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|5 days 20 hours ago||Eh||
40 games in, they have a +12 run differential, are six games over .500, and a half-game up on the Twins. They are behind a hot-starting Royals team with a +58 that went to the World Series last year.
Don't let that whatever-and-0 start fool you. The data so far are a long way from clear. I don't think I'd bet on them making the playoffs right now.
|1 week 4 days ago||It's easy, actually --||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||So much uncertainty||
I don't know that this outweighs the huge uncertainty with projecting a kid that far out. Maybe it does for special cases, and probably somebody has data on this. But I'm skeptical of the ability of coaches to identify talent well that young. Talent is often totally misidentified even after four years of HS. Ideally, you wouldn't make offers on such poor data.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Sex?||
In all seriousness, I was completely apathetic in high school and survived only because high school was really easy. After two years at U-M I stopped going to class and flunked out. Luckily, the U is a nice, forgiving place, and I was able to go back and finish years later without much trouble.
I know this doesn't help you, whatever your issue is (tell us more?), but there it is.
And seriously, sex.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||The New Madrid area is||
The New Madrid area is special. Earthquakes in Michigan are rare as hell. I'm jealous of all you who felt it -- and I'm sure I speak for all transplanted Michiganders there!
|5 weeks 3 days ago||We're not Duke or Kentucky,||
We're not Duke or Kentucky, and we're not gonna be. Football will always be first here. And you're complaining that fans aren't objective?!
|6 weeks 2 days ago||No. A "rental" is something||
No. A "rental" is something you pay for. I really dislike that term. It would be much better if the kids could actually be "rented", but they can't be. It's just a one-year exploitation tour.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I would consider putting him||
I would consider putting him at closer ala Smoltz. He might still be dominant if he only has to crank it for an inning at a time. It has worked in the past and the Tigers have a gaping hole at closer as always.
That said if they thought this they probably wouldn't have watched Fister, Scherzer, and Porcello all disappear so quickly, so I definitely don't expect it to happen. I guess his salary is the problem with this. Hard to stomach that much money for a closer.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||You expect me to click||
You expect me to click through to a YouTube video to even know who the hell you are talking about? Is this supposed to be some kind of a cool mystery or riddle? Just a way to make a super-boring post seem interesting? Please do not do this.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I don't agree||
Maybe he touched it, maybe he didn't.
I'm tempted to put a .PDF presentation together about this. But alas, we must leave it here.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||RIght||
That's just boilerplate confirmation bias. It's unbecoming. Wisconsin got pummeled down the stretch of that game. Ain't the ref's fault!
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Honestly, from the angle, on||
Honestly, from the angle, on a blurry replay, you can't be sure. You *think* you are sure, but you can't really see his finger deform, and your brain is making 3D inferences about a 2D image that are often unreliable.
They should just do away with the replays. It's not worth the wait. You can't see much extra on a blurry replay, and then people think they can see things they really can't, and the announcers muck it up, and it ends up just being a coin-flip that's not better than the call you started with. And it takes several minutes. We all accept that there is some luck in the game, whether it's precisely where the ball lands, or where my foot falls, or whatever. You win or lose regardless of that stuff, and it's pointless to complain about.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||But||
We won the ACC-Big Ten Challenge!
edit: This was supposed to be a reply to Carlos.
Anyway, Duke obliterated them for the last ten minutes of that game. I'm trying to remember how Wisconsin ever had a lead.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Sorry. I only read||
Sorry. I only read Shakespeare.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Strategy with this is interesting||
Time to do some hedging. He should definitely bet on Duke to beat MSU, first of all. If he ends up with MSU in the finals he can place a massive hedge on the other team and guarantee himself a nice payout.
He's definitely already won a lot of money if he wants. But it's probably just about the gamble.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||No. Screw Trice and his||
No. Screw Trice and his 30-foot pull-up threes. Probability is going to catch up with that nonsense eventually. I think.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Nice resignation OK||
How about that give up though? They could have fouled MSU after the rebound with 5-6 seconds left. GO THE F HOME. That was pathetic.
I hope Louisville blasts them. Damn.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||It will. If he does. We'll||
It will. If he does. We'll see.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||He specified it's for a "dinner out"||
There's an associated letter making the rounds. He just wanted to buy them all dinner --
Trust me, I'm as cynical as they come, but there isn't a lot to pick at here. It's fine.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||That's not a real thing.||
Eidetic memory is a myth, and there are basically no credible examples of it, as it is commonly understood.
We all have visual memories to some extent, and some people indeed have astounding memories, but I am sure you do not have a "photographic" one. Just sayin'.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||What's behind the curtain?||
Do you search for these somewhere? Did you go to your GIF warehouse and search for "slipping"? Or do you just remember these off the top of your head? Do you spend your days watching GIF after GIF to make sure you know exactly what to use for every situation? Are you just one person?
I have many questions. Got a GIF for that, hotshot??
|10 weeks 4 days ago||That's not selfish||
He's just disputing the idea that this is obviously a good sign for the team. It's not. The team would be better with Jack Miller still on it. That's all, and that's not really debatable. That's not criticizing Miller, it's just stating facts.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||It changed my life.||
Salary went through the roof. Personal sense of pride and accomplishment was overwhelming. I became very exposed, my network grew like European fiber-optic cable, and I've had more opportunities than I know what to do with.
Only downside is I had so many women it's hard for me to, well -- let's just say I need more stimulation than I used to. Which can be taxing. YMMV.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I wish he'd stop capitalizing||
I wish he'd stop capitalizing things that shouldn't be capitalized. It hurts my eyes. But since this is all I have to complain about so far, I'd say he's doing pretty well.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Reputation is long-earned..||
No I don't see Houston play that often, I admit, but I do probably see them a few times a year in the regular season and I watch playoff games. I don't really put a lot of stock in "defensive win shares". But if you like stats/analysis kinds of things, I give you this --
|12 weeks 2 days ago||This is true.||
I also think Shaq was robbed of at least a couple MVPs during his time as the clearly most dominant player in the NBA.
I guess there is a history of this sort of thing, for as long as I've been following the league. The greatest players of each generation have all been denied the proper number of MVP awards for some reason or other. But we can stop this madness now! Give that thing to LeBron.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||But defense.||
Harden shouldn't win because defense is part of the NBA too, and most agree he plays it badly. It should be LeBron, but I could tolerate Westrbook or Curry. Harden winning would legitimately anger me.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Should be LeBron||
We all know LeBron is the MVP. He's clearly the best player; he makes any team a contender instantly. He defends all five positions. If you had a fantasy draft of all NBA players, and you didn't take LeBron number one, you'd be insane. He's having a perfectly fine year for him and he deserves another award.
Don't get me started on that MVP Rose stole from James, either.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I mean, you're right.||
He should be out there.
Watching this right now they're down 2 with <2 minutes to go. He's got 20. I watched them lose last night too when Westbrook was a man alone. Put Mitch in dude. I don't think Scott Brooks is very good. He got to the finals with Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden. Wow?
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Wow||
I knew Beilein was good, but I didn't know he could make kids taller.