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    Cutting The Cord on Cable/Satellite TV Service?

    Fubo has ESPN and NFL Network now, plus Red Zone in the Sports add-on package. Their pricing and lineup is almost identical to YouTube TV. Check it out if you’re comparing services. I’m starting a Fubo trial tonight. They don’t have ABC in my region but YouTube TV does, so I’ll probably switch...
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    Tennis 2020: There is an I in Thiem

    Djokovic's default was the right call. Others upthread have called this careless and reckless, and that's right. Assuming no ill-intent on Djokovic's part: if he saw a person there, you don't hit the ball anywhere near them. If you don't see see the person, you don't hit a ball that hard...
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    2020 Pats: Who's Out? NE Opt-Outs

    I don’t begrudge Lee this decision. He’s a new father and the NFL season, if it happens, is unpredictable. But dispassionately, isn’t this season Lee’s best chance to prove himself as an NFL regular? He’s on the bubble and recovering from injury. Being able to grind under extraordinary...
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    Cutting The Cord on Cable/Satellite TV Service?

    True, but with Hulu specifically their annual Black Friday deal ($1.99/mo for 12 months for Hulu with ads) is probably the best deal in TV. The only catch: an individual isn’t eligible in consecutive years, so the ‘ette and I rotate accounts.
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    Cutting The Cord on Cable/Satellite TV Service?

    Sigh. I'm rural enough where I can't get cable without paying exorbitant fees to run the lines to my property. I loved that PSVue and YouTube TV gave me access to NESN cheaply. But yeah, I was on the YouTube TV bandwagon when it was $35/mo. $65 is a tough pill to swallow.... I'll probably cancel.
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    Laptops with a projector?

    Yeah, that’s fair. I didn’t mean to imply that projectors are useless, just that there are cheaper ways to put a quality image on a big screen. If Pops wants a projector it’d be good to know if it’s for outdoors, TV, slides/photos/PowerPoint, YouTube/streaming video, or something else.
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    Laptops with a projector?

    Why are you interested in a projector? Cellar door is right that portable projectors are available and capable. But another option might be something like a Chromecast. With that, you can display whatever is in a Chrome browser tab to any screen where the Chromecast is plugged in. With a...
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    AirPod Pros

    The HomePod makes a surprisingly great conference speaker. Voice quality is as good as AirPods. Music quality is 100x better than AirPods. There are no batteries. Plug it into the wall and you can talk on it hands free for days. Downsides: it requires an iPhone and there is no audio privacy...
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    “Here comes the pizzer“ is now a teenager!

    The second clip in the thread has an interview with our returning hero. He implies that the pizza-wearer was trash talking all day so he waited until his target was distracted by the foul ball before chucking the pizzer. i always lose it when Remy pretends he’s the pizza chucker explaining his...
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    Cutting The Cord on Cable/Satellite TV Service?

    I didn’t get an email either. In Vermont I get NESN and NBC Sports Boston. I also get Fox Sports and FS2. Maybe those are unaffected?
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    Madison Bumgarner has had a secret rodeo identity for many years

    This story is amazing. I’m not surprised that an elite athlete has other athletic pursuits that might provide some degree of anonymity. Assuming the Giants are okay with this, that’s one heck off a “just FYI, I have a side hustle” conversation to have with one’s employer.
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    Who was the most disliked Red Sox player acquisition ever? AT THE TIME OF ACQUISITION

    AJP wins in a landslide. I hated Wells and Leyritz because of the pinstripes, but I didn’t hate EY at the time of the trade because I had my Sox-colored glasses on and thought he’d be a key contributor to the bullpen. Ultimately I agree with this line of thinking. I’ll see you Avery and raise...
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    Gronk’s “Big Announcement”

    I watched the first performance thanks to this post. It’s obviously Gronkowski. The clues: First group of six has played in 6 Super Bowls The Tiger’s clue package showed a clam It also showed Lincoln and the opening words to the Gettysburg address, an obvious reference to 87 The guy is...
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    Pedroia has "significant setback with his left knee"

    Thank you for posting this. I’ll never forget Pedey explaining half-seriously that “Big Papi” was Spanish for “Large Father.“ He’s hilarious.
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    The new "Ohtani" rule

    According to this explainer from, a rookie (or another "one way" player attempting to become a "Two-Way Player") can convert from "one way status" (pitcher or position player) to Two-Way Player status once they meet the threshold, thus freeing up a roster spot once they convert.