The Dude

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  1. The Dude

    Derrius Guice and the Skins Synergy of Suck

    We don't deserve LKB.
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    2018 NCAA Football Thread

    It really was something else. And they put together a great highlight package for it: http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=25059092 God bless mid-tier college football.
  3. You think this is an over-.500 team? You really live up to your username.
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    ***2019-2020 NBA Season Thread***

    I need to hear more about this event. I bet the invitations were on heavy cardstock. This also reads like the start to a 4000-word Bill Simmons column about meeting Dwight at that dinner, being impressed at how large he is in person, noticing the body language of the other players as Dwight entered the room, and then comparing Emilio Estevez's film career to Dwight's career arc.
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    The Official Maryland Terrapins Thread

    Is Flacco elite?
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    The House that Bruce Built

    It's the NFL. 90% of teams have a "good player" at WR and RB. Can you imagine if Mike Evans was on this team? Half this board would need to be hospitalized when he scored that second touchdown. The man-crushes over Jordan Reed, probably the third-best TE in the NFC East, are pretty intense.
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    ***2019-2020 NBA Season Thread***

    They had better rest this summer. If I see a single Instagram video of either one playing pickup too hard, I'm going to send a letter to Ted Leonsis.
  8. The team should take the offensive word out of the name. name them the Maryland Redskins Or they could change the logo to a redskin potato Will the NY Giants change their name to avoid offending tall people?
  9. The Dude

    ***2019-2020 NBA Season Thread***

    Simmons needs a hard limit on how long his columns can be. Today's Carmelo story was 5,100 words -- it could easily be trimmed by a third and probably be considered too lengthy. Many of his better pieces are from the time he wrote for ESPN the Magazine. He had to file columns weeks in advance and had a hard word count (1,500 max). And he couldn't insert endless YouTube clips of Larry Bird and scenes from Almost Famous.
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    ***2019-2020 NBA Season Thread***

    Back to LKB's point - why is the league so invested in Cleveland succeeding after Lebron left? They need the Cavs to be good at the detriment of helping other franchises?
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    I disagree. They are knowledgeable and get excited at the right moments. The 2008 playoff games got plenty intense. I prefer the more relaxed atmosphere at Wizards games rather than the overly caffeinated scream fests at Capitals games. The "Rock the Red" movement with its horns and decibel meters may appeal to 10-year olds, but it makes for jarring in-game experience. Plus it's not fair to compare any NBA or NFL crowd to ones in Oakland. There's something in the water at Raiders and Warriors games.
  12. The Dude

    ***2019-2020 NBA Season Thread***

    Agreed. Josh Levin brought this up in the last Hang Up & Listen. People seem giddy with the idea of their team going 3-79 for the season. The reality is that someone has to be an 8 seed. The Wizards aren't going to win the East. But they have too much talent to tank. Should they be trying to improve their record or blow things up?
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    YOU don't get to decide. the PEOPLE do. american values