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    2018 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    Super Bowl XXXVI Rematch
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    2018 MLB Off Season Thread

    Marty Brennaman just announced that he's retiring after 2019 edit: this was snotty. I have a complicated relationship with the guy because his last ten years have not been great between feuding with a couple players, disparaging the best Red since Barry Larkin in Joey Votto, and being an old crank about sabremetrics and pretty much everything else. But I fell asleep to his voice pretty much every summer night in the mid 90's and I'll always have that.
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    2018 MLB Off Season Thread

    I've read that your body peaks at 27 and then begins the slow decline after that so it stands to reason that would be around when the average professional athlete would start to decline.
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    2018-19 NHL Season

    The "incident" according to this was that Bobrovsky got pulled and then immediately got undressed when there was still time left in the game. If Korpisalo had gotten injured they would've had to scramble to get Bob back in net. Then there was a meeting on the tarmac before they flew out. https://www.thescore.com/nhl/news/1698877 I feel like there's got to be more to this still.
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    North American Pro Soccer 2019

    It was really cool to see the actual Crew twitter and instagram account acknowledge the Save The Crew movement and use the hashtag. For over a year the people running the social media side had to pretend like nothing was happening, almost like they were on the opposite side. We needed them healthy so we could kick their ass. It's the real life version of the very good "Hot Rod". Now that they're healthy I'm stoked for the best rivalry name in the MLS - Hell Is Real Derby. I'm gonna try to go to both games in August.
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    2018 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    Chiefs Rams Chargers Saints
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    2019 NFL Off-Season Thread

    So far 3 of the 8 vacancies have been filled and none of my preferred choices for the Bengals have been swiped while it’s looking like the Jets will hire my uncle Mike and the Browns will hire Freddie Kitchens so at least the competition is dwindling so at least there’s that. Everyone is still pretty terrified about the real possibility they hire Hue Jackson. Wouldn’t be jazzed about Vance Joseph either. I really just want someone who’s not been around this team in the Marvin Lewis era. They need a fresh voice worse than anybody in football.
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    NFL Playoffs Thread

    The Patriots are kind of not good and only got a bye thanks to their putrid division and a pretty flat AFC. I think they're ripe for the picking by the Chargers. Oddly the only team I really think they matchup well with is the Chiefs because the Chiefs defense is struggling so if the Pats can Pats their way past the Chargers they'll probably go to the super bowl again, which will suck, obviously.
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    NFL Playoffs Thread

    Mike Brown torpedoed 1991-2002 by being a dumb cheap a$$hole, then hired Marvin Lewis, who fought tooth and nail to bring the Bengals something resembling a modern NFL operation and something resembling respectable, but through a lot of bad coaching and some bad luck (Carson Palmer’s knee) went 0-7 in the playoffs. And that’s how you own a team for almost 30 years in the NFL without winning a single playoff game. If they ever finally do win one I might just stop watching this sport.
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    2018 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    The regular season title is all I care about.
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    NFL Playoffs Thread

    Yes. I thought Deshaun would be better. I didn't think the Colts would be this good on both lines. except the two times they played the Bengals in the Saturday afternoon wildcard game, which makes it all the more infuriating for me. TJ Yates and Matt Schaub.
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    2018 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    Your 2018 CCSLC Regular Season Pickem King World Champion's Playoff Locks: Texans Seahawks Ravens Eagles I suggest copying these if you want to be right.
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    2018 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    Speak for yourself. Zookie Week 4 - Week 8: 9-6, 10-5, 11-4, 10-4, 8-6 Me Week 4 - Week 8: 11-4, 11-4, 12-3, 11-3, 12-2 I'm the champ over both humans and magical cats and I've decided to be annoying about it.
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    2018 NFL Season

    very real concern. That's the reason why I'm not torqued up to 11 right now.
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    2018 NFL Season

    I've been waiting for this for so long I don't even know how to feel. I've been a Bengals fan since 1990 which means Marvin Lewis has been head coach for more than half my life. I appreciate all he did for the franchise. When he got here in 2003 they hadn't had a winning season since 1990. They were the cheapest team in the league, they made players buy their own gatorade and jock straps. Marvin Lewis pulled Mike Brown into something resembling a modern day NFL operation. They actually have a dedicated person on staff handling football decisions, a GM essentially. That was Marvin Lewis' doing. And he won some games, won the division 4 times, and put the team in the playoffs 7 times, which wasn't happening here before. A playoff win or two would've been cool, but life's not fair. It's well past time to move on. It was well past time last year. A normal organization would've fired him at least 6 times by now. I'm so tired. They need new eyes and new voices. Their division isn't getting any worse. The Browns are back, the Ravens are always competent, and the Steelers will never go away. But the team isn't bad as currently constructed. Injuries killed them this season, but they're not a long ways away from competing.
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    2018 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    REGULAR SEASON CHAMPION HOW'S IT FEEL TO BE SO MUCH DUMBER THAN ME, YOU DUMB DUMB DUMMY BEAR IDIOTS DUMMIES????? I BARELY EVEN WATCH THIS SPORT
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    2018 NFL Season

    Crappy season all around, but I got to see the Bengals win in Indianapolis, the team went 3-1 in games I attended, and the worst people alive missed the playoffs as well sooo
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    2018-19 NHL Season

    The Blue Jackets are 11-0 on Thursdays this season. What to make of that? Probably nothing, but a stat I felt like sharing.
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    Worst Game You Ever Saw

    I've been to too many, but here's the worst for each of my teams: Bengals Steelers monday night football last season. Bengals were up 17-0 and then it started to rain and the Steelers came back to win. I sat in the pouring rain and watched the choke-job with so much angry certainty that they were gonna blow the game, which they, of course, did. I left while all of the worst people alive danced around me, soaking wet and mad at myself for even going to the game. The only reason I went was because we buried my grandfather that morning and I wanted to think about something else. So it was an all around great day. Blue Jackets Penguins - December 2010. Imagine 25,000 of the worst people alive invade your arena, their team wins 7-2 as your team looks scared and embarrassed in their own barn, their fans wave terrible towels in your face, one of their fans vomits on your shoes at Rbar. Another one of their fans vomits on himself in the seat next to you. It's the most poorly behaved crowd of people I've ever seen at a sporting event. :censored: the Penguins forever. Reds Cubs - sometime in 2017. The Cubs were in the middle of their victory tour around baseball. My friend offered me super last minute tickets, but didn't tell me that because they were digital tickets they were subject to change location depending on the game. I thought they were his normal seats down the first base line. The seats were last row upper deck, the crowd was roughly 165% Cubs fans. We stayed 3 innings and then left to get drunk at Tin Roof. Ohio Bobcats MAC Championship game 2006. My freshman year and they had a deal where the students got a bus ride to the game in Detroit and a ticket to the game for a stupidly low price. It was like $10. I'd watched exactly one of their football games that year, but I thought it'd be fun to go see Ford Field and hang out with my (future ex)girlfriend. The Bobcats got torched by Central Michigan and the game was never close, but because we took the bus we had to wait until the game ended. My girlfriend took offense to some (imagined) slight by me (as she was wont to do) and sat at the front of the bus away from me for the trip home, which took almost 8 hours. I dated her for another four years.
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    2018 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    Packers Giants Falcons Panthers Patriots Dolphins Texans Eagles Vikings Rams Cardinals Steelers Ravens Chiefs Chargers Colts
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    2018 MLB Off Season Thread

    I’m pumped! They got some actual personalities and fun players and got rid of the worst contract on the team and one of my least favorite athletes to ever play for one of my teams. Clearly the Reds got tired of playing to empty seats and getting upstaged by a minor league soccer team. That was a long five years without Major League Baseball. I’m really glad they decided to bring it back.
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    The Sports Media Thread

    He drank too much, passed out, and they had to operate on him. Glad he's okay. I genuinely enjoy reading him.
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    North American Pro Soccer 2019

    at Seattle at the champs home against the Western conference champs welcome to the bigs, kid.
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    24/M looking for tips on freelancing

    That 6k number is probably what they should pay you. If the company is worth a hill of beans their brand image will be valuable and worth a hell of a lot more than $6,000. It sucks that you didn't get that work, but I think it's good that you charged that much. If you quote 6k for projects eventually people will give you 6k and when that happens that's when you start quoting 7, 8, 10, 15 etc, etc. Communication is key. If their budget is low you have to be transparent and let them know what that means for you, for them, and for the work. Cheap, good, fast, pick two is real. I've lowballed offers and ended up doing a ton more work than I initially thought and regretted it. I calculated my hourly rate one time on a project as less than $3 an hour. I won't make that mistake again. In some of those cases I know the client would've paid 4 to 5 times as much as I quoted if I'd just gotten more information up front and the lines of communication were more open. They were probably psyched and/or laughing that they got work for so little. Conversely, I've highballed (?) offers thinking it would get them to go away and they've said yes or they come back and still say "wow less than I thought". The lesson is set terms for yourself and stick to your guns. You're good enough that someone will pay you to create for them. I also think it helps everyone in this business if we establish/define how much this stuff is supposed to cost. Most people understand that you have to pay artists for their work, but aren't sure exactly what that number is. There's also a lot of normals who see this as a non-serious hobby that we just do for fun (I mean, I do do it for fun, but I make a living with it too. That's why it's the best). If we can define as an industry how much we should be getting charged that can only help all commercial artists. You wouldn't offer to pay a carpenter, for example, a hundred dollars to build a deck and there's way more people who can do that than can do what we can do. They're not paying for the work, so much as they're paying for training, experience, talent, time, and paying you so someone less capable doesn't taint the entire business with a crappy brand stink before it gets off the ground. I have enough side work now that I'm pretty busy, but when times are lean is when I update portfolios and check out others work, like Brandon said. If I'm not working on something for someone else I try to make sure that I create something new every day. You can always get better and you can always learn. Just last night I was :censored:ing around on my tablet and stumbled onto something that I'm pretty excited about using in future projects moving forward.
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    The Sports Media Thread

    My guess is he got too drunk at their awards show and injured himself somehow.