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by Nonlinear FC
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Ping! College Baseball Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 1064

Re: Ping! College Baseball Thread

Alright, so....

Bakich is banking on wearing down their pitching options.


Fuck. I really hope it works out.
by Nonlinear FC
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Ping! College Baseball Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 1064

Re: Ping! College Baseball Thread

I get what M is doing with the pitching tonight. I get it.

But fucking hell. This hard to watch. Giving momentum to Vandy is suboptimal.
by Nonlinear FC
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Hey nonlinear..avatar bet?
Replies: 9
Views: 331

Re: Hey nonlinear..avatar bet?

So, wow, so many layers. 1) Washington is a shitty sports town. Really. You get told by sports talk that all anyone here cares about is the RacistNameDeleted but it's a self-fulfilling prophecy. Start with that as a baseline. 2) Within "Caps Nation" you have a HUGE chunk that just doesn't really kno...
by Nonlinear FC
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Women's World Cup 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 2468

Re: Women's World Cup 2019

(She also had a helluva game and Japan would be through to the next if it wasn't for at least 2 saves I saw that required higher level talent.)
by Nonlinear FC
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Women's World Cup 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 2468

Re: Women's World Cup 2019

https://www.instagram.com/sarivveenendaal/

No butt shots.

I think she's just pear-shaped.
by Nonlinear FC
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Women's World Cup 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 2468

Re: Women's World Cup 2019

Jeez. what a great game!

And i'm having some issues searching for Dutch Big Ass Goalie... For some reason, my work 'puter doesn't like that.
by Nonlinear FC
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Women's World Cup 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 2468

Re: Women's World Cup 2019

Giff wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:23 pm
Nonlinear FC wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:21 pm
I don't understand how you can be a goalie at this level and have an ass that big. Not sexist, I'd say the same thing if a dude had a dumper as wide and chunky as this NED goalie.

Weird.
Rules.
Turn on the damn game you lazy bastard! And root for a goal kick.
by Nonlinear FC
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Women's World Cup 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 2468

Re: Women's World Cup 2019

I don't understand how you can be a goalie at this level and have an ass that big. Not sexist, I'd say the same thing if a dude had a dumper as wide and chunky as this NED goalie.

Weird.
by Nonlinear FC
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Women's World Cup 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 2468

Re: Women's World Cup 2019

Japan's better than NED, right? Kinda want the US to be the only non-Euro team in the last 8. NED better than Japan. They are the European champs. As you know, JAP were runners up last WC, having won the whole thing in 2011. I'm not betting against them, considering this is only the second time Hol...
by Nonlinear FC
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Women's World Cup 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 2468

Re: Women's World Cup 2019

Totally agree on Rapinoe...she's been a great player, but her best days are past her. I think Ellis needs to make the tough decision just like with Wambach 4 years ago. Would love to see Lloyd, Press, and Heath up top. And Horan in the mid-field. Lloyd has lost more steps than Rapinoe. I love them ...
by Nonlinear FC
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread
Replies: 729
Views: 10585

Re: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread

I know this is a RIDICULOUS way to assess these things, but... As mentioned, poll numbers the summer before the primaries are notoriously "wrong" in terms of predicting the outcome. At this point, it's all about momentum and the appearance of potentially being able to make a deep run. A lot of the ...
by Nonlinear FC
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Ping! College Baseball Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 1064

Re: Ping! College Baseball Thread

Hard to doubt Michigan at this point, but that's a rough matchup. Thinking it's gonna go to a winner take all game. (That said, that Kauffman kid who is probably pitching for Michigan today is damn good.) MI lost a close out game to Creighton and came back and beat the tar out of them in the next g...
by Nonlinear FC
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Ping! College Baseball Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 1064

Re: Ping! College Baseball Thread

MI continues it's crazy ass run with a fairly dominant 7-4 win last night. They did so while being not so great with runners in scoring position. They face Kumar Rocker* tonight for a shot at the title. Dude threw a no-no against Duke in the Super Regional, so... Challenging foe, to be sure. * - If ...
by Nonlinear FC
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread
Replies: 729
Views: 10585

Re: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread

I know this is a RIDICULOUS way to assess these things, but... I've listened to a ton of Pod Save America and Lovett or Leave It, including all of their live shows over the last 2-3 months. The one thing that has been really striking is how those crowds are EXTREMELY pro-Warren. No one comes even cl...
by Nonlinear FC
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Culinary Hot Takes
Replies: 282
Views: 11230

Re: Culinary Hot Takes

I think you guys both summed up my position, so I'm gonna co-sign without permission. I mean, even the tofu isn't really the type of stuff I used to complain about. My mom turned vegetarian when I was 10 or so, and she would constantly put tofu in shit so I could get the protein. I fucking hated tha...
by Nonlinear FC
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2022 is a long way away USA Soccer Thread
Replies: 284
Views: 6197

Re: 2022 is a long way away USA Soccer Thread

Wait, we're going to struggle to qualify now? Because we had two shitty Friendly matches in the run-up to a third tier (well, to be fair, Oceania is horrid and in a possible 4th tier all by itself) confederation tournament in an off-year? I went on a very long, very detailed rant about the Lost Gen...
by Nonlinear FC
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Culinary Hot Takes
Replies: 282
Views: 11230

Re: Culinary Hot Takes

I... disagree?

I mean, I'm not fired up about miso soup when I eat Japanese, but I'm not turning it down when offered.
by Nonlinear FC
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Women's World Cup 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 2468

Re: Women's World Cup 2019

I actually thought both of the PK calls were lame.
by Nonlinear FC
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2022 is a long way away USA Soccer Thread
Replies: 284
Views: 6197

Re: 2022 is a long way away USA Soccer Thread

Not a single comment after the 6-0 revenge match over T&T? Sure, T&T looked really weak, but I'll take it. Pulisic looks sharp and hungry, Boyd is a threat against minnows, and I'm not overly excited, but hey, maybe he can be dangerous against good teams too? I'm convinced they discovered Aaron Lon...
by Nonlinear FC
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2022 is a long way away USA Soccer Thread
Replies: 284
Views: 6197

Re: 2022 is a long way away USA Soccer Thread

I completely forgot the game was on after a long day of yard work and then grilling and wine drinking. :D
by Nonlinear FC
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Women's World Cup 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 2468

Re: Women's World Cup 2019

The only other comment I'll make is that I'm just not sure about Jill Ellis. Morgan was not herself today and she was getting hacked to shit when she touched the ball. I don't understand keeping her out there until the 85th minute. Just in general, you have all of this talent sitting on your bench, ...
by Nonlinear FC
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Women's World Cup 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 2468

Re: Women's World Cup 2019

Spain is a tough squad. Over the last 2 cycles, they've gone from a pretty shitty side to one now that can absolutely hang with any team in the tournament. US had really played one game of any true talent test, and that game had zero stakes. (They looked darn good, without any real pressure involve...
by Nonlinear FC
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Women's World Cup 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 2468

Re: Women's World Cup 2019

Spain is a tough squad. Over the last 2 cycles, they've gone from a pretty shitty side to one now that can absolutely hang with any team in the tournament. US had really played one game of any true talent test, and that game had zero stakes. (They looked darn good, without any real pressure involve...
by Nonlinear FC
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Women's World Cup 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 2468

Re: Women's World Cup 2019

Spain is a tough squad. Over the last 2 cycles, they've gone from a pretty shitty side to one now that can absolutely hang with any team in the tournament. US had really played one game of any true talent test, and that game had zero stakes. (They looked darn good, without any real pressure involved...
by Nonlinear FC
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Women's World Cup 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 2468

Re: Women's World Cup 2019

Tell ya what I DO like... They aren't fucking with extra time in this tournament. Routinely seeing it up past 5 minutes.
by Nonlinear FC
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Women's World Cup 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 2468

Re: Women's World Cup 2019

Rapinoe is bugging me this tournament. She doesn't have the legs to just run by ppl and I think she holds onto the ball too much in final 3rd. Morgan needs to see the ball more, quite frankly. I love Rapinoe, but I tend to agree with you. She's looking her age. She's a disaster at the moment. ...an...
by Nonlinear FC
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Women's World Cup 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 2468

Re: Women's World Cup 2019

L-Jam3 wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:30 pm
Bury this.
Ice.
by Nonlinear FC
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Women's World Cup 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 2468

Re: Women's World Cup 2019

Rapinoe is bugging me this tournament. She doesn't have the legs to just run by ppl and I think she holds onto the ball too much in final 3rd. Morgan needs to see the ball more, quite frankly. I love Rapinoe, but I tend to agree with you. She's looking her age. She's a disaster at the moment. Yeah,...
by Nonlinear FC
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Women's World Cup 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 2468

Re: Women's World Cup 2019

On the positive side, Ertz is owning the middle of the park.
by Nonlinear FC
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Women's World Cup 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 2468

Re: Women's World Cup 2019

Rapinoe is bugging me this tournament. She doesn't have the legs to just run by ppl and I think she holds onto the ball too much in final 3rd. Morgan needs to see the ball more, quite frankly.
by Nonlinear FC
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Women's World Cup 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 2468

Re: Women's World Cup 2019

Not a very good decision or placement of the pass from the GK there. She put the defender in a spot where she really only had 2 options, neither of them good (play it right back or spray it out wide to the right side of the field--the way she was facing for both). With that said, the player receivin...
by Nonlinear FC
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Women's World Cup 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 2468

Re: Women's World Cup 2019

It goes back to what I was babbling about the other night re: PKs... The foul is supposed to be punished appropriately. You commit a "direct" level foul in the penalty box, you should be punished for that with the opponent getting a shot on goal with a high percentage chance of making it. It's not s...
by Nonlinear FC
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Women's World Cup 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 2468

Re: Women's World Cup 2019

Can't let them get a quick restart. If you don't back off when the ref says go back maybe, but standing on the ball after a foul is standard. What I'm saying is: - It didn't use to be this blatant/standard. - It is expressly against the rules. Law 13 if you want to look it up. 10 yards from the spo...
by Nonlinear FC
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Women's World Cup 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 2468

Re: Women's World Cup 2019

And anotherfuckingthing...

Card these motherFUCKERS that keep stepping in front of the ball on foul calls. Card-card-card. They used to at least try to enforce that. Now they let these players get away with murder.
by Nonlinear FC
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Women's World Cup 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 2468

Re: Women's World Cup 2019

I really don't know when it changed that goalies aren't being protected anymore. I can tell you, I've had a player concussed multiple times in the net. It has been subtle, but back when I started playing, it was just understood that you back off of a goalie in a 50/50 and if you run the goalie, you'...
by Nonlinear FC
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Women's World Cup 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 2468

Re: Women's World Cup 2019

I've retired the "R" word, but the announcers on on this FRA/BRA game are fucking dumb. The fact that they couldn't figure out that the disallowed goal was bc the French player barreled into the goalie is fucking amazing. I thought in real time the goal should've been waved off for that reason. I kn...
by Nonlinear FC
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Women's World Cup 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 2468

Re: Women's World Cup 2019

Game was so close to being dicey for England. Yeah, right after that disallowed goal*, Cameroon really should've scored with the ball sitting in the box. Then a dagger goal off the corner and the game is effectively over. Still enjoyed the second half, as Cameroon played their hearts out. England l...
by Nonlinear FC
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Ping! College Baseball Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 1064

Re: Ping! College Baseball Thread

Vandy vs. Michigan, starting Monday.

Holy wow. Should be a really great matchup.
by Nonlinear FC
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Ping! College Baseball Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 1064

Re: Ping! College Baseball Thread

Rooting for chaos on the other side of the bracket, so far so good.

L'ville and Vandy tied at 2 in the bottom of the 9th. Vandy wins, and it's a nerd final series. Cards win, and they play again tomorrow.

As I was typing, Vandy now up 1.
by Nonlinear FC
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Ping! College Baseball Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 1064

Re: Ping! College Baseball Thread

First CWS final for MI since 1962.

Absolutely dominating on the mound. First team since 1990 (GA) to get to the final using only 3 pitchers.

15-3 against a TTU team that swept them earlier in the year.

Pretty unreal.