Spaceman Spiff

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  1. If you could have a few cars...

    ...money not being an issue, what would you pick? I was going to limit it to one, but that's too hard. I'm not a huge gearhead but I do like cars. Ferraris, Lambos and Land Rovers are obvious picks. My choices: Shame me all you want for being trendy, I don't care. My dad had one or two of these when I was a kid and I have good memories from riding around in them. Blue or red, definitely not the white one. A 1969 Camaro. Or a 68, I'm not picky. 1987 Grand National.
  2. Random Thought Thread

    I used to think the ESPN Body Issue was kinda cool. Now I think it's ****ing stupid.
  3. Hate to bust up the Tailgate with all the talks of Trump, package bombs in Austin and whether it should be deemed terrorism, Trump, social agendas, Trump, school shootings/gun control, Trump, Russia and Trump... But baseball season starts on March 29th. Twins at Orioles. 3:05 start. I don't feel good about this season, but the Orioles did sign Alex Cobb today. Cashner/Cobb should be an upgrade over Miley/Ubaldo. Still, the rotation is full of guys that are anywhere between #2s and #5s, depending on the day. The offense is still a high strikeout, low OBP, station to station plodding type with guys that need to have hyooooooge seasons if we want to compete. I think this is a 75 win team. Anyway, this is what we've been waiting for. Get your asses in here @Bang @Hersh @DM72 @TheDoyler23 @DCSaints_fan @ixcuincle @RonArtest15 @justice98 @KingGibbs @pjfootballer @GOSKINS_08 @capcrunch98 @abdcskins @SkinFanInMinn LETS GO BIRDS!
  4. If you could have a few cars...

    @Chew
  5. RIP Matt Guitar Murphy at 88

    Damn. That's a loss. RIP. I always loved this moment.
  6. Greatest Athlete in D.C. History (team sports)

    I don't think he'd break it either, but a few more 50 goal seasons and he might have a shot. Hockey players seem to be able to go for awhile, Gretzky seemed to have played forever. It's kinda hard to take this dude seriously. C'mon.
  7. WTF. C'mon. I think once you get a title in any sport you owe it to yourself and your teammates (in this case, players) to come back and defend it.
  8. Greatest Athlete in D.C. History (team sports)

    So Ovi's got 607 goals, Gretzky's record is 894. Is it actually realistic that Ovi could get that record? Seems like he's still got a ways to go.
  9. Greatest Athlete in D.C. History (team sports)

    Well Jordan didn't accomplish anything while he was here. Scherzer had already played some seasons but his best work is happening while being in DC. I think if he stopped playing today and were elected to the Hall of Fame (realistically he needs a few more years) he'd go in wearing a Nats hat.
  10. Greatest Athlete in D.C. History (team sports)

    Yeah, he's on his way to this conversation. I'd love to see the Nats get it together and win a title. Not even a Nats fan but I think that'd be awesome to see. I think he's the closest thing to Nolan Ryan that we have today. "I'm going to shove this ball up your ass from the first inning through the last inning. You know you can't hit it, I know you can't hit it, let's stop ****ing around and I'll show you who's boss."
  11. Greatest Athlete in D.C. History (team sports)

    Scherzer could be an option, especially if he wins Cy Young and MVP this year. He's still got a few more years left though.
  12. Greatest Athlete in D.C. History (team sports)

    Buck O'Neil. There's a guy. World would be a much better place with more Buck O'Neils. Anyway, Ovi.
  13. Greatest Athlete in D.C. History (team sports)

    Just doing some digging around, MLB players played against Negro Leaguers. Unfortunately the stats don't exist but there are some cool anecdotes out there. http://agatetype.typepad.com/agate_type/2012/12/walter-johnson-negro-leaguer.html
  14. Greatest Athlete in D.C. History (team sports)

    It's a topic worth debating, but it's kinda hard. I think Oscar Robertson would get destroyed these days but it's hard to prove how.
  15. Greatest Athlete in D.C. History (team sports)

    I guess. I mean, I don't feel like getting into the debate of anything baseball pre 1947 isn't as good because of racist owners. MLB definitely lost out but to act like players accomplishments before Jackie Robinson and Larry Doby aren't as good isn't a great argument. I mean, I don't hear anyone discounting Gretzky's accomplishments because Russians weren't allowed into the NHL until 89 or whenever. If sports segregation is going to play a part in this topic then you might be able to make the argument that Ovi is better than Gretsky because the competition is stiffer. But no one's going to make that argument.
  16. Greatest Athlete in D.C. History (team sports)

    Yeah. I was going to say Dexter Manley might have been able to make a claim if it weren't for the booger sugar. I think that's a career that would have ended up in Canton with multiple rings. He should have been on the 91 team.
  17. Greatest Athlete in D.C. History (team sports)

    Yep, sure is. Kinda bums me out that a Redskin can't make a serious claim to this title.
  18. Greatest Athlete in D.C. History (team sports)

    Agreed to a certain extent, but segregated baseball wasn't his decision. Still was the premier pitcher of his day. I said irrelevant more as a jab to anyone who thinks DC sports starts after 1970 or so. Johnson should certainly have a case. The answer is probably Ovechkin though.
  19. Greatest Athlete in D.C. History (team sports)

    That's not true, Walter Johnson is in the category of one of the greatest in his sport. But, early 1900s so...irrelevant.
  20. Vaya Con Dios, Manny! The plight of the 2018 Orioles

    Went today, took Dad. Nice to see a win for once. Fully expect them to lose another 6 or 7 now.
  21. Golf

    The sanctimonious writer at ESPN seems to think it's the worst thing ever. http://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/23815139/phil-mickelson-withdraw-us-open-bizarre-display-13th-hole-shinne****-hills I thought it was pretty funny. Not hurting anyone other than himself.
  22. Because I don't understand the benefit of it, other then just venting. It's kinda like going into the Stadium and venting about how Snyder is such a terrible owner. What can be said after a few thousand posts that hasn't already been said? I know Snyder's a bad owner, you know Snyder is a bad owner, we've said all we can say, what are we actually going to do about it? At least in Trump's case we can vote him out. OTOH, there are some really good posts about Trump from time to time, but wading through the hot take posts and the knee jerk reactions is tough. But if it's cathartic for you and others to rant and rave about how terrible he is, I guess I get it. Me, personally, I don't have the energy, it's tiresome. I've written elected officials before, but being the cynical person I am, I don't believe any of them care about us. What happens when you write an elected official? You get a stock reply back from an intern. If I wasn't so complacent I'd actually donate my spare time to the next Democrat candidate, knock on doors, make calls, hand out flyers or do whatever else to really help their cause instead of talk with people who all agree with each other all the time. But I don't believe in anyone that much, especially a politician. Anyway, as I said I'll vote against Trump in the next election. I agree, it's 2nd nature to him. You're right, that is the playbook, but mistertim is correct, it's thousands of hours of just making that normal for him. It's just how he operates, same how the guy I used to work with operated, too. Master manipulators. They don't engage with anyone unless they see an avenue for a gain. It was funny, once he knew that a person didn't have anything to offer him, he'd stop talking to them completely. Guys in his wedding haven't heard from him since the wedding. He just needed them to be up there with him to look normal. I am assuming Trump would probably operate in the same way. These people are disgusting and fascinating at the same time.
  23. Alright. Well, I've got a vote, you've got a vote. I'm not voting for Trump in the next election. I hope the Democrats can come up with a halfway decent candidate instead of trotting out a re-tread like they did in the last election. It's not complacency if I'm ready to vote against him in the next election. Or vote against the Republicans in the midterms. If up in arms equates to ranting and ranting every day in the Tailgate echo chamber about how terrible Trump is, well...I guess I'm not up in arms.
  24. Yeah, and it works. I don't like it either. But remove emotion from the situation. I know that's hard for a lot of people here as they spend a lot of time venting on here about how much they hate him, how terrible he is. But step back and look at it. It works for him. It wouldn't work for you, it wouldn't work for me. Probably wouldn't work for anyone on this board. Probably wouldn't work for anyone you or I know. Scratch that, it did work for someone I used to work with. Not on a wavelength that Trump uses, but it wasn't too far from it. But there are manipulators, there are people out there that get by on conning and making people feel good, lying to their faces with a smile and getting away with it. This guy I used to work with had the whole package. Great looking guy, handsome, the ultra trendy 5 day beard, perfectly tailored clothes, great hair, drove a high end luxury car, lived in the city, successful at his job...painted a very great picture of being successful, funny, etc. People were drawn to it. I was drawn to it. But underneath it, it was a coverup for massive insecurities, boldfaced lies, lies by omission and just constant manipulations. He'd lived his entire life that way, it was second nature to him. It was pure narcissism. As a matter of fact he recollected a story for us one day that as a punishment when he was a kid, his dad made him write out 100 times "I will not manipulate my mother." You know, Bart Simpson style. But it works. He'd gotten so far ahead in life by living that way. So did Trump. There are people in this world that get ahead by taking the wrong path, saying the wrong things and it sucks for people like you and me who recognize it and don't like it. The article isn't bad, but it's also not new, his use of language has been covered by a lot of outlets throughout the campaign and into his presidency. It makes some good suggestions at the end: We all know that the press (all of it, not just Fox News) has no interest in doing any of that. They want to break the story first, they don't 100% care about accuracy and we're now living in a world of infotainment where the hot take and the snarky jab reigns supreme. Journalists only care how propaganda works for them so they can get clicks. Trump controlling the news cycle? Too ****ing late.
  25. Vaya Con Dios, Manny! The plight of the 2018 Orioles

    Hitting coach doesn't matter with this bunch. There's plenty of blame to spread around. I'm not crying if he goes, though.