Spaceman Spiff

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  1. The term "adult sleepover" seems like it could be a media friendly term for "swinger's party" or "orgy".
  2. Whoa whoa whoa, wait. I need @TryTheBeal! to let us all know if this is a big deal or not. And also how long it'll take before this thread hits the 10th page.
  3. Spring Training! Hope of baseball and warm weather on the horizon! ...and then, it's the Orioles. Fresh off a 47 win season, by FAR the worst season in franchise history, Buck, Duquette, Adam Jones, Manny Machado, Kevin Gausman and others are gone. Unfortunately, Chris Davis and Mark Trumbo remain. But there's hope on the horizon, the Orioles signed Mike Elias from the Houston Astros as GM and he's bringing along his analytics buddy Sig Mejdal. Brandon Hyde, former bench coach for the Cubs takes over as manager. It should be a breath of fresh air as these gentlemen are coming from teams that have won a World Series recently. Once in the dark ages when it comes to advanced metrics and analytics, the Orioles should be moving ahead at light speed with these moves. Can't get too excited about the on-field product this year at Camden Yards, the real things will be to watch are the players in the minors, youngsters that get called up and how they develop as well as what Elias decides to do with the #1 draft pick. Bend over and spread your cheeks O's fans, it's gonna be a long summer but it can't be as bad as last year... ...can it? Get in here, @Bang @Hersh @DM72 @TheDoyler23 @DCSaints_fan @ixcuincle @RonArtest15 @justice98 @KingGibbs @pjfootballer @GOSKINS_08 @capcrunch98 @abdcskins @SkinFanInMinn misery loves company.
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    Save us, Elias, you're our only hope - The 2019 Orioles

    He should. Apparently the arm is terrible.
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    Save us, Elias, you're our only hope - The 2019 Orioles

    I feel ya. But Manny was our little douchebag. It's good to have the annoying guy on your team that everyone loves to hate sometimes. I mean if the Sox had Papi and Pedroia, we had Manny.
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    The Jussie Smollet Fiasco

    I'd only heard of this guy after his attack, but in the words of The Dude, "New **** has come to light!" https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/16/entertainment/jussie-smollett-attack/index.html I figured this would be prime Tailgate fodder. I hope he didn't orchestrate this attack. That would be ****ed up on a lot of different levels.
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    The Jussie Smollet Fiasco

    I was (half) kidding. non-Trump supporters are going to have to fight this as a single, isolated incident and that it doesn't represent every crime like this. Which is true. And it's sad that they'll have to do that.
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    The Jussie Smollet Fiasco

    C'mon, man. That's all there is these days. That's practically how everyone views everyone else, Trump Supporter or not. Get it together.
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    2019 Washington Nationals Thread - The Winds of Change

    Yep, Machado does have a higher career WAR...and SS/3B > Outfielder. But Harper has one "Daaaaaaamn, he did THAT!" season, and as good as Manny is, Manny hasn't done that. IMO, if Harper gets more than Manny just did, it's cause a team is gambling on him for 3 or 4 more of those types of seasons. That's why these two are so valuable, it's rare to see guys this young hit the FA market BEFORE hitting their primes. Ultimately, I agree with you, Machado has had a more valuable career thus far. I think that Harper shoe has to drop by Friday at this point.
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    The Jussie Smollet Fiasco

    Nothing he says now can be believed, really. Other than a sincere apology which probably means he's sorry he got busted.
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    Save us, Elias, you're our only hope - The 2019 Orioles

    I feel this. More excited about this year, too. I just hope some of the young players step up. Happy for Manny, happy for San Diego. I think the Padres just picked up a few more fans in the mid-Atlantic region.
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    2019 Washington Nationals Thread - The Winds of Change

    Ridiculous speed at the bottom of the lineup is nice, but a lineup is structured so your better hitters get more at bats, not less. I'd imagine that they do that to get his feet wet to a certain extent but if he's got a high OBP later on in the summer they're limiting themselves if they're limiting the amount of at bats he gets. It's nice if he can turn the lineup over but that'll be tricky, especially if they bat the pitcher 8th ahead of him. It's why they'd put Willie Mays in the leadoff slot in all-star games. Wanted to get him up as much as possible.
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    2019 Washington Nationals Thread - The Winds of Change

    Manny's better, but not as marketable. I think Harper gets more.
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    **The Official 2018-2019 Winter Weather Thread**

    5-8 inches of snow and ice tomorrow per weather.com . Dark Sky app on my phone seems to agree. Starting early in the morning.
  15. Nope, just being a conspiracy theorist. that's why I said "if"
  16. Yeah, if he wanted to alter it or make it disappear.
  17. https://www.11alive.com/article/news/local/mynews/cumming/accusations-fly-about-mothers-death-at-overnight-party-in-forsyth-county/85-01df50ce-6523-4b30-8f38-7758c07b585a This news story I think gets more at the heart of Bennings outrage, that the family is saying that it was murder and are speaking out about it.
  18. Good points, didn't think that everyone there would be considered a witness, even if they were in different parts of the house when her death occurred. He didn't do anything technically illegal...technically being the key word there. It is odd that he wanted access to the file in which he was a witness to a death, though, especially if he allegedly didn't do anything wrong.
  19. After watching the news story, it's definitely fishy. I don't think it's as simple as this woman falling off a deck and hitting her head (but that could be a possibility). First, the woman being interviewed says something like "the story we got is that she drank too much and passed away, it was alcohol poisoning" she neglects to say where that information came from. But then the news guy chimes in and says she may have fallen to hear death from the balcony. The fishy part is that the cop got fired for accessing information into a case file in which there was a "death he was a witness to" or something like that. Seems like there's a feeling that this guy was a witness in whatever happened to her, whether she was beaten or fell.
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    The Jussie Smollet Fiasco

    Thanks, TTB! For the record I only posted it here when I went to CNN.com and it was splashed on the front page and figured it was good tailgate fodder as I said in the OP (where I also said that I hoped this wasn't true). Didn't know I was a right-wing guy. Guess I need to step up my Trump-bashing game so I can fit in with everyone else.
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    Random Thought Thread

    @Chew I remember the first time I watched it and seeing that guy in the TV and being like ohhhhhhhhhhh ****.
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    Random Thought Thread

    Haven't watched The Game in a long time. Still holds up pretty well.
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    The Jussie Smollet Fiasco

    Wait, how can they be NOT anti-Trump then. Sounds like an oxymoron to me.
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    ***2018-19 NBA Season Thread***

    @CRobi21 I can't look at J Cole without thinking of the dude from counting crows.
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    ***2018-19 NBA Season Thread***

    The passing is the best thing about this game.