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re: Season-Long NHL Thread - Baloo
As a Caps fan, I can attest that being the best team in the regular season virtually guarantees a Stanley Cup. The Bolts are a total lock....
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re: Russian Doll on Netflix - Baloo
Fantastic show. Loved the hell out of it, and I've heard Lyonne has written three seasons, so it can be picked up. I do think the homeless guy is more akin to the fruit, like he feels the effects of the multiple realities at the very least. I do like its moral argument that we exist to care for o...
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re: Comparing the 8 seasons a player has averaged 36 points - Baloo
That chart is a reminder that Wilt Chamberlain was ridiculous. He was pulling over 20 rebounds a game. He was getting tons of shots not because of pace (though that helped), but because of putbacks and second chances. He was also shooting over 50% from the field. Probably because it was almost exclu...
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re: Oscars to be even bigger joke: not presenting cinematography or editing this year - Baloo
Editing is filmmaking. Honestly, I'd argue editing is one of the most important awards of the night, as is cinematography. But I don't want them to cut any awards. It's a bad idea and strikes at all of the attempts to "fix" the Oscars. the people complaining aren't watching anyway. Just be the O...
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re: What movies are the most controversial on the m/tv? - Baloo
Look, I don't see how people were outraged by an all-female Ghostbusters a year in advance of its release, but that happened, too. People like overreacting and then going to the mattresses. ...
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re: What movies are the most controversial on the m/tv? - Baloo
Hmmm... it seems I like most of the most hated films on this board. Weird. It's mainly because I find most of the culture war stuff to be boring as hell so I just ignore it. I've got no dog in the fight, so I don't get bent out of shape by a movie's existence. And I really can't relate to how the an...
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re: Check in if your AAF team is 1-0 - Baloo
Trying out some Texas state pride... #TakeCommand...
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re: AAF Standings and Schedule: Week 2 Thread - Baloo
This is the best site I've found for stats so far. I wish their player data included college, but beggars can't be choosers. So far, that's the biggest weakness of the league: they have to get better about data in this era. The site also doesn't have league leaders or anything, just the boxscore...
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re: AAF is capitalism at its greatest!! - Baloo
It is capitalism at its finest, but not for the reasons the OP thinks. There's demand for football, and a spring league could fill that demand so long as it keeps its goals (and expenses) reasonable. This is a lot like what the USFL looked like before it lost its marbles: teams with regional rosters...
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re: Who was your “first” LSU QB? - Baloo
I was aware sort of Alan Risher as a little kid, but it's Jeff Wickersham when I think I really knew what was going on. Here's something to think about, from 1980-1989 LSU had just three starting quarterbacks: Risher (80-82), Wickersham (83-85), Hodson (86-89). Guidry is the only other QB with at...
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re: Bad Times at the El Royale - Baloo
It reminded me of all of the Tarantino knock-off films that came out in the mid-90s, but because we don't really get movies like that any more, it felt fresh. ...
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re: Enders Game - in the top 5 for the worst and most stupid movie ever - Baloo
While I think the movie is a terrible adaptation of the book, I got a real kick out of the OP complaining about the "SJW idiot" given the career and beliefs of the author Orson Scott Card. And yes, Ender saves the alien in the book as well. ...
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re: Lebron sounds off on the Harrison Barnes trade - Baloo
[quote]He's saying that when a player wants out, he's selfish and ridiculed. When a player is traded without requesting it, there is no outcry or criticism of management. He's right. It's a double standard. [/quote] Sure. But Harrison Barnes signed a 4 year contract for a guaranteed $94 milli...
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re: Why are so many NBA stars unlikable? - Baloo
[quote]I put the blame of this squarely on the media. There should be no shame in this. Even if you are all all time great. With that said, I don't blame guys for ring chasing. If I had it my way, guys should do it on the back end of their careers. Not in the front of it. But I get it. Some get frus...
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re: Chances we’ll have another show like LOST where each EPISODE neared 1000 posts threads? - Baloo
People just don't consume television that way anymore. LOST benefits from being stuck between eras: it was before the prestige network show died and after the internet message board culture had gotten going. It was right in that sweet spot of huge audience and obsessive fandom having an outlet to di...
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re: Woody Allen suing Amazon for $68 million - Baloo
Dylan Farrow gave an interview on CNN, her first detailed interview on the subject of Woody's abuse, on January 18, 2018. I don't know when Woody entered into a contract with Amazon, but if it was before that date, Amazon has a pretty good case on the grounds of newly discovered evidence (remember, ...
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re: Endgame Rumored To Be 3 Hours Long - Baloo
I'm m generally against longer movies on the premise of, "this ain't THE GODFATHER..." Well, this is THE GODFATHER of comic book movies. Go for three hours. This movie can sustain the runtime. CAPTAIN MARVEL needs to come in at a tight 105 minutes, though. ...
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re: "I think directing is the most over-rated job in the world" - Baloo
The year for the quote matters a lot. 1960 is still the height of the Hollywood studio system. So yeah, an incompetent director could likely work for 30 years if the studio kept feeding him top tier talent to work on the movies, which he didn't write anyway. Today's directors, starting from the ...
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re: Is Brady successful without Belichick? - Baloo
I honestly have no idea, but it is a pretty good point that another coach may never have discovered Brady and even played him in the first place. He could have floated through the league, never getting a chance to play. But what is so amazing about Belichick is that he has won a ton of titles wit...
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re: Stop Saying This Was the Worst Super Bowl, It's Not Even in the Bottom Ten - Baloo
The widely conceded worst Super Bowl of all time was Super Bowl V, which came down to a field goal in the final seconds. Close does not equal good. It was a terrible, boring game. And some of those blowouts were fun as hell, just to see what the winner could do. The 80s Niners were honestly beau...
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