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  • #126762

    Yahtzee
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    Brian says, “Jump!”  I say, “How high?”

    #126763

    GusChiggins
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    The Chiggins family expanded over the weekend, as we welcomed a wonderful little girl! Mom and baby are doing well.

    She’s excited to join the It’s A Wonderful Life watch party this Christmas.

    #126764

    Hacksaw
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    Brian says, “Jump!” I say, “How high?”

    I am to do whatever you say Drill Seargent.

    #126765

    Brian
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    The Chiggins family expanded over the weekend, as we welcomed a wonderful little girl! Mom and baby are doing well. She’s excited to join the It’s A Wonderful Life watch party this Christmas.

    CONGRATS!!!!!

    #126767

    Canadian Soldier
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    <“Get off my lawn” gripe> Why do TV/radio announcers all over baseball — spurred on, I assume, by their teams’ PR flacks — insist on the phony metric “most (home runs, wins, etc.) before the All-Star break” when the All-Star break can come anywhere from 85 to 98 games in a team’s season, depending on how early they start playing, rainouts, schedule variables, when the ASB happens in July, etc.? I know it’s a feel-good thing for Red Sox fans, but it really doesn’t mean anything in terms of a statistic. Better to use milestones like after 54, 81, 108 games, isn’t it? At the one-third, one-half and two-thirds poles? And even then, a great first two-thirds of a season can be ruined by a muscle tear in the final third … Okay. Glad I got this off my chest.</”Get off my lawn” gripe>

    :smile:

    #126768

    jforb
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    CS, best part yesterday was them parroting the stats within a minute or two of mentioning that this is about the furthest into the season the all star game has ever been and not acknowledging the two points together.

    #126769

    chicowalker
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    Congrats Gus!  Look forward to the theme songs to Nella the princess Knight, Paw Patrol, and Shimmer and Shine to be on a constant mashup in your head until you’ve gone mad :ohmy:   :lol:

    #126771

    Lebron
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    Paw Patrol!  Paw Patrol!  We’ll get there on the double!  Paw Patrol!  Paw Patrol!  Whenever you’re in trouble!  And I’m guessing that last aired in my house 3 years ago.

    Octonauts were the only thing that saved my brain from turning to mashed potatoes.

    #126772

    Lebron
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    <“Get off my lawn” gripe> Why do TV/radio announcers all over baseball — spurred on, I assume, by their teams’ PR flacks — insist on the phony metric “most (home runs, wins, etc.) before the All-Star break” when the All-Star break can come anywhere from 85 to 98 games in a team’s season, depending on how early they start playing, rainouts, schedule variables, when the ASB happens in July, etc.? I know it’s a feel-good thing for Red Sox fans, but it really doesn’t mean anything in terms of a statistic. Better to use milestones like after 54, 81, 108 games, isn’t it? At the one-third, one-half and two-thirds poles? And even then, a great first two-thirds of a season can be ruined by a muscle tear in the final third … Okay. Glad I got this off my chest.</”Get off my lawn” gripe”> 🙂

    Rockies guys were doing this as well – Trevor Story, some caveman stat like most RBIs for an NL shortstop at the break.

    #126773

    Hacksaw
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    Game Winning RBI’s=White Guy Stats

    #126774

    02062
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    #126775

    02062
    Participant

    Peter King and The Klemko’s of the World will not rest until they don’t get to the bottom of this…..

    NFL great Steve Young is feeling the heat — and this time, it’s not from a 300-pound defensive lineman.

    The private equity firm the Hall of Fame quarterback co-founded in 2007 — eight years after he retired — stands accused of covering up a massive fraud at one of its companies.

    The PE firm, HGGC (which was formerly known as Huntsman Gay Capital Partners), where Young is a managing director, “falsified test results” at its Citadel Plastics company, according to a lawsuit filed by rival plastic manufacturer A. Schulman, which bought Citadel for $800 million in 2015.

    #126776

    Laszlo Panaflex
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    Congrats Gus! Look forward to the theme songs to Nella the princess Knight, Paw Patrol, and Shimmer and Shine to be on a constant mashup in your head until you’ve gone mad :ohmy: 😆

    He’s got a ways to go before he gets to Nick Jr. He will have to run the gauntlet of Caillou and Barney first. Peppa Pig was my favorite of all those kids shows. They really went of their way to put in stuff that would amuse the adult audience.

    #126777

    chicowalker
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    I do enjoy peppa pig.  The poor father is always getting shit on.  Basically it all boils down to “you shouldn’t try *random physical activity* with that fatass gut, daddy” :lol:

    #126778

    Feejis
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    Brian says, “Jump!” I say, “How high?”

    Wondering what Brian thinks of Ray Emery drowning.

    #126779

    Yahtzee
    Participant

    <“Get off my lawn” gripe> Why do TV/radio announcers all over baseball — spurred on, I assume, by their teams’ PR flacks — insist on the phony metric “most (home runs, wins, etc.) before the All-Star break” when the All-Star break can come anywhere from 85 to 98 games in a team’s season, depending on how early they start playing, rainouts, schedule variables, when the ASB happens in July, etc.? I know it’s a feel-good thing for Red Sox fans, but it really doesn’t mean anything in terms of a statistic. Better to use milestones like after 54, 81, 108 games, isn’t it? At the one-third, one-half and two-thirds poles? And even then, a great first two-thirds of a season can be ruined by a muscle tear in the final third … Okay. Glad I got this off my chest.</”Get off my lawn” gripe> 🙂

    I’m buying multiple copies of this issue of your newsletter.

    #126780

    Richard Sherman to Grand Theft Klemko:

    “It’s just unfortunate. It’s really unfortunate,” Sherman says. “I think it’ll all come out when they do the 30 for 30. Mistakes and poor judgment on things ruined what could have been a really special deal. You don’t have much left right now. And to say you’re not going to pay Earl Thomas is just … There’s no decline in play there. He’s played the game the right way. Who do you have to pay? You have the two best linebackers in the game. You have the quarterback. You have a great wide receiver in Doug [Baldwin]. And you’re paying Duane Brown.

    “They’ve lost their way. It’s as simple as that. They’ve just lost their way. When you make too many mistakes over a long period of time, you kind of dig yourself a hole. And then when you backtrack, you gotta make a bunch of rash decisions to try and fill the hole and hope that it holds up.”

    No cap awareness whatsoever, or acknowledgement that a lot of their success was due to having second rounders (Wagner), third rounders (Wilson), fifth rounders (Sherman, Chancellor), and undrafteds (Bennett, Baldwin, Kearse) playing WAYYYY above their draft slots on their rookie deals, and that paying everybody their due made for an unsustainable situation.

    Mistakes and poor judgment? Give me a fucking break. You can’t pay everyone. Are you suggesting the Seahawks should continually draft All-Pros in the fifth round? Get the fuck out of here with this “lost their way” bullshit.

    #126781

    02062
    Participant

    It’s everyone’s fault but Dick Sherman’s.

     

    #126782

    jforb
    Participant

    If every team just avoided those one or two little mistakes, they’d all be as successful as the Pats.

    #126783

    Coma
    Participant

    Paw Patrol! Paw Patrol! We’ll get there on the double! Paw Patrol! Paw Patrol! Whenever you’re in trouble! And I’m guessing that last aired in my house 3 years ago. Octonauts were the only thing that saved my brain from turning to mashed potatoes.

    This isn’t going to be a very helpful post, but there’s a hip-hop song they play at the gym where the chorus sounds like they’re saying “Paw Patrol.” I always have to stop and think “Is Flo Rida (or whoever) really rapping about Paw Patrol?”

    #126784

    Lebron
    Participant

    I remember reading something where Young admitted all he does is schmooze clients.

    #126785

    Lebron
    Participant

    The Franchise That Lost Its Way by Dick Sherman

    #126786

    Feejis
    Participant

    Richard Sherman to Grand Theft Klemko:

    “It’s just unfortunate. It’s really unfortunate,” Sherman says. “I think it’ll all come out when they do the 30 for 30. Mistakes and poor judgment on things ruined what could have been a really special deal. You don’t have much left right now. And to say you’re not going to pay Earl Thomas is just … There’s no decline in play there. He’s played the game the right way. Who do you have to pay? You have the two best linebackers in the game. You have the quarterback. You have a great wide receiver in Doug [Baldwin]. And you’re paying Duane Brown. “They’ve lost their way. It’s as simple as that. They’ve just lost their way. When you make too many mistakes over a long period of time, you kind of dig yourself a hole. And then when you backtrack, you gotta make a bunch of rash decisions to try and fill the hole and hope that it holds up.”

    No cap awareness whatsoever, or acknowledgement that a lot of their success was due to having second rounders (Wagner), third rounders (Wilson), fifth rounders (Sherman, Chancellor), and undrafteds (Bennett, Baldwin, Kearse) playing WAYYYY above their draft slots on their rookie deals, and that paying everybody their due made for an unsustainable situation. Mistakes and poor judgment? Give me a fucking break. You can’t pay everyone. Are you suggesting the Seahawks should continually draft All-Pros in the fifth round? Get the fuck out of here with this “lost their way” bullshit.

    I also saw Gurley was bitching about contracts and how they should be paid like NBA guys with guaranteed deals.

    Sure thing Todd. NFL rosters are only 6x bigger than NBA rosters. Just pay everyone!

    #126787

    chicowalker
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    Fatty’s new site allows comments! (for now… :ph34r: )

    #126788

    Big Fat O
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    I thought only the Pats were skin flints and everyone else pays the players. Who knew.

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