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  1. I'm honestly not too worried about Giolito coming back to bite us long term. I think there's something to that theory (don't remember where I read it) of pitchers having 6-8 good years at best, post Tommy John surgery. I remember there was some frustrating around here when Jordan Zimmermann left for the Tigers. He had his surgery in 2009 and we got five pretty good seasons out of him, then let him go. Fans weren't happy. Have you seen his stats with the Tigers over the last four years. Record is 24-32, though I know that doesn't always mean anything. However, his ERA is nearly two runs higher, he's never come close to the same inning totals, and all of the fancier numbers that adjust for league and park are worse in comparison to his time here. Letting him walk was the correct decision. Giolito is in, I think, his 6th season now post TJ surgery. Maybe he'll be different. I'm going to wait and see it he's still an effective starter in this league in 2022 before I go crying about trading him. If Eaton hadn't lost an entire season, i think we'd be less worried. For what it is worth so I don't look like too much of a homer, the above is also the primary reason I was leery about giving Strasburg the extension he was given. I hope I'm wrong. I know not everyone can be a terminator robot like Scherzer. We're going to find out about Corbin in the next few years as well, he had his in 2014. Now that I think about it, I can't think of any pitcher who had Tommy John surgery early in their career and then went on to have a really long, if not great, at least consistent career. Kerry Wood had three good seasons post Tommy John and then lost it. Mark Prior fell off a cliff. There's a list here if anyone wants to try to find one that meets the criteria. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_baseball_players_who_underwent_Tommy_John_surgery
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    Game of Thrones Season 8

    Man, some of this is comic gold. I'm dying over the fact that that entire bar was celebrating Jon petting Ghost like their team won the Super Bowl. Also, the Brienne meme just above. Um...is that Doodle upper left a guy shoving a slice of pizza up a cartoon woman's ass?
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    Game of Thrones Season 8

    So I have to say, everyone here has probably seen multiple posts from me with my theory that Sam was going to wind up winning in the end. I even tied it to Roman history, for ****s sake. After Sansa shot her uncle down and Sam stood up, I thought I had it nailed. I thought he was going to launch into a passionate speech and they would turn around and make him king. I had my fingers ready to go with a post gloating how much smarter I was than the rest of you. Then they laughed at him. I was crushed. So here's my re-write of the last episode. Everything happens the exact same way it did up until the point where the lords laugh at Sam. The screen cuts to black for a few seconds. Next scene, Sam is walking out of the gates of KL, and everything and everyone is on fire again. He smirks to himself as he walks off, and in the distance, you can see a flaming wheelchair with a burning skeleton rolling down a street. End scene.
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    Game of Thrones Season 8

    I think all things considered, this was about the best that could be hoped for. Still...****ing Bran? He was useless for most of this series and he gets to sit the throne at the end? What the hell. I have to say, after Sansa shut her Uncle down, and Sam stood up, I thought I had nailed this. I thought for sure he was going to launch into some passionate speech and everyone would turn around and vote for him....and he got laughed at. Dammit, I was close.
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    Game of Thrones Season 8

    I couldn't tell. Still a lame, generally desperate thing to do, though I suppose not as much if you're somewhat famous.
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    Game of Thrones Season 8

    Better than whoever was lame enough to bring a guitar.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    All is not lost, I'm sure there's a perfectly good Euro at 9 that we can take and stash overseas for a few years.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Has it started...watchESPN isn't loading very well
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    Game of Thrones Season 8

    Well, she "did" liberate them all from a tyrant. I mean they're dead now...but liberated. Also, I'm willing to bet LKB loved this episode.
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    Game of Thrones Season 8

    I was ready for her to scream Arthax and have it sink into a bog.
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    Game of Thrones Season 8

    Old article, but funny. LKB would approve. https://www.thewrap.com/game-thrones-hot-pie-actor-opens-real-life-bakery/
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    Game of Thrones Season 8

    I forgot the Dornish wine, but otherwise you're speculating
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    Game of Thrones Season 8

    It is sort of mentioned in the books, though in no great detail. The Lannisters having tons of gold (presumably from mining) is mentioned several times and HIghgarden is considered a very wealthy kingdom due to having the best lands for farming, wine-making, etc. I don't know if it is ever touched on for any of the others, but I can hazard a guess. Winterfell: Ice exports Dorne: Sand Riverrun: Fish? Eyrie: Tittie Milk Dragonstone: I guess dragonglass? Storms End: No clue... Really only Casterly Rock and Highgarden are ever mentioned in this context.
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    Game of Thrones Season 8

    My question based on the earlier post is, are there any C characters, or are we just working with A and B here? Given LKB's fascination with Hot Pie, I have to assume A+ is also an acceptable designation.
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    Game of Thrones Season 8

    I'm guessing Cersei is resolved by Episode 5 or at least really early in Episode 6. There has to be some time devoted to wrapping things up and deciding who is in charge once it is all over. Or they could go the Lord of the Rings way and have 45 minutes of hobbits playing on a bed while Gandalf smiles at them like an old pervert.