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  1. 8slim

    February 26th vs Pacers

    That Tatum possession should have had the Benny Hill theme playing during it.
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    2021: The Nation's Tears Are Still Here

    Don't forget that Peyton did PEDs... unless we believe that it was really his wife who was super into HGH. If that doesn't say it all -- Peyton has HGH delivered *to his house* and the NFL sweeps it away. Brady threw some footballs that lost a tick of pressure due to the cold, and he's...
  3. 8slim

    Celebrating What Is

    I will never, ever tire of talking about the Belichick era Pats. As someone who grew up in Foxboro, what this franchise has accomplished over the past two decades has been one of the great joys of my life.
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    Toucher and Rich --- Everyone Else Has Some Work To Do

    I totally believe he said it, because Jones is a tool who has nothing to offer besides being the negative, hot takez guy. He's a predictable, exhausting bore. In this case, it took him 3 minutes to destroy what I was finding to be an interesting segment. It's a shame that they keep using him...
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    Toucher and Rich --- Everyone Else Has Some Work To Do

    Despite posting about it here, I tuned in today, forgetting Jones was on. First few minutes just now was Rich talking Bruins with a beat writer. Good stuff. Then Jones jumps in “But the division kinda stinks...”. Click, off. What a complete tool that guy is.
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    Sox Officially Sever Ties With Lowell Spinners (With a Caveat)

    The release from MLB about the new minor league structure seemed to suggest that all of the 120 teams signed 10 year PDLs. Perhaps I misunderstood that, but I think that's the reward for being a surviving franchise.
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    Toucher and Rich --- Everyone Else Has Some Work To Do

    I appreciate Fred mentioning that Adam Jones is going to be co-hosting next week. Gives me the weekend to cue up 5 days worth of podcasts to listen to in the morning.
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    New England Patriots Hall of Fame

    Is there a reason why the Pats HOF criteria of 1 inductee/year is so restrictive? Seems to needlessly create the backlog you mentioned. I like that there are standards -- the Sox HOF is too permissive, IMHO, when players like Marty Barrett and Ellis Burks are in it. But making guys like...
  9. 8slim

    Toucher and Rich --- Everyone Else Has Some Work To Do

    Of course, the fact that T&R didn't set out to be sports radio hosts is precisely why they're the best at it in the market.
  10. 8slim

    Toucher and Rich --- Everyone Else Has Some Work To Do

    Love Fred, but that Pats rant was predictable and boring. Building it off of the TV ratings was kind of weird logic. I didn't find it to be particularly interesting radio.
  11. 8slim

    Super Bowl LV: Game Thread – Kansas City Chiefs @ Tompa Bay Bucs

    First, Nielsen's methodology measures people viewing, not just TV sets. So they don't need to make the kind of adjustment you mentioned. Second, Nielsen has long measured 'group viewing' in homes, so they can account historically for in-home Super Bowl parties. Nielsen also now measures "out...
  12. 8slim

    2021: The Nation's Tears Are Still Here

    Even better, the franchise that the NFL planned to elevate to God-like status was... the New England Patriots. A franchise that had a 40 year history of managerial ineptitude, played in a dump of a stadium, and was located in literally the only region of the country that hadn't adopted football...
  13. 8slim

    That Time BB Was Wrong

    Yep, just last season there was a moment when Brady had a receiving corps of AB, Edelman, Josh Gordon, Dorset and Hogan. If AB wasn't a degenerate jagoff, that would have been all the weapons Brady would have needed (along with White and Burkhead out of the backfield). They even traded away a...
  14. 8slim

    That Time BB Was Wrong

    Eh, they finagled the cap for several years, and won 3 Super Bowls. They tried for one last ride last year, with AB, Sanu, etc., and it didn’t work out. I don’t think there was a fuck up, more that things end. Being a Pats fan was such an immense joy for nearly 20 years, I just can’t work up...
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    2021 Pats: QB Options

    How does this square with the talk that the Pats are going to be very aggressive in the FA market this offseason? We went 7-9 with Cam, well below average WR/TE units, and a subpar front 7 on D. If we add talent in many places, and roll Cam out to start again, it’s doubtful we’re going to be...
  16. 8slim

    Super Bowl 55 Predictions

    Tom's presence is the only reason why I think the Bucs have a shot. Otherwise, the Chiefs are simply a better team, with better coaching.
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    The Ringer

    Last spring I created a March Madness-style tournament game for my friends to play during the early days of the lock down (called, oh-so-cleverly, 'March Radness'), where we voted for the best 80s movie soundtrack song of all-time. 68 entries, and Don't You Forget About Me won. Almost every...
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    The Ringer

    Right, Jaws doesn't necessarily fit the criteria they were discussing because the scale of that movie's success was organic and unexpected. There wasn't a pre-planned, giant marketing campaign for it to be a Summer Blockbuster (tm). I certainly recall a bunch of summer movies that were heavily...
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    The Ringer

    That was a funny few minutes of conversation. They seemed torn on whether or not T2 was a purposeful or accidental "first" summer blockbuster. Batman was the first movie that immediately leapt to mind to refute all that silliness. Hell, the ghastly Dick Tracy came out in 1990, and was every...
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    The Ringer

    The T2 Rewatchable was great, of course, but all 3 kept saying John Connor was 10 (while Edward Furlong was 13). Is that true? I always thought JC was supposed to be a young teenager.