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  1. dynomite

    2019 Week 9 NFL Game Thread

    Calling any physically gifted QB "unprecedented" after Michael Vick ran a 4.33 40 at his Pro Day is pretty funny.
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    Week 1 Game Thread

    For those who can't see the map, here's the full schedule (as far as I can tell) for Week 1 in the Boston/Massachusetts/for some reason not Hartford region: 1:00pm - Bills @ Jets (CBS) (bleh) - Rams @ Panthers (FOX) 4:25pm - Giants @ Cowboys (FOX) 8:25pm - Steelers @ America's Worst Nightmare...
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    Playoffs? Playoffs!??!?!?

    I don’t mean to pile on or be a jerk — always a dangerous way to begin a post! — but I’m having a hard time understanding this attitude. We only get so many years on this planet. We only get so many baseball games to watch and Red Sox teams to root for. The team we’re currently watching (or at...
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    MIA JBJ

    For a player who has a reputation for tinkering with his swing, going on hot and cold streaks, and making much balleyhooed adjustments, for almost three seasons now JBJ has been remarkably consistent at the plate. 2017: .726 OPS (89 OPS+), 8.9% BB rate, 22.9% K rate 2018: .717 OPS (91 OPS+)...
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    2019 Pats: General Training Camp Thread

    It enough to make me want to start a “Thank you Ryan Allen” thread. I’m having trouble remembering some of his signature kicks outside of the Super Bowl last year. - Week 1 last year against Texans I remember he pinned Watson on his 1 yard line for their final drive with a minute left. - I...
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    Starting Pitching 2019

    This can also be a place to talk about how the Cashner acquisition has gone: 1-5 team record in his 6 starts, a hard to believe 27 ER in 30.1 IP for a stunning 8.01 ERA, and now relegated to the bullpen. Still, even if Cashner had been merely bad instead of the human embodiment of HBO’s...
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    August MLB game thread

    This is a hell of a game. Bottom 9th, Twins down 2, runners at 2nd and 3rd, 2 out. But it should be Cruz up right now instead of Cron. Edit: Now bases loaded. This is fun.
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    2019 Trade Deadline

    Also because the Giants never expected to contend this year, and probably doubt they will stay competitive into August and September with a -47 run differential. They’re trying to open their next window of World Series contention, which means getting younger and better. The Red Sox, on the other...
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    2019 Trade Deadline

    Yes, Greene seems like one of the least appealing targets out there -- he could be somewhat expensive because while he's compiled many Saves (as we all know, an inherently strange and controversial statistic) all of his peripheral stats show he's gotten incredibly fortunate while doing it (a...
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    Michael Chavis, SS: 2014 MLB Draft 26th overall

    I don’t about “shopping him” around, but it was reported they were “listening” to offers. A word distinction worthy of 1,000 words by Rev. https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2018/12/report-red-sox-taking-offers-on-rick-porcello-others.html
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    Starting Pitching 2019

    To be fair only Oakland was expected to be a .500+ team. PECOTA had the Mariners at 75 wins going into the season, and they spent the off-season dumping their veterans (Cano, Diaz, Paxton, Cruz). It would be a little surprising if they won 82+ games.
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    Celebrating What Is

    It was completely bizarre. I just found this oral history from Vinateri and Smart about the end of that Super Bowl, and while Vinateri’s awesome it still doesn’t explain what the hell Smart was thinking. Here’s the closest he comes...
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    2019 Patriots: Post-SB Roster Thread

    Totally. He’s only 31 and I have a hard time imagining he’s worse even now than the Hollisters of the world. Seemed like a fun guy and handled the media environment here expertly.
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    2019 Cowboys: And Now for Something Completely Different...

    Definitely strange, but it has happened: Marshawn Lynch and Randy Moss (at age 35) both did it. NFL.com has a list of other examples: http://www.nfl.com/photoessays/0ap3000001019429
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    MLB/MLBPA discussing '19/'20 rule changes: Universal DH/no sept callups/3 batter rule

    Precisely this. I feel bad reposting, but if I could I would make sure everyone interested in MLB could read this article: He goes through the games, and although it’s just one game being compared against just one other game (although super fun to remember some of those guys from ‘84), comes...
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    HoF: Who is In?

    Hmm. I hadn’t thought about that. Let’s compare him to our newest Hall of Famer DB: Ty Law. Law played for 15 seasons, made 5 Pro Bowls, 2 All Pro teams, and won 3 Super Bowls (although he didn’t play much of the ‘04 season). He had that signature Pick 6 in his first Super Bowl. Gilmore has...
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    SB53: We Need Links Thread!

    I know. Just devastating. The PFW guys were talking about that moment today, but as they point out: what’s McVay going to say? Kid seems overwhelmed by the moment, but there’s still 4 minutes left in the Super Bowl and the Pats have the ball pinned at their own 4. If the Rams could have gotten...
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    HoF: Who is In?

    Good offseason topic. I totally agree on Gronk. No brainer. From 2011 to 2017 he was the most physically dominant, game changing TE I’ve ever seen in the NFL. The PFW guys spent a long time debating this a few weeks ago on their podcast, and they claim he’ll be limited by his stats, which...
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    SB53: We Need Links Thread!

    I don’t know, I remember him being pretty thrilled after all of the Suoer Bowls. At the end of the 2004 Super Bowl win against the Eagles when Rodney came down with the game sealing INT, Belichick jumped up like a kid in celebration: And in 2016 when James White broke the plane in OT he and...
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    2019 Patriots: Post-SB Roster Thread

    Thank you for noticing. It really does seem like the cover page should read "Mrs. Crabapple's Class." Take a look at the last page. Like, is this serious? "If a kid cannot become 6’2” then they can look at the average height and weight of other positions." "Statistics is like magic"