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  1. 11/19/17 - Redskins @ Saints

    I'm starting to think Drew Brees will never throw a touchdown pass again.
  2. I think he just had the one pass on the fake punt.
  3. Dallas Cowboys 2017 Season Outlook

    It’s true, if you are an ambitious, intelligent, megalomaniacal sociopath the possibilities of what you can achieve in America is pretty limitless. Jerry Jones is the perfect personality to be a force in this industry.
  4. Ezekiel Elliott 2017 Season Outlook

    Well he is being suspended for violation of the personal conduct policy not necessarily just the domestic abuse which I agree is a weak argument. It really can't be denied that he drunkenly pulled down a woman's shirt in public. Is the NFL allowed to suspend a player for it acting like a perv in public? Yes. Is it unreasonable to suspend a player 6 games for acting like an idiot in public? Yes, but Goodell has all the say in the matter and if he wants to make it look like the NFL cares about domestic abuse, he can tack the sketchy accusations on to the undeniable misbehavior of Zeke. The bottom line is that Zeke acted like an idiot on multiple occasions and now he's suspended for it. He was carrying my fantasy team so I'm not jazzed about it but this is completely Zeke's fault. I think the lesson here should be clear to all players, act like an angel and work your a** off 6-10 years and then you have the entire rest of your life to act like a douche bag.
  5. Chicago Cubs 2018 Outlook

    Bringing up buying teams and the Boston and Miami attempts is really good as contrasting examples. The biggest franchises such as the Dodgers, Yanks, Cubs, Red Sox are all definitely capable of making huge free agent mistakes and not actually being set back for long. That is why those franchises may have a bad season or two but they don’t really have windows. This is ofcourse assuming they don’t have a dumb as rocks GM or stingy owner. If a team in the lower half of the franchise wealth scale goes and makes the same risky signings they have created a window where it is pretty inevitable that they go through 4-5 years of misery afterward.
  6. Chicago Cubs 2018 Outlook

    Since the advent of free agency the only thing holding back the Cubs has been their front office and ownership. Now that they have both a competent GM and an owner willing to invest, "windows" aren't really a thing for the Cubs. As long as they can hold on to Theo they will be a perennial contender with an aberrant injury crippled season now and then.
  7. David Johnson 2017 Season Outlook

    There is a difference between sitting the last two games because of a freshly healed hamstring tear and sitting out five games because of a wrist dislocation. I'm no doctor but the difference in severity and likelihood of reinjury seems pretty obvious to me.
  8. David Johnson 2017 Season Outlook

    100% Teams benching worn down hobbled guys in week 16 and 17 is one thing, but no fully healthy star player is going to sit out 5 or 6 games. I think absolute worst case scenario is Johnson in a bit of a time share with Peterson to limit wear and tear but he'll still definitely be a fantasy asset capable of gaining big chunks of yards on limited carries.
  9. Ezekiel Elliott 2017 Season Outlook

    Nope fantasy football has no morals, it's all part of the game. At least you don't have to worry too much about Zeke's performance though, beating girlfriends is his specialty.
  10. Billy Hamilton 2017 Outlook

    Dee is on his heels, he probably just wants a few pinch running spots to keep his SB title.
  11. I imagine there will still be a home plate umpire, I think the only difference would be that he is told whether the pitch was a ball or strike. He would still occupy the same space and signal the outcomes.
  12. There have been plenty of players who adopted weird batting stances to minimize the strike zone and umpires definitely went along with those "shenanigans". I mean maybe setting the high low parameters would be part of the home plate umps job in the automated zone era. Once the hitter is in his stance as determined by the ump he hits a clicker each pitch and the tracking technology establishes the zone at the moment. I don't think the tech is there yet but once it is I don't see a problem with using computers that have been proven to be accurate. As for the "Everyone trusts the Fox-trax" thing, I agree that a casual fan probably does but not anyone who is a hardcore baseball fan or a part of making these decisions. Basically it seems to me that unless a mathematician, physicist, engineer computer programmer comes in here spewing a massive amounts of data-mining research, algorithms and equations to prove the accuracy of the system you can't be swayed. Ironically unless you are yourself a multiple PhD holding scientist all the math would probably go way over your head anyway. I certainly know I wouldn't understand the deep math and science but I do understand that when I do trust a computerized tracking system it's not the machine I am trusting it is all the intense science done by the humans that designed it. Science denial at it's finest.
  13. Dustin Pedroia 2017 Outlook

    Just seems to have broken his nose by hitting ball of the plate in to his own face. Poor guy just can't get a break.
  14. Seriously, Siri and Alexa are going to be the end of us all.
  15. The stance and height of the hitter definitely has to be taken in to consideration but I don't see any reason the tracking system can't be programmed to make that happen.