any other poster proudly brag to one and all that if you disagree, he guarantees he’ll get the poster removed, along with his disagreeing posts.
    Those other posters don’t have to. They create threads that encourage exchanges, pro and con, and actually welcome them. That’s not how it is with Raider Card and it’s time he gets called out for what he’s done.
    There’s the proof above. Accept it, deny it, condone it, decry it, it’s all up to you.
    I’m simply the messenger, and as I stated, once Raider Card cries about my message, this messenger too, shall be yet another “shoot the messenger” victim.
    And so it goes.
    My mission here is done.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NO ONE ELSE has people just signing up for one day, just to post to them, and only them. Maybe once in a long while. Yet your threads have 5-10 NEW POSTERS JUST TO KEEP YOUR THREAD GOING.



    You should leave and never come back. I will never post on another of your threads. you have disgraced this board.

  • Jason Kopplin posted 2139 days ago

    Jason Kopplin

    If your other articles are similar to the one I commented on, then I will pass. If you believe you present a more accurate or realistic view then maybe I will indeed check them out.

    I don't really know what that means, "Brett Favre won but the NY Jets lost". As far as I see it, they both took a chance, had a decent run, then fizzled out. I don't really see where Favre won anything. I believe he probably would have wanted to play another year if he had his way. I don't blame him for calling it quits if his only option was to have surgery to repair his arm and then go through rehab to try and get his 39 year old body back to his old form. I believe that injury more-or-less made his mind up for him.

    Speaking of his injury leads me to your other comment about his turnovers and lost fumbles. I am glad you brought that up... maybe if he had a little better protection he wouldn't have any fumbles... maybe even his INT rate would be less than it was... maybe the O-line didn't quite do their job. I know you don't want to hear that because it may ring of Favre Favorism and blaming anyone besides Favre for the Jets issues is unheard of. Maybe I am just a little spoiled because the Packers had one of the best O-lines around. I am a firm believer that a little protection makes anyone a better QB; likewise if you don't have enough time in the pocket even the best QB will look like a struggling rookie.

    I referenced you as Mr. Gra-ham because you were obviously being jokey-jokester with much of your article and thus the ham reference.

    I am interested in a couple of your thoughts on some things though:
    1) Why do you think Brett Favre won in this situation? ...and what did he win?
    2) What do you think of Mangini being fired?
    3) What are some shortcomings you think the Jets have this year and what are their bright spots?
    4) Who is your pick for their QB this year?

    Thanks,
    Jason

  • T.A posted 2139 days ago

    T.A

    Wrote a Mock Draft, hope you take a look at it.
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/125725-2009-nfl-mock-draft

    Let me know what you think

  • John Louie Ramos posted 2140 days ago

    John Louie Ramos

    John,

    hi, hope everything's fine..
    I just want to share my latest work..

    If Life Could Be Just Like Sports..

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/125277-if-life-could-be-just-like-sports

    best,
    Louie

  • Jonny S posted 2183 days ago

    Jonny S

    Hey no problem dude.. actually I read what you said like 5 times because it didn't make sense to me... but now I totally get what you mean... I have done that before and I hate how you can't erase things on BR when you have a typo.. glad you enjoyed it and even though I don't necessarily agree with your opinion of USC, you have valid reasons if you wanted to feel that way but Carrol really is a class act and most the players are... of course there are bad apples on every team... I enjoy watching your bufs actually.. I love that running back you guys have... no worries about the comment... take care

  • Bryn Swartz posted 2183 days ago

    Bryn Swartz

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/102705-is-ed-reed-the-best-player-in-the-nfl

    I took a stretch on this one. Let me know what you think.

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