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Post by Rex » Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:29 pm

Man, what a letdown.

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Post by brian » Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:39 pm

I thought this was going to be a thread about a Grantland article.
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Post by Brontoburglar » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:51 pm

I hate that redesign
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Post by A_B » Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:44 am

brian wrote:I thought this was going to be a thread about a Grantland article.
Um.......
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Post by Gunpowder » Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:02 am


Here's an awesome one from some guy who calls himself 'Meat':

http://heatnmeat.blogspot.com/2013/02/m ... nders.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Deadspin

Post by brian » Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:46 am

Grasspenis wrote:

Here's an awesome one from some guy who calls himself 'Meat':

http://heatnmeat.blogspot.com/2013/02/m ... nders.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I'm in almost complete agreement with you on these except Baltimore (though they're actually 78.5 at my local casino). I'm struggling to see how Baltimore is going to get to 79 wins. The AL East is down, but someone has to finish in last place in that division and the team that does is going to be around 70 wins.
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Post by Gunpowder » Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:53 pm

I'll take 29 out of 30.

I've just always liked them O's.
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Post by Gunpowder » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:16 am

Picked my best three: I ended up going with the unders on Miami (64.5), CWS (80.5), and NYM (74.5). Also took Pedro Alvarez at 50:1 to lead MLB in homers.

Brian, you put any change down on over/unders yet?
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Post by brian » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:51 pm

Grasspenis wrote:Picked my best three: I ended up going with the unders on Miami (64.5), CWS (80.5), and NYM (74.5). Also took Pedro Alvarez at 50:1 to lead MLB in homers.

Brian, you put any change down on over/unders yet?
I did get down on Baltimore under 79.5 at basically even money. Mulling over some other ones. I hate to bet on or against Detroit (though I did bet the under on them last year), but I do like the Tigers over 90.5. They "struggled" last year to 88 wins and should be improved defensively (Hunter/Dirks at corner OF; Cabrera was way better second half last year and might even be near league-average;) SP (full season of Sanchez) and offensively (Martinez back at DH, Hunter instead of Young). Wild card I guess is how much improved KC and Cleveland are relative to last season.
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Post by Keg » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:53 pm

That was a good read.
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Post by Gunpowder » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:14 pm

Meat like the Tigers over as well. Seemed they just sleep-walked through much of 2012.

And being Delmon Young-less is big. Dirks had a real high BABIP last year, so who knows how he'll be with the stick, but he's gotta be worth more than Delms.
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Post by Sabo » Mon May 06, 2013 9:25 am

Bill Dance classic bloopers.

Some of those are hilarious.
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Post by Gunpowder » Mon May 06, 2013 10:08 am

Sabo wrote:Bill Dance classic bloopers.

Some of those are hilarious.

That was great. 1:50-ish with the cameraman falling into the lake is my favorite. I watched that part about 10 times.
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Post by Gunpowder » Tue May 14, 2013 9:10 am

Wouldn't have guessed Billy Donovan would beat out all of the FB coaches in Florida.
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Post by Johnny Carwash » Tue May 14, 2013 10:19 am

Canadians will be sure to use that as an example of how out of whack Americans' priorities are. Except New Hampshire.
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Post by brian » Tue May 14, 2013 10:28 am

Nevada's is still the best (and most apt).
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Re: Deadspin

Post by Shirley » Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:34 pm

Did we have a "Racism is dead" thread?
There's a lot of talk out there—and more than a little evidence—suggesting that this year's Duke Blue Devils, led by the very big and very mobile Jabari Parker, are the most athletic team in the school's history. We decided to investigate whether that claim is true. And since average vertical leap numbers through the years weren't readily available, we did the next best thing, and counted up all the black guys.
It doesn't get better from there.

http://deadspin.com/how-black-is-duke-b ... 1477222481" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by brian » Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:08 pm

Shirley wrote:Did we have a "Racism is dead" thread?
There's a lot of talk out there—and more than a little evidence—suggesting that this year's Duke Blue Devils, led by the very big and very mobile Jabari Parker, are the most athletic team in the school's history. We decided to investigate whether that claim is true. And since average vertical leap numbers through the years weren't readily available, we did the next best thing, and counted up all the black guys.
It doesn't get better from there.

http://deadspin.com/how-black-is-duke-b ... 1477222481" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
In the comments, the author said it was intended to be a satiric way to try and benchmark Duke's title prospects, which...I'll be honest I'm not sure I got it. Good satire should usually hit you over the head.
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Post by Jerloma » Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:42 am

Tell that to 97% of my Facebook friends.
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Post by Jerloma » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:16 am

Fucking Georgia, man. It's days like this that I wish the AofG were still alive.
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Post by howard » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:34 am

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Post by Shirley » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:11 pm

Wow, that was awesome.
Totally Kafkaesque

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Post by The Sybian » Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:28 pm

Looks like a trailer for a Michael Bay TV series. I wonder if he keeps the sledgehammer on the wall behind his desk.
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Post by brian » Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:47 pm

I still don't understand what defiling his brother's headstone had to do with anything, but it was definitely something else.
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Post by Pruitt » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:03 pm

brian wrote:I still don't understand what defiling his brother's headstone had to do with anything, but it was definitely something else.
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Post by EdRomero » Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:18 pm

Why Do So Many Sportswriters Love Bruce Springsteen?
When a sportswriter professes his devotion to Bruce Springsteen, he's making a statement about himself (or herself!). He's letting you know that he's a good old-fashioned hard-working American fella with strong values, just like you, Mr. and Mrs. Kitchen Table! You can count on your Bruce fanboy columnist to write about the game the RIGHT WAY, with buttloads of class. And you can count on your local columnist to be the sort of insufferable dipshit who looks back longingly on his Golden American youth and then somehow links it to a double play from last night's Reds game.

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Post by mister d » Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:25 pm

I might be dead wrong, but I've always assumed Bruce would hate most of those writer fans of his.
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Post by Rush2112 » Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:29 pm

EdRomero wrote:Why Do So Many Sportswriters Love Bruce Springsteen?
When a sportswriter professes his devotion to Bruce Springsteen, he's making a statement about himself (or herself!). He's letting you know that he's a good old-fashioned hard-working American fella with strong values, just like you, Mr. and Mrs. Kitchen Table! You can count on your Bruce fanboy columnist to write about the game the RIGHT WAY, with buttloads of class. And you can count on your local columnist to be the sort of insufferable dipshit who looks back longingly on his Golden American youth and then somehow links it to a double play from last night's Reds game.

Didn't Bronto just discover Bruce in the last year or two?
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Post by Brontoburglar » Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:27 pm

Rush2112 wrote:
EdRomero wrote:Why Do So Many Sportswriters Love Bruce Springsteen?
When a sportswriter professes his devotion to Bruce Springsteen, he's making a statement about himself (or herself!). He's letting you know that he's a good old-fashioned hard-working American fella with strong values, just like you, Mr. and Mrs. Kitchen Table! You can count on your Bruce fanboy columnist to write about the game the RIGHT WAY, with buttloads of class. And you can count on your local columnist to be the sort of insufferable dipshit who looks back longingly on his Golden American youth and then somehow links it to a double play from last night's Reds game.

Didn't Bronto just discover Bruce in the last year or two?
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Post by phxgators » Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:50 pm

Interesting idea, from Deadspin of all places all places
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Post by tennbengal » Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:38 pm

deadspin has turned into a pretty damn fine site. Really good writing.

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Post by Shirley » Fri Nov 07, 2014 1:37 pm

Totally Kafkaesque

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Post by sancarlos » Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:57 pm

I'm so so glad I never did anything to cause me to go to prison.
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Re: Deadspin

Post by Giff » Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:33 pm

I want a fifi.
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