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  • Dec 02, 2017 08:27 PM
    Last: 12d
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    So Oklahoma's in. They were #3 and trounced TCU 41-17. Might be #1 now. #2 Auburn lost to #6 Georgia 28 -7. #4 Wisconsin plays #8 Ohio State in the championship game. And #7 Miami plays #1 Clemson in the ACC champ.

    We only know for sure that the Sooners made it in. Is it plausible that Alabama sneaks into the #4 spot (currently #5) as Auburn now has 3 losses, even though Auburn beat them?

    Is Georgia a top 4 lock? I would guess so.

    That's OK and Georgia. If Clemson wins, they are staying #1 I imagine unless it's an ugly win. That leaves Wisconsin which is playing the toughest match up of their season. Coin flip there.

    Very curious how this all plays out.

    Who do you see in the CFP, all said and done?

    Will update once the championship games end.

  • Aug 10, 2017 05:31 PM
    Last: 3mo
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    Must mean they aren't doing as good as a company all around. Just looked up Fiat Chrysler Auto stock price. Shocked to see how cheap it is. $16.39 right now. By comparison:

    GM - $37.67
    Toyota - $113.73

    But then there's Ford. $11.50. So maybe the logic isn't exactly right here. Still 11-16 dollar stock for those 2 companies seems really low.

  • Aug 09, 2017 05:29 PM
    Last: 3mo
    866

    A few days before the season starts, of course, changes have happened. Here's the latest on all this:

    Top 8:

    1. Patriots
    2. Seahawks (moved up 5 spots, not sure I understand why)
    3. Falcons
    4. Packers
    5. Steelers
    6. Raiders
    7. Giants
    8. Cowboys

  • Aug 15, 2017 03:51 PM
    Last: 3mo
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    Good points. Also of note, the incidents in question all happened before Elliott even signed with the Cowboys. So that to me is one of the more curious things about this case. If Elliott wasn't found guilty in a court of law, and the accusations in question happened before he officially signed his contract with the league, how can the NFL rightfully suspend him for almost half a season?

    NFLPA appeals Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension

  • Aug 15, 2017 08:58 AM
    Last: 4mo
    572

    How do you usually play it, with your first pick in the draft? Do you go for your favorite guy, the 'best' available, or do you go for a position, depending on how deep you think that position is?

    For instance, if there are only 3 quarterbacks that you really want on your team all year (say Brees, Rodgers and Brady for example) and you know they usually go quick in your draft, do you use your first pick to grab one, or take that as an opportunity to stack yourself at RB or WR instead? Thereby settling for a QB not quite as good?

    I have been basically making a list of all the elite players I would feel good about drafting in the top 10, and then picking the one I am surprised about the most that fall to me. Like 2 years ago, I got Antonio Brown with the #8 pick. I was aiming for a RB, but had to take him, and readjust.

    Last year, LeVeon Bell fell to me in the mid 2nd round. Did that as well, even though I was eyeing a QB in Brady. Though my #1 pick (*cough DeAndre Hopkins cough*) sunk my luck and made me look silly, so ya know, can't always be right...

    Anyways, what's your strategy? Do you target a position and take the best one of those available, or do you just take whoever, and decide in the moment?

  • Jun 28, 2017 03:15 PM
    Last: 5mo
    958
    Until Federer retires, I'll always give him the edge at Wimbledon.
  • Jun 29, 2017 04:37 PM
    Last: 5mo
    556

    Chris Paul is now a Houston Rocket. He joins James Harden, obviously in an attempt to battle yet another 'superteam' in the GS Warriors in the West. I wonder if going all out to build a short term 'superteam' is the way to go in the NBA now? Versus drafting intelligently? And/or just drafting smart and going for players that give max value for lesser contract $ (ie the Patriots in the NFL)?

    I think the facts can be a little deceiving. Sure, Lebron going to Miami, along with Bosch, obviously looked like instant success using this model. This in fact reignited the superteam idea. (It's not necessarily new to the NBA, just got it's most publicity with Lebron). But how much of that was just simply Lebron? I mean, wherever the guy goes, he wins. It's not a lock that he needs superstars surrounding him.

    Since then, several teams have tried to trade 'the best' (and usually those superstars that have aged and arguably past their prime already) for quite a lot in trade, in an attempt to have 2-3 giants on their team.

    I think this is a flawed strategy. Durant and Westbrook were on the same team for years. In OKC. We remember that right? Are the Rockets saying that an aged Chris Paul in a different city is better than what OKC showed in the past? Maybe that's an unfair comparison.. I just don't think this is a wise strategy is all. I get that the Durant/Curry combo in Golden State scares everyone. And it should. Though selling out trying to copy their model isn't the way to go here.

    Just my 2 cents. Rant over. Thoughts?

  • Jun 15, 2017 03:12 PM
    Last: 6mo
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    An advertisement blimp was caught on camera slowly deflating, then crashed to the ground, and finally exploded. This happened very near the U.S. Open at Erin Hills, around 11:15 a.m.

    You can watch some of the early footage caught on a cell -

    Watch a blimp crash at the U.S. Open

    Or, USA Today has an even more complete version, where you can see the actual fire ball explosion.

    Pretty crazy stuff. Apparently no one was injured. Reports are saying the pilot when down with the blimp. All the way to the ground he stayed with it. And only suffered some burns, believed fairly minor, from the explosion.

    No reports on exactly what caused the crash. Though I did read that someone pulled the pilot from the wreckage, so that part I am not really clear on. Plus you can hear people on the first video talk about 'they just parachuted out'.. couldn't really make any of that out though. Is that confirmed?

    Post here if more details come out. Curious about that one. Either way, glad no one was seriously hurt.

  • Jun 13, 2017 05:01 PM
    Last: 6mo
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    Damn. Rickie Fowler is -6 through 12 on Day 1.. this is setting up to be the lowest US Open score in history. Crazy that it's also the longest course in major history AND supposed to be a very tough course. Par is supposed to be the norm. Hmmm. Wonder if the PGA is kicking themselves right about now..
  • May 24, 2017 11:59 AM
    Last: 6mo
    972

    Hard to argue with his logic. I certainly agree with the Yankees and Spurs entries. Though there's one metric he might should also consider - the competition for those teams at the time.

    This would be a really hard one to factor in, and very subjective. But to give an example, the Celtics reign from 56-69 was in large part do to the league being considerably smaller.

    Check this out.. in 1960, the NBA's 15th season ever, only had a grand total of 8 teams. Only 4 in the West, and 4 in the East. That means the Celtics only needed to compete with 3 other teams to make it into the finals.

    Compare that to today's league of 30 teams, having to compete with 14 others to make it to the finals, and it's pretty hard to say that the Celtics feat was that impressive, over what the Bulls did in the mid 1990's (when there was 26-30 teams during Jordan's reign).