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    The TLR Manager Thread

    Couldn’t think of worse comparisons.
  2. Madrigal has now hit more HRs than Harold and Fathom combined.
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    White Sox are still a World Series Contender

    Could you imagine getting waking up everyday with a pessimistic outlook on just about everything? That must be exhausting, isn’t it?
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    2020/2021 NCAA Basketball Thread

    I watched it and it definitely helped break down their defensive philosophy. And I agreed Underwood did not prepare the team enough to face this D, that’s why they got embarrassed. From the video, you could clearly learn their tendencies and limitations, and what the teams that had success against them were doing. Is Loyola underrated, talented, and a tough team to beat? Yes. But with the talent Illini had, they could have handled this team with a better game plan, or at least making necessary half time adjustments. But I saw zero half time adjustment yesterday. When they got stifled on offense, the players got frustrated, then Ayo, Curbelo, and Frazier started playing hero ball forcing up tough shots and turning the ball over. It was pretty evident where Illinois fell short yesterday.
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    2020/2021 NCAA Basketball Thread

    I agree with what you said except the bold. Against a well coached team with a suffocating defense in the tournament they needed a game plan. They didn’t have a good game plan and get shook when they couldn’t get the normal offense going.
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    2020/2021 NCAA Basketball Thread

    They simply got out-coached today, plain and simple, it wasn’t a matter of talent or if the guys on this team were talented enough to win. They tried forcing the ball into Cockburn who got doubled or triple teamed at time and others were just standing around ball watching. Loyola also brought pressure on the ball on the perimeter and Ayo and Curbelo tried to force their way into making something happen. I think they needed to focus on the fundamentals - set better screens to get guys open, move the ball around, and get guys move around off ball and get to the basket. I was hoping they wake up and make adjustments after halftime but that didn’t happen. Defensively they didn’t bring the same intensity as they did in the big games this year, especially against Michigan. They let Loyola get too comfortable, their were too few doubles and traps when they had the ball deep the in the post and they feasted. It’s like their confidence was shook not being able get anything going on offense and they gave up trying on defense. Had they taken this game seriously, went in preparing for a fight, get more tapes on Loyola’s defense and also had the week to prepare for this game (meaning facing them in the second weekend), I could see them escaping with a W.
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    2020/2021 NCAA Basketball Thread

    I’ve said when brackets were released this was going to be a tough game for Illinois. Loyola is extremely well coached and they came ready to play. You could tell Illinois were not ready in the first half to play a team of Loyola’s caliber in the second round after a cakewalk in the first round.
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    2020/2021 NCAA Basketball Thread

    Loyola is showing why they should have been much higher than an 8th seeded. Their D is forcing a lot of turnovers for the Illini, which has been one of Illinois’s weakness this year.
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    NFL 2021 offseason thread

    https://twitter.com/pfn365/status/1372990027051978754?s=21
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    NFL 2021 offseason thread

    Never mind that this draft is loaded with WR. Why cut your top corner and use that money to for a WR when you could get a productive WR 3rd round or later in the draft?
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    NFL 2021 offseason thread

    Sorry, you say you are not defending Pace, yet your second paragraph says otherwise. It's pretty clear what Tony has laid out, you either go all in and trade for a franchise QB, or you draft a QB in the first round, take the cap hits now and start rebuilding. Signing Dalton, trying to go 7-9 and position yourself to be "competitive" is the worst strategy for this team right now. And no, no way in hell I would pay $10M (at the expense of losing Fuller) to have Dalton "enable solid talent evaluation" of my offense instead of sticking to Foles. This is a very Pace apologist take. Truth to be told, back to your original post, if I were Pace, I would have tried landing Russ or Watson (which he did) and when that fails, I wouldn't have jumped the gun to settle for a marginal upgrade. Let the market play itself out. I wouldn't have bid against myself. There is literally one other team in the market for Dalton. The 49ers were not going to him $10M for his service. Pats paid Cam $5M in 2020. Pace should have learned his fucking lessons in 2020 with the Foles trade, this is committing the same mistake twice. Also, how is it fucking possible that they failed to get anything in return for Fuller and outright releasing him? Bears basically traded their CB1 to marginally upgrade their QB, which someone who is better suited as a backup. This is just awful execution.
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    NFL 2021 offseason thread

    What a turn of events. Just 24 hours ago we thought Russ/TW combo was a real possibility, now we’re rolling with Andy Dalton.
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    NFL 2021 offseason thread

    Not to mention Trubisky is 26 and still has a slim chance of getting better. Dalton is 33 and his best days are behind him. I get that Pace doesn’t want to bring back Mitch and deal with perception of not making changes on offense, but Dalton isn’t going to help him keep his job either, I could guarantee that. What a dumb fucking move.
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    NFL 2021 offseason thread

    I can’t believe I’m saying this, I rather have Trubisky back.
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    2020/2021 NCAA Basketball Thread

    Agreed. I thought they were right there with the B1G down the stretch if not better. And OKSU basically played the best teams in that conference the last 8 games and went 6-2, and Cunningham has been playing like the #1 overall pick for them.
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    2020/2021 NCAA Basketball Thread

    But that was when they were the final 1 seed right? Somehow they still drew Loyola even when they’re the 3rd 1 seed. Loyola is 9th KenPom and 10th in NET. The 8th seed in Michigan’s bracket, LSU, is 29th KenPom and 28th NET. Just seems like they were going for storyline there. Like I said Oklahoma State is another storyline pick with it being Underwood’s last team. But to your point Illinois is definitely battle tested and ready. But I was hoping by moving up to the 3rd 1 seed they’d get an easier path to the Elite 8.
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    2020/2021 NCAA Basketball Thread

    This Loyola team is even better than the 2018 Cinderella team. I think they have a good shot vs GT.
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    2020/2021 NCAA Basketball Thread

    I don’t like the Illinois bracket. They have to face a tough Loyola D in the second round and Cunningham and one of the hottest teams in Oklahoma State in Sweet 16. But of course the Committee was going for storylines with these matchups.
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    NFL 2021 offseason thread

    Those 3 guys were all drafted in the top 10. You’d hope the 3 first you’re trading this year is the 20th pick, and 2 picks in the next 2 drafts in the 20-25 range. I’d do that in a heart beat if that’s all it takes.
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    Study: White Sox fans drink the most of any fanbase

    Do we know if these are Sox fans? I would think these are North Siders coming to the south side drinking and watching baseball.
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    Mariners president and CEO Kevin Mather's Zoom Call

    So this is not considered as responding with emotions and attacking a poster and not a post, especially when your victory posts in that thread sound more like a bitter, whiny little kid. You’re maddingly inconsistent, as always. Makes me wonder why people call you idiot to begin with.
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    Mariners president and CEO Kevin Mather's Zoom Call

    Are you sure you weren’t responding to me the whole time because I live rent free in your head? "If you want to say it’s not racist, sure” I seem to recall I’m the only one or two of the posters taking this stance. So you told me not to respond with emotion (which I don’t), and you’re doing a great job here convincing me with the first paragraph pal. Holding vendetta against posters online, feeling the need to “keep online receipts”, and constantly bringing up posts from years ago must be a healthy, non-toxic behavior that you’re doing a great job of keeping up.
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    Mariners president and CEO Kevin Mather's Zoom Call

    Unfortunately for you, I clearly read what you said. And the reason I responded with my post is your post clearly was a response to my earlier post, especially the part in bold. Your post really reads like even if it’s not racism, it’s something... However, definition of the crime is important here, hence my post. I guess that went over your head, but hey I’m the one having comprehension issues here. If you want to blame the guy, at least get the definition right. We are in a woke culture where we’re trying to bring awareness to social and racial injustices that are happening around us, but at the same time you cannot call racism when an act of racism hasn’t been committed. That’d be irresponsible, won’t solve issues in the long term and words start to lose meaning. Not to dismiss the public display ignorance by an executive here, he got what he deserved, but again, definition is important. Also, what’s ironic is the last paragraph here, that I let my emotions get the best of me. I must of forgotten that I was so triggered when others do not agree with my POV on a subject that I felt the need to bring up an old NBA thread every year to prove to the internet my knowledge and my superiority, and got so upset that I almost quit the site after proof of my said superiority was removed from existence. Yep, that totally happened.
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    Mariners president and CEO Kevin Mather's Zoom Call

    Here we go again with Mr. Know it All. Sorry pal, in order for something to be considered racist, it needs to target a specific characteristic of a race or discriminate against one. What Mather said could be considered xenophobic, but not racist. I thought you would know the difference since you seem to know everything about anything.
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    Mariners president and CEO Kevin Mather's Zoom Call

    You can call it tone deaf, insensitive, ignorant, poor taste, etc. But calling it racism is a big leap for me, especially compared to other acts of racism going around in the society currently. This is coming from someone who of Asian descent and had to learn English as a second language. Someone who point of my English proficiency or lack thereof isn’t nearly as offensive as mocking accent of my people or stringing together words to pretending they’re speaking an Asian language, you know the “ching chong ding dong” bit in many comedy sketches. Same goes with my taco truck example, if I go out of my way to mock the way the guy speaks, I would consider that to be racist, but that isn’t what’s happening here.
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