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  • #138966

    Yahtzee
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    Crucial week for B’s and C’s.

    #138967

    In a way, Chuck, you could say it was a good thing you got cancer:

    Imagine, I asked Pagano, if you never got leukemia in 2012. Imagine if you hadn’t been cured, then gone on to raise almost $6 million for the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center. 

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    #138968

    Tim Layden being very tolerant of Fatty’s stupid questions:

    FMIA: Why did it take 22 minutes for the stewards to decide?

    Layden:It took 22 minutes because this is the Kentucky Derby

    But people on the Internet seemed bothered, Tim. What about that?

    FMIA: One of the reactions, judging from what I’ve read and heard, is that this is just another example of replay run amok in sporting society. Do you think so?

    Layden:I haven’t heard that. I don’t think so.

    :lol: Fatty was all ready to suggest what the Derby really needs is a competition committee, but Layden shut that down right out of the gate.

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    #138969

    jforb
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    Not that there’s a subject he actually knows, but pretty much everything in the column was on something he was clueless about.

    As with Bedard’s tv takes.

    #138970

    Canadian Soldier
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    In a way, Chuck, you could say it was a good thing you got cancer:

    Imagine, I asked Pagano, if you never got leukemia in 2012. Imagine if you hadn’t been cured, then gone on to raise almost $6 million for the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center.

    “Well, Peter, if I hadn’t been cured after I got leukemia, I’d be fuckin’ dead right now, so I suppose I wouldn’t be imagining anything!”

    I mean, what a maroon, as Bugs Bunny used to say.

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    #138971

    02062
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    Not that there’s a subject he actually knows, but pretty much everything in the column was on something he was clueless about.

    As with Bedard’s tv takes.

    Coffeenerdness: Saints Rest, the cool coffee shop in downtown Grinnell, Iowa, was my writing place for three hours Saturday morning. Peaceful and friendly and full of locals. Loved it there. Thanks, Saints Rest.

    #138973

    Humphrey
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    What King and a lot of others are clueless about is that in horse racing this has been the normal business practice forever.

    When I used to go to Suffolk Downs starting in the late 70s; they had inquiries and objections all the time, watched the film/photos, and made a decision.

    Only difference is that the visual media is a hell of a lot clearer than it was then. And, it’s not a 3,500 claiming race with non-winners of races since the Nixon Administration.

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    #138976

    Florida Sox Fan
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    He went on and on all week about his upcoming column being something different, experimental, let me know if you like it. But what he puked out was the same shit as always, and no mention in the promo tweets about differerent, experimental, let me know if you like it.

    What’s up with that? The idea is to underpromise and overdeliver, not the opposite.  :pk:

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    #138977

    Lebron
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    Reminds me of when work colleagues talk about where they put things or asking where I put things “in case I/you get hit by a bus.”  If I or you get hit by a bus who fucking cares where shit is.  If it’s me you think I’m going to be lying on a slab and suddenly wake up saying my god they don’t know where this deal is at, I must live simply to inform them, then I can resume being dead!

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    #138982

    Canadian Soldier
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    Tim Layden being very tolerant of Fatty’s stupid questions:

    FMIA: Why did it take 22 minutes for the stewards to decide?

    Layden:It took 22 minutes because this is the Kentucky Derby

    But people on the Internet seemed bothered, Tim. What about that?

    FMIA: One of the reactions, judging from what I’ve read and heard, is that this is just another example of replay run amok in sporting society. Do you think so?

    Layden:I haven’t heard that. I don’t think so.

    :lol:Fatty was all ready to suggest what the Derby really needs is a competition committee, but Layden shut that down right out of the gate.

    I think Bill Polian should be the supreme arbiter of all things in all sports.   :lol:

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    #138985

    BrianInLA
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    I think its the only horse race in America that has 20 horses in it. I heard an interview with the owner of the horse that got DQ’d and he went totally off on the greed of Churchill Downs and its because they let 20 horses in when it should only be 14 and its far too dangerous, etc etc.

    I’m a bit surprised there hasn’t been more outrage over all the horses that have died here at Santa Anita. I know its made a few stories here and there and especially around Derby time but 22 horses dying over a short period of time is sort of a statistical outlier and with the faux outrage over everything these days this would fit right in.

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    #138987

    Lebron
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    Outrage and whatnot has been there with horse racing for a while, seemed like Barbaro really got it going.  Didn’t HBO basically cancel Luck because of horse deaths?

    #138988

    Suzy
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    In a way, Chuck, you could say it was a good thing you got cancer:

    Imagine, I asked Pagano, if you never got leukemia in 2012. Imagine if you hadn’t been cured, then gone on to raise almost $6 million for the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center.

    :lol:

    In addition to being the most insensitive, awkward jackass on the planet, Fatty’s mean streak is a mile wide. I look forward to his public humiliation. It has to come at some point.

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    Kingasaurus
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#138995

Canadian Soldier
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I wonder how much of a tip Fatty left after consuming latte, a table for four (he likes to spread out when he writes), and free Wi-Fi for three hours last weekend at that Iowa coffee shop.

Check that: I wonder if he left any tip at all.

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#138996

Feejis
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Wait Pete wants us to believe it takes at least 3 hours to write whatever he writes?

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#138997

Suzy
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Wait Pete wants us to believe it takes at least 3 hours to write whatever he writes?

Failed humblebrag.

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#138998

Lebron
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The question I had for Pagano was a tough one. Cruel, really.

So he made the self determination that a question he formulated was cruel, then forged ahead anyway.  Brave.

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#138999

Lebron
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 I think my feelings about mock drafts are pretty well known (not a fan, I do one—three days before the draft), but I find the mock drafts done 365 days before the next draft particularly reprehensible and click-pandering.

Mock Drafts are reprehensible, except for the one I do.  And mine isn’t click-pandering.  What a reprehensible click pandering douchebag.

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#139000

Lefty
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I think my feelings about mock drafts are pretty well known (not a fan, I do one—three days before the draft), but I find the mock drafts done 365 days before the next draft particularly reprehensible and click-pandering.

Mock Drafts are reprehensible, except for the one I do. And mine isn’t click-pandering. What a reprehensible click pandering douchebag.

This is becoming his standard MO following every draft. He talks about how ridiculous the concept of Mock drafts is and how he’s forced to do one. The whole point of this telling this tale is so if anyone criticizes how inaccurate and ridiculous his draft was, he can simply say he put no effort into it because he thinks the whole thing is a waste of time. Of course if it’s accurate he can blow his own horn.    It’s all about protecting his own giant ass

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#139001

Lebron
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Also one would assume that he’s being forced to do one because it supposedly drives clicks so the click pandering is self inherent.  Later he complains about stuff like Tua Tangowhatshisface going first to the Dolphins because you can’t predict where the teams are players will be in a year.  That’s never stopped Pete from dumb “let’s say this happens and that happens, what this coach or GM or player should do is…” type writing in his column on a regular basis.  That’s what a mock draft is.

#139002

Coma
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The question I had for Pagano was a tough one. Cruel, really.

So he made the self determination that a question he formulated was cruel, then forged ahead anyway. Brave.

At least he didn’t ask Pagano how many confirmed combat kills  he has.

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#139003

Also one would assume that he’s being forced to do one because it supposedly drives clicks so the click pandering is self inherent. Later he complains about stuff like Tua Tangowhatshisface going first to the Dolphins because you can’t predict where the teams are players will be in a year. That’s never stopped Pete from dumb “let’s say this happens and that happens, what this coach or GM or player should do is…” type writing in his column on a regular basis. That’s what a mock draft is.

If “Don’t write about what you have no way of knowing” were an issue  he truly cared about, he’d be having a perpetual existential crisis.  Fortunately for Pete, he was blessed at birth with an extreme lack of self-awareness.

#139004

Lebron
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Rodney gets the Patriots Hall of Fame nod.

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#139005

Coma
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Wait Pete wants us to believe it takes at least 3 hours to write whatever he writes?

I’m pretty sure PK’s said in the past that it takes considerably more than 3 hours. Conservatively, I think he’s said it’s at least a 10 hour job, but probably claimed more.

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