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Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:37 pm

My preference is that this thread stays on page one making me use any silly reason to bump it.

USA Today ranks the NFL teams from 1-32 and gives a short comment for each team.

#32 is of course the Miami Dolphins. They are off for Week 5 and the wise crack made me laugh:

"The bye week is favored by 17 1/2 points." :lol:

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Post by Volante » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:45 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:37 pm
My preference is that this thread stays on page one making me use any silly reason to bump it.

USA Today ranks the NFL teams from 1-32 and gives a short comment for each team.

#32 is of course the Miami Dolphins. They are off for Week 5 and the wise crack made me laugh:

"The bye week is favored by 17 1/2 points." :lol:
I understood that reference

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Re: Reretaken Down

Post by CasketRomance » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:55 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:37 pm
My preference is that this thread stays on page one making me use any silly reason to bump it.

USA Today ranks the NFL teams from 1-32 and gives a short comment for each team.

#32 is of course the Miami Dolphins. They are off for Week 5 and the wise crack made me laugh:

"The bye week is favored by 17 1/2 points." :lol:
why doesn't someone just pin this thread?

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Re: Reretaken Down

Post by Volante » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:45 pm

Volante wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:40 pm
alietr wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:07 pm
Volante wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:59 pm
*crosses fingers* Goin in for PRK in about 2 hours so if I don't show up the next couple days it's because my face will be covered in ice (reportedly)
Good luck! It is an amazing experience (LASIK in my case).
It was, and still is, an experience to be sure. Having brief moments of clarity which is good. Probably won't sink in fully until things are not regularly blurry.

Have caught myself trying to push up my glasses a few times...gonna be hard to completely break -that- 30 year old habit
So, a followup, I had a checkup two weeks ago, and I scored a 20/30 (R) and 20/40 (L) on the Snellen.

Today? 20/20. This was unexpected. The plan was 20/30-35. Doc did their job -too- well :lol:

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Re: Reretaken Down

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:58 pm

Volante wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:45 pm
Volante wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:40 pm
alietr wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:07 pm
Volante wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:59 pm
*crosses fingers* Goin in for PRK in about 2 hours so if I don't show up the next couple days it's because my face will be covered in ice (reportedly)
Good luck! It is an amazing experience (LASIK in my case).
It was, and still is, an experience to be sure. Having brief moments of clarity which is good. Probably won't sink in fully until things are not regularly blurry.

Have caught myself trying to push up my glasses a few times...gonna be hard to completely break -that- 30 year old habit
So, a followup, I had a checkup two weeks ago, and I scored a 20/30 (R) and 20/40 (L) on the Snellen.

Today? 20/20. This was unexpected. The plan was 20/30-35. Doc did their job -too- well :lol:
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Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:50 pm

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Getting it back on page 1.

Really AZ? You trade Goldschmidt to the Cardinals of all teams? You couldn't have sent that blankin' pita to the AL? At least he's out of the NL West to cut down on the 19 games of opposition a season. Still, anything that makes STL better is a whole lotta bad news.

Certain other boardies with specific avatars will have a different opinion of course.
That was December 5 and my opinion has not changed.

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Post by Volante » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:32 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:50 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:03 pm
Getting it back on page 1.

Really AZ? You trade Goldschmidt to the Cardinals of all teams? You couldn't have sent that blankin' pita to the AL? At least he's out of the NL West to cut down on the 19 games of opposition a season. Still, anything that makes STL better is a whole lotta bad news.

Certain other boardies with specific avatars will have a different opinion of course.
That was December 5 and my opinion has not changed.
Tomahawk Karma...
( https://deadspin.com/braves-give-the-li ... 1838827022 )

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Post by trainman » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:13 am

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Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:32 pm
Tomahawk Karma...
( https://deadspin.com/braves-give-the-li ... 1838827022 )
Although the update is that the Braves did tone it down for Game 5: Braves remove foam tomahawks from stadium

(As the article indicates, though, it remains to be seen whether they'll continue to tone it down next season, when they're not playing teams that include a Native American player.)

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Post by Volante » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:04 am

trainman wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:13 am
Volante wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:32 pm
Tomahawk Karma...
( https://deadspin.com/braves-give-the-li ... 1838827022 )
Although the update is that the Braves did tone it down for Game 5: Braves remove foam tomahawks from stadium

(As the article indicates, though, it remains to be seen whether they'll continue to tone it down next season, when they're not playing teams that include a Native American player.)
Oh, that wasn't the karma bit...
https://deadspin.com/braves-fans-perfor ... 1838925053
...defiant Braves fans loudly performing the chop almost immediately after the start of the game.
And then...
https://www.mlb.com/gameday/cardinals-v ... ame=599356

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Post by alietr » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:14 am

As long as we're talkin' baseball ... Nats, Nats, Nats, WOOOOOO!!!!

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Post by alietr » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:55 am

Have fun with this one, people.

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Post by CasketRomance » Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:59 pm

alietr wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:14 am
As long as we're talkin' baseball ... Nats, Nats, Nats, WOOOOOO!!!!
thought you were an orioles fan?

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Post by alietr » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:41 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:59 pm
alietr wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:14 am
As long as we're talkin' baseball ... Nats, Nats, Nats, WOOOOOO!!!!
thought you were an orioles fan?
I like them, too. They are not mutually exclusive rootings.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:22 pm

Just great. Exactly what I didn't need. The Lions mad going into next week. Thanks zebras. :evil:

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Post by CasketRomance » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:50 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
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Just great. Exactly what I didn't need. The Lions mad going into next week. Thanks zebras. :evil:
those refs are awful...probably cost me the weekly win in the football contest at this pizza joint down here....joe public didn't do well this week and i imagine most had more losses than usual...a lions win would have given me 4 losses this week, which would have been ahead of most...now with 5 will most likely come down to tie breaker

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Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:02 am

CasketRomance wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:50 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:22 pm
Just great. Exactly what I didn't need. The Lions mad going into next week. Thanks zebras. :evil:
those refs are awful...probably cost me the weekly win in the football contest at this pizza joint down here....joe public didn't do well this week and i imagine most had more losses than usual...a lions win would have given me 4 losses this week, which would have been ahead of most...now with 5 will most likely come down to tie breaker
This is the 6-person group I'm in through the wwtbambored board:

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I squeaked out a weekly win with 5 incorrect picks due to slightly better game ranking over someone who only missed four game. Points wise I would have been better off with Detroit winning.

I also run a 25-person family/friends pool where everyone picks all the winners for the whole season before the season starts (it would be nightmare to get that many doing it week by week) and my aunt (let's just say over age 70) won the week with 11 right out of 14 with second best (only 3 others) having 9 right. Yes, tough week for picking.

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Post by CasketRomance » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:27 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:02 am
CasketRomance wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:50 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:22 pm
Just great. Exactly what I didn't need. The Lions mad going into next week. Thanks zebras. :evil:
those refs are awful...probably cost me the weekly win in the football contest at this pizza joint down here....joe public didn't do well this week and i imagine most had more losses than usual...a lions win would have given me 4 losses this week, which would have been ahead of most...now with 5 will most likely come down to tie breaker
This is the 6-person group I'm in through the wwtbambored board:

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I squeaked out a weekly win with 5 incorrect picks due to slightly better game ranking over someone who only missed four game. Points wise I would have been better off with Detroit winning.

I also run a 25-person family/friends pool where everyone picks all the winners for the whole season before the season starts (it would be nightmare to get that many doing it week by week) and my aunt (let's just say over age 70) won the week with 11 right out of 14 with second best (only 3 others) having 9 right. Yes, tough week for picking.
i do one of those confidence contests on espn...i finished with 69 this week

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Post by xxaaaxx » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:01 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:02 am
This is the 6-person group I'm in through the wwtbambored board:

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...and you all picked the Cowboys to win...hmph! :twisted:

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Post by Linear Gnome » Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:01 pm

alietr wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:14 am
As long as we're talkin' baseball ... Nats, Nats, Nats, WOOOOOO!!!!
After Game 2, I mentally wrote off the NLCS, which made last night's game easier to handle. The Cardinals' offense has been feast-or-famine for much of the season and NLDS. If you're wondering what on earth they're doing in the NLCS, join the club. On a Cardinals message board I read, in reply to a post of the 25-man roster for the NLCS, one of the verbatim comments is, "I've gotta be honest. I have no clue how this team is in the NLCS."

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Re: Reretaken Down

Post by CasketRomance » Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:47 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:01 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:02 am
This is the 6-person group I'm in through the wwtbambored board:

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...and you all picked the Cowboys to win...hmph! :twisted:
8.5 point chalk against a winless team...not that shocking that everyone took them

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