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      Hawksquawk Premium Memberships & Donations   10/24/2015

      Want to help keep the lights on around here and the ads to a minimum?  Premium Memberships Become a Hawksquawk Premium Member (aka Hawksquawk Supporter) with packages starting as low as $5 per month. All donations go to maintain Hawksquawk in the present and help with upgrades for the future. Click here to access the store.  New Donations System Some of you have asked for this in the past and we now have a system in place to accept donations. These can be as small as .01 and as large as you want. For your convenience we have created a few standard donation amounts. You can be a big help by making a donation. All donations go to help supporting the site and adding new features plus supporting the existing ones. Click here to access the store A Hearty Thank You For those of you who have helped out Hawksquawk by making donations in the past we want to say thank you and of course very much appreciate any donations in the future as well but please do not feel obligated in any way. Please note that existing memberships will be converted over into the new system so please be patient as those have to be manually entered into the system. 
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      Banner ads and security questions   01/31/2017

      So as of today we have added Google Ads to the site in order to help with the rising costs of the Hawksquawk. All members without a current subscription plan will see ads but you can easily have them hidden if you get a membership, which starts as low $2.50 per month.  We also added security questions for your profiles to protect your personal and billing info. There are a handful of questions that you can choose from and it is mandatory to fill these out. Rest assured that all answers are encrypted in the database so they are not seen by anyone and will help to protect your account from being hacked.  Any questions please feel free to send a PM to Dolfan23


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  1. Wow didn't realize it was getting that bad in Beaumont. Glad that you got your family out @sturt and hope that your house will be ok. I know people like to hear the bad with FEMA but they're really stepping up here. They're giving 30 day hotel vouchers very quickly to anyone who needs it and rescuing people. And big props to people who've come from Louisiana and surrounding states who've come to help with boat rescues and other things. And now Floyd Mayweather stepping up just donated 200 million to relief effort. That's insanely generous.
  2. It's Biblically bad here! I've been very lucky that somehow my area of Houston doesn't flood but my parents and siblings are all stuck in their houses in their neighborhoods and can't get out because of flooding on entrances to neighborhoods. I've been out doing boat rescues the past 2 days trying to save people who couldn't get out. Unfortunately my family are all much farther north than me and all of our major highways and roads to get there are closed from flooding. My in-laws lost their brand new house and pretty much all of their memories from boxes that had pictures and stuff. They had water all the way up to the 2nd floor and this thing went from looking like it would just be a regular rain storm to full-blown flooding in an instant because our bayous and reservoirs overflowed. Thanks all for checking in and for the kind thoughts. Please keep us all in your prayers as this is the worst flooding we've ever had and not sure there's an end in sight to the rain. They're releasing water from the lakes and it's making it even worse.
  3. The Hawks should be using this $ to hire @lethalweapon3 to write for them! I'll be your agent I just need a 10% referral fee
  4. You can always count on @Diesel to throw in more than a trade is proposed (even fantasy trades) for. If they want the extra 2 first round picks would you say no wait let's make it three? Btw I'm not in any way interested in trading for Irving. Let's roll with Dennis and hope he becomes an all star caliber player night in and night out and be thankful we will be paying him much less than Kyrie will be getting plus keep or use our picks in other trades.
  5. So I was just doing a search on Dennis and found this article that talks about him growing up and when the he, Bud and the team knew he would make it as this level, his parents, watching massive amounts of And-1 tapes, etc. etc. Some really terrific stuff. It's from Feb so some of you may have already seen it... but it's new to me so why not share it. How did I not know that Dennis was a Muslim? Or black? http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2690155-dennis-schroder-is-going-to-be-a-star-and-hes-making-sure-everyone-knows-it
  6. LOL yeah and Caliparri hasn't sold his soul to the devil either. Next you're gonna tell me that Memphis wasn't paying them boys either.
  7. That 2019 Cavs 1st could get VERY interesting. Man oh man I hope the Cavs don't get much in return for Irving.
  8. I thought you were a Hawks fan? Kyrie is an excellent player but without Lebron the Cavs were trash. Plus he got an injury history too. No thanks.
  9. Maybe salty because they've besmirched the good name of Jim Boeheim! But after the past decade of being a Hurricanes fan and knowing what it's like to try to stay relevant through NCAA sanctions it definitely sucks knowing another of my teams has to go through it.
  10. Not to mention he shouldn't need much money as he likely made a ton of it in college.
  11. Adjust fire. Direction left 150. Fire for effect, over. Fire for effect, out.
  12. Same here... although they're still planning on doing ads on the uniforms aren't they? If we do a beer sponsor, would it be Fosters or Bud? Maybe Koonin gets Coca Cola on board? Maybe Ice Cube sponsoring the Barbershop? Or perhaps Dennis gets on the horn with Audi to be our official sponsor?
  13. I LOVE those!!! .... BUT... and I can't believe I'm saying this... I love the volt green and don't want it going anywhere. Dude has some legit skills at making these things.
  14. Players need to consider the fact that you can come to the Hawks with a 2 year deal and then pretty much be guaranteed to get ridiculously overpaid on your following contract if you've even mildly improved in Atlanta. The last few offseasons have seen DMC, Baze, and now THjr get more than 200 million in guaranteed money between the 3 of them after coming to Atlanta earning about 10% of that combined. Surely Noel won't be leaving Dallas this year but next year he should consider Atlanta a great place to start his retirement plan. *Don't quote me on those numbers as I haven't looked them up they're simply guesstimates based on memory.
  15. Yes the team actively monitors all of the players Twitter and other social media. They aren't going to censor players though unless they're breaking a league rule or embarrassing the team. The one thing with Prince is that some of his Tweets do seem to show how emotional he is and often times comes off like he's depressed. In that regard I hope that if he ever needs to talk to someone that the team is proactive about it.
  16. He's being intentionally generic but there's ZERO doubt in my mind this is directed towards the media and Ball who's trying to be Magic Johnson out there with huge numbers. I don't feel the same way towards Ball though. I think the kid is going to be more the 2nd coming of Penny than Magic but he's a star no doubt. I have a ton of respect for the kid doing his thing despite having Kris Jenner for a father and all the pressure he's played with in his life. Then during the draft they did that segment where he acknowkedged all that he's gone through with his dad being such a controlling person and embarrassing while still being respectful of him and it made me really respect the kid. If he stays healthy he will be a generational player as they've referred to him as.
  17. Assuming that the Rockets and Knicks are really going to do a Melo trade then the Rockets have to send out 20 something a million in salaries and I can't imagine the Knicks wanting to take all of that back... or if they even can. So with the Hawks supposedly having all this cap space and a bunch of open roster spots maybe we can take a few quality young players from the Rockets? I don't know who all I would want but one of the players has to be Capela. He could come in at the 4 and we wouldn't miss a beat from losing Millsap and we could bring Collins along slowly while learning from a a budding star. I envision them being interchangeable at the 4-5 once Collins is really ready for big minutes. We can send the Knicks the Rockets pick in 2018 as their reward for this trade... and for taking Plumlee :) Someone get on the horn to Schlenk and tell him to make this happen. Thoughts? Who else should we require they send us?
  18. They may not want to take on every single player that the Knicks / Rockets want to send away or they may want to ditch one of their own players. And I know the Knicks GM put the "talks on hold" but I don't put much stock into that.
  19. If the Knicks want to get something for him they should do it sooner rather than later as he's no spring chicken. Plus they're reportedly only wanting players 25 and younger to build the team with and Melo will simply hold up their rebuilding efforts. I'm going on the hook as saying there's a 100% chance he's traded this offseason. And with our lack of funds we probably won't be involved unless we are only taking a small salary in exchange for a future 2nd.
  20. It's a good time for me as a fan right now. Between The J-Train, The Judge and The Krakken and now John the Baptist I can't recall ever having such awesome young talents spread out across my teams at the same time.
  21. Haha no doubt! He would drive Bud to drinking!
  22. Try landing into crap terrain in total darkness with hundreds of pounds of gear strapped to your body as you hit the ground at a rate of roughly 20' per second. Then gather all your crap up and very quickly walk miles to your objective. I certainly feel his pain!
  23. Who's throwing the lobs to them? I guess Baze?
  24. Can't be mad at this at all. One of the best values in the league.