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#3761 Sabres79

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 12:12 PM

In all honesty, 60% of the Patriots are about all you'll get for sports teams at the White House from now to some unknowable point in the future.

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 12:16 PM

The whole team??

 

Questions about the Warriors' plans for a trip to Washington, D.C. arose just hours after they won their second NBA title in the last three years, when a CNBC analyst tweeted that the team unanimously decided to skip the White House visit.
 
Warriors coach Steve Kerr expressed his disappointment with the election results last November saying after the election that President Donald Trump regularly used "racist, misogynist, insulting words" during his campaign.

http://www.espn.co.u...ite-house-visit
 

In all honesty, 60% of the Patriots are about all you'll get for sports teams at the White House from now to some unknowable point in the future.

What is the context of the usage of this term here


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 12:17 PM

What is the context of the usage of this term here


American handegg team from the general Boston Area.

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 12:20 PM

American handegg team from the general Boston Area.

Ah gotcha. Thought you meant as in being patriotic. My mistake



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Posted 13 June 2017 - 12:35 PM

Ah gotcha. Thought you meant as in being patriotic. My mistake


Really?

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 12:55 PM

Really?

Yeah. That's not a slight on you, it just seemed odd that you included only 60% of one team, and we are talking about politics 



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Posted 13 June 2017 - 03:41 PM

I would say it's a lot different. A comparable is if the Yankees added 4/5 of the best starting pitchers in the league. Durant does things for that lineup / bench that aren't at all comparable to adding a starting pitcher

Yes, Durant had more of an impact than Clemens. My underlying point is that the Warriors were homegrown, and had already won with that talent. It's not like their own talent failed and needed Durant to win. I don't think they'd have won in 5 sans Durant, but I think they'd still be the favorites. As a fan, I'm disappointed the series want as competitive as it would have been if they hadn't added Durant, but I don't think they're making it pointless to watch. San Antonio would have had a puncher's chance without the Kawhi injury, and they may add Chris Paul. The Cavs will add. I think it'll be more competitive next year.

Yeah. That's not a slight on you, it just seemed odd that you included only 60% of one team, and we are talking about politics

Sometimes, man, I worry about you. I did t think the veil could be any thinner on what he was getting at. :P

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 03:43 PM

Is everyone huffing paint this week? What's with all the random typing errors from Dudacek and Blue? :P

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 03:56 PM

Yes, Durant had more of an impact than Clemens. My underlying point is that the Warriors were homegrown, and had already won with that talent. It's not like their own talent failed and needed Durant to win. I don't think they'd have won in 5 sans Durant, but I think they'd still be the favorites. As a fan, I'm disappointed the series want as competitive as it would have been if they hadn't added Durant, but I don't think they're making it pointless to watch. San Antonio would have had a puncher's chance without the Kawhi injury, and they may add Chris Paul. The Cavs will add. I think it'll be more competitive next year.

Cavs gonna go and get Melo? What do they really need? Size? Williams was absolutely terrible last night, and Thompson only showed up to one game (not saying Williams is size, just that he sucks and the're depth sucks)
 

Sometimes, man, I worry about you. I did t think the veil could be any thinner on what he was getting at. :P

Like a really ###### version of rain man :lol:


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 04:18 PM

Cavs gonna go and get Melo? What do they really need? Size? Williams was absolutely terrible last night, and Thompson only showed up to one game (not saying Williams is size, just that he sucks and the're depth sucks)


I really don't think Melo is a good fit on that team. They already have LeBron and Kyrie dominating the ball, and as talented as Melo is, he's a ball-stopper on offense. He just ISOs all the time. On a team where the offense is built upon that, it's fine, but not when you have one better option and another equivalent option. Durant fit so well with Golden State because only Curry really needed to dominate the ball, and Thompson/Green are great defenders who still add value even if they're getting fewer touches.

What they really need is to upgrade athletically, and add guys who can play both ends. Put differently, they need more versatility. Kyrie is a sieve defensively, and Love is mediocre at his best. Even LeBron had a poor defensive series because he had to expend so much energy offensively. Who other than him and Kyrie can reliably create their own shots off the dribble? Thompson is ass, Korver is pure cactch and shoot, Love is a post player who can shoot the 3, but has to play away from the basket too often to maximize his talents, Williams and Jefferson are old Shumpert is trash.

They need an Iguodala-like option off the bench and another starter. Not sure they have the assets to do it, but Paul George would be perfect (I'd be willing to move Love in such a deal). I'd desperately try to shed the Thompson contract for cap space, because otherwise, they can't really add a free agent worth much. They're in a tough spot, but they were close to it being a 2-2 series, so maybe they don't have to add as much as is the conventional wisdom?

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 10:36 PM

MLB Draft related: Through 10 rounds, the Yankees have drafted 9 pitchers.

By the way, Greg Bird sucks. The Yankees had better start drafting first baseman.

Also, I will be referring to Chase Headley as HeadlE5 for the rest of his career.

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 01:47 AM

MLB Draft related: Through 10 rounds, the Yankees have drafted 9 pitchers.

By the way, Greg Bird sucks. The Yankees had better start drafting first baseman.

Also, I will be referring to Chase Headley as HeadlE5 for the rest of his career.


Just got home from the Yankees/Angles game. WTF was Girardi doing putting in Clippard and not using Betances at any point. Dumb.

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 07:52 AM

Just got home from the Yankees/Angles game. WTF was Girardi doing putting in Clippard and not using Betances at any point. Dumb.


He was just making sure that Clippard still sucks.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 08:38 AM

24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend. I've been rooting for Audi in LMP1 for years now, but thanks to Dieselgate their team is shut down and not competing. Being a fanboy of their R10-18 TDI Le Mans cars was part of my motivation for buying that little diesel Golf. Now that's all dead to me.  :( 

So I don't know who to root for now. Looking through the grid for this year (http://www.spottergu.../17_LM24_v2.pdf) and I guess I could enjoy the battle between Chevy and Ford in GTE Pro. 

I could switch allegiances to Porsche since they took on some of the guys from the Audi team, but I'm not really a Porsche guy.

Cadillac has been running a prototype car (Cadillac DPi-V.R.) in the IMSA circuit, so maybe someday they'll make the move to WEC LMP1 or LMP2. That would be fun. 

I'm a man without a WEC team these days. :bag:

 



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 11:19 PM

You probably know my thoughts on bounceyball already, but I do wish they had gotten the sweep.  It would have been a perfect close to a pointless postseason.  But beyond that, 16-0 would be pretty cool in any series-based playoff.


If the Habs best (not longest) dynasty ('76-'79) could never sweep through (nor could the Aisles nor Eulers) then neither should bounceyball's moneyball team.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 11:54 PM

Speaking of that formula 1,i would love to get me an audi R8... Maybe one day.


I'm happy bouncey ball is over, this part of the year sucks, no hockey, no football, and in between trades and drafts.... Blah

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 09:48 AM

Speaking of that formula 1,i would love to get me an audi R8... Maybe one day.


I'm happy bouncey ball is over, this part of the year sucks, no hockey, no football, and in between trades and drafts.... Blah


The R8 is one of Josie's dream cars.

I've become a bit of a Jaguar fan. Between the XF Sportbrake and the F-Type S, I'm just in love with what they're doing.

I wish I could get these things from an American marque.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 12:26 PM

Come ON Jays! Why do you suck so much? 0-7 when trying to reach .500. Reminds me of the Sabres.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 12:39 PM

If the Habs best (not longest) dynasty ('76-'79) could never sweep through (nor could the Aisles nor Eulers) then neither should bounceyball's moneyball team.


See I'll take the opposite stance. Since bounceyball is so lame, the playoffs might as well be too.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 10:16 AM

The R8 is one of Josie's dream cars.

I've become a bit of a Jaguar fan. Between the XF Sportbrake and the F-Type S, I'm just in love with what they're doing.

I wish I could get these things from an American marque.

One of the guys down in Bradford, PA (who woulda thought) has a jag F type - 's.... That's the problem living here, buying something so nice, only to have to put it away half the year and then drive on potholes the other half.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 10:19 AM

One of the guys down in Bradford, PA (who woulda thought) has a jag F type - 's.... That's the problem living here, buying something so nice, only to have to put it away half the year and then drive on potholes the other half.


I mean, I would only buy one in order to do just that. I would never see road salt. Ever.

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 08:33 PM

He was just making sure that Clippard still sucks.

Guess he's still making sure

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 08:37 PM

Guess he's still making sure


Time to end this experiment.

He is flipping awful! He's been throwing batting practice for 2 months.

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 10:53 PM

24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend. I've been rooting for Audi in LMP1 for years now, but thanks to Dieselgate their team is shut down and not competing. Being a fanboy of their R10-18 TDI Le Mans cars was part of my motivation for buying that little diesel Golf. Now that's all dead to me.  :( 

So I don't know who to root for now. Looking through the grid for this year (http://www.spottergu.../17_LM24_v2.pdf) and I guess I could enjoy the battle between Chevy and Ford in GTE Pro. 

I could switch allegiances to Porsche since they took on some of the guys from the Audi team, but I'm not really a Porsche guy.

Cadillac has been running a prototype car (Cadillac DPi-V.R.) in the IMSA circuit, so maybe someday they'll make the move to WEC LMP1 or LMP2. That would be fun. 

I'm a man without a WEC team these days. :bag:

 

 

Just by looking at the pretty colors:

- One of the Toyotas for LMP1; maybe the tech will end up in a future Sienna, LOL.

- Tockwith for LMP2, I love the old Gulf colors.

- Uh, I guess the Corvette Racing since I'm historically a Chevy guy



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 11:04 PM

This might just be the most embarrassing Mets team I've seen with my own eyes.  And I vividly remember 1992 and 93.  

 

Also, the Dodgers are really good. 



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Posted 01 July 2017 - 06:18 PM

Oh Christ,the 4th of July weekend MLB uniforms are awful. Jesus Christ, my eyes.

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 05:22 AM

Manny Pacquiao loses to an Australian gym teacher. Good! Now go away. Evidently he got hosed, too. Also good! Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. F*** that guy.

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 07:32 AM

Free agency in bouncy ball is just nuts ... plentiful 3 year $100 M contracts all around.  And that is for players that have not really proven anything ... Lowry in Toronto can only take the Raptors to a series against Lebron and that's it .  Curry is going to sign a deal worth over $200 M over 3 (I think) years.

 

Just insane.



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Posted 03 July 2017 - 08:38 AM

Free agency in bouncy ball is just nuts ... plentiful 3 year $100 M contracts all around. And that is for players that have not really proven anything ... Lowry in Toronto can only take the Raptors to a series against Lebron and that's it . Curry is going to sign a deal worth over $200 M over 3 (I think) years.

Just insane.

Currys deal is 5 years $200 mill. Forty per season, which is slightly more palatable than the $70 mill you tabled.

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 09:59 AM

Reddick at 1 year for $23M is the funniest one to me



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Posted 04 July 2017 - 10:51 PM

Went to the SWB RailRiders game tonight because baseball on the 4th of July is freaking great. Bought a standing room ticket, got my score book and settled in above the bullpens.

I'm watching the game,drinking a beer and keeping score for 2 innings. The house is packed. A gaggle of lovely ladies approach. They ask if they can stand on the rail next to me, I obliged. These women are not from around here. They have $400 hair jobs, dressed to the 9s, and engagement rings bigger than, well, they're big. Come to find out, they're wives of the Buffalo players.

What a lovely bunch of ladies. That is all. Very nice to talk and listen to.

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 04:44 PM

Who's taking the HR derby tonight? Any guesses?

My picks:

Stanton over Sanchez
Moustakas over Sano
Judge over Bour
Blackmon over Bellinger

Stanton over Moose
Judge over Blackmon

Judge over Stanton in the epic showdown everyone deserves.

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 04:59 PM

Someone needs to convince me something fishy isn't going on with Judge or the baseballs.

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 05:11 PM

Someone needs to convince me something fishy isn't going on with Judge or the baseballs.

 

Don't forget about Cody Bellinger.  Second fastest player in MLB history to 25 home runs.  He got it in his 69th career game.  Judge needed 85 games to hit his 25th home run.  And Bellinger is 3 years younger.  A couple of crazy good rookies this year.



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Posted 10 July 2017 - 05:23 PM

Someone needs to convince me something fishy isn't going on with Judge or the baseballs.

Ryan Howard is 6'4" 240lbs. I think that's what's up with Judge. Guy is just huge. I think his natural strength combined with bat speed give him an epic combination. He's been very lucky with his BABIP and HR/FB%. I think both will regress a little, and he'll still be a stud. 

 

Now, could the balls be juiced this year? I'm not privy.

 

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 05:40 PM

Ryan Howard is 6'4" 240lbs. I think that's what's up with Judge. Guy is just huge. I think his natural strength combined with bat speed give him an epic combination. He's been very lucky with his BABIP and HR/FB%. I think both will regress a little, and he'll still be a stud.

Now, could the balls be juiced this year? I'm not privy.

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I understand he's gronk playing baseball but his average jumped 80 points in two seasons of AAA ball to the majors. I guess guys just figure it out but it seems a little strange.

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 05:50 PM

I understand he's gronk playing baseball but his average jumped 80 points in two seasons of AAA ball to the majors. I guess guys just figure it out but it seems a little strange.


His BABIP is .426 this year. That's nuts. For comparison, Trout pretty much led the way last year and his BABIP was .371

I think Judge could stay up there with the league leaders like Trout, because he hits the cover off the ball. But look for his BA to drop big time as luck runs out.

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 08:18 PM

Who's taking the HR derby tonight? Any guesses?

My picks:

Stanton over Sanchez
Moustakas over Sano
Judge over Bour
Blackmon over Bellinger

Stanton over Moose
Judge over Blackmon

Judge over Stanton in the epic showdown everyone deserves.


Haha, you might go 0-4

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 08:25 PM

Haha, you might go 0-4


Judge saved my ass :)

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 08:31 PM

Judge saved my ass :)


Bour, Stanton and Judge were damn impressive! That was a lot of fun!





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