this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|40 weeks 1 day ago||I am a massive, MASSIVE Giants fan||
And I have been for 25+ years. I've lived in SF for 20 years. I work here. I watch 90-95% of the games each season. I mentioned Buster Posey in my wedding vows. I once threatened to quit my job if my boss didn't let me go to Opening Day. You get the idea.
To the OP, I think you've got your leans all wrong. Our lineup is significantly better than theirs, even with Ishikawa in LF. Their bullpen is significantly better than ours. Their defense is a bit better than ours. Our starting pitching is a bit better than theirs. Our manager is a lot better than theirs. To the extent that experience matters (which it usually doesn't), we obviously have it over them in spades.
As for a prediction, I have no freaking clue. I keep thinking that the Giants are definitely, obviously, for SURE going to lose this series and I keep being wrong. NFW we were better than the 2010 Phillies, or the 2010 Rangers, or the 2014 Nationals, or the 2012 Reds (sorry, even as an AL Tigers rooter, I think we were the better team in 2012). But we beat all those teams. We also beat some teams that weren't all that much better or were significantly worse (helloooooo Cardinals!) but the media didn't see it in advance so we weren't favored.
This series FEELS like a straight-up push. Which, given that I'm usually terrified because we're going to get creamed, makes me even MORE terrified. Sort of. IDK. The NotDodgers won the World Series this year. The NotCardinals also did. We won the pennant. If we lose this series, I won't be crushed. I certainly won't be surprised.
(I don't think we will, though. Giants in 6.)
|43 weeks 2 days ago||Thankfully not relevant to concussiongate...||
...but the vintage Minneapolis Millers hat that old dude is wearing is EXCELLENT.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||double post||
|43 weeks 2 days ago||Impossible to say||
Impossible to say without seeing the wording of the clause, the choice of law provision, etc. Upshot is "maybe", and if it gets into serious litigation (which it won't) that would be the key dispute both ways.
|45 weeks 21 hours ago||I want that shirt||
|1 year 2 hours ago||Just finished the entire series myself.||
Literally a day ago. I think it's worthwhile for you to press on to Feast before spending too much time re-treading old grounds. First, because a lot of the theories that people have about the backstory won't make sense unless you have the context in Feast and Dance, but second because GRRM does tend to recap some of the important stuff when he hits it in future books.
For example, while you don't get as much of the picture of the Tourney at Harrenhall/Knight of the Laughing Tree in later books that you do in Meera's story, you do get it from other perspectives (notably, Ser Barristan).
I'd also recommend checking out towerofthehand.com. It has a way for you to pre-set the most recent book you've finished, so you can be free of spoilers but still get really good information.
Be forewarned, Feast is a bit of a tough slog. It's heavily focused on Jaime and Cersei, and it doesn't touch on Dany, Jon, or Tyrion at all. Dance is better, but nothing really compares with Storm. Best book in the series IME.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Eastern Michigan...||
Eastern Michigan beat Duke in the NCAA tournament in 1996. Earl Boykins, bayybeee! Also made it to the Sweet Sixteen in 1991.
I mean, good win but but not anywhere close to the biggest win in program history.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||I'd recommend Underdogs||
I'm not a fan of the Blue Light at all. For two reasons:
1) The Marina District is officially Not My Style, Man. While Underdogs is out in the Avenues, I greatly prefer the crowds and the neighborhood in general. More to do in the Marina for sure, but that doesn't mean there is GOOD stuff to do.
2) The only two times I've gone to Blue Light were the App State game and the Toledo game. I have never returned, obviously.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||As my avatar would suggest...||
1) Brandon Graham- In the top three of my favorite Michigan players ever, with Woodson and Denard.
Good lord this is hard.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Denver!||
Denver! The Sunshine State. GORGEOUS!
|3 years 21 weeks ago||101 California?||
101 California? I'm guessing that was the shooting you survived, as it was around that timeframe.
I pass by there every day and remember that day like it was yesterday. (My father worked across the street at the time.)
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Al Borges = Giants fan, hates Eckstien.||
In a word: Yessssss.
A thousand cocktails for Al Borges, a man with exquisite taste. I forever forgive the lack of bubble screens. Amen.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||This is literally the best||
This is literally the best thing I have ever seen, ever.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Wait, what?||
Who on Earth are you talking about!?!???
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Yuuup.||
And this is why, as a Plaintiffs' attorney, I'd love this case in State Court, Federal Court or any other Court that would hear it. I mean, let's say I represented someone who was allegedly molested post 2002. Do you really want to go to a jury when I have this indictment and an argument that but for [insert defendant here]'s failure to call the police, I wouldn't have been sexually assaulted? And that you not only failed to call the police, but also didn't change Sandusky's access to program facilities until literally ever.
Good luck with that fact pattern, Mr. Defense Attorney. Just get me past summary judgment (not a high hurdle if the statute of limitations is in our favor) and I'll try this case in any jursdiction you'd like.
I'd also name, as individual defendants, literally everyone possible. So, so not worried about sovereign immunity. I'm gonna bet that JoePa and all the relevant players have insurance.
|4 years 16 weeks ago||#reduberalles||
|4 years 16 weeks ago||Hunwick is a Demigod.||
Hunwick is a Demigod.
|4 years 16 weeks ago||Hate to be that guy...||
... but there is an error in your headline.
It's spelled "LEVITICUS PAYNE".
|4 years 19 weeks ago||I kinda wish||
...that Tennessee would have scored one more point so that the REVENGE FOR THE 92 CITRUS BOWL feeling would have had extra symmetry.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Holy hell.||
This is amaaaaaaaazing.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Ahhhh, one of my favorite movies.||
R&G are Dead is pure, unadulterated gold.
Anyone up for a game of questions?
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Agreed with all of the above...||
...save the bit about the writers voting. IME, they're better than the fans (See All Star Game voting) and the players (See Derek Jeter winning his fifth Gold Glove) at getting it generally correct. Obviously they're not perfect, but it's better than the alternatives.
That said, I'm totall with you when it comes to the split between ROY position players and pitchers.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Really?||
We got sixty-some-odd posts without someone posting this?
Come on, people.
Edit: Oh, dammit. Link fail. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqy0IODpW5Q
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Austin Jackson||
Austin Jackson would have been a great choice, but while it's true that Feliz only pitched 59 innings, he was also fucking amazing for that 59 innings. He pitched in a pennant race, and his peripheral statistics were great.
I'm a nominal Tiger fan, but it's hard to be upset about this. Of course, that could be because I'm an enormous Giants fan, and Buster Posey is the Denard Robinson of Baseball. Except with smaller dreads. And slightly slower. But just slightly.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||YAY||
We didn't not suck worse than them!
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Word.||
I think today clinched it. Very happy for him for this game regardless.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Amazing?||
No, I don't think they played "amazing". They flashed some promise and made some positive plays. But they also got beat a lot.
And that's OK. I don't mind them getting beat. I just want to see them mix in some good with the bad while they do. And for the most part, they did.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Weird, weird game||
...when we give up 65 points and my old man and I both agree that the Defense showed some promise.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Off the top of my head...||
I am pretty sure Chris Perry and Braylon both were invited to NY. I also seem to remember Wheatley getting an invite, but I could be mistaken.
Edit: Apparently, my memory deceives.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||100% agreed.||
That contrast in styles is one of the reasons I'm so geeked to see Stanford-Oregon this weekend, even though I don't really have a strong rooting interest either way.
I remember watching a Miami-NYJ game last season and being thrilled because Miami had busted out several different Wildcat formations AND had run a few zone read plays with Pat White. It was amazing because NFL teams never do stuff like that. Which is a shame, obviously.