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  • Robes. Yay or nay?

    I like the idea of robes but I'm always too hot so there's like a couple month window where I would even consider them. There aren't any situations I can think of where I'd have a robe but no blanket so I'll wear my normal stuff and a blanket for comfort if it's really, really cold. Then you just take off the blanket instead of needing to go change if it gets too hot.
  • NFL 20/21

    awookiee said:
    Buffalo!  We're #1!! We're #1!! We're #1*

    (*until a field goal is required in the Super Bowl)
    Diggs' big catch was phenomenal yesterday. I know Justin Jefferson is looking good a couple games in for the Vikings but I'll forever miss Diggs. He's a bit of a drama queen but the dude can ball with the best of them when he's given the opportunity. Aka Buffalo's offensive line can protect Allen long enough for Diggs to shine whereas the Vikings offensive line is about as bad as they come. 
    This is all Greek to me, but it sounds like you're a Vikings fan and they traded someone to Buffalo who is now doing well?

    (I don't actually know any of the players or watch the games...Buffalo is just the closest team to Toronto so I cheer for them!)

    Diggs was a very good receiver for the Vikings who got frustrated last year with the QB play and basically demanded a trade so he was traded to the Bills for a first rounder. They used that pick to get Jefferson who looks extremely good for a rookie. Worked out for both sides, Diggs is doing what the Bills hoped he'd be doing and the Vikings got a young replacement on a rookie deal. I'm not a Vikings fan but I assume as long as he isn't trashing the Vikings anymore Diggs is always going to eat free in MN just from this play.
  • NBA 2019-2020 Thread

    Chinaski said:
    i'm curious to see who takes that Clips HC spot. all the coaching vacancy's are intriguing to me.

    It's going to be really interesting to see who they can get that's going to take on a team with an angry owner and a ticking clock where you know you're going to get fired or at least lose your best players if you don't win a title. They also have no draft picks or assets at all really if Kawhi and PG leave. That's going to be a long, lonely rebuild. It sounds like a brutal job but whoever takes it is going to have a legit shot at a title which is something most of these guys never get. Has there ever been a coaching vacancy with a better best case scenario and a worse worst case scenario?

    I saw this on /r/nba but it's from the BS podcast which I know a lot of people here listen to:

    In today’s “Ryen Russillo Podcast,” (~37 minute mark) with Bill Simmons, they talk about what they were hearing on Doc’s firing. Russillo & BS both heard Ballmer went ballistic after the Clippers meltdown against the Nuggets and wanted to get rid of everyone (coaches & players included). He was talked out of it after a week, but then, he decided to fire him over the Front Office’s wishes because he lost faith in everyone telling him what he should do for these reasons:

    • According to them, Ballmer grew tired of spending all this money on a high-priced coaching staff that wasn’t listening to the high-priced analytics staff to play Zubac over Harrell, specifically. Plus, there was the whole 3-1 blown lead.

    • The loss of trust in the Front Office, though, was interesting, due to the connection to Michael Porter, Jr. playing well against them in the Nuggets series. If you recall, in the 2018 draft, the Clippers had the 12th & 13th picks they ended up with SGA (trade w/CHA for Miles Bridges) & Jerome Robinson—both who are no longer with the team.

    • Meanwhile, MPJ was taken with the 14th pick by the very team that just knocked them out of the playoffs. Ballmer was very familiar with him, being from Seattle, and wanted the team to draft him. Apparently, the Front Office said he was undraftable, as did many FO’s at the time, according to Russillo. That didn’t seem to matter to Ballmer, however, now that he seems to be a young star on the rise.

    • And so, to watch him playing well against his team, who has given up their first round picks for the next 8 years and has no young stars waiting in the wings in case Kawhi & PG leave after next season, that was just too much. And, so, he took the reins and decided he was going to do what he wanted to do: Fire Doc. But, I wouldn’t be surprised if there aren’t more roster changes. Sounds like he is still really angry.

  • General Tomfoolery

    Hey @CretanBull congrats you guys no longer hold the belt for weirdest wet bag available at supermarkets

  • Last Movie You Saw & What Did you Think

    Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

    I wanted to watch these with the new one coming out cause I'd never seen them and this movie rules. It's so earnest and positive, there isn't a cynical bone in this movie's body and it's exactly what I needed right now. Keanu is a national treasure