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    2021 NFL: QB Carousel

    Yeah, with the tire fire in Houston, he may see it as him losing a season either way, and at least by sitting out he doesn't get hit. His leverage, I guess, is that every year he can play the minimum number of games to satisfy a year of his contract. He will probably win the team a couple of...
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    Week 25

    Misspelled Revierderby. Although at the moment, I'm quite happy to pretend that isn't happening.
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    2021 NFL: QB Carousel

    I think the Kapadia tweet makes sense. Hurts seems like a high-floor low-ceiling guy. If they start him for a full year, they're probably bad, but pick 8-14 bad rather than pick 2-5 bad. This might be the only chance they get to pick a franchise QB, if they think there's one on the board when...
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    2021: The Nation's Tears Are Still Here

    The sports discussion group I'm in loathes him. It doesn't seem to be anything but 4. on your list. The commonly cited issues are: First by a mile: Friendship with Trump. "The patriots are basically Team Trump." Second: Spygate/deflategate - "He's a cheater" Third: The TB12 method "He...
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    2021 Pats: QB Options

    Though it got the guy a ring in the twilight of his career. Not sure he'd have any regrets even if it did depress his market a little. IIRC he took less to come anyway.
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    2021: The Nation's Tears Are Still Here

    This brings back fond memories of him getting absolutely abused in a national championshi game.
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    That Time BB Was Wrong

    Remember after the first game, when the Pats look good and the Saints rolled Tampa, with all the "You're not in the AFC East now" takes? For basically the entire back half of the Patriots' run, people outside NE only seemed to praise one of TB and BB in order to denigrate the other. This is...
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    Super Bowl LV: Game Thread – Kansas City Chiefs @ Tompa Bay Bucs

    I remember how after the Eagles won, people set the O/U for Wentz at 1.5.
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    Feb 05th @ Clippers

    I'm not sure what's weirder, the Cs winning after that first quarter, or seeing someone calling for MOAR SEMI in a Celtics gamethread.
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    Super Bowl LV: Game Thread – Kansas City Chiefs @ Tompa Bay Bucs

    My recollection of Malcolm Go was that I just slumped to my knees and screamed silently for about a minute whilst violently fist pumping.
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    GW19 game thread

    No, not from the moment I remember reading the season preview where an Everton fan picked the 16 year old Rooney as his one to watch, through THAT city goal, to DC and DC. The "English players don't get credit," mindset, btw, goes at least as far back as Matt Le Tissier. But please, explain...
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    GW19 game thread

    Funnily enough, when an English player scores a worldy, the narrative is usually "If a Brazilian/Spanish/Portuguese player had done that, the press/internet would have gone nuts."
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    What SB do you want to see and why?

    I'm not sure Rodgers vs Mahomes would be any better in terms of hype, but yah... I can see people driving me insane in future GOAT conversations talking about Mahomes' record against Brady when he didn't face TB12 until the guy was in his 40s.
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    Dope Divisional NFL Game Thread

    It probably took until the Falcons comeback for me to get over that one.
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    Dope Divisional NFL Game Thread

    14-2 in the divisional is actually insane.