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  1. lostfan

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    This feels like the 55th time I've seen one of these.
  2. lostfan

    NFL Thread 2019-2020

    I'm simultaneously relieved and disappointed the Bears didn't sign Hunt. Like... I wanted him on the team for obvious reasons but I also didn't really want them to do it.
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    Tax Refunds

    It's literally free money. You just... like... pay yourself to get it. I'm only doing the 5% right now (my job also has a pension) but if my return doesn't look good this year I'm probably going to bump that up to get my taxable income down. I have no idea what it'll look like - I got a new job halfway through the year that pays a lot more, my wife's income jumped way up, I sold some stocks with capital gains to pay, and I closed on a house right at the end of the year. This could mean a lot of things. I always have to wait for my 1099 until the middle of February, which is annoying.
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    Tax Refunds

    Paul Ryan had this story about a waitress (who knows if she was a real person or not) who'd get a tax cut of $50 for a year and how much it would help her finances. He got ratio'd pretty hard on twitter for that.
  5. lostfan

    2019 Catch-All

    Long story short, I *just* got the rest of the money owed me from my job (i.e., the government) thanks to the shutdown. I only got half a check for the Christmas/New Year paycheck plus like 48 hours of OT and paid holidays. That was a LOT of money just kind of hanging out there.
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    2018-2019 Official NBA thread

    Bulls being realistic about their cap space, basically admitting it's not gonna work in 2019 and punting.
  7. Everyone says this about the NBA all the time and I want to know when this mythical time was everyone speaks of, where the NBA was balanced and people didn't have a general idea of who'd be in the conference finals in October. In my lifetime (I'm 37) it's basically been Celtics, Lakers, Pistons, Bulls, Lakers, Spurs, Heat, Warriors with a few blips here and there and the league is as popular as it's ever been.
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    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    Any of the Saints, Bears, Eagles, or Seahawks would've been a better game.
  9. I'm suddenly reminded of this excellent satire.
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    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    Gould was literally a UDFA, so yeah
  11. lostfan

    **Movies that we Watch** Thread

    Aquaman was pretty dope.
  12. lostfan

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    As long as they can get Mark Kotsay back I'm good
  13. lostfan

    2018-2019 Official NBA thread

    Even though I'm not really sure what they were trying to do at the time, the Eddy Curry trade ended up being one of the best trades in franchise history. Maybe behind the Pippen deal and that's probably it.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Deadspin did a write-up on this the other day - it's not so much that teams are intentionally avoiding spending as much as there is a clash between spending relative to a player's WAR and raw profitability. They hit the point of diminishing returns really fast and they don't have an incentive to keep spending. It's not something that was deliberately planned, it's just kind of a thing that happened.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    I have a good friend you remind me a lot of. He has trouble interpreting tone and moods sometimes but he would actually get offended if he perceived me as coddling him. Matter of fact you might be him. Did you see the video I just posted on Facebook? lol.
  16. lostfan

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Parkman's posting patterns can sometimes be eyeroll-inducing but also oddly endearing at the same time.
  17. Sometimes it's okay to not talk. Sometimes it's preferred, even.
  18. lostfan

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    I once said if the Bears signed Harbaugh I'd bang my sister (thank God that never happened) I once said if a specific combination of 3 members of Congress were voted out that I'd jog 2 miles in lingerie and post the video to all my social media (one announced retirement right after I said this, one voted out, the other re-elected) I once said prior to Jimmy Butler's 4th season if he averaged over 17 ppg I would autofellate myself (he averaged 20, I was reminded of this repeatedly during the season, let's just say I was unable to fulfill that promise) The moral of the story is I really need to stop saying this shit.
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    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    This was KC's first home playoff win since, what, like 1359 AD? I literally can't even remember the last time.
  20. lostfan

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Back then I basically thought anyone who wasn't outright trash in the minors was gonna be good (I was kinda dumb). I thought Danny Richar was going to be an everyday 2B in the league and I honestly have no clue why I felt so strongly about that now that I'm thinking about it because it's such a stupid opinion. I did think Josh Fields's power numbers were a mirage though so at least I was right about that!
  21. lostfan

    The Hawk Harrelson tribute thread

    I'm sitting at work on a long night shift and hadn't watched his last inning yet, and I have nothing better to do so I gave it a go. That was harder to watch than I thought. Hawk sniffling and trying to talk over his sobbing the whole inning.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Given that I was in much better shape in 2007 than I am now, there were times when I thought *I* could hit the ball harder than him, but he ran like a NFL WR which helped him beat out a lot of those slow, weak grounders to random infielders.
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    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    Everyone notices what goes wrong with plays when they don't work, but when they do they just assume it was some feat of skill by the player.
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    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    When someone asked Pace directly about Parkey's dead money against the cap, Pace said the most important thing is performance. For a guy who doesn't tend to give much of anything with regards to clues on his future plans that's a startlingly direct statement. Loosely translated, it means he's gonna bring in a couple UDFA kickers and Parkey is definitely going to be cut before they break camp, because he's got enough cap space in 2019 to take the hit.
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    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    The people who whined when Fangio dropped Khalil Mack into coverage are going to HATE Pagano (I'm not sure what they think disguising a blitz looks like, but still! You want a predictable, conservative defense? Rush Mack on every down and watch what happens).
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