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  1. Chi Town Sox

    2020 Golf/PGA TOUR thread

    when the jaws come out that means you have a long road ahead of you at best, at worst...you know.
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    Job Thread

    Sorry if I missed it but I remember a thread about anything related to work, career, etc. I am getting screwed out of my annual bonus... I began early August 2014, as written on my agreement, I can receive up to X% of my salary prorated from my start date. I was told as recently as last month, I am eligible and will be receiving a bonus. I did not get the bonus when they went out last week. I was told that when it was checked with HR, that June starts are the cutoff date for bonuses with extensive apologies from the boss I took the lower end of the salary range contingent upon my bonus, received both written and verbal notification of it, have held up my end of agreement as well as rated myself in our company system. This system is tied to our bonus program and is reviewed by upper management, everything was "met expectations" as I am still fairly new. I was going to let them know all of the above and that both parties are responsible for the agreement AND if I wasn't eligible for a bonus, why am I rating myself on the company website if it is tied to your bonus? Also going to mention that this has happened to me at other positions and I do not want it to get to that point at this one where you are promised but not given. I have my own tactics but I think it is always helpful to hear what others have to say or have done in order to coax the money out of them.
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    2020 NBA Regular Season Thread

    Personally, I am good if either get moved if it is making the team better but at the same time, I think it is way too early to write off Lavine and Coby not being able to work together. Steph Curry has always been a better shooter but he wasn't exactly a great PG when he got in the league, either. Coby does need to gain more efficiency but it's a new position and system for him still. Lavine is a perfect example, he has gotten better every year in the league except Coby has done it for 2, Zach has done it for 7.
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    2020 NBA Regular Season Thread

    If the Bulls keep playing at this level all year, they won’t be picking in the lottery at all. They’ve had one of the most difficult schedules in the NBA so far. They’ve won AT Dallas and Portland and almost snuck out both games in LA. In years past, we get blown out almost this entire road trip. 8 of their next 10 games are very winnable. This team has the talent to be in the playoffs and they are finally playing like it even if it’s not a perfect mesh. I do agree, there needs to be some movement to build the team they want and would be odd if they didn’t.
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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    I think everyone in this thread is correct and the fact that nobody can figure out who's fault it is proves that everyone needs to go.
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    2020 NBA Regular Season Thread

    entertaining and many positives but the only thing that’ll stick out to me is that quick 3 from Lavine followed by WCJ not stepping up in the screen and allowing Hield the 4pt play. Wow, that was frustrating. That’s not coaching, that’s common sense and basketball IQ that they both should have at this level.
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    2020 NBA Regular Season Thread

    WCJ is insanely frustrating on defense now, he was and should be the catalyst on this D but there are a lot of boneheaded mistakes and laziness on standard plays that shouldn't happen consistently in rookie years, let alone now. I do agree, he can set a good screen now though and does get bullied by guys like Nurkic but not many Centers like that in the league. We need to have a banger on defense as a backup when facing teams with C's like that. I really like Lavine but IMO if we do not have a superstar, he is pointless to have here and they should be looking at trading him when he has a stretch of good games. This isn't a 2 way player like Jimmy Butler, he works hard but he just doesn't appear to want to pay defense consistently. So far, he looks lost nearly every other game and he needs to be the consistent one but he has the ball in his hands less with Coby handling so much now and . If we can somehow land a star, I think he has the potential to be a lethal #2. He's got nearly a 1:1 Assist to Turnover ratio right now, very bad. Lauri can't stay healthy and not worthy of an extension at this point unless he comes back and looks amazing, even then, hard to give a guy that cash that can't stay on the court consistently. There's going to be some tough decisions to make but At this point, I think Coby and Williams are the future. Coby does need to increase efficiency and improve defense over the rest of this year in his new role.
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    2020 NBA Regular Season Thread

    That was an unbelievable comeback, they looked like contenders, every single guy played great in the 2H. Beat Sac and I think the WC road trip is already considered a win.
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    **2020 Fantasy Football Complaint Thread**

    Made the championship a Made the championship this week and was projected to win by 40 with my great team. Take a look at my team yesterday to see Cook, Kamara, Sanders and even my backup Damien Harris out. 4 backs! Never have I ever been so screwed repeatedly by a team in my life.
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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    I find myself oddly irritated the Bears are in this position. I checked out after the 6 straight losses and was in the mindset the season was over and that maybe we were closer to blowing it up. I want to build something elite, not middling and needing help to get into the playoffs. This situation is just biding these schmucks more time, we are 1-5 vs. winning teams this year. It’s tough to say we’ve definitively turned it around when we’ve beat three bad teams in a row and lost to the Lions right before that (should be two losses to them this year). I’ll be excited to see a playoff game but also perturbed knowing next year could get ugly with the QB/WR/OL/Defense situations. Mitch and ARob will probably get more money than the Bears should pay, we will be stuck with Foles and have significant money tied up on defense that isn’t performing as it should. But...Go Bears?
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    2020 NBA Regular Season Thread

    Taking nothing away from Jrue Holiday, this would be an awful trade for the Bulls. Jrue Holiday has been in the playoffs 4 times in his 11 year career, three of those he shot less than 42% and less than 16ppg. He’s 30. Lavine has improved every year so far and is much younger. We have yet to see what he can do with a winning team around him and probably won’t. Who knows what Lauri is and we will get a better glimpse this year. Neither of there players are a top option but Holiday never has been or will be either.
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    **2020 Fantasy Football Complaint Thread**

    To top off my regular season $hit$how, I lost the last week of the regular season on that Ravens safety to knock me down to 5th place (luckily we put 6 in playoffs this year) and a 7-7 record with 2,019 total points, the next closest guy as 1,863. I've given up most points in the league by a decent amount. We pay out 1st place in regular season pretty heavily since in this league, we believe that should be considered "the best team" over the long haul of the season so hopefully I can at least win 1st in the playoffs. What a brutal year and waste of a team.
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    **2020 Fantasy Football Complaint Thread**

    I failed to mention but keeper league, I drafted Kamara in the 18th round his rookie year and also kept Sanders as a 5th rounder. I had the 4th pick this year and was able to get Cook.
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    **2020 Fantasy Football Complaint Thread**

    I have BY FAR (200pts) the most points in my league yet this weeks loss put me in 4th. This isn’t a few big weeks I’ve had, it’s every week yet I’ve faced the most points of anybody. Best team I’ve possibly ever had. Tannehill (was originally Dak) Cook/Kamara/Sanders/Harris DK/AJ Brown/Evans/Boyd Hockenson/Engram/Goedert Koo i don’t think I’ll ever have a team this elite or deep again, really frustrating.
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    2020 NBA Offseason Thread

    Will never not be incredible that the Cavs took easily the worst player out of the 10 at #1.
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    2020 NBA Offseason Thread

    This draft is filled with guys that could help right away (I still think he can), but likely aren’t going to get significantly better. There’s nothing wrong with taking a raw player that has the room to end up being the best player in the draft in that situation. The Bulls don’t really have much to lose in a weak class. Trust the AK process.
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    2020 NBA Offseason Thread

    AK is a boss, you know he's either legit having these discussions or just leaking them but to see the Bulls appear to be aggressive is so refreshing. I don't care who they choose tonight, I'm trusting the process. If he can do this somewhere like Denver, he can do it here.
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    2020 NBA Offseason Thread

    As for Harden, clearly he’d be the best player in a deal with us but do we want to use our assets for a guy that may have had his peak? He’s 31. Lakers traded for AD and he’s 27 right now, they have probably 5-6 years left of him at a monster level. Harden gives us a couple more years at this level which is great, but only if the rest of the team around him was ready (much like Lakers were by pairing LBJ with AD).
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    2020 NBA Offseason Thread

    Bulls rumored to be talking to Boston about Kemba.
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    2020 NBA Offseason Thread

    I don't know if I see any of our core (Lavine, White, Markannen, Carter) being traded to move up, those guys would be packaged together for something bigger, not to get an unknown in one of these top 4 potential picks. I think all of these rumors are smokescreens from AK as he works on something significant.
  21. Is there a manager opening down at AA?
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    Tony La Russa named Manager

    I'm not saying this is OK, I love Tim, his game and what he does for the community but for added context, this came out after Tim posted pictures of him standing in front of a "F**k 12" tag so not entirely surprising to see a negative reaction on a police blog to that. Personally, I don't agree with the Police Blog comments or with Tim posting a public picture like that.
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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    There are a lot of problems with the offense but I think it's very apparent the biggest one is Nagy. There are plenty of offenses in the league with bad offensive lines that can find ways to score because they are schemed based on the type of players they are working with. Dolphins, Bengals, Chargers, Seattle, Rams, Falcons, Cardinals were all considered to have bottom 10 offensive lines coming into the year. Bears and Jets are also in the bottom 10 and have had young QB's much like 3-4 teams listed above but both have offensive play callers that are very suspect.
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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    For the life of me, I cannot figure out why Mitch isn't coming in for 6-10 plays a game on 3rd down (a la Taysom Hill). Foles is a statue out there, why can't Mitch come out there WITH Foles and try to get cute with a dual threat instead of Patterson repeatedly getting the ball out of the backfield for a whopping 2.8YPC, insanely frustrating.
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    Sox Press Conference - 11am 10/12 - RR out as Sox manager

    There's a lot of overpay in MLB, I think it's normal to feel bad for a good person who sucks at their job. I even felt bad for Boylen, he sucked but it's not because he wanted to be bad.
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