Tank McNamara by Bill Hinds

Tank McNamara

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  1. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 1 year ago

    Veterans Stadium prior to 2003!

  2. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Funny how plain old dirt, even in old ball diamonds like Yankee and Cleveland Stadiums never gave us these kinds of injuries on such a large scale. And who ever heard of turf toe or rug burns from those old fields? Of course we also only saw the games in black & white!

  3. tygrkhat40

    tygrkhat40 said, over 1 year ago

    Is this the lawn equivalent to the famous Kite-Eating tree from Peanuts?

  4. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 1 year ago

    Feed Me Seymour !!

  5. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 1 year ago

    Ya don’t know what you’re up against,
    No, no way, no how.
    You don’t know what you’re messin’ with,
    But I’m gonna tell you now!

    Get this straight!
    I’m just a mean green mother from outer space
    And I’m bad.
    I’m just a mean green mother from outer space
    And it looks like you been had.
    I’m just a mean green mother from outer space,
    So get off my back, ‘n get out my face,
    ’Cause I’m mean and green
    And I am bad.

  6. GuiltyBystander

    GuiltyBystander said, over 1 year ago

    That’s one less salary Dan Snyder has to pay.

  7. MPeters

    MPeters GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    What’s the RGiii reference about? I don’t follow football a whole lot.

  8. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 1 year ago

    @MPeters

    RGIII, The Redskins stellar rookie quarterback , severely injured his knee at the end of the season. Many blame the "death turf " at FedEx Field.

  9. MPeters

    MPeters GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Linguist

    Thanks. I saw him play at least once, but couldn’t remember what team, or if it was pro or college. I hadn’t heard about him getting injured.

  10. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Linguist

    Historic note: After suffering a worse knee injury, on that same field, at the end of 2011, A. D. came back, 8 months later, to have a record setting year in 2012, first breaking the NFL record for most rushing yards in 8 consecutive games, and then breaking his own record 2 games later. He set the bar pretty high for RGIII.

  11. MrsBeamer

    MrsBeamer said, over 1 year ago

    Love it! Love the artwork too!

  12. CFinFL

    CFinFL said, over 1 year ago

    This is almost a Calvin & Hobbes style today.

  13. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 1 year ago

    @mabrndt

    You are talking about an incredible athlete, who against all odds, came back from what for others, would be a career ending injury. Although his team is not my team, nevertheless I have enormous awe and respect for Adrian Peterson.
    That said, I wonder how he would have fared if he had to deal with incompetent coaching and a miserably maintained home venue.

  14. K M

    K M GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Linguist

    Why do you want to eat Seymour? Or should that have been, “Feed me, Seymour”?

  15. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Linguist

    There have been considerable advances in such knee surgeries, so I think it’s more could be career ending than would be career ending at this point. Not that his recovery wasn’t remarkable. As the SI article says, he was able to lift his knee 2 weeks before the surgeon expected.

    For the record, he had 1,039 yards in 8 away games and 1,058 in 8 home games, so the venue wasn’t that important. In fact, 3 of his 4 best (including the top 2) games: 212, 210, and 182 yards, came in away games against the Rams, Packers, and Seahawks, respectively, and chronologically, in reverse order; his surgically repaired knee was getting better/stronger, game by game.

    To rest up for the last game, he sat out the last quarter of the away game (still had 86 yards) against the then 12-2 Texans, because that win was well in hand, and winning the last game meant the playoffs. Otherwise, he would have had the regular season record too (his replacement ran for 31 yards) — to miss it by a half yard per game bites big time. Some might say his coach is incompetent for not playing him the whole game; but it’s about wins, not records.

    I didn’t watch the Redskins-Seahawks playoff game, so I can’t comment about that.

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