stevemcqueen1

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  1. It's a literal first world problem. Actually not even the whole first world, more of just an American, Japanese, and Chinese problem. I read an article once that said that only something like 4% of African households have air conditioning. And even though over a billion people live in the region and it's equatorial and hot year round, their per capita kilowat hour consumption of energy for air conditioning is miniscule. It's not about toughness, although if anyone thinks 80 degree air temperature with 40% humidity is actually uncomfortable, then yes they are absolutely soft. The reason recommendations like this come out is conservation. We over-consume energy for air conditioning in this country because we are super pampered and short-sighted and it's unsustainable. And we're going to be in a lot of trouble when the hot places of the world like India and Indonesia and Africa start getting AC and consume it like we do. The recommendations of this agency were reasonable and require minimal adjustment.
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    The Official "Marvel" Thread (Movies,Comics etc)

    Spider-Man is an A Tier character because of his personality and charisma and not so much his powers or capacity. He's like Wolverine in that regard. And he's always been kind of the happy-to-be-there tag along in crossovers with the likes of the Avengers and especially the Fantastic Four. And one of the signature features/contradictions of Cap is that he is Marvel's underpowered Superman and always punches above his weight and never stops fighting. It's his defining characteristic, and something that was introduced in the first scene of his first movie. Nobody else compares to him. Marvel Studios has actually done an excellent job appropriately tiering their heroes. They've been thoughtful about it. And they've done a good job humanizing their God tier in the Thor and Strange and CM and Guardians movies. Vision is really the only character they've botched. And while Hulk and the Guardians got nerfed, they were so freaking overpowered in some of their comics it was just kind of dumb. Lesser story tellers had gotten their hands on those characters, then Marvel Studios fixed them up and made them better than they were in a lot of their source material.
  3. This is one of those tangible dividing lines between life in America and life in the developing world. Hundreds of millions of people cramped in small living spaces in hellish heat with ****in 80% humidity in Southeast Asia that don't even own fans. Americans whining about putting in the minimal effort to adjusting the temperature in our big climate controlled houses and apartments to a perfectly reasonable suggestion of 80. We're a soft and spoiled people and it's distasteful.
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    The Official "Marvel" Thread (Movies,Comics etc)

    He is a kid and this version of Spider-Man is great for young fans. They have other heroes to run mature story lines with. And again, his character and his contributions are coherent AND he's gotten two very very good solo movies. TBH, 16 year old boy wonder inventor with no money who somehow apes Batman technology is just not as interesting or strong as what Marvel Studios came up with. Mentorship enriched both his and Iron Man's characters, not weakened them. He's also a star who is headlining billion dollar productions and providing some of the most memorable moments in the ensemble movies. In Civil War he fought two Avenger-class heroes at once and almost won. Winter Soldier and Falcon are fully trained warriors with like a hundred years of combat experience between them. The way they resolved that sequence made sense. Then he came up with the key strategies for beating Giant-Man and Ebony Maw. He's a scene stealer. What about Hulk? What about Gamorah and Hawkeye?? What about Vision??? If you want to complain about those characters being weakened, I'd understand. But they've done right by Spider-Man.
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    The Official "Marvel" Thread (Movies,Comics etc)

    The two Marvel Studios movies are good movies so they've got that going for them over what Sony has done with the character and it's villains. And Spider-Man is a very coherent character within the MCU based on his appearances in the Marvel Studios movies. So what if he gets beat up and struggles in the movies? That is the second act climax formula for every single action movie. Spider-Man 3, the two Amazing Spider-Mans, and Venom are all garbage and proof that Sony can't handle the production of live action movies of the Spider-Man property on their own. Even the first two Spider-Man movies are some early aughts nonsense with plenty of schlock and incoherence when you go back and watch them. A lot of their appeal hinges on meme camp like the Star Wars prequel movies. Logan notwithstanding, Marvel Studios is pretty much the only game in town making good live action Super-Hero films and they're going to win this fight because they've done right by their properties and developed a loyal fanbase and no one else has.
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    The Official "Marvel" Thread (Movies,Comics etc)

    And you like those garbage Sony movies? That is crazy.
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    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I forgot the Patriots drafted Damien Harris too... Things never go as planned, but that draft class they had was awesome on paper. And that run game is going to be a machine. Brady is going to be able to contend for championships until the bitter end.
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    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    The overwhelming majority of the complaints about Haskins went as deep as "but all he's doing is throwing to all of those 4.3 receivers." This is absolutely what happened. I also remember specifically bringing up a comparison of Haskins's guys to the ones Murray and Tua were playing with and asking the room how were his better, and why were the same people who were Tua and Murray fans using the surrounding talent knock on Haskins? Not a single person dinged Tua for it in last year's thread. You're telling me it's not an absurd contradiction because Tua on average threw the ball two yards further in the air? lol. Hinging an argument about a QB's quality on average depth of target is dumb and myopic. And that guy is basically claiming that you can't run an NFL offense based around short passes which is also a load of crap. Not to mention that anyone who actually watched the kid play would know that the intermediate passing game was his most notable strength. Haskins ran his offense at an elite level last season and he was a great prospect. And knocking Tua for his surrounding talent this year is as wrong as knocking Haskins for his surrounding talent last year. A quarterback's job is to utilize his personnel, period. End of story. But Draftnik law states that Tua will be criticized for his teammates now that he's under the microscope, followed by criticism of his size, then followed by criticism of him getting hurt. Then you'll get a lot of talk about how it'd be better to tank for the "stacked 2021 QB class" and get Trevor Lawrence. And then Tua will get picked #1 overall and we'll start the cycle over again with Lawrence the next year.
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    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    No one wanted to hear this in last year's draft thread when they were arguing that we should pass on the 2019 QB class to chase after Tua this year. And I don't remember anyone giving Kyler Murray **** at all about his supporting cast last year. Pretty sure I was the only one who brought it up about him, and it was in defense of Haskins after people dumped on him for the quality of his supporting cast. But I am not going to ding a QB because his teammates are good. He's still the one making reads and executing the throws and running the offense and his strengths and weaknesses are on display in a highly functional offense. Tua is an elite prospect just like Murray and Haskins were. They were/are the best players on their college teams.
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    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Put it this way, Love is good enough to be the best player on our offense by his second or third season if he can return to what he was before he tore his ACL. His speed and creativity were next level. It would be a shame if his knee doesn't heal. It's pretty wild that Stanford, of all places, had this kid and Christian McCaffery sharing a backfield at one point. That is like Alabama or Georgia level depth. Can't believe they couldn't win more games in 2017.
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    Is this the best Defensive Front we've had in years?

    The offense sucks way too much for this team to be truly good, but I could see 10 wins as a ceiling if the defense stays healthy and plays to their potential. I could also see a four win floor if they get banged up. This front seven is so freaking stacked. The three man line is a coup, and the edge rotation is also very strong. The stack linebackers should have it pretty good and I think Cole Holcomb has the ability to be a good starter as a rookie. And there is enough talent in the secondary to hold up their end of the bargain and maybe even be dynamic if Landon Collins and Josh Norman stay healthy. This is an aggressive, swaggering defense. They are championship caliber, and probably only a couple of ILBs and corners away from being top tier in the NFL. It's a shame that the offense has fallen apart just as these guys came together.
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    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Another takeaway is that I'm super excited about Bryce Love now. This kid is truly dynamic. KJ Costello is also a good one. There is some rough stuff in his film, but honestly, I think he's smarter than Herbert. Herbert is the far superior athlete, but the offense just runs more easily through Costello. I think Herbert is being a little overrated, and Costello is being underrated. They're closer than people think. And that draft board that had Herbert ranked ahead of Tua Tagavailoa is crazy. He is nowhere near as good as Tua. There's not a huge difference in surrounding talent between Oregon and Stanford either. if anything, the difference probably favors Herbert now.
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    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I think we can all see the writing on the wall for our offensive performance and issues this season, so I'm going to be working my way through the OL class this year. Right now I'm watching cut ups of Walker Little #72 OT Stanford, and I can already see some issues. The good news is his size is outstanding and his speed is excellent. They are ideal for the OT position really. He can handle a speed rush when he's set up for it. And he can run. On pulls he's a big body to run behind. Snap quickness is good, but I'm not sure if I'd call it an elite trait. The bad news is everything else. Lack of play strength is very evident. Issues with technique leading to serious problems with sustaining blocks. The kick step and slide are segmented and inconsistent and the ability to mirror isn't as good as you'd hope for given how fast he is. Lots of trouble handling quick inside counters. And his balance is really bad. So much lunging. Punch is a little disappointing too--the violence is there but he just misses too much. I wonder if he's just not seeing his targets well. The recognition skills are also underdeveloped. There are just a lot of reps there where he falls behind immediately and is fighting for his life. In terms of personality, there is some real nasty there. But he's not an intuitive player. My take away is that he was super raw last season and is not close to being ready to start at LT in the NFL. Maybe he makes a big leap this year. If not, staying for his Senior season could probably do him a lot of good. But he's also the kind of athlete and body at the OT position that could climb up a draft board in February even if his tape shows a lot of problems. I'm going to keep watching him, but right now I'd put a Day 2 grade on him based on what I saw from his sophomore season.
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    Is this the best Defensive Front we've had in years?

    Allen and Payne are an unbelievably good tandem in the tackle box. Watching those pursuit plays is fun, but the way they beat up blockers between the tackles is special. On that play where Allen took the LG #60's head off to make that awesome stuff at the line, check out what happens to Payne. He takes a hard double while the center has him wrapped up, and even loses his footing, but his balance through contact is so good and he's got such good feet that he anchors and holds the PoA. He doesn't have length, but he still anchors against length because his contact balance is flat our special. He is unbelievably strong. Ioannidis on the weakside of these plays is something special too. I don't like him as much at the PoA, but he's a dominant wrecking ball in his ability to disrupt the blocking scheme when all he's got to deal with is a tackle trying to seal him or ride him outside. He just takes them for a ride to the ball. And the RG has no hope of recovering to him in time. These three guys would be so much lesser without each other, but together, they are absolutely dominant. I think they are the league's most talented three man line. They are the proof to Redskins fans that you should stack up talent on the inside of your defensive line. The synergistic benefit of doing so is huge.
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    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I might be crazy, but Oakland's roster actually looks pretty good. I know people like the Chiefs and Chargers this year, but Oakland's roster is more balanced then theirs. I think they might go worst to first. They have the best collection of trench talent and quite a bit of raw talent in their secondary. I could see them running a potent balanced attack on offense with Josh Jacobs being in the running for OROTY.