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  1. Week 6 results: Week 6 winner(s): @ninersdd, @buzzcut, and...I don't even know what to say Week 7 schedule: Kansas City vs. Denver San Francisco vs. Washington Houston vs. Indianapolis Jacksonville vs. Cincinnati Miami vs. Buffalo Oakland vs. Green Bay Arizona vs. NY Giants Minnesota vs. Detroit LA Rams vs. Atlanta LA Chargers vs. Tennessee New Orleans vs. Chicago Baltimore vs. Seattle Philadelphia vs. Dallas New England vs. NY Jets
  2. Thanks for this. My apologies because I've been busier on Tuesday's than I would like to be, but, better late than never. Week 5 winner: @Walter Sobchak with a 12-3 record Week 6 schedule: NY Giants vs. New England Carolina vs. Tampa Bay Washington vs. Miami Houston vs. Kansas City Seattle vs. Cleveland Cincinnati vs. Baltimore New Orleans vs. Jacksonville Philadelphia vs. Minnesota San Francisco vs. LA Rams Atlanta vs. Arizona Tennessee vs. Denver Dallas vs. NY Jets Pittsburgh vs. LA Chargers Detroit vs. Green Bay
  3. LA Rams vs. Seattle NY Jets vs. Philadelphia Atlanta vs. Houston Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh New England vs. Washington Buffalo vs. Tennessee Arizona vs. Cincinnati Chicago vs. Oakland Minnesota vs. NY Giants Jacksonville vs. Carolina Tampa Bay vs. New Orleans Denver vs. LA Chargers Green Bay vs. Dallas Indianapolis vs. Kansas City Cleveland vs. San Francisco
  4. The real takeaway in that picture is that Olivia de Havilland (date de naissance - July 1, 1916) is still alive. Wow.
  5. I'm not surprised. This guy has been a fraud his entire career. He's wilted against every AL opponent and in every big game he's ever pitched in.
  6. One of the bigger positives that the Bruce Arians Bucs have had is that he doesn't care about the whole "wear white at home for more than half the season" thing. The only home game the Bucs are scheduled to wear white is in November against Arizona, and that surely was something of a concession the Bucs gave to the Cardinals when they got the rights to sign Arians in the first place. Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to compliment the uniforms themselves, but at least they're, you know, wearing red uniforms for at least half their games this season, which is a very nice change of pace. Keep things this way. The uniforms above have that personally-desired B-A-B-A pattern and, for an otherwise-broken uniform, that's the best combination they can swing from it.
  7. Some disappointment that NBC didn't adapt their NHL scoreboard to the Premier League version. Maybe that's just due to the mutual association with Sky and the PL that doesn't exist with the NHL - that I know of, anyone; I have no clue who holds NHL rights in the UK - but the PL graphics are one of those subtle changes that looks sleeker and more finished when you compare it to what came before it. It makes the NHL graphics look old by comparison. Fine on their own but not as good as they can be knowing what they now have.
  8. I can't find a clean picture of it, but one of the funniest things in terms of field design I can remember in recent times was in 2015, when the NFL was celebrating 50 years of the Super Bowl and wanted all 32 teams to make the 50 yard line indicator gold...the Raiders were holding off on doing that, and didn't do it for their first home game, but they did it in time for their second game, while simultaneously slapping huge AFL logos in each endzone. For their on-field struggles, that's one organization that is never not on-brand.
  9. Week 4 results are in and, yeesh, not pretty. Week 4 winner: You know what? This isn't the first time this has happened, either, but it's still frightening Week 4 loser: Yuck Week 5: LA Rams vs. Seattle NY Jets vs. Philadelphia Atlanta vs. Houston Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh New England vs. Washington Buffalo vs. Tennessee Arizona vs. Cincinnati Chicago vs. Oakland Minnesota vs. NY Giants Jacksonville vs. Carolina Tampa Bay vs. New Orleans Denver vs. LA Chargers Green Bay vs. Dallas Indianapolis vs. Kansas City Cleveland vs. San Francisco
  10. AL: Yankees def. Twins - 3-1 Rays def. Astros - 3-1 (upset!) Yankees def. Rays - 4-3 NL: Dodgers def. Nationals - 3-2 (erasing a 2-1 deficit along the way) Braves def. Cardinals - 3-1 Dodgers def. Braves - 4-1 Yankees def. Dodgers - 4-1 The calculus in the AL changes entirely if the A's win the wild card; the Astros would slice through the A's like a knife through warm butter. Objectively, the Astros go all the way in that scenario. From my biased POV, I'm still going to say the Yankees win it because I don't need to be objective here. The NL is unaffected if the Brewers win tonight other than that the Dodgers will have easier passage into the NLCS.
  11. Yankees and Cardinals have alternated head-to-head World Series wins over the years, so if they meet this year, I'll hope that pattern holds true. Getting back to .500 is at least 55 years overdue.
  12. So that arguably the best regular season hockey team in the last 15 years can have a spectacular playoff disaster. I'm with you on this, for the most part.
  13. I refuse to buy into the Bucs being up 21-0 on the Rams. I've seen way too many promising Bucs games end in miserable defeat.
  14. Philadelphia vs. Green Bay Cleveland vs. Baltimore Oakland vs. Indianapolis Carolina vs. Houston Washington vs. NY Giants Tennessee vs. Atlanta LA Chargers vs. Miami Kansas City vs. Detroit New England vs. Buffalo Tampa Bay vs. LA Rams Seattle vs. Arizona Jacksonville vs. Denver Minnesota vs. Chicago Dallas vs. New Orleans Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh
  15. You kinda have to think the Twins are eventually going to get the better of the Yankees at some point. 0-4 in playoff series', 2-12 record in those games and 0-7 at home is just too ridiculous to continue on forever. If nothing else, there's no player or coaching overlap between the 2002-'10 Twins and these Twins (same with the Yankees, of course) so none of the previous results have any bearing on what is to come. Given the alternatives, I'll still take my chances with the Twins in the first round than what most of the alternatives were; the two teams are stylistically similar, whereas teams like the Rays and Indians could('ve) posed some real pitching problems. To that end, I'm hoping the Rays win the wild card game. I don't think either team will beat the Astros, but the Rays pitching staff is close to being at full strength again, and you only need to look at their record in April to see what they can do with a full strength pitching staff. If the Yankees had finished #1 in the AL, a pitching staff of Morton/Snell/Glasnow would've been about the last thing I wanted to see in a best-of-5 series. Not that I care much to see it in a best-of-7 series either, but a) lets get there before worrying about the best-of-7 and b) I'll still take those three with the offense backing it compared to facing, you know, Verlander/Cole/Greinke and the Astros having the HFA. Part of me wants to get even for what happened in 2017, the other part of me won't care one bit how the road to the World Series looks if they win the World Series at the end of it. As for the Dodgers, it's a similar story with them, and regardless of how the NL Central and, thus, wild card game shapes up, I have to imagine they're rooting for the road team on Tuesday. They would be favored to beat the Nats, don't get me wrong, but would you rather face the Brewers without their best player, or face a rotation with Scherzer/Corbin/Strasburg? I wrote five years ago about how much I dislike the best-of-5. Just never made any sense to me why MLB has not only an unequal playoff structure (a best-of-5 round followed by two best-of-7 rounds) but also makes their best teams most vulnerable to an upset in the earliest round of the playoffs. Obviously, I stand by all of that. I won't complain if this happens, but if a pair of 105-win teams go down in the first round potentially, then I don't see how that's good for the sport. I guess cross the budge once we get there.
  16. Along these lines, if you're going to have one endzone spelling out the geographic location, and the other for your team name, then please have the geographic endzone on the left side of the field (when viewed from a TV set) and have the team name in the right endzone. You spell the geographic name first and the team name second, right*? It should be done the same intuitive way with field design. If a team wants to do the geographic name or the team name for both endzones, that's also ok. WRONG RIGHT In addition, except in situations where it creates logistical problems - shared facilities between football and soccer mainly - colored endzones look better than non-colored endzones in almost any scenario. Always opt for the colored endzone if you have the opportunity to. *"Mighty Ducks of Anaheim" need not apply
  17. Well, I'll say the same thing I said previously, and I quoted you that time as well because, I dunno, I guess I just like picking on you by pointing this out, but the ABC call from the Music City Miracle was punctuated with Mike Patrick saying "and there are no flags", and this was back in January 2000. So I have no clue when you were a kid, but it might be fair to suggest that, if announcers were having the presence of mind to look out for flags on kickoff returns almost 20 years ago*, then it's probably been something for a long time now. *It would be fair to point out that the Music City Miracle did have the unusual added aspect of whether there was an illegal lateral involved in addition to the usual possibilities for penalties on kickoff returns.
  18. Week 3 results: Week 3 winner: @waltere found the elusive 12th win this week Week 3 loser: At least you should like the colors of your cell, @JWhiz96 Week 4 schedule: Philadelphia vs. Green Bay Cleveland vs. Baltimore Oakland vs. Indianapolis Carolina vs. Houston Washington vs. NY Giants Tennessee vs. Atlanta LA Chargers vs. Miami Kansas City vs. Detroit New England vs. Buffalo Tampa Bay vs. LA Rams Seattle vs. Arizona Jacksonville vs. Denver Minnesota vs. Chicago Dallas vs. New Orleans Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh
  19. Wearing polo shirts as opposed to crewneck shirts - at least when not wearing a jacket or any kind of outer layer garment - seems like a basic minimum, really.
  20. Nice word twist. What I'm saying is the Bucs were keeping that timeout for one very specific reason - to kill the clock after getting the ball in their desired location for the field goal attempt. To use that timeout to stop a delay of game would've taken away any chance of doing that. And, at that point...lets be honest, if you're saying you would trust a kicker from 29 yards but not from 34, you've got a kicker problem. Five yards matter once you get into the 40+ range, but 29 vs. 34 should be a poe-tay-toe po-tah-toe situation. They weren't going to save the five yards by taking a timeout. Get on the team for not being ready to begin with and incurring the penalty in the first place, that's perfectly fair - it was a really dumb penalty to take - but what you're getting on Bruce for is something any NFL head coach would've done in that situation. That decision didn't lose the Bucs the game. Their chronically inept kicking situation, after blowing coverages repeatedly on the Giants' last drive, was what lost them the game.
  21. I can't speak for him but I can tell you that I passed whatever rubicon it is where you can see your team lose a game in an awful fashion and still be able to tolerate watching football for the rest of the day a long time ago because the Bucs gave me a ton of practice learning to do exactly that.
  22. That seemed pointless and stupid but the kicker not being able to handle a 34-yard field goal isn't Bruce's fault. You're out to lunch on this one. They didn't use that timeout because they wanted to get the ball to a certain spot between the hashes for the kicker, and would need to use their timeout after that to make sure the clock didn't run out. Using a timeout where you're criticizing would've been unbelievably stupid.
  23. It's disgusting how, if the roster not being good enough in general isn't enough, kicking problems will always be there to destroy the Bucs.
  24. Tennessee vs. Jacksonville Oakland vs. Minnesota Cincinnati vs. Buffalo NY Jets vs. New England Detroit vs. Philadelphia Baltimore vs. Kansas City Miami vs. Dallas Atlanta vs. Indianapolis Denver vs. Green Bay NY Giants vs. Tampa Bay Carolina vs. Arizona New Orleans vs. Seattle Houston vs. LA Chargers Pittsburgh vs. San Francisco LA Rams vs. Cleveland Chicago vs. Washington
  25. With the full disclosure that I don't think the Yankees would beat the Astros if they faced them...I'll take my chances against the Dodgers if that matchup comes up.