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    2020 Election Thoughts

    I've seen a couple people make the point that this drawn out refusal to accept the election results is providing momentum for getting rid of the electoral college, which would of course be disastrous for Republicans.
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    My 5 Favorite WS Players

    I don't want a lineup full of them, but having one or two when you have as much power throughout the rest of the lineup as the Sox have is pretty valuable.
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    2021 Celebrity Death Thread

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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    Unfortunately Alabama isn't stupid enough to hire him. There's only one program that's both stupid enough to hire Gase and unlikeable enough to wish they would, but I'd just as soon they let Jim Harbaugh fail for a few more years.
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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    Bears at New Orleans Sunday 3:40 on CBS
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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    Jackson's was an easy catch. The other two were catchable but not easy catches.
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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    You never get to see the whole field on TV so I'm not sure how much of the lack of downfield passing is Trubisky can't hit open guys and how much of it is nobody can get open.
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    My 5 Favorite WS Players

    Abreu, Anderson, Giolito, Moncada, Jimenez
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    Unfortunately, that f**k has probably convinced himself that he really won, so he can claim he doesn't know he's pushing something false, ficticious or fraudulent.
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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    Weird quirk: 14 years ago, the Bears and Colts became the first two teams with black head coaches to reach the Super Bowl. This year, the Bears and Colts became the first two teams to be #7 playoff seeds.
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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    All things being equal, I'd rather have Trubisky than Wentz, but if Trubisky won't take a 2 year deal and Wentz would, then yes, try to make him work while you try to build a better offensive line.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    Would that be admissible in court?
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    2020 College Football thread

    5-star recruits over the past 10 recruiting classes: Alabama 44 Georgia 34 Ohio State 26 Clemson 20 Southern Cal 19 Florida State 19 LSU 19 Texas A&M 14 === Notre Dame 5 So yeah, recruiting is a lot of it for those 3 teams, but Georgia, Florida St and LSU have each managed only 1 playoff appearance since the current format started, and Southern Cal and Texas A&M have managed none. If making the playoff was the #1 priority of recruits, none of the 5-stars would go to any SEC school other than Alabama. Notre Dame clearly isn't in the same league in talent, but they occasionally make the playoff mostly because they manage to avoid losing to shit teams, which has plagued pretty much the entire Big 12 and PAC-12, and in most years Ohio State, and as much as we want to see the 4 most talented teams battle it out, regular season performance needs to count for something or otherwise just take the Top 4 in the preseason poll.
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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    We might get an 8-8 NFC Wild Card and an 11-5 AFC team missing the playoffs. Time to eliminate the conferences. Just have 8 divisions. Seed the division winners 1-8 and the Wild Cards 9-14. Also, make point differential the first tiebreaker.
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    2020 College Football thread

    We're seeing the #4 team regularly getting destroyed in the playoff, not a compelling case to allow teams 5-8 in. What I'd like to see the AAC and MWC do is schedule 11 games instead of 12, play their championship games a week early, and have a full conference crossover for the 12th game, with the conference champions matching up against each other. Would boost the schedule strength of the winner of that game.
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    2020 Catch-All

    We started a new family tradition a few years ago. We watch the original Star Wars beginning at 10:02:49
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    I know this would never happen, but my fantasy is that the Georgia runoffs split, leaving the Republicans in a 51-49 majority, then Susan Collins tells the other 50 Republicans that if they don't make her majority leader, she'll switch parties.
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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    This. 100% this.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    Polling shows Perdue up by about ½ percent and Loeffler losing by about ½ percent, so I couldn't begin to predict, but I have a question for the one percent who are splitting their vote: WHAT THE F**K???
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    Sports Media discussion

    Getting off the topic of Sports Media a bit, but the number of 5-star recruits over the last 10 years by the 4 playoff teams: Alabama 44 (most) Ohio State 26 (3rd) Clemson 20 (4th) Notre Dame 5 (t-20th) So, yeah, ND's gonna get killed, but Alabama beat Georgia (2nd with 34) by 17, LSU (t-5th with 19) by 34, and Texas A&M (8th with 14) by 28, so we might as well just have a 3-team playoff from now on.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    People buy so hard into political rhetoric that they don't think for themselves at all anymore. My mom has several friends she knows from back in high school that are public school teachers in Indiana, and post complaints on Facebook about low teacher pay sandwiched in between QAnon-fueled right-wing conspiracy theory memes, not even bothering to notice that it's the Republican-controlled state legislature that won't give them more money.
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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    There were four games this weekend in which a team scored 40 points: By the Packers By the Bears Against the Vikings Against the Lions
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    Benetti & Stone Rank #2 on FGs Broadcaster Crowsourcing Results

    "Benetti strikes a near-perfect balance between taking the game seriously and just sitting back and enjoying baseball." "One of my favorite booths in the game. They mix “new school” analytics with classic analysis and seem to have an enjoyable time doing it." Those two quotes sum up why I love this pairing.
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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    How can there be pass interference on a pass that the receiver caught 2 yards beyond the end line? The Bears took this gift and managed to get only 3 points instead of 7.
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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    Late game last night: down 1 with 1:05 left, 3rd and goal at the 1, Dolphins with no timeouts. Raiders opted to kneel, run the clock down and kick the FG. Dolphins hit one deep pass, tacking on a roughing penalty, and get a FG to win. So, if your choices are to be up 5 or 7 (depending on whether or not you make the 2 pt conversion) with 1:01 left or up 2 with 0:19 left, doesn't taking the TD give you a higher win probability?
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