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  1. Thread: trade....?

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    It's not. He's blown both ACLs in four years. On...

    It's not. He's blown both ACLs in four years. On the bright side, he recovered fully from one, which leaves me hopeful for the other.

    Anyway, provided he recovers fully, I think the Eagles will be...
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    His last tweet was another one, that would have...

    His last tweet was another one, that would have been perfect for one of his appearances in TNG:



    And now, our perfect moment is passed, except in our memories.
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    Leonard Nimoy Just Got Beamed Up

    He was 83.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/27/arts/television/leonard-nimoy-spock-of-star-trek-dies-at-83.html?smid=tw-bna

    Kind of short on words here. Rest in Peace, Mr. Spock.

    Edit: Thanks,...
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    It means he was never elected to a post more...

    It means he was never elected to a post more important than Mayor.
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    Martin's said explicitly that the series dies...

    Martin's said explicitly that the series dies with him, if he doesn't finish.

    http://www.tor.com/blogs/2013/11/george-rr-martin-no-more-game-of-thrones
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    Mike Bartrum was always considered one of the top...

    Mike Bartrum was always considered one of the top long snappers in the league when he was with Philly. Dorenbos isn't bad, but he's probably not the best.
  7. Montana's still the best of all time. Brady just...

    Montana's still the best of all time. Brady just passed Unitas for #2, IMO. #4 is where things get tricky, as Marino, Elway, Manning, Staubach, Bradshaw, Favre, and Otto Graham all poke their heads...
  8. Thread: Ceres

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    I am Ceres. And don't call me Shirley.

    I am Ceres. And don't call me Shirley.
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    If Philadelphia doesn't at least offer to back up...

    If Philadelphia doesn't at least offer to back up a Brinks truck to Byron Maxwell and Devin McCourty's houses, I'll be very disappointed.

    The first and most important thoughts for Philadelphia:
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    Wilson's also partly responsible, since I'd...

    Wilson's also partly responsible, since I'd expect anyone with half a brain to audible out of that call there. Either way, that game should never have come down to that play, but since it did, it's...
  11. If it snows enough for me to get off from work, I...

    If it snows enough for me to get off from work, I love snow.

    Otherwise, I hate snow.

    Today's the latter.
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    Cut Manziel. Sign Tebow. :angel: Keep...

    Cut Manziel.

    Sign Tebow.

    :angel: Keep trollin', trollin', trollin', trollin', WHAT? [/LimpBizkit] #EmbarrassedIStillRememberThat
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    cf. Wikipedia, so take it for what it's worth,...

    cf. Wikipedia, so take it for what it's worth, but "The team was first pursuing a new stadium because of both the team's desire to play outdoors, and Falcons' team owner Arthur Blank's interest in...
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    1. Colts - They've been my preferred AFC team...

    1. Colts - They've been my preferred AFC team since I started paying attention to football in the early '90s. (Yes, before Peyton Manning. I love underdogs, and the Jeff George Colts? Woof. Doesn't...
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    I'm generally in favor of expansive HoFs, so I'm...

    I'm generally in favor of expansive HoFs, so I'm in favor of pretty much all of these candidates eventually getting in. As for this year, though:

    Tim Brown
    Orlando Pace
    Will Shields
    Junior Seau...
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    This is kind of my wheelhouse. Can't get...

    This is kind of my wheelhouse. Can't get everything, but given a subject, song lyrics and titles are going to be up there for me.
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    Home on the Range Pinball Wizard?

    Home on the Range



    Pinball Wizard?
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    2. Material Girl 3. Vogue 4 is Fernando. 5....

    2. Material Girl
    3. Vogue
    4 is Fernando.
    5. Dancing Queen
    6... If I had a Hammer?
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    He could have moved. They're both Commonwealth...

    He could have moved. They're both Commonwealth countries, the barriers for emigration are lower between the two. :joker:


    DISCLAIMER: I have no idea what the barriers for emigration are between...
  20. Thread: Hof 2015

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    It's probably a mix of things; one ballot was...

    It's probably a mix of things; one ballot was actually signed and returned blank, for example. (There were other ballots not returned at all, but those were taken out of the calculations before...
  21. Thread: Hof 2015

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    Piazza will have his day, and it's almost certain...

    Piazza will have his day, and it's almost certain to be next year. Look at some other guys inducted in their third year of eligibility, and you'll see a reasonable pattern:

    Ott: 61.4%, 68.5%,...
  22. Thread: Hof 2015

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    Some voters, if they don't have 10 people they...

    Some voters, if they don't have 10 people they want to place a serious vote for, will throw a vote to a random down at the bottom of the list, as an attaboy. They know he's not getting in, it's just...
  23. Thread: Hof 2015

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    Full vote totals from the HoF website: Ballots...

    Full vote totals from the HoF website:

    Ballots Cast: 549 Needed for Election: 412

    Votes Player Percentage
    534 Randy Johnson 97.3%
    500 Pedro Martinez 91.1%
    455 John Smoltz 82.9%
    454...
  24. Thread: Hof 2015

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    Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, and Biggio: HoF Class...

    Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, and Biggio: HoF Class of 2015.

    Saw a tweet that McGwire, Sosa, Sheffield, and Garciaparra remain on the ballot, and that Delgado has dropped off (3.8%).
  25. Thread: Hof 2015

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    Honestly, I expect more people to buy Sheffield's...

    Honestly, I expect more people to buy Sheffield's excuse than ever bought Bonds and McGwire's. Given my druthers, I'd be willing to vote them all in, since they were objectively that far superior to...
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