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Everything posted by Maynard_G_Krebs

  1. NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

    This thread is for all of your NFL 2017-2018 season discussion. There is no other way to start this thread. Everything else for Tom Brady is just gravy.
  2. NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

  3. NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

    The previously 2-4 Raiders just beat the widely #1 ranked Kansas City Chiefs. Leading everyone to suspect what should be common knowledge to anyone paying attention to the NFL for at least the last 5 years: the Chiefs are never #1. I am glad that first half of season warm-up games provide overachieving teams an outlet, and long-yearning fans something to hang their hats on before the enevitable drop off to reality.
  4. NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

    I fully support you in these delusions, as the adverse realities would lead to a very long and saddening season of games. Let's hope Packers management doesn't try to push Rodgers back too soon, effectively Tony-Romo'ing him for the remainder of his career.
  5. Random Thoughts

    Here's a really sad and informative doc about the life and history of Native Americans.
  6. Hey Tecmo Super Bowl III fans, I don't play the SNES/Genesis versions of this game, or later generations after NES TSB, in general. In fact, were it not for Drunken_Honkey, Hurricane, and Xplozv, TSB III would be a ghost town of untapped potential. Thanks to those three, specifically, there is likely a good bit of hacking information and/or resources that have been created for the TSB III series, if but undocumented. Of what documentation is available, if there's anyone who is interested to act as the aggregate to pull it all together, I would be happy to post it in a pinned topic in this forum. Psssssst. Drunken_Honkey and Hurricane, I'm looking at you, dudes. I imagine you've gotta have your secrets posted in notes somewhere. Let me know whose mom I have to get nude pictures of from this forum in order for you to start posting some more actual documentation. Otherwise, I am happy to wash my hands of this whole game. Good luck and God Speed.
  7. NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

    I appreciate this stats babble from you, good sir, but I have watched these win probability tools grow and drop at a rate beyond reasonable. Any given game analysis looks like a lie detector test result.
  8. NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

    Frank Gore, my long-standing nominee for most underrated player in NFL history!
  9. NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

    Until they make some rule changes, RB by committee is back again and here to stay!
  10. NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

    To me, Power Rankings are synonymous with the ESPN win forecasting tool during games. For those unfamiliar, ESPN has a tool that they use during their web gamecasts that is a y/x chart that measures the win/loss likelihood of two teams as the game progresses. The win/loss probability on the chart moves up and down depending on what team last scored, and depending on if that team is ahead or behind. It's the dumbest, most meta-bogus metric measuring instrument I've ever seen. The level of expertise required to make adjustments to rankings based on whether or not that team won or lost in the prior week, and by how much, requires a similar set of insights as the person in your office pool who picks winners based on whether the mascot of that team would beat the other mascot in a fight.
  11. NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

    If Kansas City's Hill goes into the concussion protocol on a short week for a Thursday game, KC is in trouble.
  12. NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

    Patriots win again. Falcons lose. Chiefs lose. Raiders lose. Lions lose. Rams are 4-2. Rodgers is gone. Phildadelphia, who I forecasted in mid-2016 would be a near-future contender due to Wentz's play, is 5-1. Whatever will the weekly Power Rankings do?! How will they respond?! I'm on the edge of my seat................................
  13. NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

    Welp, there goes Green Bay's season. Rodgers out for the year.
  14. NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

    Oh, and Malcom Butler is on a contract year, and is trying too hard to make big plays. Sure, he had an INT prior to the half, but he's playing like it's the Wild West out there, and getting burned more often than putting himself in a position to make a safe play. I'm not convinced that the Patriots are going to make a contract play for him at the end of the season. That being said, with the way he's playing, I'm not sure other teams are going to either at the kind of contract he's looking for.
  15. NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

    Patriots at the half: I'm still not worried about this team. Everyone is showing progress, for the most part. - Brady is forcing the ball downfield. It's the first time in a long time I've seen him this impatient. Dude is pissed off right now. - Cook's second week in a row of looking upfield prior to making the catch, resulting in a drop. - Danny Amendola is impressing the shit out of me. He's not only being put into Edelman pass catch situations (middle of the field, vulernable), but he's also doing great work as a punt return guy. Really impressed by Amendola's body of work this year. I'm looking forward to the second half and seeing what alterations the Patriots make.
  16. Hey Yo! So I didn't write about this after last year's tournament, because I got sidetracked. Shame on me. Just wanted to write that I am pumped to once again participate in this year's Raven's Head tournament. Brian and dudes do an exceptional job setting up a great tournament. As a tournament host, Brian is awesome. I can imagine it is not an easy thing to keep all of the moving pieces organized throughout the tournament, so I want to show Brian and crew the love they deserve. THANK YOU, GENTLEMEN for setting this shit up. We players truly do appreciate your efforts. See all of you f*ckers next weekend, where I will not make the same amateur mistake this year by giving someone Deion Sanders to run all over me... and yes, I'm still pissed about that.
  17. NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

    We shall see!
  18. Kyrie Irving / Isaiah Thomas trade

    LOLz to Kyrie Irving finally taking the shot at Cleveland for the small town vibe that it has. This dude clearly doesn't care about maintaining any semblance of a relationship to his former team's city. http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/20994910/celtics-guard-kyrie-irving-says-boston-real-live-sports-city
  19. NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

    I'm looking forward to seeing if this still holds true when the season comes. I doubt any player is going to try to protest the NBA's stand-for-the-anthem rule prior to the start of the televised regular season, when the most eyeballs are committed to viewing. My worst cynical self also wonders if NBA players will take a stance, given the volume of $$$ they make in comparison to most NFL players. Is $$$ going to buy silence in this case? Perhaps so!
  20. NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

    Well, Rush Limbaugh just came out and blasted Goodell for potentially requiring players to stand for the anthem. When Rush Limbaugh makes a value statement that I agree with, you know the world is now upside down.
  21. NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

    I think Goodell's tenure lasts as long as he can continue convincing ownership that the NFL's play for international markets is gaining traction. If local revenue via TV drops, and international traction doesn't pick up, I think Goodell could be out. Dude is savvy, though, and can work together the necessary partnership packages across industries to keep the annual growth happening. Let's be clear, though. Dude is a scumbag, and I'm pretty sure most of the public watch him with a constant stream of skepticism, which is not a good look for the face of the NFL brand.
  22. Random Thoughts

    Great write up on, in my opinion, the most important issue in the game world: the not-so-hidden gambling systems and their monumental adaptation by triple-AAA studios. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-10-11-are-loot-boxes-gambling
  23. Random Thoughts

    A final thought: Trump's sure-to-happen Tell-All autobiography post-presidency is going to be the best selling book since the Bible.
  24. Random Thoughts

    Unrelated to hats, here's a news aggregator website that pulls source material from most-all media platforms on combined issues, and crowd-classifies them based on political interest: https://www.allsides.com/
  25. Random Thoughts

    Been thinking about the last non-war-related cultural influencer/unifier that the majority of Americans shared, regardless of gender, age, or color... Hats. Pre-automobile/JFK-era hats.