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|1 day 23 hours ago||Right||
I'm sure painkiller abuse is rampant as well. They probably always have to perform though all kinds of injuries.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Total Speculation||
I have to wonder if these pro wrestlers of the 80's are paying for having grown up in the early days of steriod abuse. You have to believe a ton of those wrestling types were using steroids to look the way they did, and it might have been really hard on their bodies in the long run.
Or maybe they just were party animals and the liquor and drugs eventually wear them out.
Whatever it is they seem to have remarkably short life-expectencies.
|2 days 3 hours ago||The Tigers still have a solid||
The Tigers still have a solid core offense with Cabrera, V-Mart and JD. They need PITCHING. Verlander suddenly looks like he may actually be going back to being Verlander. That is encouraging. So if you can pick up 2 starters in FA, Pick up a big bat and then do SOMETHING with the bullpen, you have a team next year. Plus now you have a ton of prospects and you hope a few pan out within the next few years so that you aren't pinning all your future hopes on Buck Farmer.
|2 days 3 hours ago||There is no question||
that Dombrowski screwed the pooch HARD on Fister. However outside of that move and the Renteria deal several years ago, he generally makes very good moves. I don't really blame him for the Verlander deal--I think that decision came at least partly from Illitch.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Rental||
He's a rental. You can't think about it as just trading a great outfielder. You're trading a guy for TWO MONTHS. You can't expect the world for that. Heck, Cespedes could be back here by April.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Pretty sure||
the power-5 requirement is new. Though I guess you could always just schedule the weakest power-5 team possible and call it good. But everyone can't schedule Kansas.
|3 days 2 hours ago||No offense||
But the odds of any prospect turning into Cabrera are about zero. Guys like him cone around about once every 10 years.
|3 days 7 hours ago||That is standard||
Hosting meetings between about 10-4PM in the tech industry is pretty standard. People work flex hours and 10-4 is pretty much the "core' hours of the day. Some people work early, some work late, but everyone is requried to be around 10-4. That isn't some failure in culture. That's just how tech works. Microsoft is hardly alone in that kind of environment.
|3 days 8 hours ago||Yes||
BMW's are successful pretty much just due to marketing. They really aren't any better than any other car.
I had a boss that had a BMW. Most of the time we spent together was me driving him to and from his dealership because his car was broken down.
|3 days 8 hours ago||Dude shaves with an axe||
C'mon, that's a bit odd for 2015.
|4 days 2 hours ago||Not really fair||
In 1983, Free Agency was still pretty much non-existent and teams colluded to make sure players didn't ever move. Remember Parrish eventually won a major collusion lawsuit after he left in free-agency in the mid 80's.
You man not like free-agency, but players deserve to get what the market will pay them. They shouldn't just be stuck on one team like indentured servents their entire career. There are still ways to keep players long term (see Verlander and Cabrera) you just have to pay.
|4 days 10 hours ago||I agree with those||
that say we should just not retire numbers.
Put up statues, shrines, ring of honor whatever. But in football there are just not enough numbers as there is to take many out of circulation. You can get away with it in other sports because there are way more numbers than players on the team. Not in football. IMO find some other way to honor the players.
|4 days 11 hours ago||Yeah this||
I want a countersuit by Brady for at least $25 million. Maybe more.
|4 days 11 hours ago||Why||
Why would anyone put their faith in Roger f'ing Goodell?
|4 days 11 hours ago||You're exactly right||
All the braying jackasses with the "he destroyed his phone, he must be guilty!" line are numbskulls.
If the cops show up at your house and say "we think you are plotting to kill
Goodell has NOTHING. NOTHING. He has not one piece of evidence that Brady did anything wrong. So he's grasping at straws to attempt to try Brady in the court of public opinion. And because people tend to be dumb, it may work, though it has blown up in his face when he has tried it before.
Look, Brady may or may not have done something. And his phone may or may not have had any incriminating info on it. Standard procedure for a broken phone is to destroy it. Brady says his phone was broken. Is that true? He testified under oath, so he probably said so under oath right?
This entire incident wouldn't have happened if the NFL had ever actually been serious about the air pressure in the balls to begin with. But they never were, as evidenced by the ridiculously broken gauges that were being used to measure the game balls. If the "official" gauges were so broken that the readings were worthless to begin with, then WTF is this entire fight over?
Oh yeah, the fact that Goodell's ego is bigger than his brain.
|4 days 21 hours ago||Disagree||
Goodell is the kind of egomaniacal stupid that NEVER really learns from mistakes. He just keeps trying different variations of the same failed strategies and is stunned every time when they blow up in his face.
Everytime Goodell isn't allowed to just be a dictator, he loses badly.
|5 days 9 hours ago||"The Coaches"?||
I believe that would be Lloyd Carr.
|5 days 9 hours ago||All Maize is awful||
Maize is an accent color for football. It just doesn't work as a full jersey color.
Works in other sports. Not in football.
|1 week 2 days ago||To be fair to Kawakami||
The idea that Harbaugh would get forced out of SF and leave the NFL after all the success he had with the Niners DID seem completely ridiculous when this whole thing started. I don't think anyone had a sense yet of just how much of an idiot Jed York is.
|1 week 2 days ago||Um how is it taking it out of context?||
The problem isn't that he said baseball managing isn't complex. The problem is that he said everyone from the Dominican Republican is a dumb s**t.
The fact that he said it quickly doesn't make it any better.
|1 week 3 days ago||Exactly||
because he is a totally inept moron, he backed himself into a no-win corner with no way out.
|1 week 3 days ago||Not AP. Bountygate.||
Goodell lost badly on his Bountygate suspensions in court. I think almost all of them were overturned. And they had actual evidence of wrongdoing in Bountygate.
|1 week 3 days ago||Even ignoring the ideal gas law||
The fact that the NFL was using 2 entirely uncalibrated gauges that differed by about a half PSI and that the officials have no idea which gauge was used at what time to measure which ball means the entire Well's report is a bunch of meaningless gibberish. If you don't have reliable instruments to measure the PSI of the balls (and if fact actually KNOW your gauges are very WRONG) you can't make ANY conclusions at all, except that maybe no one really cared that much about football inflation.
|1 week 3 days ago||Dunno how this will turn out||
Here's my take
Brady has Goodell's balls in a vice. The Well's report was a pile of utter crap that will be blown out of the water in an actual court of law. For Goddell to use that as a basis for the huge punishments he metered out was idiocy that only a incompetent moron like Goodell would do.
Brady's legal team knows they will probably win if this thing goes to a real trial in an actual court. Brady has enough money and has won enough Super Bowls that he is willing to say to Goodell that if he wants to keep the punishment in place that he is bringing down not only a full lawsuit to challenge the suspension but a massive countersuit for tens of millions of dollars in damages to his "brand" for slander and defamation.
If Goodell wasn't an idiot, he would figure out some way to settle this. But idiots don't generally like to have it pointed out to them that their balls are in a vice. So Goodell may fight this one to the bitter end just because he can't stand to admit that he f***ed up so badly.
On the other hand, Goodell got crushed so completely and looked so inept when the Bountygate stuff all went to trial that perhaps he has been kicked in the balls hard enough already to remember what it felt like. So if he learned anything from Bountygate, he will settle this thing.
I honestly want it to go to trial, just because I like seeing the inept fool Goodell humiliated as much as possible. But it would probably be better for everyone, including Brady, to just get the damn thing over with.
|1 week 5 days ago||Serious question||
I know Applie had all their watch hoopla earlier this year, but how many people still wear watches? I ditched my watch 20 years ago and I've never missed it. With everyone having the time on their phone, does anyone wear a watch as anything but statement jewelry anymore?
|1 week 5 days ago||Are you nuts?||
You couldn't give Justin Verlander away right now. With his contract, he is 100% untradable. There isn't a single team in MLB that would take him.
He may currently have the worst contract in all of baseball. He's essentially the quality of a random guy out of AA getting paid something like $20 million a year.
|1 week 6 days ago||Actually||
The PIstons had a huge home-court advantage with the Silverdome The fans just loaded that place up and the noise was unreal.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||I'll vote for the Kingdome too||
I've mentioned this in a few responses in this thread, but the Kingdome was just awful for baseball. Huge ugly cement monstrosity. Looked like a giant cement Big Mac.
To make matters worse the MGoBlog Color Brigade would have had seizures with the color pallete inside there. During one game where the Tigers were blowing the Mariners out, I started counting all the different shades of blue they used inside the Kingdome. I think I gave up around 12. Clearly no one had properly defined "Mariner Blue" yet.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||I dunno||
I think the Kingdome was worse.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||Hmmmm||
then you never went to a game in the Kingdome.