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re: Who do you think were the best LSU players by position in your lifetime? - Baloo
QB Russell. I honestly don't see how this is close unless you're old enough for Bert Jones. RB Alexander. He was awesome. WR Wendell Davis. He won SEC Player of the Year. As a receiver. TE LaFleur. Yeah, options are kind of limited. LaFleur could bring it. OL Mawae. A personal choice I ...
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re: Variety - The Worst Films of 2018 - Baloo
There is nothing worse than a "Worst of" list. You have the opportunity as a critic to promote little seen and overlooked films for people to see, and instead you waste your time on dunking on things you hate. A lesson to all critics: NO ONE CARES WHAT YOU HATE. No one reads a takedown of the ...
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re: Season-Long NHL Thread - Baloo
Most teams are at the 30 game mark, so to be on pace for 50 goals over 82 games, you need about 19 through 30. Now, all of those guys won't keep pace, but it's great that we're nearly halfway through the season and we have nearly a dozen guys with legit shots at 50 goals. There hasn't been a sea...
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re: Dirk has died... Dirk has risen - Baloo
Mavs Moneyball had a good piece on how this is the best time to be a fan. It's all promise and hope right now with limitless potential. The future is unwritten and there are no expectations right now. ...
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re: Adam Ottavino: "I would strike Babe Ruth out every time" & he would hit “.140 with 8 HRs “ - Baloo
[quote]The degree at which he dominated (winning the HR title by 20+ home runs multiple years) will never be repeated.[/quote] True, but that says more about the quality of competition. Even if we assume Babe Ruth's greatness would translate to the modern era, he would not dominate now like he di...
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re: The Muppets Christmas Carol is the most underrated Christmas movie - Baloo
I'm aware of the competition. Caine is the best Scrooge. ...
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re: Rewatching Happy! So awesome - Baloo
There's a solid foundation underneath the shock value. The show has a heart underneath its gruff exterior. it wouldn't work without it. There's a reason, Happy is the titular character. It's largely his point of view the show endorses....
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re: Adam Ottavino: "I would strike Babe Ruth out every time" & he would hit “.140 with 8 HRs “ - Baloo
We are in agreement on Babe Ruth II. It's nutrition, not genetics. And I agree with the rest of what you said, too. Your Scherzer point is well taken. I'd also add Babe Ruth did play against black players in barnstorming tours, and he crushed black pitchers the same way he destroyed white ones. ...
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re: Adam Ottavino: "I would strike Babe Ruth out every time" & he would hit “.140 with 8 HRs “ - Baloo
You raise some interesting points, but it's also demonstrating the difficulty of talking in absolutes. Yes, the talent pool is much larger now, but baseball used to be the undisputed #1 choice of all American athletes, and that's nowhere near the case now. The pool has more people, but it's also not...
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re: Adam Ottavino: "I would strike Babe Ruth out every time" & he would hit “.140 with 8 HRs “ - Baloo
I tend to dismiss the idea that evolution works so quickly as to have people 100 years apart be substantially genetically different. Evolution takes generations upon generations. However, people are bigger now for a simple reason: we have more food. Not only do we know more about nutrition and can p...
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re: Rockets owner has talked with NHL about buying Coyotes and moving to HOU - Baloo
It's time for the NHL to admit that while overall southern expansion has been a success, Phoenix is a dead market. Look, most of it is because of how bad the team has been, but the Coyotes simply never took root. I know Quebec is desperate for a team and I wouldn't have a problem with them moving ba...
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re: Adam Ottavino: "I would strike Babe Ruth out every time" & he would hit “.140 with 8 HRs “ - Baloo
If there's one thing we know about baseball is that there's no way a big fat guy could possibly play in the modern game. https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/o/ortizda01.shtml Baseball is the sport that most relies on the development of skills, not raw athleticism, so I don't see how a p...
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re: Season-Long NHL Thread - Baloo
If Ovi is God, Backstrom is the Holy Spirit. Ovi getting another hat trick is of course cool, but again everyone ignores the awesomeness of Backstrom. He has his 12th 4-assist game of his career. The only other player with 12 4-assist games in the last 25 years is Mario Lemieux. Backstrom just ti...
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re: If Devin White returns does he go down as the consensus favorite LSU player ever - Baloo
Kevin Mawae. Who also turned down a sure 1st round pick to come back... and get his position changed by Curley Hallman from left tackle to center. Which didn't hurt his earning potential AT ALL. ...
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re: The Muppets Christmas Carol is the most underrated Christmas movie - Baloo
It's so great and what makes it is that Michael Caine plays it straight the whole time. There's no winking at the audience, he interacts with all of the Muppets as if they were real people. There's nothing comic in his Scrooge. Of all of the versions of a Christmas Carol, Caine plays the best Scroog...
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re: "Next Year Is Our Year" Early Depth Chart Look - Baloo
I think the o-line has the potential to be a team strength, with a nice mix of veteran talent and talented newcomers. It will be nice not playing patchwork all season like we have for two years. I think people are writing off Atkins as our kicker a little too early. Guy is amazing at kickoffs, an...
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re: The myth that there are no original movies. - Baloo
[quote]Comedies and horror films don't need as much capital but remain popular, so they can get wider releases for smaller studios or are less of a risk for bigger studios.[/quote] Which might explain why we are in a Golden Age of horror. If you're a horror fan (which I am), the past decade has b...
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re: The myth that there are no original movies. - Baloo
[quote]This is the comparison that occurred to me as well. There's greater diversity overall, but the most mainstream routes have constricted to the most popular entertainment. [/quote] The mainstream gets worse and worse, but its easier than ever to walk off the mainstream path. Seems like a fai...
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re: If Harold Baines is a Hall of Famer, when does Dale Murphy get measured for his HOF plaque - Baloo
I wouldn't go so far as to say he sucks, but yeah... Joe Carter does not perform well in most advanced statistical measures. Look, the Veterans Committee by design has lower standards than the BBWAA. They pick over the leftovers of guys not inducted. It's the back door, and veterans selections a...
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re: Are you going to see Mary Poppins Returns? - Baloo
I have a 6 year old girl who loves the original MARY POPPINS. And hey, I have two ears and a heart... so do I. I'm all in, especially for a recasting of Lin Manuel Miranda in the Dick van Dyke role. And Emily Blunt is one of my favorite actresses working right now. We'll probably see it Christma...
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