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  2. Rufus T Firefly

    Presidential Election 2020 - Baby Sharpie vs Batwoman or Batman

    It's perfectly legit to question mainstream media outlets focusing on the horserace aspect than giving voters info they need to make an informed decision on who to vote for. They are neglecting their duty and if you want to trash them for it, I'm with you. If you want to complain about a website that was set up solely to examine poll data and complain that they are spending too much time "on the horserace", then that's just ridiculous. Might as well go to a makeup tutorial video and ask why they aren't covering the civil war in Yemen. OMG, someone who analyzes data changes his outlooks when the data changes?
  3. Coach Janky Spanky

    So about this Chicago Game?

    Of course the sell-outs stopped several years ago. Anyone who attended those games (I went to almost every one from 2001-2018) could see that by 2016 forward there were thousands of unoccupied seats in the upper deck. The team was giving those to ticket brokers to then sell on stubhub for pennies on the dollar just to allow the team to keep up the charade that the games were sold out. It was all sort of a joke - the team would announce 70,000 in attendance and everyone at the stadium with two eyes and a brain knew that was a complete lie. Were they giving manipulated/fake data to the NFL? I don't know. It depends on your definition of fake data I guess. The Redskins gave those tickets to brokers for tremendous discounts, those tickets were never sold to actual fans, and those seats remained empty throughout the game . . . yet the Redskins would announce an attendance figure that included those numbers. I mean, this is not something I'm making up or theorizing about. It's pretty widely understood. In that first article you cite from September 2018, Colts game: "The announced attendance of 57,013 was the lowest for a Redskins home opener in the 21-year history of FedEx Field -- down more than 21,000 from the 78,658 who attended the Redskins' 2017 home opener against the NFC East rival Philadelphia Eagles." You really think attendance actually dropped over 25% (!!) in 12 months? And that this just happened, coincidentally, to be the same year they finally announced the season ticket waiting list was actually fiction? No. These seats were never sold to fans in the first place and hadn't been for several years. The team was embarrassed to admit it, but when they finally did because of Brian LaFemina's push, the drop-off was staggering. What's more likely? That the team went from a waiting list to not-selling out, all in one offseason? Or that the team has been fudging the numbers for years and then finally decided to come clean that there were tickets for sale. Honestly, if you're still skeptical, go check out ticketmaster and choose the Bears game or any other upcoming game. The dots in blue are the seats that the Redskins are saying are unsold, primary market, available from the box office. There aren't all that many of them. The seats in pink are re-sale seats, secondary market. There are tens of thousands of them. For whatever reason, the Redskins are still embarrassed that so many seats are unsold, so they show seats as pink when really they should be blue. Last year, many of these seats showed as blue. The team is saying basically that all these seats have been purchased by someone who is now listing them for re-sale, when they're not sold at all.
  4. StillUnknown

    ***The All-Encompassing ES Hip Hop Thread***

    that character been singing on the stand for 3 days straight everybody who has ever had a convo with that fool is like:
  5. China

    The airline experience has become miserable

    Petrified Delta passengers text their loved ones goodbye as their plane plunges 29,000 feet in seven MINUTES during terrifying emergency which left flight attendants begging no one to 'panic' Panic broke out on a Delta flight when the aircraft plunged nearly 30,000 feet in seven minutes, prompting petrified passengers to text goodbyes to loved ones while flight attendants tried to reign in the chaos. The flight from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale was halfway through its route on Wednesday when it rapidly dropped from an altitude 39,000 feet to 10,000 feet. Delta said the unanticipated descent was caused by 'cabin pressurization irregularity en route'. Click on the link for the full article
  6. BleedBNG

    So about this Chicago Game?

    The only positive I can come up with is after 2 losses we SHOULD get a W by now. If we lose to the Bears when we NEED a win, then I think we're headed for something like 6-10 or 5-11 at worse. The only 2 negatives are of course being on MN and Norman openning his big mouth again. Well, he was jabbing about his former GM this time so I guess I can sort of let that one go.
  7. Or one and the same? That leaves a free hand...
  8. sadly I think he always will be. Like, literally always.
  9. mistertim

    Is this the best Defensive Front we've had in years?

    Yeah it's really really weird. That's happened multiple times...we've had a DC who was scheming conservative and we sucked, then suddenly he briefly went aggressive with exotic and unpredictable blitzes and it worked, and then he stopped. Why? What is it with this team and finding something that works and immediately stopping? That's one of the reasons I wouldn't necessarily be against seeing Rob Ryan as at least an interim DC for a while. He might not have a great overall track record as a DC but at least with him you know you're going to see some aggressive blitzes.
  10. Renegade7

    Random Thought Thread

    Strattera is non-stimulant, if that bothers you. I was diagnosed ADHD, but I think that was a misdiagnosis because at that age I was too young to realize that was jus tip of the iceberg. I got through bachelors without it, and stopped meds period halfway during my masters, will be done in December. I wont say you should or shouldnt take meds, but I can recommend working on whatever tricks you developed to deal with that up to this point, as I did, you'll need them anyway. Big one was understanding that goals needed plans and, plans are steps, and not all plans are created equal. If a step looks huge, break into smaller steps or accept it's too big and replace it with something more realistic. Write it down if that makes it easier, trying to do too much isnt the same as not being able to finish what your start. Some plans stop making sense once you get in it, focus on the goal, change the plan when neccesary, I pace a lot so i put talk to text on my tablet to knock out papers. The question for me stopped being did I need the meds but were the side effects worth it. Theres a lot more that goes into staying focused then drugs, and for real homework can get boring, the only drugs that help with that problem can make the assignments take longer (depending on your tolerance) : )
  11. Cooleyfan1993

    Random "Thot" Thread (Stadium Edition)

    I meant I was joking that you shouldn’t care about being professional you should. I was not being serious in any way it’s not that serious
  13. Silent Skies: Billions of North American Birds Have Vanished More than half a century ago, conservationist Rachel Carson sounded an alarm about human impacts on the natural world with her book Silent Spring. Its title alluded to the loss of twittering birds from natural habitats because of indiscriminate pesticide use, and the treatise spawned the modern conservation movement. But new research published Thursday in Science shows bird populations have continued to plummet in the past five decades, dropping by nearly three billion across North America—an overall decline of 29 percent from 1970. Ken Rosenberg, the study’s lead author and a senior scientist at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the nonprofit American Bird Conservancy, says the magnitude of the decline could significantly affect the continent’s food webs and ecosystems. “We’re talking about pest control, we’re talking about pollination [and] seed dispersal,” he says, referring to the roles birds play in ecosystems. Because it is relatively easy to monitor birds, he adds, their presence or absence in a habitat can be a useful indicator of other environmental trends. Based on the paper’s results, he says, “we can be pretty sure that other parts of the ecosystem are also in decline and degradation.” Click on the link for the full article
  14. That was food on keyboard funny bro..... And so true. Is there a possibility that we get a 1st rounder? If so, is this worth it considering there is a strong possibility that its pick 32 or 31?
  15. It sounded to me like either a sex toy or some sort of Italian pastry, but then I wondered why a person would ride a horse carrying either of those.
  16. Trent and Scary Terry for a luxury beach house in Cape Cod and 1000 bitcoin.
  17. Wyndorf25

    Redskins vs Bears Prediction Thread: Monday Night Meltdown?

    Head: Bears 19, Redskins 16. Because Monday Night at FedEx. Pinero for the game winner as time expires. Yay. Heart: Redskins 21, Bears 20. I've always believed that it is amazing what you can do when you HAVE to. Snyder puts away the guillotine for one more week. Liver: Bears 38, Redskins 24. It doesn't make sense and neither do my drinking habits. Bears offense explodes, riding the suddenly accurate arm and shrewd decision-making abilities of one, Mitchell Trubisky and the featured legs of rookie RB David Montgomery. The Redskins actually keep pace on offense vs a VERY good Bears defense for 3 quarters and then collapse in the 4th, committing 3 turnovers.
  18. Dissident2

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Lol, utter nonsense. First off, my initial problem was with you putting forward Allen's record as a GM and including the 2015/16 years as if he was solely/hugely responsible for them. It's clear to me that SM was the main factor in those years being marginally successful, not Allen. Again, it's circumstantial evidence I'm going by, but it's pretty damn strong circumstantial evidence. Let's review it: Allen in possession of a very poor record as GM with two franchises prior to SM's arrival Allen not well-regarded at all as a talent evaluator Allen brings in SM, someone who was VERY well-regarded as a talent evaluator The team racks up a division title and two winning seasons with SM SM gets the boot, team goes back to utter suck and the lowest level of fan interest in the organization's history That's good enough for me to make an informed decision on where the bulk of the credit for 2015/16 should go to. Please, provide me with something, anything of your own to support why Bruce deserves a ton of credit for it. Your only answer is that he HIRED SM? That's all you've got? Well, sure, he does deserve some credit for that, although, that said, we have no idea if that was his sole decision or if he was instructed to make that change, we don't know what his motivations were in choosing SM specifically with his known issues, we don't know what his ultimate plan was with Scot or what parameters he expected Scot to work within, we don't know much of anything beyond the "he hired him" piece. There are plenty of theories out there suggesting he hired Scot because he knew he was smart and he also knew that his problems would make him easy to control and to use as a scapegoat if things went south. To Bruce, success that he couldn't take full credit for was his definition of "going south." Anyway, if you want to use the simple fact "Bruce hired him" as a complete rationale for Allen getting full or even equal credit for those seasons, then why not take that logic further? Let's all thank Allen's mother for those years. After all, if she hadn't given birth to Allen, he couldn't have hired SM. Let's go even further ... let's go back down the line of Allen's ancestry until we find Neanderthal Allen, and let's build a statue of him/her in honor of starting the line that led to George that led to Bruce that led to the hiring of SM. It's a ridiculous way to look at it, ESPECIALLY when you consider everything Allen did to undermine Scot while he was here, starting with the outright lie from the moment he introduced him when he told us that Scot would have "total control" over personnel. What a way to start a productive partnership. Good people are hired by douchebags all the time, and they succeed despite the douchebaggery they're forced to deal with. They succeed in spite of the person who hired them, not because of. That's what happened with SM imo. And the statistical facts back that opinion up very strongly. What baffles me is that anyone WOULD give Allen much credit for those years considering everything that happened before, everything that's happened since, and the few things we know happened during the SM era.
  19. skinsmarydu

    Trump and his cabinet/buffoonery- Get your bunkers ready!

    The "guidon bearer" carries the flag for the company/battalion/platoon as they're marching, hence the reference to going over the cliff. I lol'd.
  20. From your keyboard to Shen Mingbi’s mouth.
  21. RandyHolt

    Greg Manusky Why Isn't He Fired Yet?

    Anyone hear Manusky today? It was painful saying he will still bring 4 maybe 5, but they they need to worker hard, get in there, get sacks. Beatniks let him off easy to not get blackballed. He did say we need to coach better blah blah but... load up on chicago in DFS. Especially in Washington. Easy money. I knew bend dont break was coming but didn't think it would THIS bad. Tuesday Headline, Mitchell Trubisky bounce back game, back on track etc
  22. We would get absolutely pantsed in a trade with the Pats since they're smart and we have the cast of Idiocracy running our team. They're generally super stingy with their trades as well. No way they would give us their 1st. The Pats also seem to generally regard the inside of their line as at least as important, if not more so, than the outside...because Brady is the GOAT and his feel for the pocket and stepping up into it is more or less superhuman.
  23. Dan is like a spoiled, bratty, little kid. He plays with his toys, gets tired of them really quickly, then he wants someone else's toys. Rinse and repeat for 20 years and counting...
  24. Skinsinparadise

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    I agree with this point. I find it weird especially on twitter when some put Bruce (often Bruce defenders) versus Scot as if one's success or failures run at odds with each other. Scot was Bruce's hire. He can't distance himself for better or worse from Scot's performance here. I liked Scot's hire even though it ended badly. So I got no beef with Bruce on that front. My beef is that he didn't double down and hire another person like that afterwards. Funny enough, i am listening to Sheehan's podcast and they are running a segment of whether we'd want Vinny back to replace Bruce. The fact that it's even a conversation to me brings it home that at a minimum Bruce's tenure has been no success. And at the very least he hasn't turned the tide as to the perception of the FO. He did initially but the organization has circled back to being considering a laughing stock among the national media. Whether that's deserved or not is a different conversation. I'd take Bruce over Vinny. But both I think have made this team unlikeable with their own special stamp. Bruce IMO comes off more competent than Vinny. Bruce had better hires IMO. But I don't think much of the job Bruce has done. If I was pushed for an argument for Vinny over Bruce to play devil's advocate it would be supposedly Vinny was more often working collaboratively with Dan according to some who covered the team whereas according to most who cover the team now, Dan has given Bruce the leeway to pretty much do his own thing with just occasionally interfering. Back during Vinny's time we'd see much more Dan being at college days, etc before the draft. Obviously there is no way to know for sure. But if that is true then we are seeing more of the unadulterated version of Bruce as opposed to what we saw from Vinny. “We would just have to convince him otherwise a lot of the times,” Cerrato said. “He would listen. And if we had a good enough evaluation and good reasoning, then he was cool with it. He was good at listening at those things, especially when Joe Gibbs was there. If the scouts wanted somebody else and Dan took the other [player], they didn’t do a very good job of portraying their case to get somebody else.”
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