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  1. Middle Buffalo

    NFL 2021 offseason thread

    I’m a lifelong Bears fan, yet I always liked Rodgers (and Favre). Both are great players. I’m jealous of the success GB has had with them. That said, both have revealed themselves to be huge douchebags.
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    2021 Catch-All

    Really good show.
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    2021 NHL Thread

    I’ll miss Andrew Shaw. He wasn’t great, but he always gave his all. It’s nice to see someone get the most out of limited ability.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I hope skeptics like Nugent get bad enough cases that they become advocates for getting the vaccine.
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    Royals vs Sox Sunday Matinee...1:10 pm CST First Pitch

    Just tuned in on the mlb app and saw the Merrifield SB call. I don’t like it either. I think he did come off the bag, but that probably happens most of the time. He was still over the bag. Based on this call, this crew should be calling safe on Double Plays when the fielder turning at 2nd isn’t 100% on the bag which the ball.
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    4-7 GT: CWS @ SEA (3:10 PM CT)

    I was tracking this game at work, and they were up 4-1 when I stopped paying attention. Definitely stunned at the result.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    It’s a huge sacrifice to wear a mask. Haven’t you heard?
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    4-6 GT: CWS @ SEA (9:10 PM CT)

    How do they not note that Ruben is in full uniform?
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    What if Yermin Mercedes keeps hitting?

    Yermin is the type of guy the Cardinals, Twins and As always seem to have. Hopefully he has other teams scratching their heads saying, “Where’d this guy come from?” all season.
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    Opening Day

    I actually went to the store and picked up an HDMI adapter so I could hook my phone/iPad to the tv because last year I wasn’t able to get the app to open up. This year it works. Not sure what changed, but I’m pretty happy. I have it on two TVs as well as the iPad and phone.
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    Opening Day

    Just got the mlb app working on my tv, phone, and iPad. Thanks T-MOBILE! Tuned in to watch the game. Turns out opening day is tomorrow. Who knew?
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    Tax Questions

    Working on my taxes today, and I have a few questions. I’ve done them myself intermittently using TurboTax through the years (using the prior year’s professionally prepared filings as a guide). I have a 21 and 19 year old college students, and because of my income (with my wife), I don’t qualify for any of the tuition related deductions/savings. Would it be better for my kids just to file independently and not claim them as dependents? I’m wondering if they would get a refund because of their college expenses and low earnings.
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    Tax Questions

    I’ll be white-knuckling the next seven years hoping not to be audited.
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    Tax Questions

    I finally took the time to figure my taxes without claiming my 19 and 21 year olds. Having my 19 year old file independently gave her around a $3600 refund because I put all the tuition expense on her. She made around $10,000 working part time. My 21 year old had a pretty crappy year because his study abroad program was canceled in March for obvious reasons, but he still paid most of the cost by taking out loans. The school gave a small refund for housing, but not much. Then, he couldn’t get hired anywhere when he came back, and now he has his hardest labs, etc, so I don’t even think he’s really looking very hard for a job. He’s getting around $1800. My bill went up $1000 when I didn’t claim them, but the net gain is $4400. I told them just to give me the $500 I lost for not claiming each of them. I hope they get the stimulus checks too. Not getting anything for them last year is what a made me think it was a mistake to claim them at all once they are over 18.
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    2020/2021 NCAA Basketball Thread

    Not sure I’ve ever seen someone with his ball handling skills have as many unforced turnovers as him. He just loses the handle once or twice every game. I agree, though, if he can develop any sort of shot, he’s going to be great.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I give platelets every month, and I can’t watch them put that needle in my arm. When I got this, I didn’t notice the needle being extra big, but I didn’t really pay attention. It’s just going into the upper arm muscle not poking around for an artery so I wasn’t concerned.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I got the J&J shot Friday. It feels a little thick going in to the arm, but pretty painless. I was a little tired yesterday. Took a 2 hour nap and was fine afterwards, so it may have just been a Saturday malaise. Today I feel fine. I can still feel a slight bump where the shot went in, and it feels a little like a bruise an inch or two around, but that’s it.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I have a feeling lots of people who are anti-mask are the same ones who ran out and bought up all the toilet paper.
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    2021 Catch-All

    Twitter users have already “clapped back.”
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    T-Mo Free MLB TV Sign up March 30th

    This might be what I do if I can’t figure it out. I think the mlb app on the tv wouldn’t recognize my username and password, and even when I reset it, it wouldn’t let me in.
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    T-Mo Free MLB TV Sign up March 30th

    I have a smart TV, and I have the app on it, but it wouldn’t work for me. I’ll figure it out this year I guess.
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    T-Mo Free MLB TV Sign up March 30th

    Is there a way to get it from my phone to my TV? I couldn’t figure it out last year, so I had to watch on my phone all year.
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    Sports Media discussion

    George leans a little heavy on “tell me a story I don’t know about______” as a leading conversation starter. I listened to the Eddie O interview. Pretty good. I always liked George on the Score, so I’ll listen to select shows (skipping blowhards like Greenberg and Wilbon).
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    Tax Questions

    This is where I’m at. My 21 and 19 year olds are clearly dependent college students, and we don’t get the stimulus for them because of their ages, and they can’t get it because they are dependents. It really doesn’t make sense. I only got a little bit for my 16 year old because of my wife any my income, but even a little bit helps. My take home check is literally a third of my gross. I know I should increase my withholding, but I can’t really afford it. My wife and I contribute the maximum to our 401k ($39k total plus another $11k to repay a loan we took from it when we bought our house). So, our AGI is reduced around $50k as a result. I can’t do much more to itemize to save on taxes. I played around with donations, and that didn’t do much. Our tax system really is crazy.
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    Tax Questions

    Thanks. I should just become a billionaire and not have to pay taxes.
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