| More Sports Board|| re: Bobby Cox, Joe Torre, Tony LaRussa selected to HOF - Baloo on 12/9/13 at 2:13 pm|
Sorry, I meant only one player. And he was dead. They have put in some 19th century guys and Joe Gordon, who retired in 1950. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Bobby Cox, Joe Torre, Tony LaRussa selected to HOF - Baloo on 12/9/13 at 11:51 am|
I'm glad the Hall is putting in the three greatest managers of the modern era. Total no-brainers, so good job to Vet Committee. No complaints there.
That said, Poz pointed out that the Vet Committee has not elected a player from the last 70 years since 2001. That's 13 years without a single playe...
| More Sports Board|| re: Who you got if this was the 1st yr of Playoffs - Baloo on 12/8/13 at 9:31 am|
Stanford has two losses, but the toughest SOS. If we're going by how a team "looks", then Baylor is in. Sparty is one questionable PI call away from being unbeaten. All have conference titles, quality wins, and that quality loss Bama fans like so much (though Stanford has a bad one, too).
| More Sports Board|| re: Who you got if this was the 1st yr of Playoffs - Baloo on 12/7/13 at 11:15 pm|
Actually, that's a miserable matchup for the Noles. MSU's secondary could slow down their offense. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Ohio State couldnt beat either of these teams? - Baloo on 12/7/13 at 4:57 pm|
Of course they could. There's no super dominant team this year. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: There are more people looking at this thread than are at the SMU-UCF game.Why? - Baloo on 12/7/13 at 1:41 pm|
[quote]Current Dallas temp: 26. Columbus OH: 27. [/quote]
Great, but that's not the problem. Everything is iced over and since it was 80 degrees this week, all of the trees still have leaves on them, making them really heavy when they are encases in ice, causing branches to snap and take out powerl...
| Soccer Board|| re: Group of death - Baloo on 12/6/13 at 1:45 pm|
And they were considered crap last cycle too, and the one before. The Socceroos are consistently underrated by soccer fans and writers. They drew twice with Japan during qualifying, so they can't totally suck. ...
| Soccer Board|| re: Group of death - Baloo on 12/6/13 at 1:03 pm|
The Aussies are the USA of 20 years ago. Always fit, good athletes, not much skill. But fitness and athleticism (and size) can get you to the round of 16.
Well, not with this draw, but usually. ...
| Soccer Board|| re: Group of death - Baloo on 12/6/13 at 1:00 pm|
I think it's B. Last WC's two finalists, a terrific Chile, and a very underrated Australia. The Socceroos advanced to the knockout phase in 2006, and finished 1-1-1 in 2010. Everyone always thinks they are an easy out, and they always play tough (well, except that thrashing to Germany).
| Soccer Board|| re: Group of death - Baloo on 12/6/13 at 11:26 am|
Group B is tougher. But that's small solace. ...
| SEC Rant|| re: The "Alabama Fans Derailed This Thread" Thread - Baloo on 12/5/13 at 4:49 pm|
Austin is the 11th largest city in America. There's a bit more to it than Emo's. Austin is an attractive place to live even to non-hipsters. ...
| SEC Rant|| re: The "Alabama Fans Derailed This Thread" Thread - Baloo on 12/5/13 at 4:37 pm|
[quote]Meh. If Saban goes, I don't think money will be the deciding factor. [/quote]
I agree with this. Bama can match virtually any offer. The only way Saban leaves is if he wants a new challenge. Being the first coach to win a title at three different schools has to be tempting. Like all coaches,...
| Coaching Changes|| re: Honest Bama Reaction: Saban to Texas......what if? - Baloo on 12/5/13 at 4:15 pm|
It's full of Bama fans saying there is no chance Saban leaves. That's delusional. OF COURSE there's a chance he leaves. ...
| Coaching Changes|| re: How many years would it take for Saban to turn Texas around and be a contender? - Baloo on 12/5/13 at 4:14 pm|
They are still able to win the Big 12 title THIS YEAR. So... one day. Texas would be a contender the second the season starts, regardless of who is coaching there. ...
| Coaching Changes|| re: I don't want Saban to leave - confession of an LSU fan - Baloo on 12/5/13 at 4:12 pm|
I love the LSU-Bama rivlary right now. I want him to stay at Bama... but I would LOVE to see their meltdown.
So, either way, I win. ...
| Coaching Changes|| re: Honest Bama Reaction: Saban to Texas......what if? - Baloo on 12/5/13 at 4:12 pm|
I think their level of denial is so high they would somehow pretend its not happening. Or that some truly bizarre thing happened to focre him out.
Look, I don't know if he's leaving, but I find it silly that Bama fans are saying there's no possible way he goes. I think it's closer to 50-50, but t...
| More Sports Board|| re: Does the best team always win? - Baloo on 12/5/13 at 3:12 pm|
Of course the lesser team can win. Not just the worse overall team but the worse team on that day. People hate to admit it, but most close games are decided by luck -- the erratic bounce of a ball or an official's call or some other thing outside of the control of either team. It doesn't make the re...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Jarvis Landry returning to school? - Baloo on 12/4/13 at 7:10 pm|
[quote]Oh look were bringing out college stats... they mean so much. What was Calvin Johnsons college stats? [/quote]
He won the Biletnikoff as well. Oh, and he did this with a QB who migh...
| More Sports Board|| re: Hypothetical: Mike Trout becomes a free agent tomorrow; what does he sign for? - Baloo on 12/4/13 at 1:28 pm|
[quote]His contract should be 2x more than what A-Rod's Texas Rangers deal was?[/quote]
A decade later when he is 5 years younger? Yes. Robinson Cano is gonna clear a-Rod's contract, and he's not as good as A-Rod was. But the key here is there would be no late year albatross. In most longterm deal...
| More Sports Board|| re: Hypothetical: Mike Trout becomes a free agent tomorrow; what does he sign for? - Baloo on 12/4/13 at 11:35 am|
[quote]Yeah, I was thinking $500 million.[/quote]
Same here. I'd go $500m over 15 years. At $33m a season, that would be a bargain. I'd just hope the half a billion would grab him.
I'd likely be willing to go $600m/15 or down to $400m/10...
| More Sports Board|| re: Programs that are really on a "decline" - Baloo on 12/4/13 at 9:17 am|
Yeah, I think Georgia going 8-4 with a near Biblical rash of injuries demonstrates the overall health of the program, not decline. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: The Florida Panthers need to be relocated ASAP - Baloo on 12/4/13 at 9:16 am|
[quote]Are you kidding me? All you do is talk shite about the Stars.[/quote]
That's not true. Quidam also talks shite about the Rangers. He's just a guy who enjoys talking about how terrible Dallas sports are.
For the record, Dallas is 24th in the league in per capacity attendance (83%). not great...
| More Sports Board|| re: Programs that are really on a "decline" - Baloo on 12/4/13 at 8:53 am|
I love that the OP listed three Pac-12 schools, as if the whole conference is in decline, when it is probably the second strongest conference in the nation right now.
ACC - Miami's decline is now complete, so I'd say Virginia Tech
Big 10 - Nebraska (Michigan's decline is now past tense)
| Movie/TV Board|| re: silver linings playbook - Baloo on 12/3/13 at 3:26 pm|
That was sarcasm. ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: silver linings playbook - Baloo on 12/3/13 at 2:44 pm|
Only sad endings are realistic. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Who's in your Top 5 for MVP this year? - Baloo on 12/3/13 at 1:40 pm|
[quote]Leaning Wilson as MVP. Are you serious? [/quote]
Yes. It's why I said it.
He has a higher ypa, which I think is the best metric for evaluating QB's. On top of that, he has 305 rushing yards and is the team leader of the best team in football. Manning has a slightly lower rate and has big...
| More Sports Board|| re: Who's in your Top 5 for MVP this year? - Baloo on 12/3/13 at 11:33 am|
I'm not sold on this, but I'd probably have:
Nick Foles (he has 19 TD and 0 picks plus the best yd/att in the NFL)
And probably Cam Newton as a token vote for the Panthers remarkable run
I'm leaning towards Wilson as the MVP.
ETA: I'd also be real t...
| More Sports Board|| re: Play out the 4 team playoff system with the Iron bowl situation - Baloo on 12/2/13 at 5:17 pm|
[quote]No, Texas would be 8-1 in conference and win outright.[/quote]
Oh, then OU can't win the Big 12. Because Baylor only has one loss. If OU beats Okie St, they'd still have 2 losses and the winner of Texas/Baylor has only one. So OU is out. That further invalidates the scenario....
| More Sports Board|| re: Play out the 4 team playoff system with the Iron bowl situation - Baloo on 12/2/13 at 2:59 pm|
[quote]You punish Bama for losing @ #4 Auburn, and reward for Ok. State losing @ WVU but playing against shittier competition? [/quote]
No, I punish Bama for having no great wins. Bama has two wins over a BCS top 25 team (#15 LSU and #24 A&M). Okie St, if they win Bedlam, has three (#9 Baylor, #17 ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Play out the 4 team playoff system with the Iron bowl situation - Baloo on 12/2/13 at 2:55 pm|
[quote]Pac 12: ASU
Big 12: Oklahoma
Big 10: Mich. State
Other: NIU [/quote]
Well, I would take Arizona St, Mizzou, and Michigan St. Then I would reject your faulty premise about the Big 12. OU can TIE foe the title. If they win Bedlam and Texas beats ...