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by RSmith
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 MLB Week 1
Replies: 860
Views: 12174

Re: 2018 MLB Week 1

If she was direct it would have been labeled confrontational , if she played along it would have been enabling and if she ignored it on air it would have been failing to act. He created a no win. No, she would have been called a bitch (or worse). Not by me, you, or anyone whose opinion means anythi...
by RSmith
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 MLB Week 1
Replies: 860
Views: 12174

Re: 2018 MLB Week 1

If she was direct it would have been labeled confrontational, if she played along it would have been enabling and if she ignored it on air it would have been failing to act. He created a no win. Why is "confrontational" a bad thing? If you disagree with something someone says, strongly enough that ...
by RSmith
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 MLB Week 1
Replies: 860
Views: 12174

Re: 2018 MLB Week 1

Could not agree more, though I didn't need the image of a naked Joe Madden seared into my mind... :)
by RSmith
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 MLB Week 1
Replies: 860
Views: 12174

Re: 2018 MLB Week 1

Its also far less confrontational to lead him into his own correction than to spell out why he's being a dipshit. I would have preferred "what about bachelor parties?" as a response, just to see if he would have taken the bait. Could have led to him talking about the tiara or sash that is often wor...
by RSmith
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 MLB Week 1
Replies: 860
Views: 12174

Re: 2018 MLB Week 1

A_B wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:02 pm
Worst fisking ever.
Whatever.
by RSmith
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 MLB Week 1
Replies: 860
Views: 12174

Re: 2018 MLB Week 1

Some people have the opinion that black people are less than. While that’s a technically correct definition of an opinion someone can have, it is unquestionably a bad one. The right to have an opinion doesn’t mean that your opinion is not wholly wrong. First, "less than" what? I think you're missin...
by RSmith
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 NBA Offseason Thread
Replies: 314
Views: 4735

Re: 2018 NBA Offseason Thread

DeRozan really seems to be genuinely hurt by being traded.

I keep repeating to myself that this is a good trade on-court, but man, that is not the sort of person that you want to force out. I'm very near to saying I hate this trade now...
by RSmith
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 MLB Week 1
Replies: 860
Views: 12174

Re: 2018 MLB Week 1

A_B wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:02 pm
You seem to think too much in absolutes.
Generally, I do. Abstract and absolute. I tend to think it's more intellectually honest and consistent to do so.
by RSmith
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 MLB Week 1
Replies: 860
Views: 12174

Re: 2018 MLB Week 1

mister d wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:41 pm
For example: Two old people fall asleep, camera pans, comment is "it would suck to be in their row and have to use the bathroom". That's fine. Same camera pan and "it sucks to sit near old people" is clearly less fine, right?
Certainly more dickish, yes.
by RSmith
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 MLB Week 1
Replies: 860
Views: 12174

Re: 2018 MLB Week 1

You seem to be missing the difference between " that bachelorette party" and "bachelorette parties". The former is fine to call out if they present themselves as worthy. In either case, I would contend that as he phrased, he would just be giving it as his opinion. I didn't see the broadcast, but fr...
by RSmith
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 MLB Week 1
Replies: 860
Views: 12174

Re: 2018 MLB Week 1

Baiting is not the same thing as calling BS. I hate to defend Matt Vasgersian, who is a terrible commentator for any sport he covers, but to be fair, he isn't saying that, like, bachelorette parties should be banned from parks, or don't have a right to be there. He's saying that *he* finds it obnox...
by RSmith
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 MLB Week 1
Replies: 860
Views: 12174

Re: 2018 MLB Week 1

From last night's game on ESPN... Matt Vasgersian: Is there anything more obnoxious than the bachelorette party at the ballpark, by the way? Jessica Mendoza: Why is it obnoxious? Vasgersian: Congratulations, by the way, yeah, we're all very happy for you, la la la la. Mendoza: Why is that obnoxious...
by RSmith
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Indictment Thread (Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part II)
Replies: 3500
Views: 63051

Re: The Indictment Thread (Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part II)

And every day I wake up and wonder how like 1/3 of this country can be so fucking dumb as to willingly, for no personal gain, follow along with and defend him. Racism. Often under the guise of Christianity. This is where I muse...one and the same for large swaths. Honestly, though, show me the reli...
by RSmith
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 MLB Week 1
Replies: 860
Views: 12174

Re: 2018 MLB Week 1

And, nothing will ever make me pine for Joe Morgan in a booth. Joe was a dummy when it came to modern analysis (and occasionally a mean-spirited one, from some interviews I've read). BUT, purely as a broadcaster, I loved listening to him. He wasn't just a dummy. He was proudly ignorant of the analy...
by RSmith
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 MLB Week 1
Replies: 860
Views: 12174

Re: 2018 MLB Week 1

And, nothing will ever make me pine for Joe Morgan in a booth. Joe was a dummy when it came to modern analysis (and occasionally a mean-spirited one, from some interviews I've read). BUT, purely as a broadcaster, I loved listening to him. He wasn't just a dummy. He was proudly ignorant of the analy...
by RSmith
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 MLB Week 1
Replies: 860
Views: 12174

Re: 2018 MLB Week 1

sancarlos wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:37 am
And, nothing will ever make me pine for Joe Morgan in a booth.
Joe was a dummy when it came to modern analysis (and occasionally a mean-spirited one, from some interviews I've read). BUT, purely as a broadcaster, I loved listening to him.
by RSmith
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 MLB Week 1
Replies: 860
Views: 12174

Re: 2018 MLB Week 1

From last night's game on ESPN... Matt Vasgersian: Is there anything more obnoxious than the bachelorette party at the ballpark, by the way? Jessica Mendoza: Why is it obnoxious? Vasgersian: Congratulations, by the way, yeah, we're all very happy for you, la la la la. Mendoza: Why is that obnoxious...
by RSmith
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Indictment Thread (Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part II)
Replies: 3500
Views: 63051

Re: The Indictment Thread (Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part II)

Gunpowder wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:56 am
We're talking about global elites and world governments here. If it were easy enough to prove in a presentation, I'm sure they could swing it. North Korea has nukes. It's probably harder to make nukes than truly believable, undetectable fake videos.
Right, that's my point.
by RSmith
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Indictment Thread (Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part II)
Replies: 3500
Views: 63051

Re: The Indictment Thread (Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part II)

3. Trump would survive the pee tape if hookers only pissed on each other in a vacuum, but he isn't in a vacuum anymore. One. it would be the clearest lie he's told yet and visible to everyone. Only the staunchest dipshits would be defending him on this, IMO. Of course, that's probably a solid 20% o...
by RSmith
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Indictment Thread (Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part II)
Replies: 3500
Views: 63051

Re: The Indictment Thread (Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part II)

3. Trump would survive the pee tape if hookers only pissed on each other in a vacuum, but he isn't in a vacuum anymore. One. it would be the clearest lie he's told yet and visible to everyone. Only the staunchest dipshits would be defending him on this, IMO. Of course, that's probably a solid 20% o...
by RSmith
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Indictment Thread (Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part II)
Replies: 3500
Views: 63051

Re: The Indictment Thread (Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part II)

3. Trump would survive the pee tape if hookers only pissed on each other in a vacuum, but he isn't in a vacuum anymore. One. it would be the clearest lie he's told yet and visible to everyone. Only the staunchest dipshits would be defending him on this, IMO. Of course, that's probably a solid 20% o...
by RSmith
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Indictment Thread (Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part II)
Replies: 3500
Views: 63051

Re: The Indictment Thread (Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part II)

As a tangent, it drives me nuts when people say the DNC rigged the primary in favor of Hillary. The parties can do whatever the fuck they want when nominating a candidate. It's a private club choosing a representative, they don't have to provide a fair election process, and they don't have to nomin...
by RSmith
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Indictment Thread (Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part II)
Replies: 3500
Views: 63051

Re: The Indictment Thread (Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part II)

mister d wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:48 pm
(Unless the election was unwinnable.)
Yes, assuming a free and fair election. Which may not have been entirely the case.
by RSmith
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Indictment Thread (Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part II)
Replies: 3500
Views: 63051

Re: The Indictment Thread (Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part II)

As a tangent, it drives me nuts when people say the DNC rigged the primary in favor of Hillary. The parties can do whatever the fuck they want when nominating a candidate. It's a private club choosing a representative, they don't have to provide a fair election process, and they don't have to nomin...
by RSmith
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Random Thoughts About Thoughts Random
Replies: 4755
Views: 158144

Re: Random Thoughts About Thoughts Random

A_B wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:36 am
The next time I find a watchband that has holes spaced perfectly to fit my wrist will be the first time.
Try one with the foldover clasp instead of holes. Much nicer and more snug. I've had my band for over a decade (original to the watch, actually), and it's still good as new...
by RSmith
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 NFL Season
Replies: 698
Views: 11943

Re: 2018 NFL Season

It’s a very short list of athletes for whom you could compile a video of 50 highlights where it looks like the other pro athletes he’s competing against look like little kids by comparison. Bob Sapp's entire fight career, and probably his football career too... The disparity in his fight with Kiyos...
by RSmith
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 NBA Offseason Thread
Replies: 314
Views: 4735

Re: 2018 NBA Offseason Thread

rass wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:32 pm
But they might have trouble quenching their thirst.
I think this one went over my head... :)

ETA: Oh, wait! Is this a reference to my question the other day about people selling water on the street? Clever clever... :)
by RSmith
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 NBA Offseason Thread
Replies: 314
Views: 4735

Re: 2018 NBA Offseason Thread

You can physically go to nearly every city on the planet. They’re all psychological hurdles Well, yes :). What I meant was that, if you dropped the average American in middle of Toronto without their knowing, I doubt they'd guess it was a different country. Yep. Reminds me of the time my Canadian-b...
by RSmith
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 MLB Week 1
Replies: 860
Views: 12174

Re: 2018 MLB Week 1

degenerasian wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:50 am
Cleveland fans seems to like the deal though, having to give up just one prospect who has struggled whenever coming up to the majors instead of giving up 5.
I don't blame them. It's a pretty good deal for both teams, given their situations.
by RSmith
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 NBA Offseason Thread
Replies: 314
Views: 4735

Re: 2018 NBA Offseason Thread

Ryan wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:12 pm
You can physically go to nearly every city on the planet. They’re all psychological hurdles
Well, yes :). What I meant was that, if you dropped the average American in middle of Toronto without their knowing, I doubt they'd guess it was a different country.
by RSmith
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 NBA Offseason Thread
Replies: 314
Views: 4735

Re: 2018 NBA Offseason Thread

So despite Toronto being a really awesome city to visit, I'd guess since it isn't America there's worry there for some. I'm sure that's very true, but it's really a purely psychological hurdle. Walking down the street in Toronto is really almost no different than walking down the street in any of t...
by RSmith
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 NBA Offseason Thread
Replies: 314
Views: 4735

Re: 2018 NBA Offseason Thread

I can’t get over how Toronto is seen by most American athletes as some kind of Siberia despite it being better than almost any American city you could be traded to. Leonard’s lucky he wasn’t traded to Orlando or Oklahoma City. DeRozan really embraced Toronto as a city, which is why it’s a bit of a ...
by RSmith
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 NBA Offseason Thread
Replies: 314
Views: 4735

Re: 2018 NBA Offseason Thread

Wow, I thought most Raps fans had forgiven Vince. I guess not... That said, I had honestly forgotten how bad it was at the time, and this jogged my memory. It really was painfully obvious that he quit on the team that last year. I still contend that Vince was a better on-court talent by a bit, but i...
by RSmith
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 NBA Offseason Thread
Replies: 314
Views: 4735

Re: 2018 NBA Offseason Thread

sancarlos wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:57 pm
A_B wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:19 am
How excited would you be if I told you Kawhi really really really doesn't want to be there?
Serious question: Does the trade get invalidated if he refuses to report to Toronto?
God, I hope we don't find out...
by RSmith
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 NBA Offseason Thread
Replies: 314
Views: 4735

Re: 2018 NBA Offseason Thread

The Sportsnet newsbreak chap just described DeRozan as "maybe the greatest Raptor ever." I liked him very much, and am sorry to see him go, but no matter how messily it ended, I still very much think Vince Carter is clearly the greatest player in team history... Carter is the 3rd. Bosh, DeRozan and...
by RSmith
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 NBA Offseason Thread
Replies: 314
Views: 4735

Re: 2018 NBA Offseason Thread

I can’t get over how Toronto is seen by most American athletes as some kind of Siberia despite it being better than almost any American city you could be traded to. Leonard’s lucky he wasn’t traded to Orlando or Oklahoma City. Not to mention bigger than all but NY and LA, having surpassed Chicago s...
by RSmith
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 NBA Offseason Thread
Replies: 314
Views: 4735

Re: 2018 NBA Offseason Thread

The Sportsnet newsbreak chap just described DeRozan as "maybe the greatest Raptor ever." I liked him very much, and am sorry to see him go, but no matter how messily it ended, I still very much think Vince Carter is clearly the greatest player in team history...
by RSmith
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Indictment Thread (Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part II)
Replies: 3500
Views: 63051

Re: The Indictment Thread (Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part II)

Are we numb enough that a report Georgia's election server may have been hacked doesn't move the needle? Probably. This story came out yesterday and I'm like "Oh, cool. We'll never see paper ballots again. There's nothing that can go wrong here.": Top Voting Machine Vendor Admits It Installed Remot...
by RSmith
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 NBA Offseason Thread
Replies: 314
Views: 4735

Re: 2018 NBA Offseason Thread

Pruitt wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:47 pm
Still, he is only the 2nd worst Brazilian Centre taken in the first round who ended up wasting the Raptors time. That crown belongs to the legendary Rafa Araujo.
Good God, I remember him. Not the Raps' finest hour, that pick.
by RSmith
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 NBA Offseason Thread
Replies: 314
Views: 4735

Re: 2018 NBA Offseason Thread

While I don't necessarily think that the Dwane Casey firing was warranted overall, his use/misuse/non-use of both JV and Nogueira was really atrocious. I think Nogueira had a good deal more than he was given the opportunity to show. That said, I may just like him because, as a Brazilian guy named No...