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    On 3/12/2019 at 10:42 PM, ChiliIrishHammock24 said:

    Must.....play.....Red Dead.

    It's been at least a month since I played, and with The Show coming out, I worry I'll never finish it.

    On 3/13/2019 at 7:30 AM, soxfan2014 said:

    Just skip the show. Not enough changes to justify year-to-year purchases. Plus, people do a pretty good job of keeping rosters current in the previous year's version. By not getting it last year or this year, that's what, $104 (I take advantage of this rewards system at Best Buy my friends have where you get 20% off games) back in my pocket?

    The Show 19 is free in October if you have PS Plus

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  2. 19 hours ago, SleepyWhiteSox said:

    Every fan for just about every team is this time of year.  We'll lose interest in a couple of months per usual.

    I haven't really cared much about the Bulls in November for the past several years, this is the first time in a while that I don't care about them *less* than I did the year before.

  3. Cousins: 27/36 (75%), 233 yd, 6.5 y/a, 0 TD 0 INT 91.6 QB rat

    Daniel: 22/30 (73.3%), 195 yd, 6.5 y/a, 1 TD 0 INT 101.5 QB rat

    Those stat lines are extremely similar but it's easy to tell from watching the game which QB was better. Cousins has always excelled at that kind of empty production, even in Washington, that's how he's been able to skate by with people thinking he's better than he actually is.

  4. Chase Daniel had a good game by any metric you can think to use, he stayed calm, made good throws to open receivers, took what the defense gave him, but honestly he did not do anything I didn't see Trubisky do last year, from October on - why hasn't Trubisky been doing it this year though? That's the million dollar question I guess.

  5. I was using an ancient (by PC hardware standards) AMD CPU (it was a FX-8320 I think) with a GTX 1070 and I finally quit putting it off and properly upgraded to a Ryzen 7 3800x. Man, I had no idea how much I was bottlenecking my card, I can run just about anything in 1440p at the highest settings at ~70 FPS (except stuff that's really demanding, like Quantum Break or Forza, those are low 50s unless I step it down a little).

    I want to upgrade my card but it's not a pressing need at the moment especially considering the stuff in the range to make the performance bump worth it for me is at least like $700

  6. 1 minute ago, Jose Abreu said:

    IMO, that's what we'll see next season. Much better defense and offense with slight regression but still very good (maybe 115-120 wRC+). 5 WAR. 

    He's capable of doing it, he's loaded with physical ability. He reminds me of Alexei Ramirez, he can make the most difficult plays but then he has an inexplicable brain fart on a routine play.

  7. 18 hours ago, ChiliIrishHammock24 said:

    He's at 3.7 now, so he'd have to have a helluva last 3 games. Need a couple of dingers and at least 6 or 7 hits.

    I was looking at baseball reference. His WAR would be so much better if he didn't have the defensive lapses he does.

  8. 7 hours ago, SoxAce said:

    It's amazing to me that Mitch hasn't ran out the pocket much this season. Dude was one of the top QBs in rush yards last season. Seems like ever since he took that dirty hit and injured his shoulder that he's been timid.

    No it's not that. They are playing him to contain and leaving a nickel near the LOS to force him to make reads downfield and make those throws. If he makes those then they'd back off but so far he hasn't (TD to Gabriel notwithstanding).

  9. Obviously there was a reason the Packers cut Clinton-Dix but Packers fans on Twitter have been saying all offseason that he sucks (clearly he doesn't) and that Amos is better (debatable at best), so this makes me wonder what it is they saw. I guess because their defense was such a mess for the whole time he was there he didn't really get to play a role.

  10. Not one person from the past 10+ years who approached me with a MLM pitch that I resisted and subsequently proceeded to mock me for my "Just Over Broke" (job) or working for "massa" is wealthy now, or even still doing their MLM.

    I remember the first time I sat in on one of these obvious scams, it was Tahitian Noni, and they hyped up the product so much but the tell was instead of talking about how to actually sell this product they went right on to trying to recruit people for the downline (people who are lucky enough to get high up in MLMs get really defensive when you call it a pyramid scheme). I distinctly remember sitting through the sales pitch where they talked about the health benefits of the noni juice (helps relieve arthritis symptoms, resolves diabetes, lowers cancer risk, the moment where my inner voice started laughing is when he said "HIV" - this was the mid 2000s and the treatments they have for it now weren't common yet). They've since been sued and changed their name. Once you've had a couple friends approach you with this stuff you become attuned to it. "Hey man, I wanna talk to you about a business opportunity when I have some time" or an old high school friend hitting you up out of the blue then abruptly bringing this shit up.

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  11. 1 hour ago, Chisoxfn said:

    Mitch had that nice read to Cohen on 1st drive of the game where he used his feet too (ball hung up just enough and Bronco DB made a good play).  They haven't really leveraged Mitch's legs enough, imo. That said, online was better today. Progress still needs to be made though.  Mitch had a couple misses but I still don't see the Bears playmakers doing much either.  

    Either way...this was a huge win. I'm calling a 3 TD+ performance from Mitch next week.  

    I thought about this and after the game it smacked me in the face like a blinding light - Trubisky's athletic ability is well-known, he killed defenses last year, so now the tape is out that defenses play to contain him. You can't really do much in the way of designed rollouts either because he'll just run right into a DE and end up throwing it away. He hasn't shown he can consistently make reads from the pocket and step up and make throws when he needs to, so they're not going to stop doing it.

  12. Honestly, and this is probably an unpopular opinion, but I don't think Nagy's gameplan was all that bad. He stayed committed to the run and tried to open up the passing game, but Trubisky just isn't executing - he was last year, but he's apparently regressed back to the guy he was Week 1 of last year. Trubisky's throws really aren't even inaccurate so much as he makes throws on the money, but a second too late because he doesn't anticipate the windows he has to throw as well as he should. There's only so much Nagy can do to adjust his playcalling to compensate for that before defenses get a schematic read on what he's doing.

    I don't think I'm being hard on Trubisky, and he does deserve credit for the clutch throw to put them in FG range, but i do think if he was a great player that would be evident by now. I gave him the benefit of the doubt and defended his progress but it's shit or get off the pot time now. No coddling.

  13. On 2/27/2019 at 11:26 AM, bigruss said:

    LOL, you've got the homebrew bug that's for sure.  My brother does beer, mead, fruit liquors, and sake.  

    Have you joined a local homebrew club or go to any of the National Homebrew conferences?  My brother loves doing that, and honestly those conferences seem like a blast as it's just non-stop drinking and they get a ton of micro-brew companies to sponsor stuff.

    I just now saw this response, lol

    I made 2 batches of sake back in the spring. That stuff is really picky because the temperature really can't be higher than ~50 degrees, so it's a window of about 6 weeks where my garage is that temp range before it starts getting too hot/cold. But it's great, and I prefer the unfiltered nigorizake (I leave it yellow rather than filtering or clearing it, doesn't affect the flavor). Since then, long story short I was in the bottom of a depression spiral back in February and that was something I did to pass the time. I've got Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec, Moscato, Amarone, plum wine, mead, acerglyn (maple syrup), peach ice wine, Riesling ice wine... gonna make some Rose soon and try to make sparkling mead. Some of these are ready to drink more or less as soon as you bottle them but some of them need months to settle.

  14. 4 minutes ago, SoxAce said:


    Quite a few of us did.


    At the very least I (like a lot of others) thought it was completely baffling that Pace gave up so much draft capital to move up one space, when he literally could not get that pick wrong. Someone trades ahead of you to get Trubisky you take Watson (everyone's revisionist about Mahomes, people weren't calling him a top 5 pick) and if the other team takes Watson you end up with Trubisky. I know this has been discussed to death but still.

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  15. 15 minutes ago, ptatc said:

    That's what happens when the coach doesnt play them in the preseason. The first couple of games will be real speed practice and that's exactly what this game showed, for both teams.

    Nagy caught a lot of shit for that last year but the criticism died down because he kept winning games. This time it was glaring, and really hard to argue that was a good call.

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  16. Most of the problems the Bears had tonight are fixable but not gonna lie, it was discouraging seeing Trubisky doing things he was supposed to have developed beyond by this point. I ignored his rookie season entirely, and I gave him a pass for his inability to progress on his reads until later in the season, but at this point he shouldn't be having those issues anymore. I don't think Trubisky even looked in Anthony Miller's general direction the entire game - that wasn't on Nagy either

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  17. 1 minute ago, Jack Parkman said:

    What do you consider deep? I think he's pretty bad in intermediate routes too. He's bad past 10-12 yds IMO. 

     I would have to go look at the chart I saw (no idea where it is to find it again) but I would say about 15+

    I think he's fine but the seam routes are where he struggles because he doesn't anticipate his WRs being open because he's turnover-averse.

  18. 3 minutes ago, Jack Parkman said:

    Mitch overthrows guys constantly, (especially on seam routes down the middle of the field) and he has trouble hitting guys on the sidelines. He's overthrowing and underthrowing nearly every pass. He's just off. 

    He is good to excellent everywhere in his accuracy charts but he's below average deep. Deep left, middle, right, doesn't matter.