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re: Worst city in America is hosting a high profile sporting event... - Bench McElroy
A pre-season friendly is not a big sporting event, breh....
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re: American Horror Story has cast their monster for next season - Bench McElroy
I'm wondering how Ryan Murphy is able to cast all of these big name stars. FX is a great network but they aren't a subscription-based big budget network like HBO or Showtime. Where do they come up with the revenue to pay all of these well-known actors and actresses? ...
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re: GoT creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss land new project with HBO - Bench McElroy
[quote]Chances they present the South in a positive light? [/quote] 0%. I also don't see how blacks will be presented in a favorable light either by being depicted as slaves. This show is going to offend a lot of people. ...
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re: The Beguiled is a politically incorrect gem - Bench McElroy
How is it politically incorrect? SPOILER The guy gets his comeuppance at the end because all of the women except one turn on him. It's a feminist revenge drama. ...
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GOT Showrunners Announces New HBO Series "Confederate" Depicting South Winning Civil War - Bench McElroy
[quote]David Benioff and DB Weiss, the creators of HBO’s Game of Thrones, are bringing a new series to the network that will offer an alternative take on the American civil war. Confederate, depicting the events leading up to a third conflict between the north and south, will be written by the sh...
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Star Wars actor John Boyega wonders why there aren't notable black characters in fantasy - Bench McElroy
[quote]When the stormtrooper took off his helmet in Episode VII, it didn't just matter that there was a real person under there. It mattered that the face you saw belonged to John Boyega, son of Samson Adegboyega and Nigeria and Peckham. “There are no black people on Game of Thrones,” Boyega says. (...
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re: "With Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan has finally hit the heights of Kubrick" - Bench McElroy
I think James Cameron is a more accurate comparison for Nolan than Spielberg or Kubrick....
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re: Top prospect in baseball, Yoan Moncada, has been called up - Bench McElroy
[quote]we'll see if he has made the changes necessary to improve over his cup of coffee last year with boston[/quote] He's going to do better but he's still going to struggle.. Moncada has a 28.6% strikeout rate in AAA this year. Hitters with strikeout rates that high in the minors rarely do well...
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re: Southpaws give Mayweather trouble - Bench McElroy
[quote]They should have did a home and home Boxing and UFC [/quote] Yeah because a top boxer like Mayweather would take the massive pay cut and risk fricking up their lower body just for kicks. What's next? Russell Westbrook taking the first two months of the NBA season off to play CTE-ball ...
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re: What is the appeal of superhero movies at this point - Bench McElroy
You know it's pretty bad when Steven Spielberg expressed his exasperation about the excessive number of superhero movies by stating that it's only a matter of time before superhero movies goes the way of the Western i.e. extinct....
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re: IYO, which active MLB players will be first ballot HOFers? - Bench McElroy
[quote]Trouts WAR7 for a CF after this year will rank him only Mays, Mantle, Cobb, Speaker....and that's with basically only 6 seasons. Seasons be damned, he's a HOF.[/quote] The average HOF CF has a career WAR of 71.2. Trout has a career WAR of 51.8. The average JAWS score for a HOF CF is 57.3. ...
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Football Outsiders: Colin Kaepernick is definitely being blackballed by the NFL - Bench McElroy
[quote]We looked at all 144 quarterbacks in NFL history who threw at least 200 passes in their age-29 season. If Kaepernick remains a free agent through the rest of this year, he will be the only quarterback in that group to not be on an NFL roster in his age-30 season. Only seven other quarterbacks...
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re: Make your McGregor/Mayweather prediction - Bench McElroy
[quote]Like the Pacquiao fight went[/quote] [img]https://media.giphy.com/media/kDIhIpwRRIi3K/giphy.gif[/img] Pacquiao won two rounds, landed over 60 power punches and was generally competitive for most of the rounds. ...
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re: Ocean's Eight. Anyone tired of these all-female spinoffs / remakes? - Bench McElroy
[quote]This movie actually has a lot of potential to be pretty good. That cast is legit.[/quote] There are four good cast members and the rest are garbage, breh. Rihanna? Mindy Kaling? Really?...
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re: Allegedly, Conor McGregor was knocked out during training with another boxer - Bench McElroy
[quote]Complete circus. Trainwreck. Dumpster fire. I've ran out of metaphors.[/quote] Mayweather probably isn't even training for the fight and will still knock him out in the first round like that boxer from The Great White Hype. ...
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re: Why has David Price become "mediocre" in past couple years? - Bench McElroy
Fenway Park is a nightmare to pitch at for left-handed pitchers due to the Green Monster. The only lefties I can ever remember doing well there is Chris Sale (very limited sample size) and Jon Lester. I've always thought Lefty Grove had a very strong case for being the greatest pitcher who ever live...
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re: IYO, which active MLB players will be first ballot HOFers? - Bench McElroy
[quote]You think Cano is 1st ballot if he retired today?[/quote] 8th all-time among 2B in JAWS (6/7 ahead of him are HOFers), eight all-star games (the only 2B with eight or more AS games who is not in the HOF is Bobby Richardson), WAR7 of 50.3 (seventh all-time, all six 2B ahead of him are HOFe...
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re: IYO, which active MLB players will be first ballot HOFers? - Bench McElroy
Will if they retired today Albert Pujols Miguel Cabrera Robinson Cano Adrian Beltre Ichiro Suzuki Clayton Kershaw Should but won't be (Might get in on later ballots) Joe Mauer Chase Utley Carlos Beltran All of the other players, Trout included still have some work to do. ...
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re: Game of Thrones S7E1 "Dragonstone" Maester thread, no dummies allowed - Bench McElroy
"There's no divine justice, you dumb count" is a great line. ...
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re: Game of Thrones S7E1 "Dragonstone" Maester thread, no dummies allowed - Bench McElroy
The actress who plays Sansa is a shite actress. Such a flat and monotone delivery....
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