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  • #132788

    Humphrey
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    Politics aside you have to admit that the lady in the middle of the Florida dispute is likely John Chaney’s long lost sister.

    #132789

    Canadian Soldier
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    I haven’t been paying attention to the Bruins’ 2018-19 stats, but was stunned to read today that Backes stands at 0-0-0 (-1) after ten games.  Wow. Seems like a great guy in the community and “in the room,” but signing him was not what Sarandis might call astute use of the Bruins’ cap money, was it?

    #132790

    Coma
    Participant

    There is no shortage of dumb takez and it’s hard to say which is the worst, but the Felger/Mazz/Murray/Bedard attempt to denigrate Patterson’s effectiveness in the running game by claimed “all he did was follow the fullback” has to be in contention for the top spot, at least for this year.

    Running a play the way it’s drawn up and following your blockers is now a negative, if you’re mining for things to complain about.

    #132791

    Coma
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    Something Hacksaw posted yesterday that I meant to respond to, since we were at the same company at the time:

    He would have loved working corporate in 1995 all the free cups, pens, stress balls, sleeve of golf balls and if he was lucky an Ogio tote bag at Christmas. Then corporate realized this is a waste of their money.

    I always took getting that stuff for granted in the 90s and never really gave it much thought. Not just the tchotchke stuff, but desktop or wall calendars for your cubicle. When it all dried up in the 2000s, it took me a while to realize that no one was getting a free t-shirt or calendar or coffee mug anymore.

    In my career at the Hartford, I was fortunate to have great managers most of the time. By great, I mean I was friendly with them, they were laid back and they let me do my jobs without micromanaging me. At one point though, management was shuffled and I ended reporting to a woman with a very negative reputation. After a few months, I realized that what she expected was that you show up on time, put in a full day’s work and get your assignments done on time. That’s really not asking a lot, but some of her methods to achieve this left a little to be desired. For example, if you went to her with a question, she would make note of it. If you came in the future with the same question, she would refuse to answer. To make sure you were coming in on time, she had other employees cruise through the aisles to make sure people were at their desks at the start of their shift. Like I said, her expectations weren’t unreasonable, but she would not tolerate any slacking off.

    How this ties into free, corporate stuff is that I was at my desk one day and got a call from my manager. She wanted to see me at her desk, right away. On my way over, I’m wracking my brain about a deadline I might have missed or something I did wrong. I get to her desk and she says, “I just wanted to call you over to let know I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback about the job you did on the such-and-such project. Here’s compact umbrella.” That might have been the most pleasant surprise of my career at the company. I still have the umbrella somewhere.

    #132792

    Butler (and Justin Patton) to Philly for Saric, Covington and a 2.

    #132793

    Miserable Fellow
    Participant

    Wasn’t the Miami offer better?

    #132794

    Big Fat O
    Participant

    Let the shoe peeing commence.

    Butler in Philly

    Irving smothering Rozier

    Haywood neutering Tatum

    Everyone didn’t understand the playoff run was more of a fluke than the norm and getting rid of Irving for Rozier is ridiculous. More than one big fan is saying Irving is a problem.

    #132795

    Yahtzee
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    He’s a me player, caller.  Not a team player.

    #132796

    Big Fat O
    Participant

    BC hanging in there. Would love a good showing.

    Didnt realize they were 17 th in the country.

    #132799

    Humphrey
    Participant

    BC hanging in there. Would love a good showing.

    Didnt realize they were 17 th in the country.

    Dillon’s playing injured, does not look like the same player. That and Brown getting crushed by Christian Wilkins deep sixed their chances. BC’s defense played very well.

    #132800

    Lebron
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    I still can’t believe the corporate Christmas parties from the ‘90s.  20 years ago I was going to parties with decent acts/bands, top shelf liquor and great food.  Everyone dressed to the 9s, great night out.  Now it’s some half ass event with a couple of drink tickets, a rubber steak, and bad awards.  Everyone feels obligated to go.  My wife’s company did a pretty solid kids party for a few years, I’ve been to one grown up party in the last 18 years.  That stuff really changed after 9/11, like what company wanted to throw a bash 2 months after that?  Plus at that point you did realize all the money getting blown on shit like ice sculptures and whatever else.  I doubt I’d be going anyhow even if they were still good.  But they were fun though.

    #132801

    Lebron
    Participant

    Thought that was a good trade.  Sixers get a guy that can defend and shoot, which they desperately needed.  Wolves get a couple of decent guys in Saric and Covington.

    #132802

    Humphrey
    Participant

    Shank pretty much sums up his remarks about Hernandez/Belichick when he mentions a few paragraphs later that the Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalty on the Saints guy the other night (for grabbing a hidden cell phone out of the goalpost padding) would never happen with BB.

    That’s right Dan, EXACTLY WHY MOST PEOPLE LIKE BB!

    #132803

    Hacksaw
    Participant

    Something Hacksaw posted yesterday that I meant to respond to, since we were at the same company at the time:

    He would have loved working corporate in 1995 all the free cups, pens, stress balls, sleeve of golf balls and if he was lucky an Ogio tote bag at Christmas. Then corporate realized this is a waste of their money.

    I always took getting that stuff for granted in the 90s and never really gave it much thought. Not just the tchotchke stuff, but desktop or wall calendars for your cubicle. When it all dried up in the 2000s, it took me a while to realize that no one was getting a free t-shirt or calendar or coffee mug anymore.

    In my career at the Hartford, I was fortunate to have great managers most of the time. By great, I mean I was friendly with them, they were laid back and they let me do my jobs without micromanaging me. At one point though, management was shuffled and I ended reporting to a woman with a very negative reputation. After a few months, I realized that what she expected was that you show up on time, put in a full day’s work and get your assignments done on time. That’s really not asking a lot, but some of her methods to achieve this left a little to be desired. For example, if you went to her with a question, she would make note of it. If you came in the future with the same question, she would refuse to answer. To make sure you were coming in on time, she had other employees cruise through the aisles to make sure people were at their desks at the start of their shift. Like I said, her expectations weren’t unreasonable, but she would not tolerate any slacking off.

    How this ties into free, corporate stuff is that I was at my desk one day and got a call from my manager. She wanted to see me at her desk, right away. On my way over, I’m wracking my brain about a deadline I might have missed or something I did wrong. I get to her desk and she says, “I just wanted to call you over to let know I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback about the job you did on the such-and-such project. Here’s compact umbrella.” That might have been the most pleasant surprise of my career at the company. I still have the umbrella somewhere.

    Shoot Coma…the middle paragraph had to be the Hartford way. Basically my manager who became a friend after he left the Hartford always worked that way.

    #132804

    Nashua Dad
    Participant

    Mariota and Davis choose this week to finally look like what they were supposed to be.

    #132805

    Yahtzee
    Participant

    Zo is not happy. At all.

     

    He’s not wrong.

    #132806

    Big Fat O
    Participant

    The panic button will be getting a work out this week.

    #132807

    Lebron
    Participant

    That sucked.  Oh well

    #132808

    Coma
    Participant

    Watching your team lose sucks. Watching them lose in lopsided fashion is no fun, either. With that said, let’s see how the team looks after the bye. If the offense is still struggling in 2 weeks against the Jets, then I’ll start looking for the panic button.

    #132809

    Humphrey
    Participant

    They seem worn out; hopefully it’s all the missing pieces.

    Mediocre as the defense was, if the offense wasn’t one-good-play-followed-by-two-or-three-bad-ones all game they would have still won.

    #132810

    Miserable Fellow
    Participant

    I predict two weeks of measured, reasonable discourse about the Pats.

    #132811

    Yahtzee
    Participant

    I was listening to the pre game show and Mut/Captain Obvious was listing all the reasons why this was the perfect spot for the Pats.

    I was left convinced of the opposite. And it proved out.

    #132812

    Feejis
    Participant

    I take back what I said about Dion earlier this week. What a choad.

    #132813

    Doncabesa
    Participant

    I take back what I said about Dion earlier this week. What a choad.

    He went form zero to asshole rather quickly, what a cunt.  Enjoy your super bowl you prick, see how well it went for Jacksonville.

    #132814

    Yahtzee
    Participant

    Cowboys look like the better team tonight.

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