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re: In your honest opinion - top 25 jobs in college basketball? - VerlanderBEAST
[quote]Those Final 4 appearances at UCLA are working out great for Ben Howland.[/quote] Howland's problem was keeping his players at UCLA ...


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re: In your honest opinion - top 25 jobs in college basketball? - VerlanderBEAST
[quote]All I know is that Calipari would not leave UK for UCLA. Steve Alford would not hesitate in leaving UCLA for UK, Duke, Kansas, or UNC. [/quote] Those places would pay him more $$$ than UCLA would but in terms of the ability to win and enhance your legacy UCLA is second to none....


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re: In your honest opinion - top 25 jobs in college basketball? - VerlanderBEAST
[quote]What the top 2 schools provide in support from the school and media in a single-minded focus and academics is unprecedented in the sport. [/quote] UCLA has better academics than both, a far better location and a conference that will allow you to sleepwalk in to an NCAA bid some years...


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re: In your honest opinion - top 25 jobs in college basketball? - VerlanderBEAST
1.UNC/UCLA 2.Kansas/Kentucky 3.Indiana 4.Duke 5.Georgetown(every current players dad's favorite school) 6.Uconn/Syracuse 7.Florida/Arizona 8.Michigan State 9.Louisville 10.Michigan 11.UNLV 12.Ohio State 13.Cincinnati 14.Villanova 15.Illinois...


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re: Largest cities in the United States by population by decade - VerlanderBEAST
[quote]Metropolitans are what most people think of when they say where they live[/quote]Only if they don't live in the City...


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re: This picture of shaq and kevin heart is tripping me out - VerlanderBEAST
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re: How many texts and phone calls do you receive on a daily basis? - VerlanderBEAST
60-80 texts and maybe 5 phone calls...


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re: The NFL is cracking down on defense again - VerlanderBEAST
The Richard Sherman aka Ty Law 2.0 rule...


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re: What actor can lay claim to having the most quoted lines from their movies? - VerlanderBEAST
Eddie Murphy and its not close...


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re: Where did Chris Rock disappear to? - VerlanderBEAST
[quote]Chris Tucker got all Jesusy after Rush Hour 2 and held out for $25 million for Rush Hour 3, which he eventually got. [b]He was also in Silver Linings Playbook.[/b] I think he's done some stand up here and there but mostly nothing.[/quote] That was a great role for him....


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re: Where Does Jeter Rank For You? - VerlanderBEAST
[quote]That would be true if you were comparing SS to LF, not when comparing SS to SS. [/quote] :confused: why would that be true comparing across positions? It is true at SS because there is room for a great disparity in terms of the number of ball they can get to. And for the most part that dispar...


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re: Super Fight: Velasquez v Jones - VerlanderBEAST
[quote]He can do everything that Jones can do and just as well. Plus he's heavier and more powerful.[/quote] The difference in striking between Jones and Cain is worlds apart. Cain is a basic 1 dimensional pressure brawler on the feet....


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re: Where Does Jeter Rank For You? - VerlanderBEAST
Fielding % is a terrible judge for a SS. In fact a lot of times it actually works in reverse because guys with lots of errors tend to be getting to a lot of balls. FYI Bill James calls Honus Wagner one of the greatest fielders of all time...


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re: Where Does Jeter Rank For You? - VerlanderBEAST
[quote]The relief pitching argument is laughable, relief pitching/specialized pitching has made the game harder IMO. You see a guy for an at bat and then someone else, no longer do you see the same pitcher for 4 consecutive at bats....[/quote]Are you stupid? Every team wants to get the starter out o...


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re: Where Does Jeter Rank For You? - VerlanderBEAST
[quote]I think it is important to mention that Jeter was one of those hitters that made the lineup great. [/quote] The lineups would of been great without him...


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re: Where Does Jeter Rank For You? - VerlanderBEAST
[quote]I mean, you could argue a better line up will get you more at bats, which will give you the opportunity for more hits, home runs and stolen bases. [/quote] Not just more at bats but, more at bats with men on base, more at bats against weakened starters, more at bats against relief pitching, ...


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re: Where Does Jeter Rank For You? - VerlanderBEAST
[quote]You don't know anything about baseball and you prove it with every post. But it is comedic relief after a long day. So there's that[/quote]If you actually believe Jeter is not a bad fielder then there is no hope for actually learning about baseball....


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re: Heat re-sign Wade to 4yrs/$60m - VerlanderBEAST
If there was no salary cap he would deserve more than that for his actually value to the franchise....


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re: Where Does Jeter Rank For You? - VerlanderBEAST
[quote]Are you gonna start discussing range now?[/quote]Doesn't matter what you discuss Jeter is and has always been a bad fielder anyone with half a brain that knows baseball can tell you this....


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re: Where Does Jeter Rank For You? - VerlanderBEAST
[quote]Jeter has a better average, OBP, & OPS in the playoffs, and over a longer period of time. You were saying? [/quote] Ok So Bernie Williams is the greatest center field evAr!!!!!!!...


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re: Where Does Jeter Rank For You? - VerlanderBEAST
[quote]He's not a great defender. His offense makes up for it His willingness to literally run through walls to win makes up for that. His ability to make a play when it counts makes up for that. His awareness of the game at hand makes up for that.[/quote]Cliche, after cliche [quote]I re...


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re: Where Does Jeter Rank For You? - VerlanderBEAST
[quote]If the Yankees wanted a better SS, they would've got one. They have Jeter. Nothing else really needs to be said.[/quote] Funny thing is they got a better SS but they moved him to 3B because they didn't want to interupt the Jeter hype machine...


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re: Where Does Jeter Rank For You? - VerlanderBEAST
[quote]Most likely wouldn't have played for them long. Would have ended up in a large baseball market. [/quote] He likely would of moved positions after a few years...


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re: Where Does Jeter Rank For You? - VerlanderBEAST
[quote]Caring about regular season stats is for rookies Find me another SS with an entire season's worth of playoff experience, with a .308 average, .374 OBP, .838 OPS & 200 hits during that span. I'll hang up and listen.[/quote] Find me another SS who played for the Yankees?...


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re: Where Does Jeter Rank For You? - VerlanderBEAST
[quote]Jeter has never been a fantastic defender.[/quote] He has never been more than a bad defender....


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re: Where Does Jeter Rank For You? - VerlanderBEAST
[quote]He's been the best shortstop in the game over his generation. [/quote] :lol: please tell me which seasons he was the best SS?...


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re: Where Does Jeter Rank For You? - VerlanderBEAST
[quote]Glove - Rip Range/athleticism - Oz Arm - Jete Consistency - dead heat. They come to play and make the play.[/quote] Wait a minute are you trying to say Derek Jeter has a better arm than Cal Ripken? :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :wah: :wah: :wah: :lol: :lol: :lol: :banghead: :bangh...


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re: Chipper Jones: Overrated or Not? - VerlanderBEAST
[quote]I mean the numbers didn't hurt Tony Gywnn ho played in a small marker in San Diego. Didn't hurt Larkin who didn't play in a select market...[/quote] Stop it. Gwynn is a better player than Biggio(and Jeter) and Cincy is far far far greater baseball market than Houston...


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re: Chipper Jones: Overrated or Not? - VerlanderBEAST
[quote]and Biggio didn't? He played with Bagell, Caminiti, Derek Bell, Berkman, etc plus studies have shown that line up "protection" is overrated and not really a thing.... [/quote] Biggio played in really good lineups most of the time, Jeter played in GREAT lineups every single year. Big differ...


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re: Where Does Jeter Rank For You? - VerlanderBEAST
[quote]Larkin Batting average .295 Home runs 198 Hits 2,340 Runs batted in 960 Jeter Batting average .311 Hits 3,408 Home runs 258 Runs batted in 1,286[/quote] :banghead: if Larkin started his career in 95 and played in the same lineups as Jeter those numbers would be reversed....


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