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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Any idea if the 20 game plan is refundable? I'd like to show my displeasure by at least doing that.
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    2018-19 NCAA Basketball thread

    Not a good time for Ayo to have his worst game of the year. Encouraging that the team was right there though.
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    2018-19 NCAA Basketball thread

    Illinois has actually become pretty fun to watch again.
  4. Clearly the NFL agrees with me and disagrees with you. If Mahomes did the same thing as Kap I think he'd be in tht NFL. Talent wins out. You're probably right about Johnson. I just know he's fast and can catch passes so he seems like a good fit in Nagys offense.
  5. Backup QBs don't really fit my whole talent wins out thing. They're "backup" for a reason. Talent wins out. I can't imagine Johnson goes for higher than a 3rd round pick. If the Bears think he is a good value who knows. I just don't know if he's too redundant with Cohen.
  6. Those guys start a ton of games. Oh, wait.... I wonder if Duke Johnson could fit with the Bears or if he's too similar to Cohen.
  7. What makes me chuckle is the people that thought the video was the reason Ray Rice didn't get signed thought Kareem Hunt also wouldn't get signed. Idiots. Lots of the same people that think kneeling is the whole reason Kap hasn't been signed. Idiots. Talent wins out. Always.
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    2018-19 NCAA Basketball thread

    I wonder if Illinois would still have gone after Giorgi if they didn't miss on Castleton. That might end up being one of the most fortunate recruiting misses in Illinois history.
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    2018-19 NCAA Basketball thread

    Would you be willing to wager on this? I mean, I love Ayo but he's a ball dominant guard that isn't a good shooter and isn't an above the rim athlete. His game doesn't translate quite yet
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    2018-19 NCAA Basketball thread

    The fire Underwood group has gotten pretty quiet.
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    2018-2019 Official NBA thread

    I think the Lakers are just posturing. I think they'll give the pelicans whatever they want by Thursday. They need to try to capitalize off of Lebron. Waiting to sign AD when Lebron is 36 could be pretty risky.
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    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    Coaching matters much more in football. They're just the perfect duo. I don't think they would have won more than 3 championships with any other coach/QBs in the same situation
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    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    Back in front? He's the best football coach ever and has been for a while. Saban is super impressive, but he gets to recruit players. Belichick has a salary cap to deal with. There's nobody in their right mind that thinks the Patriots had more talent than the rams and he still finds ways to win (Brady helps obviously, but still)
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    Baseball America Top 100 Prospects

    Yup. He said kopech isn't on the list in the interview.
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    2018-19 NCAA Basketball thread

    There's definite improvement. The Illini finished last year 102nd in KenPom. This year, while their record is worse, they're at 78. All of the best players are freshmen and sophomores too. It almost looks like Indiana has quit on Miller. If you watch any Illinois games you definitely couldn't say the same thing.
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    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    Maybe I was too drunk when I was watching, but from what I remember that interception Brady threw when Ford was in the neutral zone it hit off of Gronks hands. Not exactly his fault.
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    SoxTalk Chess Club?

    Yeah, I've been drinking a bit, but I'll play
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    SoxTalk Chess Club?

    I could meet in the north suburbs every once in a while if you want, but I was more so talking about playing online every now and then and I could give you a few pointers. We could play standard games every now and then online and I could just comment as we play. Different ideas to look for in certain positions and stuff.
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    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    Impressive, isn't it? These guys aren't exactly deep threats.
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    SoxTalk Chess Club?

    I think it's easier to get to that point in sharp openings. I started out with the french and semi slav as black and got super used to those positions. Now I play the Benko against d4 and can pretty much play different sicilians or my french because I'm so used to any closed positions that arise and I 'm used to open sicilian because I play it as white. I've known so many good tactical players in my life that were somehow lower rated than me. I think it's because they're just not used to playing positionally. If you're better tactically maybe practice positionally for a while so you know both. I could definitely help you with that too.
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    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    The game plan worked in the first half. Ball control and keep KC off the field. When that failed in the second half Brady just completely took over and made throw after throw. The guy had two white WRs and a HOF TE that is a glorified OL now. If you give him guys like Watkins and Hill I can't imagine what he could do.
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    SoxTalk Chess Club?

    I disagree with this. Pretty much goes against how I got good, so I might be biased.
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    SoxTalk Chess Club?

    Jesus. Lots of sharp stuff. Do you think you're better tactical than positional? Also, what Sicilian?
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    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    Mahomes is more physically talented and had a better year. Great young QB. I would bet anything that the chiefs win that game with brady at qb though.
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