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Booksack, Bookbag, or Backpack? - barry
The world must know It was booksack for me growing up....
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"Women make 78 cents on the dollar compared to men" - barry
It's in Bernie Sanders issues section on his website. I've heard Obama mention this is his SOTU. How is this misleading stat from 30-40 years ago proliferated in 2015? I hate the fact that politics invokes misleading the dumb masses of people out there....
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The worst hitting team positions in the NL and AL by wRC+ - barry
Inspired by the Stros fans complaining about their abysmal 1B hitting(12th in AL), I decided to look at the worst offensive team output by position. wRC+(weighted runs created) works very similar to OPS+. 100 is league average 92 is 8% below league average and so on. The best position by team isn't ...
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MLB(My team sucks) Draft Pick Watch Thread 8-24 update - barry
For all the fans who have shitty teams like the Reds and are now forced to cheer for a shitty draft pick. Its a hot race in the dweller. 8-24 Update [b]Team GB[/b] Phillies 28.5 Marlins 28.5 Rockies 28.5 Reds 26.5 Brewers 26 Braves 25.5 A's 25 The Reds have surged to the 4th ...
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The Astros are 46-48 in their last 94 games - barry
Meh....
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All 15 MLB Home teams won for the first time in history - barry
[link=(http://deadspin.com/all-15-mlb-home-teams-won-for-the-first-time-in-history-1723598101)]LINK[/link] And while they have had 30 teams only since 1998. The previous record for most games won on a day when all home teams won is 12 from 1914....
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Advice for studying for the CFA - barry
I'm going to start the CFA process either in December or June. For those that have taken it, please tell me about how much time you spent studying, how hard the test is, etc. I'm a management consultant with a background in O&G operations. I want to possibly move into PE in a few years and kno...
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I made my first hole in one today - barry
190 yard par 3, 3 iron. I was by myself, does it count? :dunno: ...
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Tax question on getting money from a family member for a real estate investment - barry
Wordy title I know. Here is the situation. I'm basically getting a private loan from a family member to purchase a house to flip. They don't even want us to pay them interest but we will anyway. They just want to give us the money and buy the house, they don't want to do it in their name. My ...
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Brad Ausmus has some sweet bullpen management skills - barry
[link=(http://deadspin.com/brad-ausmus-has-his-ned-yost-moment-1719493807)]LINK[/link] [quote]The Tigers were up 8-6 at the start of the eighth inning, and the ever-volatile Neftali Feliz came in to shepherd the game to the ninth inning and the hands of closer Joakim Soria. Feliz struggled, and h...
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Movie/TV Board
Your top 5 favorite movies that take place in Outer Space - barry
Some part of the movie must take place in outer space. In no order Apollo 13 Event Horizon Interstellar Sunshine Contact...
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Anyone have experience using "hard money" for flipping houses? - barry
How was your experience and the process?...
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Great Bo Jackson Story - barry
[quote]Bo Jackson is a legend. Games he played on July 17 and August 26, 1990 are part of that legend. Pat Tabler was a Royal that year, and he remembers the feats of his former Kansas City teammate with awe and admiration. “We were playing the Yankees, in New York, and he hit three home runs,” T...
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Anyone else notice MLB is pimping the shite out of Altuve - barry
If he takes a shite I get a notification from my MLB at bat app. They are so scared of infante winning :lol:...
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Turns out Gronk is shockingly fiscally responsible - barry
[link=(http://espn.go.com/boston/nfl/story/_/id/13134606/rob-gronkowski-new-england-patriots-says-living-endorsement-money)]LINK[/link] [quote]"To this day, I still haven't touched one dime of my signing bonus or NFL contract money," Gronkowski says in an excerpt of his book, which was authored...
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Winning the CWS isn't easy - barry
I understand people are frustrated. Paul wasn't on point last night and the arms weren't fantastic outside of Lange during the CWS, neither were the bats for that matter. First off, winning the CWS isn't easy. Being the number one team doesn't mean much like in football or basketball. Think of ho...
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Top 7 Active NBA players in minutes played(Reg & Playoffs) - barry
Kobe Bryant 55415 Kevin Garnett 55145 Tim Duncan 54984 Dirk Nowitzki 50610 Paul Pierce 50446 Shawn Marion 43934 LeBron James 43330 Damn, Lebron has some miles on him...
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Should LSU mimic Michigan's athletic priority point system? (boost to alumni) - barry
My Michigan buddy was telling me about this. They instituted it not too long ago. This is the format below. Basically being an alumni is equivalent to giving a 2G donation to the athletic program. Plus you are rewarded for having tickets in other sports. 1 Point – Athletic Donations One point i...
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Vin Scully opens Dodger game with a minute on D Day - barry
[link=(http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/06/07/video-vin-scully-talks-d-day/)]LINK[/link] :usa:...
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Explain to me what makes Israel a valuable ally in 2015? - barry
I've never been into foreign policy much, but lately i've read a good deal about the ME and our history with all the various countries in the last 100 years and how it has shaped our policies. Some please explain our present day relationship with Israel and what are the pros and cons. I understa...
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