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11/05/2018 - 1:29pm I 10000% agree with…

I 10000% agree with everything you said, except I would like to make a point about #2.

You are correct that rarely is the money 50/50, and oddsmakers don't set the line initially trying to get money 50/50 on each side - because it will get hammered if it's a bad line.

That said, the only distinction I would make is that it is a large goal of casinos and sportsbooks to get money evenly split between the teams, as it introduces the least amount of risk for them.  (which is something you're not even disagreeing with in your response really, heh.) 

08/07/2018 - 5:16pm Chris Shelton after the…

Chris Shelton after the first week of the '06 season.   Think he was hitting like .650 or .700, 5 home runs, ridiculous OPS etc etc.

Then the rest of the season happened.

07/11/2018 - 3:15pm You can sue for pretty much…

You can sue for pretty much anything and everything. 

The odds of actually winning a case like this is pretty much nill.

07/02/2018 - 11:55am I can't even count the…

I can't even count the number of times Michigan, and fellow fans, have talked about Ford being a center on Michigan.

That said, the comment wasn't a straw man at all.   It wasn't trying to invalidate anything you said, just wondered who wrote something that contained such a false statement.

05/29/2018 - 2:44pm Uhh

Uhh there is a sslliigghhttt difference between being sponsered by a brand, and playing for and graduating from U of M.

 

But you do you man...

05/24/2018 - 12:47pm You sure?

I mean yea, he is satrizing stupid opinions and stupid fans.  But the core of his character is a misoginistic, racist, sexist and rather stupid sports fan.   Barstool has a lot of fans that are straight up his character - just unironically.  And some of the content that Barstool produces is really undeniably misognistic and sexist.

When he was writing for KSK/SBNation you didn't have the same obvious conflict of chracter vs content that was being produced alongside him.   You don't get that at Barstool, and that's where I find the Stephen Colbert analogy pretty apt.

I love the guy though, think he's hilarious, and don't plan on stopping consuming his content.   But my eyebrows raised when he went to Barstool, and I don't really see any issues with people who have such an issue about it they straight up call him out or stop listening to him.  

04/18/2018 - 2:54pm Old Rumor

It was an old rumor that she was sleeping with that teammate.  That wasn't even happening, he thought they were when they weren't.

04/17/2018 - 5:37pm Edited

The "He needs help" line was not there when I initally went to reply, assuming he edited it (though I may have just missed it.)  That said doesn't change much.   Hearing about this situation and getting worried about how haters may respond is such a weird ass response to me.

04/17/2018 - 5:29pm You need to

You need to take a step back and re-evaluate your priorities mate. 

01/18/2018 - 4:54pm Woah now

I'm not saying there was a single victim or a single incident.  I said that there was a single REPORTED incident.  Vs 8 women REPORTING incidents for MSU.

 

I apologize for not making that more clear.  But I'm not ignorant about what happened at PSU.

01/18/2018 - 2:31pm Worse

This is worse than Penn State.

 

PSU was a fucked up situation, but - for the most part - we had a single reported incident that wasn't appropriately followed-up on or reported to authorities, and then a revelation of abuse from a former employee.
 
In this situation we have 8 different women coming forward about abuse of a current employee over a 20 year period (!!!) and 14 staff members knowing about the allegations - including the president - and them doing nothing about it, other than a weak review in 2014. Amazingly fucked up.
12/15/2017 - 1:53pm Lolz

Sure thing slugger.  I mean, it's not like I quoted you saying that's what many people seem to believe.    That definitely didn't happen.  :)   You do you though, it's strong.  Idiotic and illogical, but strong.

12/15/2017 - 1:46pm Yes and No

You are correct that Comcast increased the rate because people using Netflix was eating up a lot of the bandwidth that Comcast actually sold to their customers.   ISPs have played the game of greatly overselling their bandwidth to customers for years.   It made a lot of business sense, the majority of their users didn't come close to using up the bandwidth they purchased, so they can oversell it and only during peak times is it an issue.   

Netflix then came along, and now there was a reason for the majority of ISPs customers to start using up the bandwidth that they purchased from their ISP.    

This is why you see absolutely idiotic and ignorant takes from Telcom employees - like we've seen in this topic - that Netflix somehow owes them money because they aren't able to continue the same jig of greatly overselling bandwidth as people are actually using it now.  So it cuts into their profits, and causes them to spend a lot more money upgrading their equipment to handle faster speeds.    100% of this is the ISPs fault for overselling their bandwidth.   

12/14/2017 - 2:51pm "That's what many people seem to believe."

"That's what many people seem to believe. For those people, the proposed changes are bad, regardless of the reality of the current service delivery and pricing."

 

I have not seen a single person that believes that's what NN is.   Not a single one.   Hell of a strawman though.

12/14/2017 - 2:47pm Why

"Please post a link that divulges what Netflicks pays ISPs to carry their content. I can't find that info."

 

They don't, and they shouldn't.  That's the entire point of net neutrality!    Netflix pays for their internet service to their ISP to serve all the content they do.   That's the only money they owe for other ISPs to "Carry their content" (a.k.a. provide access to any and all websites on the internet..) 

Netflix doesn't need to "pay their fair share."  ISPs need to live up to the agreements they're making with their customers.   The previous method of overselling your internet was a business staple, but since users are actually using that service now doesn't in-turn mean the sites they're going to owe the ISPs that oversold their service  more money.   That's idiotic and illogical, and a staple view that i've heard from telcom workers.

12/14/2017 - 2:29pm The most known example

Here is the most known example.  Comcast dropping the speeds of netflix for all of their users until netflix paid them more money.  There are plenty of other examples of similar behavor of other ISPs.    As has been pointed out numerous times in this topic, capitalism is not setup to handle this issue, since many people don't have choices when it comes to their ISP.   We also have plenty of capitalism examples of companies doing whatever they can to make more of a profit.

07/12/2017 - 12:22pm Mayweather

Mayweather is going to win pretty easily, but man would I ever love to see McGregor catch him with something and lay him out.   I have zero respect for Mayweather... any man who would beat up the mother of his child infront of the child, is disgusting to me.

07/07/2017 - 2:43pm Might

Might want to blur those addresses in the images.

05/30/2017 - 7:06pm Good Idea

I actually think this is a really good idea and should be some fun.

 It's super easy/quick to setup a server.  I think it'll probably be better if someone with the site creates it rather than myself but, if nobody ends up doing anything official, I can spin something up.

 

05/08/2017 - 5:40pm Did you actually read the article?

You seem to be implying that the relationship was mutual at the start and that it was just a bad idea to get into a relationship with your coach or athlete... that's not at all what the article says happened... what actually happened was rape.

 

05/01/2017 - 12:58pm 38.7%

 

Did you also know that 38.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot?  

04/25/2017 - 12:23pm Poor Russillo

Think of how crappy it must be for Russillo, going from your co-host being fucking Scott Van Pelt  to.... Danny Kanell.   I truly don't know how he did it.

04/25/2017 - 12:21pm You're doing exactly what he wants

By creating this topic, linking to his tweets, and talking about him you're doing exactly what he wants.  Kanell is a hot take artist who has tried to walk the same shoes as Bayless and similar....  who cares, he's wrong.. move on.

I get it though, the majority of fans for any team are all this guy:

12/21/2016 - 12:44pm Dusty

Sure got dusty in this office all of a sudden. 

12/16/2016 - 3:10pm Cloudflare

I don't believe their running on their own servers in a DC somwehre.  They utilize cloudflare and an online hosting providers last I remember

10/14/2016 - 12:14pm Nope

Nope, it's about jackass head coach who has a team that isn't very good, and then becomes very good once he convinces the best player to finally play for the team. That's the core story of the movie, and is why it sucks.

 

Everything else is just fluff.

 

 

10/13/2016 - 3:21pm Hoosiers

Hoosiers is one of the worst sports movie ever.

 

The takeaway from Hoosiers: You can be a terrible coach with a shit attitude, but if you finally get the best player in the state to come out and play for your team, than your team wins.    

09/19/2016 - 10:51am Little misleading.

This is a bit misleading.

Vegas doesn't predict the outcome of games at all.  They're predicting betting patterns on the game... there is a huge difference there.   (And while their spread can nail the actual outcome of the game at times, they're also nowhere close at all many other times.)

A -16 spread doesn't mean they think that PSU is equally as dangerous to Michigan as Colorado.  It just means they think that the public is going to view PSU as a little bit better of a bet against Michigan than Colorado was.  It's all about getting bets as even as possible for both teams.  That's the nice safe spot that vegas is always targeting.

So, I wouldn't really use betting lines as evidence as to how good/bad a team really is.

 

09/12/2016 - 4:37pm T-Mobile

T-Mobile unlimited data plan for me, aww yeahh.

Of course, if I travel I hate my life.  But outside of that, it's outstanding.

09/12/2016 - 1:10pm Yes

" Does an official have to declare something in order for it to be?"

Yes, the official has to declare the game over for it to be over.

The game SHOULD have been declared over, but it wasn't.  So the game was not over.

08/23/2016 - 5:49pm I doubt it

I doubt it, pretty much every strength and conditioning coach preaches naps like crazy.  Get in your work and get in your rest whenever you can.
 

08/17/2016 - 4:57pm Evidence

I'm gonna go with the Evidence rather than Lochte or the Brazilian police force.

The evidence that has come out today is pretty damning for Lochte's story.  Legitmently all the evidence from security cameras, interviews and timing that has come out has done nothing but gone against the Lochte's original story.

Now, I don't get why they would lie... legit that's the one part that I haven't been able to make any sense out of.  But it sure as hell seems pretty clear that they've lied.

But I'm sure it's possible that he was robbed, they let him keep his 2K shoes and expensive watch, and that he picked up a new wallet from the time he was robbed and went back to the Olympic Village (which was 3 hours later than he claimed), and that everyone in the group got over the trama of the robbery in that time too.

 

08/11/2016 - 3:11pm Startup

 

Startup Company + Kickstarter + 2 Brothers from Alabama ==  Failure

I'll save my cash on this one.

08/03/2016 - 11:53am I get

 

I don't disagree that it's ridiculous, but just because it's ridiculous doesn't mean it's wrong.

The NCAA can't just make up rules to punish a school because the school (possibly) found a ridiculous loophole.  

08/02/2016 - 8:33pm Unfortuantely

Unfortuantely, the fact that non-athlete students also benefited is actually releveant.

Now, I don't know all the rules inside and out, and I don't doubt that NC probably is still going to be guilty of an infraction that the NCAA can act on.  But if non-athlete students were also allowed to take and benefit from these BS classes, then it's not showing favoritisim towards athletes or giving athletes an advantage that other students at the school don't have.  That's actually a really big deal when it comes to the NCAA.

I also think that giving NC the death penalty doesn't show anything about how the NCAA is truly kids first... in fact you're really screwing over most of the kids that are there.    You'll also never see the NCAA hand out the death penalty ever again.

08/01/2016 - 3:22pm Never had

 

Never been somewhere that's offered Endless apps where I didn't spend an endless amount of time shitting them out after.

08/01/2016 - 12:36pm Grain of salt

 Harris camp is extremely quiet and this guy doesn't have some special info.

He also seems to be pretty new, and his right predictions so far were both last second.

I'd take it with a grain of salt. 

07/28/2016 - 12:23pm only know it

I legit only know the show as All Takes Matter, heh.

07/18/2016 - 5:09pm Not two decades

If I was making a list over the last two decades, no MSU wouldn't be anywhere close to being on it.

If I was making a list over the last decade, MSU still wouldn't be on the list, but wouldn't be super far off from being on it.

If I was making a list over the last 5-6 years MSU would be on my list in the #4/#5 spot.

 

I don't care about the semantics argument behind great or very good though.  To me, MSU is currently a great team and a great program, outside of poor recruiting (which isn't anything new) I don't see any glaring or obvious reasons as to why they will not be great going forward.

That recruiting will bite them in the ass for a season or two here and there though.

05/26/2016 - 12:47pm Huh?

What idiot is wishing we had Marty Mornhinweg again?   Dude went 5-27!!

 

I get that Caldwell isn't a guy a ton of people love, but he has the best winning percentage of any Lions coach since the 1930s  (Not counting Moeller's 1/2 season)

05/10/2016 - 2:41pm Also, no one passes better than LeBron.

"Also, no one passes better than LeBron."

 

LeBron is a great passer, and I'm not taking that way from him... but you're making a claim that is just flat out not true.

I'm not saying Curry is better, i'd actually make the argument that they're pretty much equals when it comes to passing (and stats pretty much agree with that too.)

04/27/2016 - 11:54am You're all good

You're all good mate, like I said.. I'm pretty stupid. :D

 

04/27/2016 - 12:01am I don't

I don't get it...  There are no lineman in Hockey, and linesman are refs not players.  BUT I'm also an idiot so I'm proboably just missing something.

04/19/2016 - 5:16pm Weight Classes

 

I think the better option isn't really to change all the weight classes (though I don't have an issue with that) but simply weigh the fighters in a few hours before their actual fight.    Removes the drastic weight cuts before the fight, and you'll have more and more fighters fighting at their actual weight, rather than cutting down for an advantage.

I've never really heard a solid reason why that can't be done.

As for the tapping issue, it's on the ref to protect the fighter period.  Sure, a guy can tap out from head blows, but you hardly ever see it because they've been trained and told over and over not to do that.  Not saying some of the blame doesn't go to the figher for not just giving in, but I put a lot more blame on the ref for not stopping the fight when he should have.

04/19/2016 - 5:07pm Good Point

 

Also a very good point.   Those bans did make some sense too, early UFC was BRUTAL.  (And I'm a horrible horrible person and loved the hell out of it.)

04/19/2016 - 4:04pm They're just different

"How the UFC doesn't come under as much or more scrutiny as the NFL is kind of silly to me. I know these are grown men and they make their own decisions but I for one would be glad to see McGregor go out while he still has all his faculties."

 

They're just different beasts altogether.   There aren't anywhere close to as many kids/teens fighting in MMA as there are playing football, MMA isn't in the same realm of popularity as the NFL and the long term health impacts of fighting in MMA still aren't really known, though one can speculate.

 

 

04/19/2016 - 4:01pm Training Injuries

 

Training Injuries are the biggest issue that Dana White is facing.  Over the past 3-4 years that seem to have gone up dramatically, so many great fight cards have become horrible as fight after fight has to be postponed due to injury while training.

I don't think he minds as much about superstars losing, as one thing they do very well is hype up fighters to take the previous superstars spot.

03/15/2016 - 5:18pm What?

McDonalds discontinued the McJordan?

 

... way to ruin my year.

02/26/2016 - 2:23pm Me too

 

I honestly was a little surprised too.  It's a little below average, but still above the "red zone" (according to McShay)

 

http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/14837586/todd-mcshay-guide-e…

02/19/2016 - 5:34pm I'll put some money down

I'll put some money down the attendance will be well well over 3,000.

 

I get how the timing can be disappointing and frustrating for some people, but I don't think it's all that big of a deal, it's just the spring game.