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  2. PleaseBlitz

    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    We are in total agreement. I think the college finance scheme that we have is broken (see my first post on this topic in this thread, as well as my many posts in the student debt thread). I also like the state of West Virginia's plan with Promise Scholarships, which are merit based scholarships, albeit a lower bar than most academic scholarships. Basically, if your high school GPA is 3.0 or better, and you maintain that throughout, then a significant portion of your tuition is paid for at a public university for WV residents.
  3. TD_washingtonredskins

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    I understand that this was a joke, but it does bring up a good point... I think Allen is terrible, but if there's one thing I think he's done a relatively good job of (either himself or listening to smart guys beneath him), it's picking the right drafted players to extend. The one exception is likely Reed, but I liked the decision at the time.
  4. Skinsinparadise

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I've probably put the most pro Marquise Brown propaganda on this thread starting from the fall. So you won't get me arguing against him. The only reason why I wouldn't take him at 15 is twofold. A. I think there is a shot a better prospect than him lands at 15. I think for example a pass rusher is a more premium position than WR. B. I think they can get away with trading down and still getting him. Granted this is just a guess but it seems like the team salivating for him is the Eagles. And if we trade down before that pick we likely still get him. And if we don't you still can get a good prospect IMO who likely would be in that range. So I'd risk it. But yeah this idea that Marquise would be some unicorn type of success I don't buy. It's today's NFL. Speed. Mismatches in space. Guys like Desean, Tyreek, Ty, Tarik are game breakers. They are the types of playmakers that keep coordinators up late at night trying to figure out how to stop them. They are the type of players who according to Deangelo Hall that cornerbacks are scared to death of and they overcompensate to stop which screws up what they typically want to do coverage wise. Not to pick on Arcega-Whiteside. I like Whiteside and posted my review of him weeks back. But guys like him aren't IMO scaring coordinators to death. Defenses are unlikely going to be shading coverage his way. He's unlikely going to open things up for others underneath. Marquise Brown if healthy would accomplish IMO all of the above. There is a difference IMO from a good receiver and a game breaker. Marquise IMO is a game breaker.
  5. BenningRoadSkin

    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    I would give the option of either registering to vote where they are incarcerated or fill out an absentee. It's like a college student.
  6. BatteredFanSyndrome

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    But...but...but...we re-signed Matt I to what appears to be a good deal for the team. Doesn't that wash away the decade of meh?
  7. Yeah, we had a game scheduled at Reston last season during the finals. They cancelled the game and rescheduled for later in the season for us. Pretty cool of them.
  8. tshile

    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    Thats not the argument. You all keep making it the argument but it’s not what is being said. The issue is that a large majority of the population has had to deal with out of control tuition prices. We all got through it differently. You want to change it going forward? Fine. I’m open to all ideas including free college (though I’m not sure free is a good idea, but I’m open to the argument) you want to go back and reimburse people who had to deal with it? Fine. But don’t arbitrarily draw the line like what’s been done. If you still have outstanding student debt you get help, but the rest of us get nothing? That’s horse ****. The rest of us made other sacrifices to deal with the problem. No one is belittling taking loans. It seems everyone else is belittling the other paths by outright saying those people don’t deserve anything for the sacrifices they made to deal with it. I cannot believe how difficult it is to get you guys to understand that. People with loans certainly aren’t the only ones who made tough decisions. And people who choose to prioritize paying off their loans, and have no more debt, certainly shouldn’t be ignored.
  9. TryTheBeal!

    The Official "Marvel" Thread (Movies,Comics etc)

    Hmmm... https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-spoiler-free-first-reactions-to-avengers-endgame-1834217337
  10. Am I the only one that quickly glanced at the thread title and thought that the Redskins RELEASED SVP of Player Personnel Doug Williams ???
  11. Anselmheifer

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    If Marquise Brown is a Desean Jackson/Tyreek Hill, is he really worth less than a 15? I still remember passing on JJ Watt and winding up with Kerrigan. I love Kerrigan, but a lot of times these trde downs are not worth it if there is a potential pro-bowler available at your pic. I think Brown is one of a few players likely to be there and worth that pick.
  12. Skinsinparadise

    Starting QB 2019???

  13. volsmet

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Give me some Izzy & Boykin, I love each.
  14. Awesome. I was on the ice too but half our team was at the Canes game in Raleigh. We had 6 skaters. Maybe with the exception of the Stanley Cup Finals, I'd rather play a sport than watch.
  15. Mooka

    Game of Thrones Season 8

    Cersei can make a deal with the NK too like Craster. Though I don't think the show will go there. I wonder if the NK would've let Craster live if he was still alive. Earlier in the show the WW's were also seen as the gods that Craster worshiped.
  16. Everybody pays in, but not everybody gets the same proportional amount back. Person A averages $40,000 a year for their career. Person B averages $80,000 a year for their career. Person B pays in 2x as much for Social Security as Person A. Person B's benefits will NOT be 2x as much as person A. Social Security Bend Points The Social Security benefits formula is designed to replace a higher proportion of income for low income earners than for high income earners. To do this, the formula has what are called “bend points." These bend points are adjusted for inflation each year. You take 90% of the first $826 of AIME. You take 32% of the next $4,980 of AIME. You take 15% of any amount over that $4,980. More info here: https://www.thebalance.com/social-security-benefits-calculation-guide-2388927
  17. Skinsinparadise

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I like looking at the metrics and production as much as anyone (heck I subscribe to PFF, I get Warren Sharp's stuff every year, etc) but some fall for me outside of those variables when I look at context and watch them play. i listed a whole bunch of receivers I like before Ridley and McLaurin. So I am not in love with either one. As for Ridley, Georgia though didn't throw to him much. They were more of a pound it on the ground type of team. His 40 was pedestrian but his 10 yard at 1.57 was pretty good -- about the same 10 time as AJ Brown. He made some really good acrobatic catches in the games I watched. There are some off the field red flags about him though that make me pause. As for McLaurin, he would fit your like of combine studs. 4.35 40. 1.54 10. Not bad for a 6 "1, 208 pound receiver with a better broad jump than AJ Brown and he benched about the same as him, too. But as for production 35 catches for 700 yards isn't hot. I wouldn't call it though "zero" either. From the games I watched, mostly a deep threat but the ball wasn't thrown to him a lot. Ironically I was just listening to a PFF guy who charted Dwayne Haskins who talked about how Haskins doesn't love going deep and almost always checks down when he's blitzed. That would help a dude like Parris Campbell not so much McLaurin. https://www.sbnation.com/2019/3/5/18247493/terry-mclaurin-scouting-report Advanced stats say Ohio State’s Terry McLaurin is one of the best receivers in the 2019 NFL Draft. Among FBS receivers in this class, McLaurin was first in 2018 in Marginal Efficiency, the advanced stat by SB Nation’s Bill Connelly that measures how successful a throw to a receiver is based on the down and distance. (For instance, a 10-yard completion on third-and-8 is more efficient than a 12-year completion on third-and-20.) He was seventh in the class in Marginal Explosiveness, which similarly measures how successful his successful targets are. Nobody fared better across both departments. Traditional numbers like McLaurin a lot, too. He caught 71 percent of his targets, ninth-best in the class. He averaged 14.3 yards per target, No. 1 in the class. He caught 11 touchdowns, tied for sixth-most. It helped to play in an elite Ohio State offense quarterbacked by Dwayne Haskins, but there’s no statistical indicator that McLaurin’s anything other than a star. Looks like we got some fun disagreements on this thread as for 15. I think the closest to consensus would be: Brian Burns TJ Hockenson (if he falls which is unlikely) Otherwise unless am forgetting a prospect or two, I think we got some disagreements here.
  18. volsmet

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I don’t really want us to draft a QB, I want to trade for Rosen or get a guy in 2020. I have my preferences in this draft, but 2020’s class is loaded compared to this one.
  19. Hersh

    Game of Thrones Season 8

    Cersei is already the ice queen without being a night queen though she could give birth to the Night Prince if she is turned.
  20. twa

    Game of Thrones Season 8

    The only way to win is to kill the Night King, or burn everything
  21. While you guys were watching the Caps squander an early lead, I was out here winning a championship myself.
  22. Warhead36

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Its my preferred route. I think we're going to suck this year anyway so lets just stockpile more young talent and with a new coach and hopefully new GM next year, go get our QB in 2020.
  23. KDawg

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Sorry, but I despise targeting a position. The draft should always be BPA with weight for need, but never targeting a specific position (outside of QB, and even then you shouldn't force it). Position targeting is what creates a lot of bust opportunity.
  24. Mooka

    Game of Thrones Season 8

    They're legendary creatures in the story, not much real info. Supposedly bigger then normal dragons and have an ice breath. Also not sure if there are real ice dragons or if they are undead normal dragons. Viserion might be different. I'll also post this link for The Ice Dragon by Martin if anyone is interested. I haven't read this one yet but supposedly set in the same world but before the events of GOTs: https://www.amazon.com/Ice-Dragon-George-R-Martin/dp/0765378779
  25. UK SKINS FAN '74

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    This is where Im at too. We must be going OL and WR with two of our first three picks in my opinion. We've been all over then with our private visits. Then its a QB in the mix, but I like Savage in the second and throw out a third rounder for Rosen, or I guess the best available QB in the draft when we pick in the third.
  26. CaptainJames2004

    2018 - 19 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals Thread

    ...Not sure how to feel about those quotes lol
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