Mr. Sinister

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  1. ***2017-18 NBA Season Thread***

    Nah, it's a large farm between starting over and what teams like Philly do.
  2. ***2017-18 NBA Season Thread***

    I am more worried about Boston. Simmons is great, but is more facilitator for now. Fultz needs work. The real threat is Embiid, and he is a China doll. Plus, with all his yapping, they protect him like Queen Amadala, which is hilarious, and you know it's getting to him. You can already see signs of this identity crisis via that social media rant, which probably caused him to come back earlier than he was supposed to, which only serves to increase the odds of him (and the organization, which is obviously still very stupid, caving to what was clearly public pressure, and not doctors advice) doing something reckless. Tick tock.
  3. ***2017-18 NBA Season Thread***

    I accept my fate... The last 17 months have been very wtf. Don't know how I feel at the moment. One thing is perfectly clear. This **** with Whiteside was grossly miscalculated. Nothing they can do now, because I wouldn't trade used oxygen for the dude, and there are so many bad contracts on the books, I'm not sure what else there is to do but ride it out, and try to start over.
  4. ***2017-18 NBA Season Thread***

    It's whatever. Had to have gm 1 to push this to 7 in my mind, anyway, and even then, I wasn't counting on a W in Philly. They're a 3 for a reason. Too many late wasted possessons and too much Embiid.
  5. ***2017-18 NBA Season Thread***

    Just too much to deal with, smh
  6. I pledged to never be shocked anymore....
  7. ***2017-18 NBA Season Thread***

    I'm just gonna say it. Modern era sports, and the resulting bubble created by social media entities, have resulted in what I view as very similar to a People's Temple like approach, except the kool-aid doesn't literally kill you. When Hinke initially said "Trust the process," I remember thinking, "What a dip****, guy will be lucky to be working the pins at a bowling alley in Alaska in a few years..." It was met with similar reactions. Now, it is a catchy, almost galvanizing battle cry, on par with "What is dead may never die," and Hinke is now being propped up as some sort of gump revolutionary genius. It's funny as hell, but a little bit disturbing.
  8. ***2017-18 NBA Season Thread***

    I'd be shocked if Boston doesn't clear 60+ easily next year. They should be the head and shoulders favorites in the East next year. Meanwhile, the Knicks yet again show that they have no clue what the he'll they are doing. Mark Jackson? Kenny Smith? They really are the Redskins of the NBA
  9. Random Thought Thread

    Life isn't fair.... Which is why I'll take them both.
  10. Random Thought Thread

    Now that I'm older, I don't think I would be all that phased being around most celebrities. I would absolutely melt into a puddle in front of Halle, though. Been wanting that woman since I was in like 2nd grade. I don't care how crazy she's rumoured to be. It would be an honor to drive her so wild with pleasure that she knifes me in the aorta. That would be a good death.
  11. ***2017-18 NBA Season Thread***

    I wanna say it was like the first five minutes of the game, he got the ball in the low post, futzed around, and tried to shoot a fade away. I knew it was over right there. You know Shaq and Chuck were trying to be nice since he's still a kid, but they had to be livid. That might've gotten you shot back in the day. **** pisses me off. They're like an army of termites.
  12. ***2017-18 NBA Season Thread***

    Having them Boobie Gibson flashbacks. They're screwed. Even Boston would be sonning them right now. At least it will serve as a reminder to all these "LeBron is on the team? Pencil them in" clowns that he did not win those titles alone.. And right now, he is freaking Tom Hanks in Cast Away
  13. ***2017-18 NBA Season Thread***

    Still a gump
  14. Tanking for picks??? (Sports)

    Sheeeeeeit, I'm the same age as the Miami Heat.... 😂 Been here before the beginning of this run Much as as y'all cut yourselves over the Wizard's playoff woes, they don't come even remotely close to me. Y'all haven't even graduated to ECF losses yet lol. Gotta climb the Rung of Pain
  15. Tanking for picks??? (Sports)

    Sometimes you just can't have it all. You can either choose to acknowledge this, throw away the entitlement, feel better as a result, root for your team, hold them accountable when they aren't performing, and let them know that at the very least, you expect them to give their best effort, from execs to players. If you don't want to do that, then either try to find a team that wins all the time or has a ton of prestige and pop culture appeal and is able to attract free agents and is never quite out of the picture... Or, just accept that you may just have one foot out of the door as a viewer of said sport, and plant the other one as well. Nothing is learned in life by intentionally trying to fail. Failure is supposed to be something that occurs naturally, along the path to success, and I find it disturbing that this catching on so much across all sports. It sets a bad precedent from a business perspective, and from a human perspective, especially since kids subconsciously take in so much from the messages sent via sports. I think it is a cancerous, divisive message, and I think it needs to stop. And no, I obviously do not support it.
  16. ***2017-18 NBA Season Thread***

    Proud? My playoff pick'em was torpedoed immediately, and LeBron is probably going to slam dunk Lance Stephenson into a nuclear shadow tonight and crush the Pacers by 20, eliminating the very last thing I had to look forward to. And even if that somehow doesn't happen, I still rooted for Lance Stephenson. I have nothing to be proud of. 😔
  17. ***2017-18 NBA Season Thread***

    I want to say that this isn't curtains, because as badly as Lillard and McCollum have struggled they still had a chance in the end to make something happen. But they are getting worn out. The Blazers kept pushing the ball up and down the court but by the end of the game, they were gassed, and Jrue and co. just kept putting it on em. They showed little resistance on any rebounds, loose balls, etc. I don't see how they can play any other way. Rondo, for all the **** he's gotten over the course of his career, is a master tactician at the PG position. Any other style would likely play to NO's advantage anyway. All this supposed to magically improve on the road? Even with a split, they really gonna win 3 straight? This series is over. Just a matter of how many games.
  18. ***2017-18 NBA Season Thread***

    Who knows. Sort of operated like them hockey line things, with a lot of guys putting in work, but he was probably our 3rd or 4th best player at times, during that stretch. Could get his own shot, get to the line, good 3 pt shooter, could create for other players, etc. Had some big games for us. But then he would miss like a week with injuries. But when he was right, and locked in , we were definitely better.
  19. ***2017-18 NBA Season Thread***

    Chitlins. 😵 Nope. I'll have the electric chair.
  20. ***2017-18 NBA Season Thread***

    Rondo and Jrue when they're on, are far from pushovers, but Lillard and McCollum are not making a case for themselves, since it's a popular thing these days to get sensitive when x backcourt is not mentioned as one of the best, or the very best in the league. FG: 6/18 - 7/23 Dame 9/21 - 7/18 McCollum
  21. ***2017-18 NBA Season Thread***

    Pelicans played straight up Monstar ball. Portland didnt want any.
  22. ***2017-18 NBA Season Thread***

    I pretty much hate Rondo, but I cannot deny, I've always loved dudes fire.
  23. ***2017-18 NBA Season Thread***

    Jrue Holliday, my god
  24. 2018 Washington Nationals - High Cheese

    Damn, y'all reminding me of the days before my bipolar disgnosis 😂