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Everything posted by BringBackTheVet

  1. I don’t think there are philosophical differences at all. I just think the owner is a little more concerned about public perception and actual results than his GM/Pres are. I just think that if you public ally say that the GM and Pres wanted him back and that it was 100% the CEO’s call to fire him, then he also needs to let them go too rather than entrust them with another search that will ultimately be decided by the owner rather than his “baseball people”. philosophically they’re all-in on having a manager that works hand-in-hand with their analytics department and knows/trusts the numbers. I think the GM is a too-young jerkoff who’s played video games his whole life and never accomplished anything before getting the position from Andy McPhail... who I also don’t think has accomplished anything and just says stupid thing after stupid thing.
  2. since we talking about missed face masks...
  3. gabe “jerk off with coconut oil” Kapler was not qualified to manage a team, and he proved it. The only problem was he was fired by the owner, in defiance of the president and GM, who he recently extended and won’t fire. So there’s a bit of a Jerry Jones thing going on there. edit: Gabe Kapler wasn’t the reason they didn’t win - he was dealt a bad hand with all the injuries - but he was lax on discipline, got taken advantage of, relied on numbers vs eyes too much, and absolutely cost them games with his baffling moves. He seems like the nicest and most interesting man in the world, just not a good manager. of course we said that about Francona when he was fired and he seemed to figure it out... so someone should hire Kapler immediately.
  4. Let's not pretend that even all Rams games are true Rams home games. It's something that's going to happen in every 'getaway' city - LA, SD, LV, MIA, maybe SF, TB, etc. How's Nashville been? I'd expect that to be a semi-popular 'road trip' city for fans. I don't think those cities anticipating needing visiting fans to fill their stadiums though. In LV, they do (yes, apparently the seats have been sold, but IMO they wouldn't be sold if not for speculators anticipating road-trippers wanting in.)
  5. The Flyers now have a "disassembly room" or "rage room" at the Wells Fargo Center to allow angry fans to smash TVs and break other stuff.
  6. Thanks for reminding me to cancel before Black Friday. I think I’ve read it three times. It’s good, I just don’t care enough about sports to pay for anything more than what the local beat writers and twitterers provide for free.
  7. Wasn't that an intetntional part of the plan though? I hate giving them any credit, but they have to be smart enough to know that the big allure of having a team in Vegas is the guaranteed sellouts from the 'road trippers'. Is there any reason to believe that they'd sell out from local sales by newly-converted Raider fans?
  8. As long as the helmet is silver, there's no place for white pants.
  9. Is the blue part supposed to be a ship coming at the viewer? If yes, it's way too blocky/angled to be effective. I think the original is a more effective logo, plus it contains the maple leaf, which is a requirement for every logo representing anything in Canada.
  10. ESPN's site is basically a huge promo for their shows, and the two are tied together pretty well. Not to diminish some of the good things on the site that aren't tied into programming, but that's essentially what it is. There's just no reason I can think of to go to I remember when it was the "sports section" for, but even then, I gravitated to, even if the actual writing wasn't as good and the stories were slanted in ways to build drama to entice people to tune into a game conveniently carried by... ESPN. Seems like SI should have become what the Athletic is now. I don't have any stats or figures, but I imagine the Athletic is doing OK, and maybe even better than expected.
  11. Rockies - Forrest green and purple. Done.
  12. I’ve said 400 times that the A’s should only have an A (not even ‘s) on their jerseys. Maybe put a city on the road, but not necessary. I’m not even sure I want to see the script on an alternate, but maybe on a green one, with the A being on a yellow one. their an old AF team, regardless of location, so they should look more like it.
  13. I think anything greater than 10-yards should either be challengable or taken out of the hands of the on-field refs altogether. They’re too crucial, and the referees aren’t capable of making those calls. hire more officials that simply watch the game from exclusive angles and are essentially instant-replay officials. One is for PI, one for roughing, etc. at least that way there’s consistency within a game, and they’re already watching for whatever their thing is so the replays should go much quicker.
  14. NYG vs WAS was #1 for me. I don’t care for either individually, but when together, the colors look great. I prefer games where there’s warm and cool colors, opposed to something like Colts and Raiders where it’s all cool. Bengals should never make this list in those all white uniforms (or their regular ones.)
  15. I’ve been very consistent in my vision for this rule, so I’m not sure why you’d think I’d waver now. You can still deploy the gorilla, but you’d need 4 or 5 birds, and maybe a harness, to get it off the ground. It doesn’t get an exception to the feet-on-ground rule. eventually, breeders will start making winged gorillas, at which point - like I want to do with kicking - we’ll need to re-examine the rule and see if it still makes sense.
  16. I think you just like arguing with me lately, but as I’ve explained, I don’t like that you only have to drive to the 35 or 40 to come away with points, and that once teams get into FG range at end of games (like LAR did vs SEA) they shut it down and just take the assumed 3 pts (which didn’t work out for LAR, but that’s the exception). I want teams to have to keep matriculating the ball and not go into conservative mode as soon as they hit the 30. the rules were written in a different era, before specialized kicking was really a thing. I just think the rules should update with the times, like how the NBA changed it’s lanes once 7’2” centers were invented.
  17. The tag says “XFL 20”, not any kind of brand. Pending pants, I think it’d actually look pretty good on a field, despite a few flaws.
  18. If you thought Matthews “drove him to the ground” then you should leave your job and go to work for a company that provides vision insurance. While I wanted the Seahawks to win, if for no reason other than I like the neon green and hate the Rams’ mess of a uniform, that was a lousy call and had an impact on the game. Matthews did all he could to play it hard while still avoiding max contact.
  19. How do video games work now? Do they use player names or just numbers? In either case, do they have all players on all bcs teams? Maybe you can’t quantify the amount that each contributes to the game, but anyone who’s in it should get some % of it - or allow them to negotiate individually, so Tua or whoever could see just how bad they want him in the game.
  20. At least in the Mack deal, they recouped a 2. If it's two 1s for Ramsey and a 2, then I'm in. Even if it was like the Mack deal where it's two 1s and a 3 for Ramsey and a 2, then I think about it (assuming he's what everyone says, and if there's no concerns about his attitude given what's been going on.)
  21. I'm fine with that, but rather than make the guys try to stand and run on their hands, let's get each player a hawk or condor or something that can grasp him and carry him wherever he needs to go. If a player gets dropped (and BOTH feet hit the ground), he's disqualified from that play. Each play technically starts with the players on the ground, but as soon as the ball is snapped, their bird needs to pull them up. Line play might be tough at first, but they'll adapt.
  22. Today we are all.... ... waiting to see if Jalen Ramsey will be traded. Jags turned down a 1 and 3 from PHL, asking for two 1s. If he's as good as everyone says (I've never seen or heard of him until this episode) then I'd give up the 1 and 3. Probably also a 1 and 2, if they let them be staggered (the 1 in year 1 and the 2 in year 2) but two 1s? When was the last time a team gave up two 1s for someone? If it's prime-era Peyton or Brady, then sure, but this ain't that.
  23. I'll never support any system in which a team is not encouraged to keep matriculating the ball down the field. Like I said, the only tiered-FG system I'd support is one that gives more points for shorter FGs.
  24. so even if he drops out after one or two seasons he can’t play pro ball? I don’t get that - unless there’s an age rule (which there’s obv not) then I’m not sure why he could play after 12th grade but then not until “15th”.
  25. If the division winner that is seeded lower than a wild-card still plays the same-length series, then that's fine. However I wouldn't support a plan where a division winner ends up in the 1-game play-in while a wild card team gets a spot in the NLDS. There needs to be some advantage to winning your division, even if you start out on the road. Same with NFL - I'm fine with division winners playing on the road, but at least they get the same 1-game as the wild-cards and the only 'penalty' is a road game.