Vilandil Tasardur

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  1. Vilandil Tasardur

    Does having a million dollars still qualify as rich?

    I don't know if I still qualify as a "young" person, but as someone who turns 30 next month, I fall squarely in that group of millennials that graduated high school when the recession hit and watched the world fall apart around them. From my perspective, a million dollars ain't ****. I've got about 200K in real estate—first house paid off and being rented out, second half partially paid. I've got other decent assets (one one car outright, a healthy middle range savings, etc.), and healthy (if a bit fledgling) retirement accounts (wife and I both have Roths in addition to the employer plans, etc.). I see the question of whether or not a million dollars is "rich" is being confounded by people trying to figure out the value of their property and retirement stuff. So perhaps let's ask it a different way. If you think you are currently not rich, and someone handed you a million dollars tomorrow, do you think that makes you rich? Because I don't. If someone handed me a million dollars tomorrow we'd probably put aside a half for retirement, and another quarter for our "forever" house. The remaining quarter? Well sure, we'd do some nice **** with it, but I don't think that makes us rich by any means. It's certainly not "retire at 30" money, nor is it "support your family forever" kind of money. It's barely that much more than "if someone got cancer we'd be okay" money.
  2. I was just thinking the same thing. It's not just the amount of people, but the ease with which content gets filtered and fed to you. It's actually terrifying.
  3. Vilandil Tasardur

    2019 Game Day Thread - SUPERBOWL - Chiefs Win!

    How can there not be a down the line shot from inside the five in the super bowl???
  4. Vilandil Tasardur

    2019 Game Day Thread - SUPERBOWL - Chiefs Win!

    Going out only stops the clock inside 4 minutes to go.
  5. Vilandil Tasardur

    2019 Game Day Thread - SUPERBOWL - Chiefs Win!

    I realize that's the narrative, but is it really true? Since winning the super bowl in the 2009 season, his seasons and playoff losses look like this: 2010 season: 36-41 loss to Seattle where he put up 2 TDs, 1 turnover 2011 season: 32-36 loss to San Fran where he put up 4 TDs, 2 turnovers 2012 season: No playoffs 2013 season: 15-23 loss to Seattle where he put up 1 TD, 1 turnover 2014 season: no playoffs 2015 season: no playoffs 2016 season: no playoffs 2017 season: 24-29 loss to Minnesota where he put up 3 TDs, 3 turnovers 2018 season: 23-26 loss to LA Rams where he put up 2 TDs, 1 turnover 2019 season: 20-26 loss to Minnesota where he put up 1 TD, 2 turnovers Only the first two years look to me like the defense fell apart. Every year since it looks like a great quarterback (who is known for huge numbers of yards, TDs, and very few turnovers) suddenly couldn't muster more than 24 points on offense and was turning the ball over.
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    2019 Game Day Thread - SUPERBOWL - Chiefs Win!

    Agree. And Favre played in an era where good or even great quarterbacks still routinely lost and were expected to lose against good defenses with good running games. One year after winning his super bowl, Favre lost to Elway's broncos largely because in that era a quarterback only threw the ball 25-30 times a game at most and their ability to out duel someone like Terrell Davis was limited. The 2000s are full of Favre playing on teams with no real receivers (miss me with Donald Driver and Greg Jennings) and a very good Ahman Green and mostly losing against Andy Reid's Eagles. The only two major flops in that stretch that I remember are losing to Michael Vick at home and losing to the Giants at home in the NFC Championship. The rest I think they legit lost to the better team.
  7. Vilandil Tasardur

    2019 Game Day Thread - SUPERBOWL - Chiefs Win!

    "Wasting" quarterbacks is a bit of a different conversation in the AFC and NFC to me because of the Brady speed bump, but I generally think all of the wasting is on the QBs shoulders for not getting it done when they should. I think the Colts really did "waste" Manning and Luck. I think that a majority of those teams were plenty good enough to beat the Patriots and plenty good enough to win win super bowls against whomever the NFC was bringing. Manning only making one super bowl with the colts is a travesty, and I don't think it's because the colts were never the best team in the AFC. I think they were frequently the best team in the AFC and Manning frequently played poorly in the playoffs. So I personally feel like Manning "wasted" his quality teams, but I don't really feel like the Colts wasted Manning. I think the Colts did a good job of giving Manning chances to make meaningful runs. Rogers and Brees? I'm sorry, there's no meaningful excuse for the two of them having 2 super bowl appearances between them. They went back to back in the 09 and 10 seasons, and neither has been back since (despite it being their absolute prime years). The NFC representatives in that time? NYG, SF, SEA, SEA, CAR, ATL, PHI, LAR. I'm sorry, the only one up there that I realistically consider a power house to have "impeded" Rogers or Brees from going to the super bowl is Seattle. All the rest are one off appearances by teams that had no business beating the elite, veteran, "been there" guys. 2 of the teams listed were wild card teams (NYG) and Philly was rocking their back up QB. At some point we have to call Rogers and Brees out for not being what we think they are. Or at least criticize them half as much as we did Peyton (whom I criticized a LOOOOOT).
  8. Vilandil Tasardur

    2019 Game Day Thread - SUPERBOWL - Chiefs Win!

    Are they though? They haven't been that good this year, and they've given up points on like 3 out if 4 real drives so far.
  9. Vilandil Tasardur

    2019 Game Day Thread - SUPERBOWL - Chiefs Win!

    SF defense is legit. Minny cannot move that Dline at all. Kirk is damned if he does and damned if he doesn't. He knows he can't die checking down, but I'm not seeing any meaningful separation.
  10. I do think there's something to the concept of choking, but I also think it's hard to separate out in football because of sample size. If Kirk is always on mediocre, 8-8 teams, is it surprising that he frequently loses to good teams and feasts against really bad teams? That's what we'd expect from teams with .500 records.
  11. 34 out of 52. I struggled with 1 or 2 of the internet personalities, most of the B rate politicians, and most of the old rich white dudes that weren't politicians. I actually just typed President of China and they accepted it; I was surprised
  12. I liked this newest one. Not loved, but liked. I enjoyed it in the moment, and thought it was a fine movie on it's own. I thought MOST of it was a B, sometimes B+ and sometimes B-. I thought there were some scenes that were hella terrible, but they were few and small, and a few of them directly related to what I imagine is awkwardness surrounding Carrie Fischer. Overall I thought it was hella rushed, and I would have preferred 20% less story for more dialogue build. The music was an A++. As a trilogy I think they are terrible together.
  13. Vilandil Tasardur

    Replay Rules/Officiating

    Reporters can't report things that don't factual evidence behind it...
  14. Vilandil Tasardur

    Racist costume?

    As a Mexican American, I certainly don't appreciate the costume and think it's in poor taste. I don't appreciate being turned into a cartoon or a mascot for a white person's amusement at a party. But I won't pretend it's comparable to black face either.
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    2019 Game Day Thread - SUPERBOWL - Chiefs Win!

    That's NBA talk, and even the NBA throws us a few surprises every now and then. I think NE is the heavy favorite, but I definitely think that KC or Seattle can line up and play 'em tight.