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  1. lostfan

    2018 catch-all

    My beer came out great, the exact shade of gold I was hoping it'd be. 4.7% alcohol content. I was worried about it for no reason. Now gonna bottle it tomorrow.
  2. lostfan

    Technology catch-all thread

    Can you please let the NFL know they have the shittiest app of all the major sports, and that their website sucks too
  3. lostfan

    Any Interest in Clayton Richard?

    Nats fans feel about Gio in pressure games the way we felt about Javier Vazquez
  4. lostfan

    Sox still in the running for Harper/Machado

    There is never a bad time to start in on eggnog, to be honest.
  5. lostfan

    Board Rules - A refresher

    It's a running joke with me and @Y2HH that I suspended him a bunch of times back when I was an active mod, but there's always a discussion about what to do before suspending someone and no mod really *likes* doing it. There's a delicate balance, because we don't want to be seen as over-moderating to the point where people can't be themselves.
  6. lostfan

    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    I still don't think I was wrong to be upset when the Bears traded up for Trubisky (the Bears were in a position where it was IMPOSSIBLE to strike out on a QB unless they didn't take one or did something silly like draft Kizer) but even so, the 2017 draft was the best the Bears had in a LONG time. -1st (2): Mitchell Trubisky, not a better QB than Mahomes, possibly equal to Watson, but a Pro Bowl alternate despite still being a relatively raw player and probably a long-term solution for the Bears that they've never had -2nd (45): Adam Shaheen - solid pick, key part of the offense but hasn't really gotten to show it yet -4th (112): Eddie Jackson - honestly one of the best draft picks value-wise the Bears have ever had. Will probably be a first-team All-Pro this year. -4th (119) Tarik Cohen - immediate impact in his rookie year. Best returner since Hester, made the Pro Bowl. -5th (147): Jordan Morgan - got put on IR his rookie year and never made the team but that's because the Bears actually have good depth at guard. So 2 Pro Bowl players (one a potential All-Pro), a Pro Bowl alternate, successful starting QB, a solid starting-caliber player, and only one guy no longer on the team. That's enough that I can stop complaining about the trade.
  7. lostfan

    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    That's a valid criticism. Fangio did go into soft shells in a few games with a lead, although Week 1 was an anomaly. It's not something we've seen Fangio do before because the Bears weren't typically leading games under Fox.
  8. lostfan

    2018 catch-all

    Okay, so I can't see it because my fermenter is pretty translucent, but the beer seems to have lightened up several shades.
  9. lostfan

    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    Fuller is another shoo-in. Hicks deserves to go but he's got a crowd to get through.
  10. lostfan

    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    Jackson is a shoo-in. He is probably going to be first team All-Pro actually.
  11. lostfan

    2018 catch-all

    Yeah, the flavor might be off when it's all fermented but it should still taste fine. The first was 8 oz each of wheat and oat flakes, the second was I believe 16 oz of some type of malt. It steeped fine (I'd have liked to give it another 15 minutes) but it was only in the boiling pot for about 15 minutes whereas the other was boiling for a little over an hour (along with the extract). I don't *think* it will be that big of a deal but seeing as how this is my first brew, I'm anxious to see how it turns out.
  12. lostfan

    2018 catch-all

    My bad I misunderstood what you were saying. Yeah there were grains I steeped (I didn't notice there were actually 2 bags, I hurriedly steeped another pound and added it in at the end of the boil) along with 3 lbs of liquid extract and 2 lbs of dry extract.
  13. lostfan

    2018 catch-all

    I don't believe so. The kit I used didn't come with any.
  14. lostfan

    Sports Media discussion

    Sox are the lone exception. The Bulls are transcendent because of the nature of NBA fandom, although you don't usually hear Bulls fans whining the way Bears fans do (even when they tend to be the same people).
  15. lostfan

    Sports Media discussion

    Something I don't understand: Chicago fans, specifically Bears fans, have this weird insecurity with national media and believe that the team doesn't get the appropriate amount of attention/recognition or that they actually get mad that the Bears are winning games. Lazy narratives notwithstanding, this makes no sense. The Bears play in a media gold mine. Why would they be mad about that?
  16. lostfan

    2018-2019 Official NBA thread

    A guy on BaB said the Bulls are like Office Space: Pax and Forman are the management consultants who screw everything up, Hoiberg is Peter trying to get fired, Boylen is the guy who thinks the Jump to Conclusions mat is a great idea.
  17. lostfan

    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    Differences in last week's game from the Week 1 collapse: -Trubisky knows the offense MUCH better than he did to start the season, and Nagy knows his personnel better -Trubisky was also able to study Pettine's blitzes and didn't look lost when Pettine threw everything he had at him -Mack is better integrated into the defense and Floyd is having an impact in the pass rush now where he wasn't before -Roquan is a far better player than Kwiatkoski so there was no exploiting the middle because Roquan was everywhere
  18. lostfan

    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    Roquan Smith is the next great Bears linebacker. Urlacher's rookie season didn't have the team success that this one's had, but that's about how good Roquan has been.
  19. lostfan

    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    I mean that's fair. People tend to talk about individual seasons of NFL teams like they're chapters in a book but it doesn't work like that. Things are different within the same seasons. December almost never looks like September.
  20. lostfan

    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    "Same old Bears," "Trubisky is a bust," "They traded for Mack and their first round picks are gone so now they’re stuck," "This team will never amount to anything with the McCaskeys in charge," etc. etc. etc. just obnoxious and useless. It's always the same people that do it too.
  21. lostfan

    2018 catch-all

    Brewed my first batch of beer today (Witbier, Belgian white). It's in the fermenter now. A little darker coming out of the pot than I thought it would be but I don't think that's how it will look when it gets bottled.
  22. lostfan

    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    I wish I could go back to week 1 and tell everyone they are overreacting and to stop freaking the fuck out. There were a lot of people doing that (specifically with regards to Trubisky).
  23. lostfan

    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    I was gonna say 4-6 weeks (I broke my toe earlier this year)
  24. lostfan

    2018-2019 Official NBA thread

    Part of me wishes Jimmy Butler was still on the team just to see his reaction to Boylen making him do suicides during practice.
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