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  • #98983

    Yahtzee
    Participant

    Celtics and Sox win.

    Yet we’re punished with Tomase on the radio this morning.

    #98984

    Tom Pepper
    Participant

    Has Fatty written the same post draft column every year now? Oh wow, so exciting! They wanted to draft this guy but they also wanted these other guys! Throw in some weird dialogue that I am going to assume is mostly inaccurate, and there you go.

    #98985

    Nick B
    Participant

    I know its been said but “i’m really asking for a friend”.  He says Miniham is off, wonders if hes suspended

     

    #98986

    Kingasaurus
    Participant

    I know its been said but “i’m really asking for a friend”. He says Miniham is off, wonders if hes suspended

    If it’s for calling Bertrand fat, I’m going to say Entercom has a twitchy trigger.

    #98987

    middlebury03.5
    Participant

    “Eighty-three bro hugs”

    What a fuckin weirdo.

    #98988

    Fatty is without peer in his ability to see connections and coincidences where none really exist:

    In the spring of 1979, the 49ers were coming off a 2-14 season, with a new coach/GM, without a quarterback of the future, and with a 30-something owner. Entering the draft last week, the 49ers were coming off a 2-14 season, with a new coach and GM, without a quarterback of the future, and with a 30-something owner.

    When I pitched the inside story about the new 49ers regime’s first draft to Lynch at the NFL owners meetings in March, I explained the similarities between Bill Walsh’s start 38 years ago and the new start now. “You just gave me goose bumps,” Lynch said. And so this story was born.

    The only real distinction in Fatty’s breathless litany of elements is the 30-something owner. A team coming off a 2-14 season with a new coach/GM and without a QB of the future – that’s the Browns every three years.

    Of course, there is an almost mythological quality to this trade. Think of it. In 1979, Bill Walsh, with only veteran journeyman Steve DeBerg to give him a chance to win that season, waited until the end of round three to take a lightly regarded Midwestern quarterback, Joe Montana. In 2017, John Lynch, with only veteran journeyman Brian Hoyer to give him a chance to win this season, waited until the end of round three to take a lightly regarded Midwestern quarterback, C.J. Beathard.

    “Oh my God,” Beathard said upon learning his link to Montana. “That is crazy. Wow. Joe Montana. Wow.”

    Indeed.

    Oh, for fuck’s sake. Now C.J. Beathard is Joe Montana because he was drafted in the third round? Fuck off, Fatty.

    #98989

    Laszlo Panaflex
    Participant

    With out looking I’m guessing that most of the media has put the Pats in the ‘draft losers’ basket because they only took 4 players in a historically deep draft while the Ravens and Steelers likely are in the ‘winners’ basket?

    #98990

    Kevin
    Participant

    Mut and Tomase? Fuck you! :lol:

    #98991

    InThisTown
    Participant

    The tone with with Fatty informed him of that is predictably enraging I’d imagine. No Peter, I don’t know who that quarterback was – Mitch Cumstein? Ok, sure, sounds great. 

    #98992

    Callahardfoul
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    Isaiah Thomas’ defense is going to be a problem for the Celtics

    I saw this, and have seen all sorts of folks talking about how bad Isaiah is on defense.  I agree he’s not great, primarily because just about everyone can shoot over him. But a couple of things struck me about this premise generally.

    First, they’re in the final 8 of the league. Other than JR Smith, every other starting east guard left is either an all-star or all-NBA talent.  Of course they are going to make life tough for Thomas. Of those same guards, only Lowry covers Thomas even decently. I know Beal blocked a 3 yesterday – it was a nice play – but nobody else can do anything to slow him down.

    The plays shown on the link are all of Thomas getting nailed by picks. It’s true that Smart and Bradley are tougher getting through picks, but Bradley is the best defensive guard in the league, and Smart is top 5. Everybody was getting crushed by Gortat’s picks yesterday.

    In the end, I think Thomas stays in front of his guy one-on-one well enough. He won’t block a shot, but he won’t foul and bail out the shooter. He gets killed in the pick and roll, like about 80% of guards do. He’ll give up jumpers, but he’ll outscore his opponent. I don’t think his defense alone is a big problem.

    #98993

    02062
    Participant

    With out looking I’m guessing that most of the media has put the Pats in the ‘draft losers’ basket because they only took 4 players in a historically deep draft while the Ravens and Steelers likely are in the ‘winners’ basket?

    “They don’t particularly draft well.”  Fredgy the zookeeper said at about 615 this am – bootlicker Wallach couldn’t wait to agree.

    We did hear a story about how the bald zookeeper interrupted Ken Rosenthal’s and John Smoltz’s dinner Friday to rag on Johnny Gomes.

     

    #98996

    Kevin
    Participant

    How did Loyko grade out Belichick?

    #98998

    Beaker
    Participant

    “You just gave me goose bumps”…I’m guessing Lynch will be popping up a lot in Pete’s columns.

    #98999

    02062
    Participant

    “Journalism is a noble profession, and don’t let anyone convince you otherwise. No matter how big a job that certain someone has on this planet.” Sure it is Peter, but you aren’t a journalist.

    #99000

    Chuck Schick
    Participant

    “You just gave me goose bumps”…I’m guessing Lynch will be popping up a lot in Pete’s columns.

    Isn’t that the line Namath always used, which he later admitted was complete bullshit and something he just said to shut people up?

    #99001

    Chuck Schick
    Participant

    Journalism is a noble profession, and it just so happens that we have a forum to remind you how noble it is every fucking day.

    #99002

    chicowalker
    Participant

    Homer Simpson’s 7 thumbs up to a piece of floor pizza was more reasoned analysis than anything Fatty offered.  Everybody did exactly the right thing and found ten year starters unless something weird!  happens, like Bridgewater shredding his knee (or the 1000 other injuries that happen in an nfl season)

     

    This is the worst thing every written-

    Beernerdness: It is a national sensation, Allagash White (Allagash Brewing, Portland, Maine). How do I know? After the first day of the draft, in a restaurant/club area of Levi’s Stadium, I was shocked to see it on the menu, and of course I took advantage of this little lost beer 3,000 miles from home

    the dooshchills I got from the last 7 words realigned my spine.  He’s worse than Assad. :pk:

    #99003

    Canadian Soldier
    Participant

    Goose bumps can come from hives, an allergic reaction, or something else nasty. Maybe he meant “You make my skin crawl,” which is a more typical reaction from anyone who has ever encountered this creature:

    #99004

    Worth repeating the idiocy Breer said last night.  Basically,  that when it comes time to choose Garoppolo over Brady,  Kraft will overrule BB so to keep Brady.

    #99005

    Chuck Schick
    Participant

    I was a bit confused how this small, almost-unheard-of beer that only I know about could be found some 3,000 miles away. On the other side of the country — the West Coast, if you will! Well, I put on my noble journalism hat and did a little digging. It turns out there is a vast infrastructure established throughout the United States. This network consists of trucks, trains, and airplanes and brings you everything from televisions and computers to food and (yes) beer! I mean, who knew? That’s how I found my lost little glass of Allagash pisswater in San Francisco. And now you’ve learned something too. You’re welcome.

    #99006

    Humphrey
    Participant

    Fatty is without peer in his ability to see connections and coincidences where none really exist:

    In the spring of 1979, the 49ers were coming off a 2-14 season, with a new coach/GM, without a quarterback of the future, and with a 30-something owner. Entering the draft last week, the 49ers were coming off a 2-14 season, with a new coach and GM, without a quarterback of the future, and with a 30-something owner. When I pitched the inside story about the new 49ers regime’s first draft to Lynch at the NFL owners meetings in March, I explained the similarities between Bill Walsh’s start 38 years ago and the new start now. “You just gave me goose bumps,” Lynch said. And so this story was born.

    The only real distinction in Fatty’s breathless litany of elements is the 30-something owner. A team coming off a 2-14 season with a new coach/GM and without a QB of the future – that’s the Browns every three years.

    Of course, there is an almost mythological quality to this trade. Think of it. In 1979, Bill Walsh, with only veteran journeyman Steve DeBerg to give him a chance to win that season, waited until the end of round three to take a lightly regarded Midwestern quarterback, Joe Montana. In 2017, John Lynch, with only veteran journeyman Brian Hoyer to give him a chance to win this season, waited until the end of round three to take a lightly regarded Midwestern quarterback, C.J. Beathard. “Oh my God,” Beathard said upon learning his link to Montana. “That is crazy. Wow. Joe Montana. Wow.” Indeed.

    Oh, for fuck’s sake. Now C.J. Beathard is Joe Montana because he was drafted in the third round? Fuck off, Fatty.

    Maybe if his Beathard’s college coach was the equivalent of Dan Devine (who shit all over Montana for the most part; his college career had a lot of ups and downs for no apparent reason) he’d have a comparison.    But I don’t see it.  At All.

     

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    #99008

    chicowalker
    Participant

    Switch “beer” to “girl” and Peter is every 70’s soft rock creep.

    #99010

    Kevin
    Participant

    Switch “beer” to “girl” and Peter is every 70’s soft rock creep.

    :lol:

    So I took the Ally in my hand,
    Drank her down in my Under Armour van,
    And that’s alright with me!

    #99011

    Humphrey
    Participant

    Everybody was getting crushed by Gortat’s picks yesterday

    On one of them he would have been called for offensive holding in the NFL, never mind the NBA.

    #99012

    chicowalker
    Participant

    Switch “beer” to “girl” and Peter is every 70’s soft rock creep.

    😆 So I took the Ally in my hand, Drank her down in my Under Armour van, And that’s alright with me!

    dammit! I had Sam Johns in my head but couldn’t make it work.  Nice job grumblegrumble.  If I don’t write a Peter King/Gary Puckett and the Union Gap song by the end of the day consider me Mays in 73’/ onion

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