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re: More Australians have died from AstraZeneca-related clots than COVID - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]quote: The vaccines are incredibly safe and almost everyone should get it. 99.95% of me disagrees with you. [/quote] Right, and basic math should tell you that 99.9999% should agree with me compared to your 99.95% that disagrees....
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re: More Australians have died from AstraZeneca-related clots than COVID - AbuTheMonkey
"This year" being a pretty goddamn important qualifier there. Fun with statistics: They have had ~910 deaths on about 30,000 confirmed cases (so probably 100,000 - 120,000 likely cases) of Covid, all but one death and about 2,000 cases occurred last year. They have 2 deaths out of almost 6 ...
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re: Is modern golf too enamored with length off the tee? - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]quote: You just made all the arguments the pro-bifurcation crowd is making. Make the ball curve again, and all of this conversation is moot. So simple, yet with everything in golf, we have to make it as difficult as possible[/quote] There's no question that's the simplest and most...
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re: Is modern golf too enamored with length off the tee? - AbuTheMonkey
It's a bit of an odd take considering five of the most powerful players in the sport have won the last six US Opens. When the gap between the most accurate drivers on tour and the least accurate drivers on tour is only 1 - 2 fairways per round, then the relative value of accuracy at that level is...
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re: Who do you think should carry the Flag on opening day at the Olympics. - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]GOAT gymnasts? How soon we forget about Nadia and Mary Lou.[/quote] They are Mike Weir to Simone Biles’ Tiger Woods. She has entered the pantheon of greatest American athletes to ever compete, right there with Phelps and Carl Lewis. She is so far above and beyond the rest of the sport ...
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re: Rumor of USGA moving to a more permanent US Open rotation - AbuTheMonkey
Midwest needs a tier 1 location. Oak Hill, Whistling, Olympia, wherever....
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re: Best of Inside the NBA - AbuTheMonkey
The Shaq/Chuck reaction to the Clippers/Rockets locker room incident is 5 of the best minutes of television ever made....
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re: Sea Island - AbuTheMonkey
I have played it and enjoyed the hell out of it. It's not crazy long for a Tour level course, but watch out if the wind is up. That course can eat you up and spit you out if you get some gusting breeze. ...
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re: 30 best muni's golf magazine - AbuTheMonkey
Interesting list. I've played #2, #11, #15, #28, and #30. Wondering why they listed Port for Harborside. I am a much bigger fan of Starboard....
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re: NFL looking to play regular season games in Germany - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]The Germans LOVED NFL Europe.[/quote] If you're going to play NFL games in Europe, Germany is definitely the right call, maybe even moreso than the UK. It is by far the biggest and most serious American football contingent for both players and fans in the continent, and they have some bea...
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re: How much money would our country save if we didn't have to fund military bases all over - AbuTheMonkey
Probably something on the order of ~$50 - 100B annually on the very high end, so not all that terribly much in the grand scheme of things. And that's assuming you don't keep any of those capabilities operational when you move them back to home soil. With the exception of Germany, Japan, Korea, and...
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re: Re-Watch of Game of Thrones - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]I could have accepted the ending if they would have slowed the last 2 seasons down and given me ANY reason to give a shite about Bran.[/quote] The spine of the story arc would've worked well had the ending been given ~3 full seasons to marinate instead of 1 1/2. I agree with that. Danaer...
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re: Formula 1 2021 Season Thread - AbuTheMonkey
Just wanted to check in quickly and say that Baku is fricking sick. Might be my favorite track on the circuit now....
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re: The Ending of Silicon Valley - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]2 best characters were Gavin and Russ. Anytime either one of those Billionaires were on screen they cracked my shite up [/quote] You're in here acting like Jian Yang never graced the screen. Also, Ed Chambers....
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re: Most important shot to lower your score? - AbuTheMonkey
It depends on the player and the development cycle of the player, but generally... 1. You need to be able to use the driver as a weapon rather than be defensive off the tee 2. Most near scratch and better players are absolutely rock fricking solid from ~150 yards or so - pretty near 3.0 shots t...
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re: Biggest college football one hit wonders since 2000 - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]a list lumping the best football team of all time in with oregon st and illonis is suspect at best.[/quote] That Oregon State team was legit as frick, too. Not sure why they're on there, either. That wasn't a smoke and mirrors team....
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re: Marlon Humphrey living like a baw - AbuTheMonkey
Where is that spread at? Looks like outside of Birmingham somewhere......
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re: Which celebrity is the biggest liberal pussy? - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]Jason Isbell[/quote] I still love Isbell's music, but he got sober and found religion - like millions of people before him - but unlike the millions before him, he found it in political ideology. He has the zealotry of a sober addict, just directed in a different manner....
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re: College football programs that, while not elite, always seem to play fundamentally sound? - AbuTheMonkey
I'll throw out a bit of a sleeper on this topic: Wake Forest under Dave Clawson That is a very well-coached program for the program prestige and talent they get in there....
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re: Movies/TV/Actors that you initially dismissed, but now have a different take... - AbuTheMonkey
I had dismissed Shia LaBeouf as another kid star turned shitty actor, but the dude completely won me over in [i]Fury[/i]. The guy can act his arse off if he has the right role and puts his mind to it....
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