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  1. damn, that was an age ago, but you're absolutely correct. fun times! hope you're well, amigo!
  2. DH in the hizzy! Mr. Robot's first season was awesome. Haven't jumped into the 2nd season yet.
  3. dchogs

    ES Soccer Thread

    I've always wondered about the more common take about needing to score at home and/or drawing away. Homefield adv aside, it makes the most sense to score away and take that tactical advantage into a home game than to tie and then risk conceding at home. Or pushing too hard for a goal at home, conceding a counter, and then needing to win by 1+ on the road. it seems like the numbers would line up for bunkering at home, getting the draw, and then only needing to nick a goal away to get through. Am I missing something (again, other than the home atmosphere)?
  4. dchogs

    ES Soccer Thread

    could do without matip providing cover for milner on the right. a glaring opportunity for the cherries attack. need to get these injuries sorted asap.
  5. wasn't that stephen colbert's whole shtick? he just didn't go full r-word (that's republican).
  6. dchogs

    ES Soccer Thread

    oh, the energy and pace of the game was totally evident on tv-- probably not the same as in person, but it was awesome, just the same. i was bummed to have the reds lose, but not crushed or angry like some reds on twitter are. folks are acting like 'pool is looking up at city with an 8 pt gap. i guarantee that ANY of them would have been thrilled with liverpool being top of the table by 4 pts one game into the 2nd half of the season (with that game being against the main challengers). for the game itself, trent was really running hot or cold. some terrible touches and mistakes, but some sublime flank switches-- one to set up bobby's goal. he should get a second assist on that goal like in hockey. i thought the game fairly reffed (in that there were some bad calls both ways). terribly unlucky sequence at 20 min: 1) sadio hitting the post 2) stones clearing the ball by 1.1cm and 3) not having that clear bounce off a charging salah, who was all but in the goal himself (and was caught like a tuna in the nets after). a great save on salah's near miss in the 2nd half too. playing either of these teams is like juggling a powder keg... one slight mistake, misstep, or bad angle, and it can all blow up in your face. the sane, sterling, aguero combo is a dangerous one, and the only one in the league that could challenge mane, firminio, salah for potency. gonna be a fun back half of the season. let's go reds!
  7. dchogs

    Let's brag about our kids thread

    Family shot from last Thanksgiving. Son on pace to graduate a semester early as a double major at Hopkins (thank god!); hair is purple now and has been just about every color of the rainbow. Daughter accepted into 8/8 colleges so far and weighing her options (casting a wide net encompassing financial impact, major, location, opportunity to play sports... in that order for me, not her). Part luck, part consistent parenting, but we've got some ****ing awesome kids. Best part: empty nest soon, and off the payroll in 4 years. Love 'em but looking forward to them thriving in their own adventures. Short time!
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    2018 Fantasy Football

    an embarrassment of riches in the RB department after weeks of picking up waiver wire targets to take them from the other teams. Who to play in the semi-finals (save the week 17 finals questions... not my call)-- 3 from the following: Gordon v Baltimore- great defense against the run, but a stud RB Carson v KC-- run heavy team vs. a traditionally run-weak team (though they stepped up last week) Cook @ Det-- team recommitted to the run vs. a team in free fall Mack v NYG-- hot RB vs an up and (largely) down defense Williams @ Sea-- sharing snaps potentially and vs. a solid defense Cooks (WR) @ ARI-- boom or bust, who has been largely bust lately at teams focus on limiting big plays with the LAR (Listed in order of my preference ATM) Save me Extremeskins. You're my only hope.
  9. dchogs

    2018 Fantasy Football

    First round of the playoffs, and I'm banged up. Thoughts on the following... (standard scoring, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 RB/WR) RB's: Gordon, Carson, Cook, Mack, Jackson (if Gordon's not healthy) WR: Tyreek, Evans, Cooks, Golloday Tyreek is fighting through injury, and Gordon is a game-time decision (and is Jackson ready enough to eclipse Carson/Cook/Mack). 3 RB's or 3 WR's? I'm leaning towards: If Gordon and Hill are playing: Gordon, Carson, Cook, Cooks, Hill If Gordon is in and Hill is out: Gordon, Carson, Cook, Cooks, Evans If Gordon is out and Hill is in: Carson, Cook, Cooks, Hill, Evans If Gordon is out and Hill is out: Carson, Cook, Jackson, Cooks, Evans Thoughts? Where is my thinking wrong? Also, just picked up Damien Williams off the waiver wire. Throw him into the mix somehow.
  10. dchogs

    The Winter Holiday Cartoon/Meme Thread

    Calvin and Hobbs are so money.
  11. dchogs

    2018 Fantasy Football

    missed ware by 20 min, but was able to pick up ekeler on WW with the 9th position. Line up help-- Need 5 from the following: 2 or 3 RB's from: Ekeler (@PIT), Carson (SF), Cook (@NE), G.Edwards (@ATL), Mack (@JAX) 2 or 3 WR's from: Evans (CAR), Hill (@OAK), Cooks (@DET), Golloday (LAR)
  12. dchogs

    2018 Fantasy Football

    Mixon, Ingram, Chubb, Hilton, Adams, Doyle (Gronk if you know he's playing; any uncertainty, go with Doyle)
  13. dchogs

    2018 Fantasy Football

    Pick 2 from: Cooks v Chiefs Hill v Rams Evans v Giants Pick 2 from: Mack v Titans K.Johnson v. Panthers Cook v. Chicago
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    2018 Fantasy Football

    @SoulSkin @JamesMadisonSkins With Gordon and Cook being injured, I'm hesitant to drop another RB in case Bell doesn't play or doesn't get the ball as much. i'm leaning towards olsen or oj howard. i like the QB/TE combo action with Winston/Howard. So release Olsen? He was a top 3 TE... does the injury put him behind Howard now? I'm torn.
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    2018 Fantasy Football

    so someone in my league just dropped l.bell after holding onto him for this long (weird to me). Worth a flier? Who do I drop? QB: Rivers; Winston (Rivers on a bye this week, Winston is post-bye) RB: Gordon, D.Cook, Carson, Mack, K.Johnson WR: M.Evens, Hill, B.Cooks, Golloday TE: OJ Howard, Olsen K/D: Streaming Not sure that I need to be doubled up for both QB and TE, but Winston, Howard, and Olsen were just there on the waiver wire. Kinda the same thing with Bell. Thoughts?