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  1. gingerbreadmann

    Jarren Duran: Today We Like Him

    After all we know about this player it's hard to give him the benefit of the doubt. I was at the game and the crowd was rooting for him to end the game on a K because of that incredible nonchalance and to his credit, he came through powerfully there. It's hard to say after watching tonight that...
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    Introducing...[Name TBD] - NBA Box Score Projection Project

    I have a feature request for the DARKO app... and I'm sure this has been considered in some form, but I think adding the option to view historical career trajectories on a calendar-based real time scale would be the cherry on top of the current options for career games and age. I have...
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    Hey, the Foxboro Revolutions are playing again!

    I mean, look how insane this thing looks in context. That's the kind of brand differentiation you pay a design firm millions to bring you! We have it, almost completely by accident. Boring, easy, undeserved for the team to run away from it once they find some success. I do feel like this was...
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    Hey, the Foxboro Revolutions are playing again!

    Very irrational take: I hate this so much, even though I've braced myself for it forever. The "Not Another FC" line is exactly what the Revs are and always should be, but it is completely neutered by the immediate reveal of the decidedly Another F.C. crest. The corny-ass name and crayon logo...
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    2020 NFL Draft - Rounds 2 & 3 Game Thread

    I blame Daz for that more than Brown. Brown was also constrained by the predictable offense but didn't pay the physical price like Dillon.
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    Stark: Doing the math on the ‘competitive balance tax,’ and the Red Sox’ motivation to trade Mookie Betts

    Stark weaves together a bunch of hypotheticals that make the article hard to follow, so forgive me if I have misinterpreted anything he is saying. Most of this article inexplicably works around the assumption that we not only keep Betts, Price, and everyone else, but actually signed Zack...
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    Betts/Price to LA for Verdugo/Jeter Downs/TBA

    I'm guessing this is where the disagreement lies. Don't really understand how trading team-controlled Mookie Betts (and Price, and for the return we got) makes the future less scary, or 2020 less mediocre. 2019 was basically the same roster as the amazing 2018. I would feel a lot more reassured...
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    Betts/Price to LA for Verdugo/Jeter Downs/TBA

    I'm not sure whether he put money above the team, because as evidenced here fans will carry John Henry's water no matter what he does, so we'll never know, and it doesn't really matter. I mean, shit, this isn't the NFL. It isn't the NBA, either, but a single amazing MLB position player is worth...
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    Betts/Price to LA for Verdugo/Jeter Downs/TBA

    Yeah, they did a great job cutting dead weight and restocking the system. That much I agree with. It's hard to believe that the 2nd best position player in baseball is someone who is, on the net, costing a penalty to the team regardless of anything else going on with the franchise. The cost is...
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    Betts/Price to LA for Verdugo/Jeter Downs/TBA

    There is no salary cap in baseball. There is no excuse for being cheap. We're supposed to believe that this guy who has a NASCAR team as a toy is up against some financial hardship? Own your mistakes and pay the guys who deserve it. Especially when JBJ and X are anything but cost-prohibitive.
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    BC Hoops 2019-20

    Hard to overstate that one. Hard to overstate that impact on this year's team, but at the same time, Christian has been here for at least 5 years and at some point games like tonight take their toll. Jarmond's football hire gives me hope that we can do better in basketball. I follow the BB team...
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    Tennis 2020: There is an I in Thiem

    Whatever it is, Coco Gauff has got it. Cirstea must be kicking herself for blowing that lead but Gauff hunkered down like a pro and grinded out a comeback from 3-0 down in the 3rd.
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    January 2020 General NBA Game Thread

    He looked really good, with the caveat that I only saw the highlight reel. He's really comfortable around the basket either finding the open man or finishing in traffic. Magic are one of those league pass teams that are always entertaining. All their guys are easy to root for individually and...
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    2020 WC Weekend Game Thread

    Bigger deal than the no call is Miles Sanders getting hurt on a freak accident while running out of the backfield. That is a killer. Edit: looks like he's fine. Wish they showed a replay cause it looked bad from the real time look.
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    Introducing...[Name TBD] - NBA Box Score Projection Project

    Meant to respond to this earlier. I think that's a very good encapsulation of what you've done and gave me some more insight into things you have already gone into greater detail on in this thread. A couple of questions that popped into my head while reading: -Could you add maybe a paragraph...
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    Joe Posnanski's top 100 Baseball Players of All Time

    Joe's well-meaning but consistent weakness for humanizing horrible things done by people he otherwise reveres is on full display in the Schilling essay. It's fair to argue that Schilling should be a HOFer in spite of his personality, but such an argument should own that point of view rather than...
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    BC Hoops 2019-20

    Well they pulled it out, but Christian should not be allowed back on the plane for how he handled those last 5 minutes. ND's missed free throw saved BC from certain and well-deserved ridicule. The inbounding problems brought me back to the Skinner era, except more incompetent.
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    Commentator evaluation: Joe Tessitore

    John Teti at the AV Club had a wonderful writeup of the whole MNF production a few weeks ago. I think he nails Tessitore (whole thing is worth a read): Not a fan.
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    BC Hoops 2019-20

    That's what I was getting at. Let's make it a clean sweep, Martin.
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    BC Hoops 2019-20

    This team sucks.