RonArtest15

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  1. 2014 version is up and running! Try it out: http://www.first-pick.com/ This lets you be the GM...complete with trades and everything. A draft only takes a couple of minutes and you can see how you do as far as grades and your score (compared to others). Are you more capable than Vinny Cerrato?
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    ***2019-2020 NBA Season Thread***

    I was going to hold off until Thursday, but on the heels of the big "trade" that's about to be approved between the Clippers and C's, I figured I would get the new thread started. This should be a very interesting off-season. We have the draft in a couple of days, free agency around the corner, guys like Boogie demanding a max deal (or wants to be traded), etc. 2012-13 season was amazing, and this year should be no different.
  3. I don't check for hip-hop nearly as much as I used to, but I won't lie....I can't wait to get home later tonight and give Damn. a listen. But forget all of that for a second. Let's talk about the quality of product Kendrick Lamar ROUTINELY releases. Starting with Section.80, going to GCMC, TPAB, and now DAMN. What he's pulled off in his career should be admired and celebrated. IMO, no filler or garbage. Just straight artistry and the man keeps getting better and better with his craft. I remember when Lauryn Hill dropped Miseducation back in the day. The bar was set SO high following that release that I thought that it would be near impossible for her to top with any future projects. You can make a case that everything went downhill for her from there. I haven't seen any sort of fall off from Kendrick no matter how close to perfection I think one of his projects is. Jay-Z, for his past greatness, to me, has fallen off...that's to be expected. You can make the same argument for many guys who are thought of to be in the top-5 rappers of all time list who are still around. It's no disrespect, but rather how interests/priorities have changed as they've gotten older. We grasp to their hits from yesteryear because that's when they were at their best. The game has changed and there is so much garbage out there. I wouldn't dare mention some of these new cats out there dropping music as good lyricists/artists/etc. They serve their purpose as far as getting folks hype, but none of the music they drop has any sort of staying potential. They'll be forgotten. Kendrick, right now, is on another level. From all I've been reading about DAMN., it's got the potential to be a classic. Each time I think Kendrick has put the bar so high, he puts out another project that raises it. If ANYONE wants to crown him as the GOAT or put him in the top 3-5 best ever to do it, you'd get no argument from me. He's just that good. *edit* Made a quick thread title change...Conversations have branched off from Kendrick. A lot of us on here like hip-hop, so maybe we can just keep this thread to discuss ANYTHING involving the genre.
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    Welcome to the NFL Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State

    SOME folks were calling him a bust after two games, so this is fair.
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    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    And that would be OK, because there would be a grip of teams calling the Skins at #2 to get Burrow. Right now, it's a Win/Win.
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    Welcome to the NFL Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State

    Honestly, we've seen enough of Haskins to know that he should be the unquestioned #1 going into next season. There's some SERIOUS potential in the kid. No need to risk injury in a meaningless game next week. Have him get healthy, and ready to roll for next year.
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    2019 - 20 Washington Capitals Thread

    Championships = dynasties Caps are nowhere close to being in that discussion...unless, like many of you said, they can rattle off 2 more SC championships in the next few seasons.
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    Welcome to the NFL Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State

    Lamar Jackson and Jared Goff are two guys who made considerable leaps from year 1 to year 2. I have no doubts that Dwayne will put in the work. I'm excited for his potential.
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    Welcome to the NFL Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State

    McLaurin had ball go right thru his hands that would have been a big gain. You can see the confidence growing with Haskins by the week. I'm optimistic that he CAN be a franchise level QB going forward. Just have to give him more weapons and build the line.
  10. Not sure if any of you guys follow this content on twitter, but Master Tesfatsion gets some GREAT stories out of some ex-players. Recently, he caught up w/ Santana Moss, but he also had one earlier in the season w/ Clinton Portis, when he was a member of the Broncos.
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    Say it ain't so Montae...

    Maybe the Skins are privy to more knowledge regarding this situation than the general public? I'm split on this, really. On one hand, there are a few things that I'm questioning about the details (given so far) of her death. On the other, it wouldn't be hard to believe that Nicholson didn't have much to do with her death other than driving her to the hospital. Innocent until proven guilty, right? The court of public opinion would have him cut for his involvement....but before letting the guy go, I think it's best to let the legalities of the situation run it's course. I'm really tending to believe that the Skins know that Nicholson didn't have anything to do with this other than being in the same house where she died. Not a good look considering his history, and if that 1 Loudoun incident never happened, more people might be willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. All in all, he needs to surround himself with better people.
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    Say it ain't so Montae...

    Who are the other people he called? Obviously we don't know all the details, but unless there's WAY more to the story, this family's motive right now looks like they're pinning it on Nicholson. I think it speaks volumes that he's still playing, so maybe his version of the story actually checks out.
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    Say it ain't so Montae...

    RIP to the young girl, but is there more to the story that isn't known? If Montae had called 911, would that have changed their feelings about the situation? Look, to me, A LOT of the story doesn't make sense (why not call 911...and why leave as soon as the police arrived at the hospital - considering that she was rumored, according to an article I read, to be his GF)....but as of now, it doesn't mean Nicholson is guilty of anything other than being in the same house where this girl OD.
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    Welcome to the NFL Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State

    Who knows how Haskins will actually turn out down the road, but the revisionism is hilarious. Skins were almost universally praised for the selections of both Haskins/Sweat in round 1. Now, that Haskins 1st round grade was questionable? LOL. These media clowns can't even keep that same energy....
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    Welcome to the NFL Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State

    I think criticism is fine as long as it’s fair. But with some of the media, they haven’t afforded DH that luxury. It’s usually some sort of passive aggressive shot or just something backhanded. I honestly wouldnt go to bat for haskins like this if he was treated a bit better by some of those who are on the team beat. *Keim is GREAT...
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    Welcome to the NFL Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State

    There has to be something there between hoffman and haskins. Baffling the lengths he’ll go to **** on the kid while NOT keeping that same energy for other dudes on the team.
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    Welcome to the NFL Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State

    im on mobile, but look at what @Llevron posted right after u. There is a growing list of things SOME in the local media have gone in on regarding haskins. someone even had a issue about what time he arrived at fed ex yesterday. There’s a crazy microscope on the kid.
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    Welcome to the NFL Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State

    what? Lol. Local media criticized his choice of car. Some give fair and balanced takes, but there are others...some on the actual beat, who seem like they have an axe to grind for whatever the reason. Got a grip of underperforming vets on this team who dont get nearly the same vitriol or ire from SOME in the local media like haskins does. For example, just look at the lengths someone like craig hoffman will go to not throw Josh Norman under the bus even with his contract being an albatross and his play being some of the worst out of qualified dbs around the league. but he would still spin the ball and signal first down in similar situations...
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    Welcome to the NFL Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State

    You must have hated santana moss.
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    Welcome to the NFL Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State

    Who said anything to the contrary? He wasn't good today...I don't think you'll find anyone who'd say otherwise. HOWEVER, he showed something on that last drive. Which was the most important of the game. BUILD OFF OF IT. 3rd start....
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    Welcome to the NFL Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State

    All of this over missing a kneel-down. LOL. 106.7 gonna be on fire tomorrow.
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    Welcome to the NFL Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State

    That's EXACTLY what it was. Dude was amped. It should be a non-issue. That being said, it was not a great game from him, but there were some things that I liked on that last drive. That's something that I hope he can build off of going forward.
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    Welcome to the NFL Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State

    How are you stating an opinion as a fact? Lol Give the kid TIME.