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  1. 6 minutes ago, thelawlorfaithful said:


    "Ray, people will come, Ray. They’ll come to Iowa... San Diego, er... L.A... for reasons they can’t even fathom. They’ll turn up your driveway, not knowing for sure why they’re doing it. They’ll arrive at your door as innocent as children, longing for the past an actual Clippers future."...

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  2. Jazz don't have the DNA to win the NBA title.  What a major gag job they've had in the second half.  And who is this Mann guy for the Clips?  Before tonight, I've never heard of the guy...

  3. 7 minutes ago, smltwnrckr said:

    Hope for what? The idea that the national title is all that matters is the thing that is killing college football. Or at least the college football that I love.

    How many conference championship games now havent mattered because even if one of the teams lost they'd still be in the title game? A few. I find that to be awful.

    No one said that the title is all that matters.  But before this proposal, SJSU had exactly "zero" chance of doing anything in the playoffs.  With this latest development, we might have only moved the needle a scant amount, but it's enough to get us across the proverbial "line in the sand" (the one that formerly all but excluded us from competing in the first place).   And try telling the kids that play that they shouldn't be able to complete for the highest level of championship.  Or that they should never aspire to anything beyond a 4th tier Bowl game.  And Athletic Departments?  Sure, let's hope they don't "sell their souls" to advance their cause, but at the very least we should be thankful that the conference will share (if only minimally) in a more equitable playoff arrangement that has more access for a really good G5...

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  4. 6 hours ago, smltwnrckr said:

    Making the G5s think they have a shot at the national title will do more to expedite their demise than anything prior. At most a g5 will knock off a team in round 1 every decade or so before being crushed by a 1 or 2 seed while the g5 conferences as a whole deteriorate further. 

    Just watch.


    So you'd rather have no hope at all?  Being realistic is fine and dandy, but I'm of the belief that a really good G5 entrant, if the seeding is favorable (random, I know), could make it to at least a National Semi-Final.  And sooner than you think...

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  5. My (admittedly quick) takeaway from all of this is that a 12 team playoff arrangement is good for the MWC and the G5, in general.  On the flip side, I could also see scheduling for G5's becoming more difficult.  Those teams below the 1st (and perhaps 2nd tier) of the overall college football hierarchy will likely try to schedule up, which ultimately may mean fewer P5 games available for the G5's... 

  6. Rahm shot himself in the foot by not vaccinating sooner, but this is a tough one.  But for the Covid-positive test, clearly, Cantlay and Morikawa were playing for second yesterday.  I don't know Patrick's finances, but I think I would've liked him offering to dole out half of his winnings to a charity of Rahm's choice...  

  7. My stepfather bought us court-side seats to a Warriors game in the mid-late 80's. Only time I've ever been on the floor at an NBA game (IIRC, cost were $75.00 per).   Jazz were the opponent.  I remember standing up pre-game, i.e., as Eaton came to the end of Utah's "layup" drill line.  You know, to see how his height compared to mine.  JFC, that man was a freaking MOUNTAIN (apologies to my GOT brethren here) and just DWARFED me (I'm "only" 5'11 and 1/2).  Still, it was so cool to see that guy in person.  Appreciated his defense over the years, too.  Ultimately, sad news here.  RIP...  

  8. 1 hour ago, ClevelandBrown said:


    Symbolic that a fan with the word "Judge" on his back is showing the Twice-Impeached-Orange-Shit-stain acolyte the (double) bird here.  After all, this is effectively how every U.S. Court Judge reacted (ruled) when faced with the pathological liar's attorneys' Kindergarten level legal arguments over a period of a few months earlier this year...

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  9. Phil had the expected Major Hangover today in Texas (+3) in Round 1 at Colonial - not too surprising.  He takes two weeks off (plus probably this weekend) before the U.S Open at Torrey Pines.  Needs to work on driving accuracy - even with that 2 Wood of his that seemed to work so well last week at Kiowa.  It's extremely unlikely that he wins the U.S. Open in a few weeks, but what an amazing story that would be.  Would make his PGA win look relatively tame in comparison (completing the career Slam, all the while exorcising his numerous past demons in the tournament where he has had 6 runner-up finishes)...   

  10. On 4/25/2021 at 12:05 PM, halfmanhalfbronco said:

    Best, really cheap, national(ish) burger joinet?  Arctic Circle, IMHO.

    Best local fast food burger?  Bad Boys on Vista, the Original West Side, Big Bun.

    Who orders a burger at a restaurant?  


    Occasionally, you can find a really good one at a nicer restaurant. Ate a killer burger in Sonoma a few years back at “the girl & the fig”.  A superb concoction that was super juicy and needed no other condiments. Brioche bun was a nice touch, so this was a French place.  Probably cost about $15.00. Expensive, I know, but worth every last penny (bite).  Excellent fries, too...

  11. 2 hours ago, soupslam1 said:

    The judge is a dumb shit for not sequestering the jury where they wouldn’t be hearing anything from the outside. Plus this trial only went two weeks where some jurors in these high profile cases get sequestered for months. Then he makes this comment. 🙄



    You're kind of living in the past.  Jury sequestering is dying out - even in high profile cases.  There are a lot of issues articulated in just this one 2017 article (Bill Cosby trial).  


    Think of the "withdrawals" a sequestered juror has to go through nowadays.  Not only with family, but with all social media and, especially, their smartphone.  Sounds silly, but you try going 3, 4, 5 weeks without that (let alone being around family).  Good luck with that one.  Like it or not, we ALL probably have pretty much become addicted to our phones these days.  Simply not being able to talk to daily and friends or stay current on some news, etc., would make me go bat-shit crazy myself.  Plus, I'd probably want to "murder" the dopes that voted differently than me!!!  

    Anyway, in the Chauvin trial, the jury has been subject to partial sequestration throughout.  Now that deliberations are underway, they will be fully sequestered for the balance of their time...  

  12. 1 hour ago, SJSUMFA2013 said:


    Read clockwork orange. I love Kubrick, but he doesn’t even come close to capturing the themes of the novel. It’s a very surface-level interpretation. Burgess goes deep. The book is prescient and relatable to now in a lot of ways. One of my favorite things about it is that the first page makes almost no sense because he’s writing it in nadsat, but you learn the language as you go. Make sure you get a copy with the 21st chapter included. 

    Goodfellas, Schindler’s List, Rebel without a Cause, Godzilla vs. Kong

    You should definitely watch Schindler's, but, man, Goodfellas is an absolute must.  I have yet to come across anyone (male) that hasn't thought it was a damn good movie...  

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  13. 2 hours ago, ridgeview2 said:

    I've never seen Citizen Kane either. 

    Ditto.   Just watched "Mank", the b/w film starring Gary Oldman, who played the (alcoholic) writer of that movie.   As a story it was hard to watch, but Oldman's acting chops have never been in doubt.   Whatever level of disinterest I had in the story aside, the dude is just a really, really good actor.  I guess the point here is that watching that film has actually had the opposite intended effect that I had hoped for: instead of having a greater desire to watch Citizen Kane, the net result is that sitting through that movie has (significantly) lessened it.  Go figure...

  14. The fentanyl argument was really shredded today, too. Tobin said you go into a coma if you OD on that. However, he said in no uncertain terms that Floyd did NOT go into a coma...

  15. 18 minutes ago, Aslowhiteguy said:

    I think he's guilty of something.  I'm not sure it is murder.  

    I don't believe this is the slam dunk that some here seem to believe it is.  There is a long way to go. 


    Yes there is.  Fair enough...

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  16. 5 minutes ago, halfmanhalfbronco said:


    The cross examination of Tobin was a disaster for the defence.  They seemed lost, confused, and amateur.  

    Yeah. Nelson was choking in his cross, both figuratively and literally. Trying to get Tobin to stipulate that the circumstances could change by the millisecond was sort of a “Captain Obvious” statement - you know, about life in general.  I mean, I can’t recall specifics, but Tobin shut him down on more than one occasion...

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