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    Yesterday, 10:00 AM
    jpa2825 replied to a thread NL MVP in Major League Baseball (MLB)
    I don't hate either guy's explanation. However, for the 4 ballots that had Votto/Stanton 5/6, all had Blackmon & Arenado above them. I just can't imagine how you can put 2 guys on the same team (a team that won the same # of playoff games that the Reds won :)) ahead of either of those guys. Mind boggling.
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    Nov 16, 17, 04:51 PM
    It's also "bendable" to play in an existing co-tenant situation so long as there is a "soccer only" stadium on the drawing board in a realistic timeframe. Would be interesting to see if FCC has the "stones" to call MLS' bluff. Don't commit but show the possibilities and see if they get franchise awarded. If yes, slow roll things for the best deal while still playing at Nippert and keeping most happy. (Of course, FCC misses out on most/all...
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    Nov 15, 17, 12:57 PM
    Play along with me here: tOSU wins out. USC wins out. Bama, Miami and OU win out. Who gets the 4th playoff spot between tOSU and USC? (If it matters, assume Wisky loses to MI this week and is not undefeated when tOSU beats them in the B1G Champ.)
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    Nov 15, 17, 12:53 PM
    Playing the "harder side" of the Conference also matters (in SOS). Wisky controls its OOC schedule, so shame on them if they are on the outside looking in with 1 loss. UGa would've been in the same situation if they had beaten Auburn and then lost to Bama in the SEC Champ. UGa would have at least had ND on their OOC schedule to make the argument.
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    Nov 14, 17, 05:38 PM
    Hyperbole much? Duvall 2016 WAR was 2.9 (high "solid starter" to low "good player"); his 2017 WAR was 1.8 (high "role player"); neither = "awful"; given his economics (total control and not Arb1 until 2019), there are more important things to address with the 2018 Reds. Schebler was 0.6 in 2016 (w/ Reds) and 1.4 in 2017; worse than Duvall, but not awful and economically advantaged (total control and not Arb1 until 2020 earliest) ...
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    Nov 13, 17, 03:46 PM
    I assume you are giving spots 1-3 to SEC Champ, ACC Champ and Big 12 Champ?
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    Nov 13, 17, 01:40 PM
    Could a 1 loss Bama (who would not be SEC Champs in either scenario getting to 1 loss) get left out of the Playoffs? 0 loss Wisconsin & TheU would get in before Bama 1 loss UGa (SEC Champs), OU (Big12 Champs), Clemson & TheU (ACC Champs) would go before Bama 1 loss TheU (non-ACC Champs) & Wisconsin (regardless of whether B1G Champs) would NOT go before Bama 2 loss Auburn (SEC Champs) would go before Bama (they'd be Champs & have...
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    Nov 13, 17, 12:57 PM
    TBH, 1-2 ain't no great shakes, but a small sample size. Anas will lose playing time if he doesn't improve.
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    Nov 12, 17, 09:29 PM
    You spelled Anas wrong in the last line. Nobody else missed more than 1 FT. Weren't several of Anas' misses front ends of 1&1? Maybe he needs to shoot them underhanded.
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    Nov 10, 17, 10:28 PM
    Let's not forget the failure to score to end the 1st half. Even if you only get a FG, you win the game. INT on 2nd & goal from the 3 with 22.7 seconds kept SO in the game. Too conservative with 3 & out in the 4th Q after stopping SO on 4th down (after allowing SO to convert a 4th & 17 to even keep the drive alive). 2 PT conversion on 1st TD? Failure to call timeout after SO failed to score on 1st & goal with 2:00 left in 4Q. You have 3...
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    Nov 10, 17, 08:49 PM
    2nd & goal w/ 22.7 seconds and no timeouts. I think the pass call is the right play so you can have run/pass threat on 3rd & 4th down if it's incomplete. Inexperienced QB makes a bad decision and throws it right to a LB dropping in coverage. Really enjoy the coverage. Thanks ColonelMike
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    Nov 10, 17, 04:32 PM
    jpa2825 replied to a thread Who Gets In? in College Football
    If UCF wins out, would they get in over a 2 loss team? Probably not. Should they? Hmmm. If not, you're basically admitting that only P5+ND have a chance to win NCAAF championship before the season even starts.
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    Nov 10, 17, 11:54 AM
    I don't think that's true. Not trying to be a smart aleck here, but what does that mean? I am honestly trying to learn how 1B is judged defensively. When I googled "1b defensive metrics 2017" I got this page 217 Major League Baseball Fielding Leaders | Baseball-Reference.com. When scrolling down: Putouts - Votto is #3 Def. Games at 1B - #1 (100%) Assists at 1B - #1 (but isn't that stat partially reliant on the Reds P being so god-awful...
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    Nov 9, 17, 04:48 PM
    jpa2825 replied to a thread Who Gets In? in College Football
    Barring total collapse across the nation, NO 2 loss team is making Final 4. There are currently 9 P5 + ND teams with 0 or 1 loss. 4 of those teams match up this weekend. Loser of TCU v. OU is out. If ND loses, they are out. If TheU loses, their only hope is win out, beat Clemson in the ACC Champ and be last 1 loss team standing. Loser of Bama v. UGa could still be a 1 loss team. If that happens, both go, taking 2/4 spots.
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    Nov 9, 17, 04:46 PM
    jpa2825 replied to a thread Who Gets In? in College Football
    If both have only 1 loss, I like UGa > OU
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    Nov 9, 17, 04:36 PM
    I don't get that. Votto is fundamentally unsound at 1B. How that translates to a GG finalist is beyond me.
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    Nov 8, 17, 10:43 AM
    Don't forget the BoSox and the marathon bomber.
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    Nov 2, 17, 04:57 PM
    UofL overcame a soft SOS by being dominant early and hanging on late to secure a Top 8 seed in 2017. They rode that home field advantage at JPat to Omaha after defeating UK in the Super. The 2018 schedule is out and it looks like they may need to be dominant again (which will be tough based on departures). ACC - the 30 games you get are beyond your control. Based on past history and projected talent, schedule is definitely front-loaded and...
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    Nov 1, 17, 05:14 PM
    Yeah, but for any of this to matter they will have won v. LSU, @ Miss. St. & @ Auburn and played UGa in SEC Champ. Gotta play the hypos.
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    Nov 1, 17, 05:10 PM
    Grant appears to be arguing, based on experience last year presumably, that not making your Conference Championship game can be a good thing. He's able to point to PSU's only loss as being to a Top 3 team on the road. It's a valid point. (As many have pointed out, they suffer from not many / any good wins, but OK.) My beef is that the loser of UGa v. Bama in SEC Champ game (if it happens) went 12-0 and then lost on a neutral site to a Top 3...
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    Nov 1, 17, 12:34 PM
    That was a head snapping reversal Mentsch! :)
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    Oct 31, 17, 05:18 PM
    Play along instead of tearing apart the hypothetical, please. For me, UGa gets the #4 seed b/c they beat ND at ND and their loss (to Alabama on a neutral field) is better than ND's loss to UGa at home. NOTE: The most likely part of this equation is 1 loss UGa. They'll be favored against all future opponents except Bama. ND has a tough road to the end of the season, but should also be favored in all games so that could easily happen.
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    Oct 28, 17, 07:14 PM
    8 and a bunch of dudes. 10 has played very few snaps on defense this year and was absent today. The CBs were wretched but only slightly worse than LB, S and DL. At some point, there was no reason for UofL to bother punting or kicking off deep because WF was going to score regardless of where they got the ball. Might as well have gone Hal Mumme and gone for it on 4th down and onsides kick every time. Awful. That said, refs missed 2 OL...
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    Oct 27, 17, 04:57 PM
    As most of you know, seating has been free and first come at JPat except for UK games and maybe a fundraiser game each year. With the success of the program, UofL decided to change that for the 2018 season. As I understand it, season tickets were claimed and paid for through a couple of weeks ago and seats were selected this week. Chairback seats were extremely reasonable at $150/season. ($120 for seniors & youths or if you bought 4 tix -...
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    Oct 27, 17, 12:01 PM
    Unless I'm forgetting something, the Astros did a complete tear down and rebuild. They didn't have any contracts like Votto, Bailey, Mesoraco, etc. to deal with. (No need to rehash whether those were good contracts when signed OR even now, I'm just saying that makes the Reds rebuild a different animal than the Astros.)
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    Oct 27, 17, 11:57 AM
    If your Dusty Baker, in 2 yrs. you win 95 and 97 games, win your division and get bounced in the NLDS, you get fired.
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    Oct 27, 17, 11:52 AM
    The only runs scored by the Cubs in the NLCS were via HR.
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    Oct 26, 17, 01:43 PM
    TiVo is a wonderful thing. Hung around until the 7th and TiVo'd the rest of the game. Added 90 minutes to the recording and only missed the last out. Watched the remainder this morning as I was getting ready for work (without knowing the result). Pretty competitive and drama-filled baseball. That said, just can't get into the "all or nothing" approach in MLB right now. In GM1, 3 HRs, 3/9 total hits were HRs, 4/4 runs scored via HR and...
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    Oct 26, 17, 01:22 PM
    I'd look for him to end up with the Nats. Who is NYY eyeing for their position?
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