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|16 hours 52 min ago||I love that the fight resumed||
I love that the fight resumed over who was going to pay for the beer.
|1 day 3 hours ago||There are now tiny little||
There are now tiny little serifs on the top of the A. Can't BELIEVE you wouldn't notice that.
|1 day 18 hours ago||It is so hot that I'm||
It is so hot that I'm considering the $100 spent on the home warranty deductible to fix the A/C the best money spent all year.
85 degrees is my official melting point.
|2 days 10 min ago||It makes sense that Texas||
It makes sense that Texas would demand a trip to Chicago, or the East Coast, or whatever. I recall the rumors that swirled around a potential Pac-16, which would've moved most of the Big 12's Texas schools (sorry, Baylor), the Oklahoma schools, and Colorado over to the then-Pac-10. The Pac-10 loved the idea of adding the Arizona contingent to that group as a division and then putting the old Pac-8 in another division. Texas demanded they totally bugger up the divisions so as to give them a trip to LA every season, and that among other examples of Texas arrogance scuttled the whole deal.
That's how the story went, anyway. This is why I consider it beyond stupid to even want Texas anywhere near the Big Ten. I doubt they'd come, anyway, the B1G isn't likely to tolerate the LHN and Texas isn't likely to give it up.
|2 days 16 hours ago||That being essentially the||
That being essentially the case, it seems to me that taking a political stand only when convenient is far worse and more hypocritical than to just stay out of it entirely. All it says is that even their so-called principles are just business decisions as well, wrapped up in a facade of social correctness. Kind of like the NFL and their pinkwashing.
Lying about having principles is one hell of an irony. Sports leagues are in general pretty bad at political causes because the entire foundation that holds them together is based on the idea of forgetting about the outside world. Even Branch Rickey was plain about the fact that Jackie Robinson needed to be a damn good ballplayer and that integration was partly about losing a ton of talent to other leagues.
|1 week 2 days ago||Big victory for Goodell, but||
Outside of Michigan fans and Patriot fans, I think you'd be surprised how many people think the NFL is totally off its nut, and are rooting for them anyway. Such is the hatred for the Patriots and their fans who are widely perceived to be both insufferably smug and incessantly whiny at the same time.
|1 week 2 days ago||NTTAWWT||
|1 week 3 days ago||If the minute expires and the||
If the minute expires and the play is going on with no stoppage, can he just jump into the game? There's no provision for that in basketball, so that minute will likely last quite a bit longer. Remember, basketball doesn't consider a basket a stoppage.
Still don't really like it, because with substitutions and all, you could go a lot of fouls before a "power play." Still too much opportunity for goonery, IMO.
Unless you meant three team fouls, in which case half the game will be spent with one team or the other down a man. Or both teams down a man. Combine that with the inability to come in without a stoppage, and keeping track of that would make fans go insane.
|1 week 3 days ago||Small correction: it assumes||
Small correction: it assumes the 8th-place teams have similar records.
Point still stands. May even be exaggerated, the 8th-place team in the East is sometimes a ways under .500. That said, a really bad team in a good conference needs the help more than a really bad team in a bad conference.
|1 week 3 days ago||A ten-point lead, then. Two||
A ten-point lead, then. Two scores, the same as five points. I think his point his still valid that way.
|1 week 3 days ago||No, but we can say they||
No, but we can say they played better up to that point, and at any rate, if the shot clock isn't turned off, the team with 75 is still playing legit defense, not fouling.
|1 week 3 days ago||I think it'd be awfully hard||
I think it'd be awfully hard to be really bad in the first few months and then start being good later. That's a strange and very difficult balancing act.
On the second point, the players know the vacation is coming....but they also know they're playing for their jobs and contracts. They don't need the ping pong ball to have an incentive. The incentive is that some young guy is coming in, probably a pretty good one, and they don't want to be the guy that gets replaced. The Sixers as an organization may be tanking, but the Sixers' players aren't.
|1 week 3 days ago||That's a great way to ensure||
That's a great way to ensure massive goonery. The only reason players contest layups instead of whacking the shooter is because they'll foul out. Take away the fear of fouling out and zero layups will be shot - everyone would rather take their chances at the FT line.
|1 week 3 days ago||#9 is dumb as written unless||
That's a feature, not a bug.
|1 week 3 days ago||Bill Simmons still has the||
Bill Simmons still has the best-ever solution to tanking: Have a lottery in which you get one ball for every game you win after being mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. So a team like the Sixers would get to rack up balls since, like, January, but still would have maybe three.
The #1 thing that needs to happen with basketball, though, is to ever call traveling. Players literally cradle the ball on their hip and run with it. Like, three steps. Referees just pretend it doesn't happen even though it's the exact actual situation James Naismith wanted to prevent, because it "makes the game more exciting." Actually call traveling when a player is moving with the ball held in the arm like a football.
|1 week 3 days ago||Had a tire come bouncing at||
Had a tire come bouncing at me at 70 mph on the freeway once. That is, I'm going 70 and the tire is probably doing 70 the other way. Car on the right and concrete on the left, nothing to do but hit the brakes and luckily it bounced off to the side.
Fell out of a raft while whitewater rafting and came up underneath the raft. I swam toward the edge of the raft expecting to come up and.....there's another raft jammed next to it. Fully expected to drown right there, but luckily the rafts pulled apart right then.
|1 week 4 days ago||As always, Sparty gonna||
As always, Sparty gonna spart.
|1 week 6 days ago||Dirk Nowitzki had a great||
Dirk Nowitzki had a great comment, which was to praise Duncan for focusing on winning instead of building a personal brand. That about sums it up.
|1 week 6 days ago||I totally would not kill||
I totally would not kill Hitler if given the chance. Who knows what would happen? Maybe America never gets out of the Great Depression and the USSR spreads communism all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. Besides, Stalin was a much bigger mass murderer than Hitler was. In fact, replace Hitler with Lenin in your post, I bet more lives would be saved that way.
|1 week 6 days ago||No. The whole impetus for||
No. The whole impetus for that was the ASG that ended in a tie. Everyone got their panties in a bunch over that, as if it were some kind of heresy for a meaningless exhibition to end that way. IMO, that made it a more memorable game than entire decades worth of them. And that's really the whole point.
Even so, it's not a bad thing to try and impart some meaning, but putting the WS at stake is a bad idea. A better one might be that all of the next season's interleague games, regardless of park, are played under the rules of the winning league. Which is to say, DH or no DH.
All that said, if I could change one thing about the ASG it'd be fan voting. Used to be you would get a ballot only at a ballgame. Now any moron with a Twitter account can start a stupid campaign to do things like put their favorite scrub in, or fill the starting lineup entirely with their team. I'd end fan voting entirely except for the "last vote" concept, which is kind of cool."
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||Norris only just turned 23.||
Norris only just turned 23. He certainly is still very darned young.
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||I'll admit the $8 million a||
I'll admit the $8 million a year is pretty nonsensical, but the point was never to add another ace to the rotation. It was to shore up the back end. Has he been wonderful, no, but he's also been the victim of some pretty rotten luck. His opponents' BABIP is sky-high, meaning his WHIP is due to come down, and his 4.58 ERA isn't horrendous. And his run support has been nothing but shit. The team has scored zero runs in four of his starts.
Pelfrey's not great or anything, but he's holding up the back end alright and that's allowed Shane Greene to go to the pen where he's been ten thousand zillion times better than as a starter, which is a massive help.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Personal watercraft. Which||
Personal watercraft. Which is a euphemism for "should I take my three-year-old on one of these?"
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Here is a very handy tip for||
Here is a very handy tip for boating safety. If you are ever unsure of yourself, your skills, your safety, etc. in a particular situation, and that uncertainty comes into play when deciding whether or not to do something, the yes-or-no answer is actually quite easy:
People die on boats usually because they're not very good at anticipating what can happen. One slip of the throttle, one asshole making way too big a wake, one storm you just didn't think would be there that fast.....
Piece of brutal honesty: You don't sound very sure of yourself and you sound like you're hoping for someone to tell you that your idea is fine, you can still go play on the water toy, it's perfectly safe, these little lakes are no problem, etc. That someone will not be me. Time to figure out some new vacation plans. Sometimes them's the breaks with three-year-olds. That little doubt in your mind that made you wonder whether or not you should, should be listened to.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||When I was four, a few Tigers||
When I was four, a few Tigers were doing a photo-op at a local real estate agency, and my aunt took me. By then I was already pretty into the Tigers so I was very excited. Still have the autographed picture - Kirk Gibson, Dave Rozema, Dave Bergman, and a fourth who I can't remember off the top of my head but I think was either Lance Parrish or Dan Petry. Probably Petry because I think he lived in the area as he was the grand marshal of our Little League parade one year and I played all that season with his autograph on my hat.
I also very distinctly remember my first Tigers game: a 9-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox with Frank Tanana on the mound, Chet Lemon in right field, and so on. The only problem with that memory is that it never actually happened - there was no such game where the Tigers lost 9-2 to the Red Sox. I've got these rock-solid memories, but obviously some of the details are screwed up somewhere.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||How can you claim to have an||
How can you claim to have an appreciation for Michigan tradition and not want to play a regular or semi-regular series with Notre Dame?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I should add that I hope it's||
I should add that I hope it's a well-deserved promotion as Tim always did put out high-quality stuff, and deserves one.
But also hopefully another promotion somewhere else is in order ASAP.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Yuck.||
|2 weeks 5 days ago||As a proud Mustang owner it's||
As a proud Mustang owner it's hard not to pick the original muscle car....but I don't mean the Mustang.
Even Snopes doesn't know whether that letter is genuine, but what the hell, it makes a better story if it is. Mr. Barrow would have been driving something like this:
|3 weeks 1 day ago||You know what his real value||
Kinnnndddd of. Actually, in economics, auctions (and free agency is essentially an auction) have a winner's curse, where the winner overestimates the value of what's being auctioned. This happens a lot in sports free agency.