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  • #123458

    Yahtzee
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    Okay, so the Bruins laid an egg.

    Onward and upward tonight. Talent disparity!

    #123459

    Lebron
    Participant

    That sucked.  Especially with Pedro in the building.

    At least the Rockets lost.  Not enough that they have D’antoni/Harden/Paul but I fucking hate teams wearing their roadies at home.  Especially in the playoffs.

    #123460

    GusChiggins
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    Hate the uniform thing too. It’s confusing and most of them are downright awful. Town for GS?

    #123461

    chicowalker
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    I was convinced that the Rockets were going to win that game just shooting free throws the last 5 minutes.  Good on the Jazz for staying composed.  Made me think of the 2006 finals, so I looked it up. Wade alone shot 46 free throws in just games 5 and 6  :ohmy: . I remember it being bad but holy shit. Antoine was legitimately the 2nd option for that team.  They might be the worst team to win a championship of all time.

    • This reply was modified 9 months, 3 weeks ago by  chicowalker.
    #123462

    Humphrey
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    Hate the uniform thing too. It’s confusing and most of them are downright awful. Town for GS?

    Reminds me of the league my high school was in —starting in the mid 70s for about 10 years  they made the basketball teams wear colors at home because “that way we’ll have all the sports doing it the same way”.   Of course any time there was a non-leaguer or a tournament game it was chaos.

    Isn’t “The Town” leaving that town to go back to “The City”

     

     

    #123464

    jforb
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    Another day, another +5 (8219)

    #123465

    Miserable Fellow
    Participant

    I was convinced that the Rockets were going to win that game just shooting free throws the last 5 minutes. Good on the Jazz for staying composed. Made me think of the 2006 finals, so I looked it up. Wade alone shot 46 free throws in just games 5 and 6 :ohmy: . I remember it being bad but holy shit. Antoine was legitimately the 2nd option for that team. They might be the worst team to win a championship of all time.

    Holy Shit! I completely erased from my memory that Walker was on that team and the #3 scorer. And that fossils Alonzo Mourning and Gary Payton got rings too. I was happy at the time that they beat Kobe.

    #123466

    02062
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    Hate the uniform thing too. It’s confusing and most of them are downright awful. Town for GS?

    Reminds me of the league my high school was in —starting in the mid 70s for about 10 years they made the basketball teams wear colors at home because “that way we’ll have all the sports doing it the same way”. Of course any time there was a non-leaguer or a tournament game it was chaos. Isn’t “The Town” leaving that town to go back to “The City”

    Image result for mike barnicle“The Warriors and the Raiders may be leaving, but baseball stays.”

    #123467

    GreatWhiteDhale
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    2006 Holy Shit! I completely erased from my memory that Walker was on that team and the #3 scorer. And that fossils Alonzo Mourning and Gary Payton got rings too. I was happy at the time that they beat Kobe.

    They beat Dirk.

    Come back, Regular Brian.

    My agenda is truth.

    #123468

    Miserable Fellow
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    2006 Holy Shit! I completely erased from my memory that Walker was on that team and the #3 scorer. And that fossils Alonzo Mourning and Gary Payton got rings too. I was happy at the time that they beat Kobe.

    They beat Dirk.

    Oh, crap. I guess I was just happy that Shaw got a temporary lead on Kobe in terms of rings. In retrospect Dirk would have been more palatable though he eventually got one.

    #123471

    GreatWhiteDhale
    Participant

    2006 Holy Shit! I completely erased from my memory that Walker was on that team and the #3 scorer. And that fossils Alonzo Mourning and Gary Payton got rings too. I was happy at the time that they beat Kobe.

    They beat Dirk.

    Oh, crap. I guess I was just happy that Shaw got a temporary lead on Kobe in terms of rings. In retrospect Dirk would have been more palatable though he eventually got one.

    For some reason that series sticks out in my mind. Dallas went up 2-0 and lost in 6 games. Lots of ‘refs were in the tank for Wade’ talk. I think Cuban blew a gasket.

    Come back, Regular Brian.

    My agenda is truth.

    #123472

    chicowalker
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    2006 Holy Shit! I completely erased from my memory that Walker was on that team and the #3 scorer. And that fossils Alonzo Mourning and Gary Payton got rings too. I was happy at the time that they beat Kobe.

    They beat Dirk.

    Oh, crap. I guess I was just happy that Shaw got a temporary lead on Kobe in terms of rings. In retrospect Dirk would have been more palatable though he eventually got one.

    For some reason that series sticks out in my mind. Dallas went up 2-0 and lost in 6 games. Lots of ‘refs were in the tank for Wade’ talk. I think Cuban blew a gasket.

    He shot nearly 100 FT in 6 games

    #123473

    Big Fat O
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    Doesn’t Powder realize the front page hit pieces on the Pats take the spot light off his beloved Red Sox?

    Articles like this just give the talk shows more things to ignore the Sox with.

    Saddest part is this is all dimwitted TBH playing arm chair shrink but will be accepted as fact over the next few days.

    #123474

    02062
    Participant

    :lol: Of course they did. :lol:

     20 hours ago

    #123475

    GusChiggins
    Participant

    Surprised Mike Westhoff wasn’t included.

    #123476

    Miserable Fellow
    Participant

    Let’s see. Kicking team having to be stationary incentivizes returns. No wedge discourages returns, but in a smaller way I think. Returning teams having to be closer to midfield is an advantage to kicking team.

    The big question for me is whether This will result in more or fewer returns

    If I had to guess, I’d say a few less. It’ll be interesting to see preseason games to see how successful returning deep kicks are. I actually don’t hate these changes.

    #123477

    Danny Duberstein
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    I get it. There’s been a shit ton of concussions from kickoffs, and seemingly no one breaks a long one.

    This seems like a decent compromise to keep the kickoff (and the special teams players that go with it) but make it safer. Eventually it will go away.  Kind of sucks for reserve linemen, who suddenly have less value.

    #123478

    Major Intangibles
    Participant

    While doing Archivist things, came across this from May 3, 2016:

    Fuck it, I’ll put this here: Wife’s friend got implants a few years ago. Over a bottle* of wine the other night, she tried to convince my wife to get them. I wasn’t there while this was happening. My wife’s are fine – not big, but totally fine. Wife’s friend’s argument in favor was I would like them “no matter what I say otherwise” and “why not? You only live once.” Whenever the topic had come up in the past, and it only had come up when someone else got them, I repeatedly told my wife not to do it so as not to make her feel uncomfortable. In all honesty, I was completely ambivalent and never thought it was even a consideration. Now it appears she is considering it to some degree, and so the question is: How do I absolutely positively convince her to do it?

    * 6 bottles

    (+13)

    Fun was had in the Thread, but I don’t believe we were ever informed as to the outcome. Well?

    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

    #123479

    Feejis
    Participant

    I get it. There’s been a shit ton of concussions from kickoffs, and seemingly no one breaks a long one. This seems like a decent compromise to keep the kickoff (and the special teams players that go with it) but make it safer. Eventually it will go away. Kind of sucks for reserve linemen, who suddenly have less value.

    Where are the numbers on concussions incurred during kickoffs? And who are the numbers from?

    #123480

    GreatWhiteDhale
    Participant

    Went back to read that thread and there were some tweets from BSMW’s (former) top conservative. How did his campaign for public office go?

    Come back, Regular Brian.

    My agenda is truth.

    #123481

    Danny Duberstein
    Participant

    I get it. There’s been a shit ton of concussions from kickoffs, and seemingly no one breaks a long one. This seems like a decent compromise to keep the kickoff (and the special teams players that go with it) but make it safer. Eventually it will go away. Kind of sucks for reserve linemen, who suddenly have less value.

    Where are the numbers on concussions incurred during kickoffs? And who are the numbers from?

    71 concussions (reported) over last 3 seasons per Jim Trotters article on NFL.com. I assume those are NFL internal numbers.

    #123483

    Hacksaw
    Participant

    Surprised Mike Westhoff wasn’t included.

    The Jack McCormick of the NFL.

     

    (Old man that you want to push down)

    #123484

    Lefty
    Moderator

    I get it. There’s been a shit ton of concussions from kickoffs, and seemingly no one breaks a long one. This seems like a decent compromise to keep the kickoff (and the special teams players that go with it) but make it safer. Eventually it will go away. Kind of sucks for reserve linemen, who suddenly have less value.

    My bet is they allow a fair catch on kickoffs that will automatically put the ball at the 25 from wherever it is caught (behind the 25) and end this Belichickian device of intentionally kicking short to cause morons to try to return it rather than let it bounce into the end zone.   That would keep the play but cut returns down to almost none.

     

    Don’t get me wrong, I don’t like the idea, but it sounds like Roger’s NFL to me.

    • This reply was modified 9 months, 3 weeks ago by  Lefty.
    #123486

    Danny Duberstein
    Participant

    I guess my point is it seems like the big play value of the kickoff is already greatly diminished, so I don’t really care about taking that farther.

    #123487

    Canadian Soldier
    Participant

    While doing Archivist things, came across this from May 3, 2016:

    Fuck it, I’ll put this here: Wife’s friend got implants a few years ago. Over a bottle* of wine the other night, she tried to convince my wife to get them. I wasn’t there while this was happening. My wife’s are fine – not big, but totally fine. Wife’s friend’s argument in favor was I would like them “no matter what I say otherwise” and “why not? You only live once.” Whenever the topic had come up in the past, and it only had come up when someone else got them, I repeatedly told my wife not to do it so as not to make her feel uncomfortable. In all honesty, I was completely ambivalent and never thought it was even a consideration. Now it appears she is considering it to some degree, and so the question is: How do I absolutely positively convince her to do it? * 6 bottles (+13)

    Fun was had in the Thread, but I don’t believe we were ever informed as to the outcome. Well?

    71 concussions (reported) over last two seasons — oops, wrong re-post …  :ohmy:   :rollseyes:   :lol:

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