Spaceman Spiff

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  1. Dustin Hopkins is out for the season

    What's Chip Lohmiller doing these days? Is he too old?
  2. Harvey Weinstein, Fired Amongst Sexual Harassment Allegations

    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/reese-witherspoon-assaulted-hollywood-film-director-harvey-weinstein-allegations-me-too-a8004856.html
  3. 2017 MLB Thread

    What?
  4. 2017 MLB Thread

    Yankees are starting to get that team of destiny type feeling. Just a little.
  5. ***2017-18 NBA Season Thread***

    Was talking to my dad earlier tonite, he said "Who's this guy on the Celtics that broke his leg? It was his first game. Apparently it was pretty nasty." "Kyrie Irving?!?!" "No, Gordon-something." "Oh. That's too bad, he's pretty good."
  6. Time to be responsible

    I've never carried a lot of debt but I will say it feels AWESOME to pay it off. Even a credit card with small balance. It sucks to look at the bill each month but it feels so awesome to take control of everything (like you're doing now) and decide to make a change. I had a car lease that I absolutely hated. Basically I got a new Nissan back in the mid-late 2000's, and at the time I thought the lease made sense. The dealer I got it from was great, no money down, sign some papers, take the keys and go. I'd turn it in, rinse and repeat, payment always stayed the same ~25 bucks depending on the bells and whistles but by the time this last one I had rolled around closer to the milage limit I decided I wasn't going to get a new one again. I could afford it, I just didn't want to. I've had 3 or 4 of them. Turned this latest one in, explained to the guy that I was moving to the city and didn't need one anymore. Nissan stuck me with a 1,600 dollar bill for wear and tear and other miscellaneous fees. Admittedly there was some wear and tear (hole in the floor upholstery from digging my heel in while driving, small dents from nuts falling on the car) but I called Nissan, explained that I'd been a good customer over the years, made all my payments, thought that I got a $500 credit for turning the lease in, was well under the mileage limit by 12k, etc. Nice lady put me on hold, came back in 10 minutes and cut that bill in half. To one of the earlier points in this thread, you'd be REALLY surprised at what you can whittle down if you make a few calls and just make a case for yourself on certain points. Bought a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee off Craigslist for $3,750 with 144k miles on it, runs like a charm. Gas mileage sucks but whatever, I'm not paying a monthly car bill anymore. Totally happy with it but VERY happy that I don't have to pay that monthly bill. Made up my mind that I'll NEVER have a car payment again. I'll drive this one into the ground and then get another one. Up next, cutting the cable cord.. Anyway, my point is that you'll feel better about yourself beating those bills down each month and you'll feel REALLY good when you've got one completely paid off and know you'll never have to pay on it again. Sounds like you've made a good decision and you know what you need to do.
  7. Do We Suddenly Have a Dominant Defense?

    Ioannidis was a GMSM pick, right? Just checking.
  8. Do We Suddenly Have a Dominant Defense?

    http://www.espn.com/blog/washington-redskins/post/_/id/33691/d-j-swearinger-upset-with-pierre-garcon-after-big-collision This doesn't necessarily mean we've got a dominant defense, but I like that attitude. Swearinger sticking up for Nicholson, Nicholson, the rookie, sticking up for Swearinger. IMO, the attitude goes a long way towards having that swagger, confidence and performance on a weekly basis.
  9. Random Thought Thread

    I'm no expert, but I'm betting on weave.
  10. 2017 MLB Thread

    Right? I mean, you can't put all that on Dusty and his tactical moves.
  11. 2017 MLB Thread

    Well I don't go to twitter for anything unless I want knee-jerk reactions. Point made. I just think to get this far in the playoffs as a manager of an MLB team, you gotta be doing something (largely) right.
  12. 2017 MLB Thread

    I don't know, is he? I mean, I think baseball managers are the easiest managers/coaches to nitpick and obsess over. Bring in a lefty, gives up a key base hit and a run scores and it's OH MY GOD HE SHOULD HAVE BROUGHT IN A RIGHTY! Pinch hitter doesn't work? Failure. They can play the percentages as best as they can and if it doesn't work they'll still get ripped.
  13. Random Thought Thread

    I submit Fernando Vina as being the most random appearance in any video.
  14. Random Thought Thread

    Know who lived life off the grid, too?
  15. 2017 MLB Thread

    Well I think Maddon gets hailed for being a crazy, out of the box genius for, as I said, making sure his players are responding through a 162 game stretch. Bringing zoo animals into the clubhouse is awesome, you gotta keep it light and you gotta keep changing things because 162 games of baseball is monotonous. Maybe he's not the best tactician. IMO, the managers that are able to do both are a rare breed.