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  • James Laurinaitis and Animal

    Neat little thing I seen on the NFL network and thought you guys would enjoy it too.

    NFL Videos: Animal and the Ram

    Sorry about the link, just wanted to share and had no other way!

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    That was awesome, thanks for sharing

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      Great video. Made me think of my dad. Thanks.
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        Awesome. Being a huge fan of pro wrestling myself back in the day, I think its really neat to have this kid on our team.

        He's not too bad a player either ;)

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          James's mom scares me more than him and his dad put together. :roll:
          Last edited by Flippin' Ram; -11-30-2010, 11:48 PM. Reason: typo


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            I think James could tackle me with his neck.
            Last edited by BrokenWing; -12-01-2010, 12:45 AM.
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              Re: James Laurinaitis and Animal

              I love this video. As AV hit on in a previous thread.

              It sure is nice to able to like the players on the team you love.

              Originally posted by BrokenWing View Post
              I think James could take me with his neck.
              That is probably due to your lack of football IQ. ;)

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                lol, indeed.
                "I've been saving the Universe for over a thousand years. I figure it owes me just this once."

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                • #9
                  Re: James Laurinaitis and Animal

                  Amazing.video.

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