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  • #121743

    Florida Sox Fan
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    Fatty using Chris Simms to rate the QB’s in the draft is the epitome of cluelessness.

    Some other gems:

    • John Mara will keep Odell Beckham Jr. because his father put up with Lawrence Taylor.
    • The “Josh McDaniels” rule should not be called the “Josh McDaniels” rule, then never explaining why.
    • Loves the “lyrical” John Sterling’s home run call for Giancarlo Stanton. Lyrical? Then makes a big deal that it’s Italian while the guy’s background is primarily African-American, Irish and Puerto Rican.
    • Fawned all over some guy he did a podcast with because he showed up with Fatty’s favorite Starbucks.
    #121744

    Yahtzee
    Participant

    I’ve heard it said that sometimes sad events bring laughter. Not sure this really counts but it made me laugh.

     

    https://mobile.twitter.com/jcimino31/status/980769815039275008

    #121745

    Laszlo Panaflex
    Participant

    Hey with any luck a flaming chunk of Chinese space junk could lank on Fatty of John Dennis over the next few days. Maybe even Roger Godell.

    #121746

    chicowalker
    Participant

    Need some math/gambling advice re: hedging.  I’m in two pools. In one, if Nova wins, no matter the score, I finish second and win $100.  Nothing if Michigan wins. In the other, if Nova wins AND the combined score is 135 or under, I win either $500 or $550.  Winner take all in this pool, and nothing if michigan wins.  Line is somewhere in the range of Nova -7 (145)  If I make a small bet on Michigan to cover I guarantee myself something and perhaps a double (or triple) dip if Nova wins by less than 7, AND if they win like 63-58 or whatever.  I don’t see that as likely, however.  I think if the score is low enough for me to get my under 135, that’s the more likely scenario Michigan wins.  If I bet the over, I do leave myself exposed to the final score that falls between 136-145 which gets me nothing.  Any opinions on my play?

    I know this is fairly penny-ante, for me it’s really more satisfying to be right than the $200 bucks or whatever I end up winning

    • This reply was modified 11 months, 2 weeks ago by  chicowalker.
    #121749

    jforb
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    Mr. 7912 (not sure if that’s a 0 for today or just hasn’t been updated, but +16 from Friday) can’t be bothered to follow the Celtics:

    Brad Stevens has his team 6-0 without Kyrie Irving (and seemingly a host of others).

    Doesn’t think April matters:

    not sure how we’re supposed to the judge the team with nine games against the Rays and Marlins to open the season. Those teams are terrible. … At least the Yankees come to town on April 10.

    And takes a shot at Claude Julien too for some reason.

    New feature: a weekly comparison, 38463/415 for DK.

    #121750

    Claude45
    Participant

    Fatty using Chris Simms to rate the QB’s in the draft is the epitome of cluelessness. Some other gems:

    • John Mara will keep Odell Beckham Jr. because his father put up with Lawrence Taylor.
    • The “Josh McDaniels” rule should not be called the “Josh McDaniels” rule, then never explaining why.
    • Loves the “lyrical” John Sterling’s home run call for Giancarlo Stanton. Lyrical? Then makes a big deal that it’s Italian while the guy’s background is primarily African-American, Irish and Puerto Rican.
    • Fawned all over some guy he did a podcast with because he showed up with Fatty’s favorite Starbucks.

    The worst thing in sports is the Sterling home run calls. All those self-proclaimed hard-nosed, cynical, tough guy Yankee fans are all Randell 21 for those corny calls.

    #121751

    chicowalker
    Participant

    Was it Sterling that was profiled not too long ago- lives in a J. peterman bachelor apartment, DVRs soap operas to watch when he gets home alone, can of soup for dinner?

    #121752

    Kingasaurus
    Participant

    Fatty using Chris Simms to rate the QB’s in the draft is the epitome of cluelessness. Some other gems:

    It’s bad out there. NFLN was on in the background yesterday. They actually did another waste-of-time mock draft, but then brought in their “fantasy expert” to assess the “fantasy implications” of the mock draft they just did.

    Just when you think you’ve reached peak bullshit, it actually gets worse.

    #121753

    GreatWhiteDhale
    Participant

    Was it Sterling that was profiled not too long ago- lives in a J. peterman bachelor apartment, DVRs soap operas to watch when he gets home alone, can of soup for dinner?

    Bayless lives alone and buys a week’s worth of chicken broccoli ziti every Sunday according to an old profile.

    Come back, Regular Brian.

    My agenda is truth.

    #121754

    chicowalker
    Participant

    i. The Miami Marlins have eight uber-attractive home games this season: four against the Cubs, two against the Red Sox, two against the Yankees. Six will be finished tomorrow: the four Cubs games that opened the season and the two against Boston that followed. That leaves two against the Yankees, on Aug. 21 and 22, remaining.

    what an asshole.  In May alone they have home series w/Washington and the Dodgers.  No stars on those teams people may want to see :rollseyes:

    #121755

    RedSeat
    Participant

    Need some math/gambling advice re: hedging. I’m in two pools. In one, if Nova wins, no matter the score, I finish second and win $100. Nothing if Michigan wins. In the other, if Nova wins AND the combined score is 135 or under, I win either $500 or $550. Winner take all in this pool, and nothing if michigan wins. Line is somewhere in the range of Nova -7 (145) If I make a small bet on Michigan to cover I guarantee myself something and perhaps a double (or triple) dip if Nova wins by less than 7, AND if they win like 63-58 or whatever. I don’t see that as likely, however. I think if the score is low enough for me to get my under 135, that’s the more likely scenario Michigan wins. If I bet the over, I do leave myself exposed to the final score that falls between 136-145 which gets me nothing. Any opinions on my play? I know this is fairly penny-ante, for me it’s really more satisfying to be right than the $200 bucks or whatever I end up winning

    I don’t like the 136-145 window. I’m sure there’s a way to correctly hedge with an over, but the simple play is $100 on Michigan, taking the points. If Nova covers, over 135, you break even. All other outcomes pay. (Pool costs are sunk and not considered. Assuming you get Michigan and points straight up, not -110 or anything.)

    • $100 for any Michigan win
    • $200 for Nova winning but not covering, over 135
    • $500 for Nova winning and covering, under 135
    • $700 for Nova winning but not covering, under 135
    #121756

    Lebron
    Participant

    Bayless has a girlfriend according to him but she knows her place – his career is more important.  Purchases a week’s worth of chicken and broccoli no sauce and a week’s worth of the same sandwich every Sunday.  Fucking pathetic.

    #121757

    Coma
    Participant
    • John Mara will keep Odell Beckham Jr. because his father put up with Lawrence Taylor.

    Who knew that being a Father Flanagan-type is passed down from generation to generation.

    #121758

    chicowalker
    Participant

    Thanks Red Seat, that really clarifies what’s been banging around in my brain.  I actually made a small bet on Nova vs Kansas that has covered my entry fees, so your first scenario is a true break even.

    #121759

    Lebron
    Participant

    Sterling is 80.  What an awful life.

    #121760

    Coma
    Participant

    Fatty using Chris Simms to rate the QB’s in the draft is the epitome of cluelessness. Some other gems:

    It’s bad out there. NFLN was on in the background yesterday. They actually did another waste-of-time mock draft, but then brought in their “fantasy expert” to assess the “fantasy implications” of the mock draft they just did. Just when you think you’ve reached peak bullshit, it actually gets worse.

    Someone, maybe Feejis, noted the new ridiculous trend of trades appearing in mock drafts. It’s not enough for “draft experts” to predict how each team will make their selection (and, unlike St. Will McDonough, be wrong 90% of the time), they’re now imagining trades that will never happen and making choices based on that.

    #121761

    chicowalker
    Participant

    Fatty using Chris Simms to rate the QB’s in the draft is the epitome of cluelessness. Some other gems:

    It’s bad out there. NFLN was on in the background yesterday. They actually did another waste-of-time mock draft, but then brought in their “fantasy expert” to assess the “fantasy implications” of the mock draft they just did. Just when you think you’ve reached peak bullshit, it actually gets worse.

    Someone, maybe Feejis, noted the new ridiculous trend of trades appearing in mock drafts. It’s not enough for “draft experts” to predict how each team will make their selection (and, unlike St. Will McDonough, be wrong 90% of the time), they’re now imagining trades that will never happen and making choices based on that.

    Fatty did a mock trade that had the Giants trading both Beckham and the #2 pick and getting three firsts back…then he added an exclamation at his made up shit.  Three!  :wall:  

    #121762

    Claude45
    Participant

    Fatty using Chris Simms to rate the QB’s in the draft is the epitome of cluelessness. Some other gems:

    It’s bad out there. NFLN was on in the background yesterday. They actually did another waste-of-time mock draft, but then brought in their “fantasy expert” to assess the “fantasy implications” of the mock draft they just did. Just when you think you’ve reached peak bullshit, it actually gets worse.

    Someone, maybe Feejis, noted the new ridiculous trend of trades appearing in mock drafts. It’s not enough for “draft experts” to predict how each team will make their selection (and, unlike St. Will McDonough, be wrong 90% of the time), they’re now imagining trades that will never happen and making choices based on that.

    Fatty did a mock trade that had the Giants trading both Beckham and the #2 pick and getting three firsts back…then he added an exclamation at his made up shit. Three! :wall:

    He’s an off the charts narcissist. I can’t imagine how awful it would be to have to deal with Fatty in person on any level. He’s a truly terrible person.

    #121763

    BrianInLA
    Participant

    Its the same nonsense as when someone wants to be THAT GUY who picked the Pats to go 8-8. It happens every year. Someone is always making stupid, off the wall predictions that have maybe a 2-4% chance of happening. When they don’t happen no one ever remembers. One the rare occasion they do this person is hailed a hero and guru all because they basically got lucky. Its an odd phenomena that seems to be getting more and more frequent thanks to the internet. Thus on the off the wall chance that Fatty’s prediction comes true he will forever be known as the “Draft Guru who got the Giants trade correct”. When the trade doesn’t happen, even if its pointed out to him, it gets forgotten. Its a win/win scenario.

    #121764

    BrianInLA
    Participant

    The bottom line however is that we, the fans, are now far dumber for having read any of that nonsense from him. If his job is to educate the fans with things we don’t already know, how does any of this help? If his job is basically to be an entertainer then fine. But he also sucks bigly at that as well.

     

     

    #121765

    02062
    Participant

    I see no problems with this at all Peter (lowering head rule) – 345 Park Avenue thrives under pressure.

    “The NFL has seven weeks to write the rule the right way; the league wants it done by the NFL spring meetings beginning 49 days from today, May 21-23 in Atlanta. “

    No, no Peter – the ONLY reason for the rule is to try and deflect liability down the road you dummy.

    “I find it ironic that in the wake of the passage of this rule, the majority of players who have spoken out hate it. They think it will change football as we know it. It’s ironic because part of the reason for the rule—maybe the biggest part—is to minimize the kind of blows that could lead to brain issues for players later in life”

     

     

     

    #121766

    stabbed by foulke
    Participant

    Fatty using Chris Simms to rate the QB’s in the draft is the epitome of cluelessness. Some other gems:

    It’s bad out there. NFLN was on in the background yesterday. They actually did another waste-of-time mock draft, but then brought in their “fantasy expert” to assess the “fantasy implications” of the mock draft they just did. Just when you think you’ve reached peak bullshit, it actually gets worse.

    Someone, maybe Feejis, noted the new ridiculous trend of trades appearing in mock drafts. It’s not enough for “draft experts” to predict how each team will make their selection (and, unlike St. Will McDonough, be wrong 90% of the time), they’re now imagining trades that will never happen and making choices based on that.

    Fatty did a mock trade that had the Giants trading both Beckham and the #2 pick and getting three firsts back…then he added an exclamation at his made up shit. Three! :wall:

    That hypothetical will be fact sooner rather than later. And if the Giants could’ve gotten three firsts for Beckham, why’d Bill the GM settle for a second for Jimmy?

    #121767

    Major Intangibles
    Participant

    This Day in BSMW History- 2015:

    Donc-Tjm day.

    ChicoWalker, on 02 Apr 2015 – 11:49 AM, said:
    their version of Hell in a Cell is that it has to take place in a game thread where the Pats are down 17-10 to the Dolphins at halftime in September :lol:

    Marty Nopointe Members 60,026 posts Posted 02 April 2015 11:54 AM
    there’s no love lost when those two enter the squared circular logic.

    Lefty, on 02 Apr 2015 – 12:29 PM, said:
    TJM will be sorry when he learns Donc’s version of the Montreal Screwjob.

    Marty Nopointe Members 60,026 posts Posted 02 April 2015 – 12:33 PM
    Bah GAWD that’s not how you perform a Mexican Surfboard and you know it Cabesa! That man has a family!

    The Rolling Rock Bottom is my favorite finisher.

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    Nothing will be saved. All will be lost. And our new onion-headed sad emoticon is unable to convey the depth of that loss. -10/22/25 (sic) Daily Thread

    #121768

    Major Intangibles
    Participant

    BSMW Calendar April Update

    January 21 – Annual Patriots AFCCG Appearance & Thread

    February 20 – Franchise Tag Slapping Eligibility period opens

    February 28 – The Baseball Paper Anniversary Day

    March 13 – Wayne’s Birthday

    March 19 – Traditional date salmon return to Capistrano

    March 26 – Belichick Skips NFL Picture Day

    April 2 – Donc/TjM Wrasslin’ Day

    April 5 – Red Sox Home Opener

    April 11 – Stanley Cup Playoffs begin

    April 13 – First ‘Has Cora Boone Lost The Clubhouse?’ Articles

    April 14 – Swan Boats return to Public Garden

    April 18 – Inncorect NFL Schedule Information Release Date

    April 21 – Albert Breer Menacing pinch anniversary

    April 29 -Second Round of NFL Draft begins

    May 15 – NBA Conference Finals Begin

    May 24 – Memorial Day Weekend Mixtape Release

    May 25 – Solo: A Star Wars Story release date

    June 30 – Price/Eckersley Incident Remembrance Day

    July 14 – BST&N/BSMW Crossover ‘Do you know who Hugh Millen was?’ Day

    July 17 – Forget to watch the MLB All-Star Game Day

    August 9 – Patriots Logo Polo Shirt Outrage Day

    September 1 – Revs Game maybe?

    September 23 – Mo Lewis Appreciation Day

    October 20 – Head of the Charles Regatta opens

    October 21 – Fenway Scaffolding Collapse Thread Day

    October 29 – Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale Release Date, probably

    November 13 – Jackie McMullan ‘Darkest Days’ Patriots prediction anniversar

    December 12 – Sam Shaugnessy, Federal Employee of MLB, arrest date anniversary

    & as yet unscheduled;

    TBD – Boston Sports Journal Bankruptcy Announcement Date

    Nothing will be saved. All will be lost. And our new onion-headed sad emoticon is unable to convey the depth of that loss. -10/22/25 (sic) Daily Thread

    #121769

    Coma
    Participant

    Fatty using Chris Simms to rate the QB’s in the draft is the epitome of cluelessness. Some other gems:

    It’s bad out there. NFLN was on in the background yesterday. They actually did another waste-of-time mock draft, but then brought in their “fantasy expert” to assess the “fantasy implications” of the mock draft they just did. Just when you think you’ve reached peak bullshit, it actually gets worse.

    Someone, maybe Feejis, noted the new ridiculous trend of trades appearing in mock drafts. It’s not enough for “draft experts” to predict how each team will make their selection (and, unlike St. Will McDonough, be wrong 90% of the time), they’re now imagining trades that will never happen and making choices based on that.

    Fatty did a mock trade that had the Giants trading both Beckham and the #2 pick and getting three firsts back…then he added an exclamation at his made up shit. Three! :wall:

    Wait, Peter King thinks that Kevin Costner movie is real?!?

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