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  1. This is literally Veep of Idiocracy Throne Cards

    I think my favorite thing is everyone bitching about the DNC email that asks to “pull the commentary segment right now on msnbc” thinking it means they wanted it off the air. EDIT: For those of y’all who don’t know/use it, “pulling” a transcript or video is getting a copy of it. (e.g. “Where’d you pull those quotes from?”)
  2. This is literally Veep of Idiocracy Throne Cards

    i don’t :censored:ing know. this whole clown show is the epitome of “where everything’s made up and the facts don’t matter” which is not how american politics is supposed to be. hillary clinton can’t do email and lied about it. that’s not good! donald trump is a :censored:ing fascist. your move, america. if you choose the latter, i’m the :censored: out of this place.
  3. This is literally Veep of Idiocracy Throne Cards

    Someone should tell the Republican Party that the sitting president has an approval rating over 50%…
  4. This is literally Veep of Idiocracy Throne Cards

    There’s almost zero chance the GOP loses the House, since they did a great job in 2010 of winning “trifectas” in key states, allowing them to successfully gerrymander their way into a ton of near-guaranteed seats. I mean, the GOP controlled both legislative houses and the governor’s mansion in Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. FL and OH are understandable to a certain extent, but there’s absolutely no excuse for how badly the Democrats got railed in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, a trio of states that the Dems should never be shut entirely out of government in. Republicans hold 56 of 83 House seats in those five states, all states Obama won in 2008 and 2012.
  5. This is literally Veep of Idiocracy Throne Cards

    oh god does this mean mike pence is going to be the policy guy please god no actual trump would probably be better
  6. This is literally Veep of Idiocracy Throne Cards

    The sad thing is, among the candidates considered, yeah, Pence is probably the best choice he could’ve made. Which, I don’t know, is what happens when you poison your relationship with anyone worth a damn in the GOP?
  7. 16-17 Soccer Kits

    It’s… weird? Probably not a good thing when that’s the first adjective that comes to mind to describe a kit. There’s nothing inherently wrong about this — proper stripes look gorgeous — but it’s so… odd, especially for Eintracht. I dunno.
  8. UEFA Euro 2016 Thread

    So you’d say Oceania should get the same number of World Cup berths as South America? As it sits, we’re either missing out on Ecuador or a world-class team in Russia. There’s a significant chance Brazil won’t qualify, and it wouldn’t be because they hadn’t been one of the best 31 teams in qualifying. And I don’t get your point about this year’s Euro. The point isn’t that the Netherlands should have been guaranteed a place at the championships — clearly, they couldn’t better Iceland, that’s why they weren’t there in the first place. It’s that the FIFA World Rankings are a poorly-designed measure of team quality (the simple ELO is a better measure, which says something), and that the current qualifying format in UEFA does a subpar job of providing equitable qualifying opportunities for all member nations.
  9. This is literally Veep of Idiocracy Throne Cards

    Hey, he’s probably just auditioning for a future running mate role.
  10. UEFA Euro 2016 Thread

    With that qualifying, absolutely! We obviously don’t play football on paper, and part of what makes it so great is when the Netherlands can’t get past Iceland, Czechia and Turkey. But it’s worth remembering that the Netherlands were the Pot 1 side, with France the Pot 2 side. Anyway, I just can’t get behind your “free draw” idea. It’s one thing in a knockout tournament to decide one winner like in the FA Cup — hell, the European Cup format was better than the CL though, I’ll give you that — but when you’re trying to find the 13 best teams to send to Russia in a couple summers, the current qualifying format in UEFA is not ideal. The World Cup should feature the best 32 teams in the world (I’d prefer to see more inter-confederation playoffs, and an increase in the amount of berths CONMEBOL gets. Seriously, a top-15 team in the world rankings right now is guaranteed to miss the World Cup), which is kind of absurd, really. Clearly, I’m not saying we should just send the top 10 teams automatically to Russia without making them qualifying. But when we’re trying to figure out who’ll qualify for a World Cup, the path to the final should be as equitable as it can be. That, of course, is something the current format tries to do, but because the world rankings are so miserably designed, it typically doesn’t actually turn out that way. As for UEFA, I’d rather see a format that looks more like this, with the Nations League eliminated… A final stage consisting of 4 groups of 8 teams. Top 16 teams qualify automatically for the final stage, 17-42 enter needing to win one home-and-home playoff, 43-54 enter needing to win two. Top three teams from each group advance to the World Cup, while there’s a single-elimination, neutral-site playoff between the four fourth-place teams to determine UEFA’s 13th place. More teams per group, and more qualifying slots per group, increases the chances you get the 13 best teams. I like that.
  11. UEFA Euro 2016 Thread

    When they determine seeding for qualifying groups, as they do in Europe, they mean quite a bit… see Romania being a Pot 1 side this year. Because of the FIFA rankings, we have these two groups for WC qualifying… Romania, Denmark, Poland, Montenegro, Armenia, Kazakhstan Wales, Austria, Serbia, Republic of Ireland, Moldova, Georgia While on the other end of the spectrum, we have both France and Italy as Pot 2 sides — meaning the Dutch and the French are together in one qualifying group, while the Spanish and Italians are together in another. So let’s recap: Either the 2014 World Cup third-place side or the Euro 2016 runners-up will have to play a playoff to even qualify in 2018, while one team from each of those groups will qualify automatically, having never faced a world-class international side. Especially in Europe, the FIFA World Rankings are far too influential, given how terrible of a measure of success they are.
  12. This is literally Veep of Idiocracy Throne Cards

    Also, re: Bob Loblaw talking at tonight’s convention.
  13. 16-17 Soccer Kits

    BW was talking about a striped-shirt team going pinstripes, not producing their kits in-house. West Brom did the same thing (as did Sheffield United last year, incidentally). Anyway, that Wednesday kit is bad.
  14. North American Pro Soccer 2016

    Except there isn’t. USSF rules are pretty clear as to what level 2 and level 3 leagues are, and the NASL fits the former and the USL the latter. Everything else is amateur fourth tier, where USSF doesn’t recognize differences between leagues.