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  1. lostfan

    2018 catch-all

    Had to practically wrestle the cat into the kennel because that thing terrifies her, and she was furious at me and then basically cried the entire (10-minute) drive, then hid in a Rubbermaid container in the basement for several hours, but by the end of the day she was fine.
  2. lostfan

    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    "It's not worth the circus" -People who buy tickets to and attend the actual circus
  3. lostfan

    2018 catch-all

    Finished moving on Wednesday and my body is just now starting to recover. I'm not gonna be finished unpacking for a while. Internet gets hooked up in a few hours finally. I tried moving my cat from the old place and she isn't ready to go. She hissed and attacked me.
  4. lostfan

    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    Chase Daniel looked solid yesterday. Made enough plays for the Bears to win, avoided making any mistakes. That said, I did miss Mitch.
  5. lostfan

    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    That play where he got burned on a misdirection by the guy in the slot (not really his fault, it was a good play design) caught my attention because his recovery time to get there to make the tackle was on point. Most linebackers are toast on a play like that.
  6. lostfan

    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    Honestly I don't think there was any special reason the offense faded in the 4th. Minnesota played sound D all game, played tight coverage, then assigned a spy to Trubisky so that he stopped breaking their coverage down. Trubisky and by extension Nagy didn't have an immediate answer for it.
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    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    The main reason the league moved PATs back is because they were so automatic that it made them pointless, so this is an outcome the league was probably expecting or hoping for. Now that kickers are actually missing PATs once in a while it changes the math. It used to be "take your guaranteed 1" or "attempt 2 only in specific situations where It doesn't change anything because you're less likely to convert" but modern analytics suggests it makes more sense to go for 2 earlier even if you fail.
  8. lostfan

    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    Not a bad read, just everyone covered and he probably wouldn't have made it on foot so he tried to force a throw for a first down. He got lucky. Throws to covered guys in the flat are dangerous and not worth the risk.
  9. lostfan

    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    I didn't really have a problem with that first interception. Mitch saw Gabriel with a step on his man and saw an opportunity to thread the needle with Gabriel in stride, actually made a perfect throw, but half a second too late gave Harris time to recover. He makes that throw a half a second sooner and it's a huge gain with potential for YAC. Good initiative, just didn't execute because Minnesota's secondary is too good. Against Detroit that's probably a TD because they have a terrible secondary. (It also wasn't triple covered when he threw it, the DBs just close on the ball really fast on long throws).
  10. lostfan

    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    If you have ever watched the Theismann video it's pretty much exactly that except there's no Lawrence Taylor type of person in a near-panic.
  11. lostfan

    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    Minnesota's D was playing tight coverage all night, especially in the second half, and Trubisky started forcing passes which isn't something he's done before. His mistakes were usually due to him making bad reads or just missing the throw outright. His reads are MUCH better than back in September but he can't get too reliant on his feet to make plays (even if he's really good at it) and he's gotta start seeing his secondary options at some point, especially against teams that like to blitz. On Cousins's pick to Amos I knew as soon as he threw the ball with Floyd in his chest that it was going right to a Bears DB, the only question was which one. I've seen Cutler do that many, many times.
  12. lostfan

    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    nah the league's been calling that consistently all year. Hicks grabbed Cousins and slung him to the ground after he'd already thrown the ball. That is an obvious roughing penalty 9 times out of 10 and if it was Clay Matthews we'd be making fun of him. edit: to be clear, I don't like that those hits are called as penalties, but the league has been consistent about that this year.
  13. lostfan

    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    The last time a Redskins QB broke his leg on November 18, the Bears won the Super Bowl. Just saying ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  14. lostfan

    2018-2019 Official NBA thread

    The opposite situation of the Bears right now. Where they are getting flexed into national games every other week. I guess I explained that poorly.
  15. lostfan

    2018-2019 Official NBA thread

    When the Bulls are bad they're almost never in any national games (or even WGN games). The opposite situation of the Bears.
  16. lostfan

    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    They try and sneak the 18-game schedule into pretty much everything.
  17. I need this to happen already cuz I keep coming back to this thread expecting it to be something other than "the Sox have never spent money" "do you really think Harper/Machado would actually play for the Sox" "they've never been in this situation before, Reinsdorf paid MJ" and it's just variations on that every time.
  18. lostfan

    Amazon HQ2

    I don't know why the current stadium wasn't oriented northeast so that CF has the skyline behind it. I mean I do know the reason but it's a stupid ass reason.
  19. lostfan

    Amazon HQ2

    Bingo.
  20. lostfan

    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    The NFL interprets this as a 18-game season.
  21. lostfan

    Amazon HQ2

    Cities aren't businesses.
  22. lostfan

    Amazon HQ2

    The first reply on Twitter to DeBlasio was "Go fuck yourself."
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    Amazon HQ2

    No, it's not on the cities, that's why I think this should be illegal. The cities NEED to do this or they get left out.
  24. lostfan

    Amazon HQ2

    Operative word of course being "could." Amazon could've done all this research and made the decision on their own, everything they needed to know was publicly available to them but they knew they could get much more out of this spectacle.
  25. lostfan

    Amazon HQ2

    For real, people should be more upset about this but for the most part people are just taking Amazon's word for everything and missing the point entirely. Municipalities should not be bidding against one another with what essentially amounts to legal bribes, it's a net loss to the public and the cities are more or less forced to do this to attract business. The only way to stop companies from getting away with this stuff is for everyone to just stop doing it, which would mean making it illegal at the federal level. The companies will get over it because they HAVE to, they expand because they had a business reason to do so and they'll get by without the free money.
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