Spaceman Spiff

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  1. Add one more to the list of guys you thought were good but turned out to be creeps:
  2. Dustin Hopkins is out for the season

    What's Chip Lohmiller doing these days? Is he too old?
  3. Harvey Weinstein, Fired Amongst Sexual Harassment Allegations
  4. 2017 MLB Thread

  5. 2017 MLB Thread

    Yankees are starting to get that team of destiny type feeling. Just a little.
  6. ***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."
  7. 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.
  8. Do We Suddenly Have a Dominant Defense?

    Ioannidis was a GMSM pick, right? Just checking.
  9. Do We Suddenly Have a Dominant Defense? 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.
  10. Random Thought Thread

    I'm no expert, but I'm betting on weave.
  11. 2017 MLB Thread

    Right? I mean, you can't put all that on Dusty and his tactical moves.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Random Thought Thread

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

    Know who lived life off the grid, too?
  16. 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.
  17. Random Thought Thread

    Mine expires in February '18. I don't see a reason to rush out and get one when one's gonna get mailed to me then. I could roll up in the horse and buggy but as long as I had a chip he probably wouldn't have said anything.
  18. 2017 MLB Thread

    I get it. And yet, here he is. Taking teams to the playoffs year in and out. Like you said, it can be said about all managers. I mean, look at our guy Buck not putting Britton in last year.
  19. Random Thought Thread

    Yeah, I've got a ****ing debit card without a chip on it. I don't think it warrants mentioning by oh, I don't know, almost EVERYWHERE I go and swipe it. "Oh, you don't have a chip?" No, ****o, I don't have a chip. I'm not sure how I'm getting by with my old ass debit card without a chip that still somehow pays for everything JUST AS WELL AS EVERYONE ELSE WITH A CHIP. Last week I'm going through a drive through and the guy is like "TWO CARS IN A ROW WITHOUT A CHIP!!!" and laughing like he's seen the funniest **** ever.
  20. 2017 MLB Thread

    I'm not sure what makes a manager overrated. As I've mentioned before in the Nats thread, I think far too much emphasis is placed on the affect a manager has on the outcome of a game. Maddon took the Rays to the WS, he won one with the Cubs. IMO, pretty good manager. His players seem to love him, he knows how to keep things light during a grueling 162 game season. He's one of the better managers in the game, for sure. I'm not saying he's a genius, I just don't understand how he's "overrated."
  21. 2017 MLB Thread

    You'd never boast.
  22. Harvey Weinstein, Fired Amongst Sexual Harassment Allegations

    In a day and age where everyone's offended and everyone needs to complain, that's not surprising. Al Michael's joke was in poor taste and dumb but it's not like he said that the Giants had a tougher week than one of Harvey Weinstein's VICTIMS. That'd be a lot worse and have more reason for a complaint, imo. Take it for what it's worth at the surface level. The Giants had a terrible week, have been falling from grace and so has Harvey Weinstein. That's as probably far as he thought it through.
  23. A Confidence I Haven't Had in 25 Years

    A decent win today. They tried to botch it at the end, IMO they were lucky they didn't. Once again, they get up early and just when you think they're gonna drive a dagger home they can't get it done and allow the other team to get back in it. I like the fact that they're stepping up and punching teams in the mouth to start the game. I'd just like to see that followed with a swift uppercut or two to finish the job.
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