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  1. JMDurron

    Red Sox pitching carousel thread (our pitching is historically bad)

    I’ll go ahead and take a guess that they won’t set a team record for most runs allowed in a season. The rate stats are all in play, though.
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    Washington Football Team Name Change

    From a "keeping the fan/team history" angle, what about the "Pigskins"? Keeps the "Skins" shorthand and is a nod to the old "Hogs" teams.
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    2020 Pats: Welcome to Camelot

    Upon further review, I appear to have blanked on the fact that Slayton was already gone last season, and it was Williams who was the go-to guy in 2019. I guess I let my rage level for Malzahn's offense by mid-season blind me to key details on the field, like who was actually making plays and...
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    2020 Pats: Welcome to Camelot

    Slayton wouldn’t shock me if he became a decent NFL contributor for a few years. I’m no Mascho, obviously, but I’ve watched 98% of football Auburn games outside of since around 1999, and Seth Williams doesn’t even register in my mind after I read this. If Seth Williams produces enough in the...
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    2020 Pats: Welcome to Camelot

    Any QB who can produce with the WR corps that Auburn typically has (apologies to Sammie Coates Taylor? Duke Williams?) is NFL worthy. I'm not sure how to feel right now. I'm excited and terrified of this as an Auburn fan and a Patriots fan at the same time. It's like...
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    Covid and MLB

    These conditions might actually test MLB's plan to forcibly relocate teams mid-season. It'll certainly be interesting.
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    ZOOM? or Google Hangouts or ?

    One option that my wife's family recommended to us is Jitsi. Jitsi Meet Link. It's an Open Source effort, with end-to-end encryption and no known record of shady data practices that we're aware of. We've used it for 4-6 party personal conferences, I can't speak to how practical it is for...
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    Gone Brady Gone

    This is disappointing, but not shocking. Tom's idol, Joe Montana, went to the Chiefs to prove that he could win outside of SF. Tom's friend, Peyton Manning, had a great second act in Denver. A guy who has always had a chip on his shoulder and something to prove had nothing left to prove in...
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    Romo staying at CBS for $100-plus million

    You're assuming that Disney doesn't somehow acquire CBS Sports in response.
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    MLB plotting playoff expansion — with reality TV twist

    I'm not a fan of this proposal, but it makes sense on one level, if your focus is on trying to discourage teams from tanking. "Pennant races between .500 teams" would be preferable to "We're not winning 95+ games, so let's tank for prospects/draft picks" if someone in MLB is thinking that...
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    2019 Pats: In-Season Roster & Injury Discussion

    I'm with you, with one minor tweak. Watching the Titans dismantle that Ravens team a week after the Patriots just barely came up short against them turned my outlook on the 2020 season around.
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    What might a Patriots 'reset' look like?

    You seem very confident on this front, but I’m not quite so sure. From Milloy to Harrison to D. McCourty, most of the good defensive units under BB have had a “QB of the secondary” at safety out there to keep the secondary on the same page from play to play. The drop off from McCourty to...
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    2020 Pats: General/Non-QB Off-Season Discussion

    Ultimately, I don't see how we can evaluate Sanu's potential usefulness to the 2020 Patriots offense (with Brady) without understanding how much of his productivity problem was chemistry with Brady vs his injury limiting his ability to get separation on his routes, even if he ran them to the...
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    Poll: SoSH votes for 2020 BB HOF induction

    I voted for Bonds, Clemens, Jeter, Manny, Schilling, and would have voted for Rolen as well. Walker just doesn't get there for me, given what other corner OFers were doing offensively during his era, plus where he did most of his damage, on top of durability issues hurting his counting stats...
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    2020 Game Goat Thread: WCG vs Titans

    I don’t understand how you think we can separate the play calling from the personnel failing to perform. Do we not think that the coaching staff are calling plays based on what the offensive personnel are least likely to fuck up? The coaches have eyes and brains too, hence the trick/desperation...
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    2020 Playoffs: Who You Rooting For Now?

    Teams with fan bases who have been waiting the longest/forever for their team’s history for a title appeal to my inner 1980s Red Sox fan. So, Vikings, Texans, Titans, and Chiefs are all fine by me. Super Bowl 4 was long enough ago. If none of them, 49ers would be acceptable. Fuck the Ravens, as...
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    College Football Coaching Carousel

    I'm not sure how to feel about this for Auburn. On the one hand, it's Gus hiring his old friend, who therefore might do nothing to adapt/change/expand Auburn's current offensive schemes. On the other hand, his results at Clemson as OC look impressive enough, although it's hard to gauge from...
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    Celebrating What Is

    Ah yes, the golden era of NFL QB memes.
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    Celebrating What Is

    I don't consider peak McNabb at all equivalent to Brady, Ben, Favre/Rodgers, Manning/Luck, Brees, Wilson, or Old Manning. Wentz has had 4 years, as you say, but two are partial ones due to injury. Given what Andy Reid has done since his time in Philly (Alex Smith!), I think McNabb is more of a...