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  1. bigruss

    Hamilton on Disney +

    I’ve watched it twice since Friday, man it’s so good.
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    Automobile Thread

    Just buy a Ridgeline, you'll get plenty of hate from people.
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    Automobile Thread

    I went from driving small sedans/hatchbacks to a mid size SUV a few years back, it's been huge to have especially since buying a house to lug bigger purchases home in and such. I would love to get to a point where I have a cheap pickup truck for house projects and then a normal smaller car, but not at that point yet.
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    UDFA Tracker - Signing Period has begun

    He hit like .217 at SJU, looks to be a non-prospect.
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    2020 College Football thread

    To me, the biggest statement those players could make is to not play for those coaches anymore. If the university refuses to make a change, then you need to make the change and unfortunately that is another price they have to pay to make a statement. But continuing to play for those coaches and letting them profit off of you is unacceptable in my opinion.
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    UDFA Tracker - Signing Period has begun

    Royals: Saul Garza, C/DH, Louisiana State | Link | Scouting Report (No. 379 on BA 500) Kale Emshoff, C, Arkansas-Little Rock | Link | Scouting Report (No. 174 on BA 500) John McMillon, RHP, Texas Tech | Scouting Report (No. 357 on BA 500) A.J. Block, LHP, Washington State (No. 20 on Baseball America's top undrafted seniors list) Tucker Bradley, OF, Georgia | Scouting Report (No. 317 on BA 500) Chase Wallace, RHP, Tennessee | Scouting Report (No. 440 on BA 500) That's like a 6th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 15th round pick, plus probably a top 10 round pick for a cheap senior signing. All for $120k. They had a game plan and they are executing it better than anyone right now.
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    What would you have rather seen from this draft?

    How does the UDFA pay work? I gotta imagine it's not totally open since you could essentially pay over slot then.
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    2020 Draft: Day 2 Discussion

    I think you could have phrased that last part jusssst a bit better.
  9. bigruss

    George Floyd Thread

    I only read that just a few days ago...another WTF moment in this country's history.
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    George Floyd Thread

    So here's an example of institutional racism, I never heard of the Tulsa or Rosewood incidents. I had no idea that a black community was building wealth in Tulsa in 1920. This was for sure not included in any of my history classes, which were at a fantastic school system. I'm ashamed I've never heard of these before today.
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    Job Thread

    When you say you asked for more instruction, what does that entail specifically?
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    Job Thread

    2 days man...look I can't begin to fathom what you are going through but there's obviously a change in approach or something needed here. I've seen some weird shit, I've had people disappear without a word, I've had people come in that were clearly different than from video interviews, etc, but I've never fired someone who didn't lie about credentials blatantly 2 days into a job. It would take something pretty big for that to occur, can you shed more light on your interactions with team members and the manager in that time period on what could have set that into motion?
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    As someone who lives in Milwaukee, not shocked at all by it but still pretty upset that people think this is ok. Read an article the other day that after protests in Madison, there were 75 more cases reported from attendees alone. Just dumb.
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    NFL Thread 2019-2020

    Some of those are not really dropped interceptions, they barely had any chance. But there are still plenty in there that are straight drops.
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    Job Thread

    No, but I've seen it. Just know that you'll most likely burning at least one bridge by doing that. You've got to look out for yourself, so if you truly have a better opportunity then evaluate it against hurting your reputation with the original firm. Most likely, you'll be ok. But it depends on the industry, network, etc. For example, if you're in a niche consulting job, word probably spreads way too far to take that risk.