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  1. 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...
  10. 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...
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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%,...
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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...
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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...
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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%).
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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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    I'm one who thinks that there are a ton of great...

    I'm one who thinks that there are a ton of great players out there who deserve enshrinement, so I'd throw up a full ballot, and might even leave off some of the locks to make room.

    My ballot:
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  17. It was better last time I took this, bizarrely....

    It was better last time I took this, bizarrely. This time I got Philly, Paterson, and Yonkers (Philly's dead on, but the other two, not so much). Last time, I got Philly, DC, and Baltimore, in order:...
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    APF, how can you be so wrong, and then so right,...

    APF, how can you be so wrong, and then so right, in the same post?

    Tom Lehrer is absolutely brilliant, and (exempting the traditional carols, which I class somewhat separately), may be my favorite...
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    "Just another A-hole you have to put up with."

    "Just another A-hole you have to put up with."
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    If the Politico story is to be believed, the main...

    If the Politico story is to be believed, the main disagreement was that Hagel believed he should have some input into foreign policy, and the NSC disagreed.
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    I'm pretty sure that was a typo of YMMV, which is...

    I'm pretty sure that was a typo of YMMV, which is "your mileage may vary."

    Edit: Or what he said. Never seen that as the acronym for it before.
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    To paraphrase King Arthur from Spamalot, that was...

    To paraphrase King Arthur from Spamalot, that was a total bloody disaster.

    The part that leaves me most miserable is that for literally the first time in my life, we had a clear shot at open seats...
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    I knew there was a reason I thought you had good...

    I knew there was a reason I thought you had good taste. You and I appear to listen to sister stations.

    Oh, throwing in a vote for Kongos while we're talking about good bands. They have a very...
  24. History also advises us against concentrating...

    History also advises us against concentrating power in a small, disproportionately-powerful subset of the people, instead spreading it out to the masses as evenly as possible.
  25. That's utter nonsense. Under proportional...

    That's utter nonsense. Under proportional representation, everyone matters just as much as everyone else, and it's actually far more accurate than district-based FPTP, where a voter in a district of...
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