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  1. DourDoerr

    2019 Stanley Cup Final - No Singing the Blues - Boston is Going Back to Backes

    2 point blank chances in the slot for Pasternak and Bergeron and they came up empty. As long as they're still getting chances like that, the B's should be fine. I'm concerned about the physical pounding and attrition. It looks like the Blues were reminded how they got here and brought the...
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    Decisions to be made

    1. Peak Gronk. The lower end of the 12-18 range gives me pause as Edelman is amazing at that distance, but overall Gronk has the entire range covered. A hobbled Gronk just made a huge (and technically difficult) catch over the middle last SB - and that is probably not his greatest catch. 2...
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    2019 Patriots: Post-SB Roster Thread

    Well, yeah, I do think that's the ceiling as Collins reached a greater peak - 2nd team All Pro - before his sojourn than Chung has still ever reached (and I love Chung). The comparison between the two is interesting to me because of several parallels that offer hope that Collins may be...
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    West Finals: Sharks vs. Blues

    That was a hosing. Half of my friends are Sharks fans and even they're somewhat pissed. Don't want the taint.
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    2019 Patriots: Post-SB Roster Thread

    I like the Chung comparison as a ceiling. If Collins' head is on straight and he still has his athleticism, this could be a great signing. Wonder what effect being reunited with Hightower might have - I have to think it'd be positive. What size is that Collins jersey?
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    Jaylen Brown - underrated?

    Short of losing a leg, you're correct that a skilled but injured player would still get paid and often times paid very, very well. Parker's a good illustration of this. Good young player with a bad knee settles for 2 year/$40 million contract. Without the injury, it seems very likely he'd be...
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    Jaylen Brown - underrated?

    Sure, insurance to cover a player while in college has been a thing for a while now, but that's not the same as insurance against the loss of a $100+ million max contract which would apply to a player like JB. If you can't get that insurance - or at least if you can't afford it - then again you...
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    Jaylen Brown - underrated?

    This would certainly ensure a player holds out for a max contract. A player on a rookie contract can afford the insurance to cover a 100+ million loss? I know nothing about these kinds of premiums.
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    Jarrett Stidham Rd4 Pick 133

    "Don’t apologize that is fantastic" Yeah, we want more!
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    Jaylen Brown - underrated?

    Well, how stupid can they be if they blow out their knee and get 20% max deals? It's a one year incredibly huge gamble.
  11. DourDoerr

    Jaylen Brown - underrated?

    Not smart? Didn't witness devastating injuries? On crappy teams? Not trying to be glib and it's all obviously a guess on my part about Brown but he has a few factors in his favor that may make him an exception.
  12. DourDoerr

    Jaylen Brown - underrated?

    I think the catastrophic injury risk is enough for him to take a less than max extension. He saw GH's and IT's injuries firsthand. JB's smart and having that money banked is the smart play. He's young enough - and confident enough - that I think he'd believe the max deal will be waiting. $90...
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    N'Keal Harry WR Arizona State Rd1 Pk32

    Anglophobe! I seem to recall him using "I'm just wild about" before - but perhaps I'm recalling the Rolling Stone interview where he rhapsodized poetically about Debbie Harry...
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    Kyrie Irving: Hardwood Magician

    If true, couldn’t be more delighted to hear this as I hope the C’s re-sign KI. The fact that the Jerry West-advised Clips wanted him is... reassuring.
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    N'Keal Harry WR Arizona State Rd1 Pk32

    Oy - that's a big fail on my part. I'll stand by the comment though with one addition - "Under the horrific Sonny Dykes, the entire highlight package would have been against Cal, if they had played them." And that's a red cinch lock. I'm still in recovery, clearly.
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    2019 NFL Draft Rounds 2 & 3 Game Thread - No Spoilers

    With the significant caveat of it's only 1 play, but that Jackson highlight has a red flag in it. Right off the snap there's a crossing route and the receiver leaves his defender in the dust about 8 yards out right in front of Jackson. He's 6'7" and didn't see it?
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    N'Keal Harry WR Arizona State Rd1 Pk32

    Thanks for all the links - an embarrassment of riches. I especially liked the Burleson segment and the two with BB informing him and the other with him receiving the news. The reaction of friends and family looks like the Pats added a whole new wing to the Nation. I can't imagine how much a...
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    2019 Patriots: Post-SB Roster Thread

    This was noted earlier before the thread split.