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  1. Thanks for the heads up! Ordered that and Planes, Trains, and Automobiles so I don't have to spend $4 renting it next Thanksgiving like I did this year.
  2. Thursday, December 5 Dallas at Chicago Sunday, December 8 Miami at NY Jets Carolina at Atlanta Baltimore at Buffalo Cincinnati at Cleveland Washington at Green Bay Denver at Houston Detroit at Minnesota San Francisco at New Orleans Indianapolis at Tampa Bay LA Chargers at Jacksonville Pittsburgh at Arizona Kansas City at New England Tennessee at Oakland Seattle at LA Rams Monday, December 9 NY Giants at Philadelphia Tiebreaker #1: Total points in KC/NE 42 Tiebreaker #2: Aaron Rodgers passing yards vs Wash 348 Tiebreaker #3: Winning margin in Den/Hou 21
  3. Great series of articles about the 10 Modern Era Candidates by the tremendous Jay Jaffe can be found here.
  4. Greg Valentine? He and Beefcake split at WM 3, around the same time Condrey left. Valentine didn't like teaming with Bravo, maybe he'd have been more comfortable teaming with Bobby?
  5. My wife watches Raw, Smackdown, NXT and NWA Powerrr with my daughter and I. She grew up watching WWF with her dad and brother. She's even watched a couple of AAA shows with me this year when I've checked them out.
  6. I don't see Manny as a weak candidate at all as @supremebve laid out an excellent case for him already. I wouldn't call Jones or Helton weak choices either, but I definitely understand people considering them borderline choices unless you're an extremely small hall type of guy(which I don't think you are). Neither were on my ballot last year(Jones would have been eleventh) but with four guys from my ballot getting in last year that opened up room for Helton, Jones, and Wagner. Helton is above the 7 year peak for the average HOF first baseman and less than one point of JAWS from the average--and as Jay Jaffe mentions here Helton ranks top 15 in JAWS for first baseman and had a top 10 peak. I think much like Larry Walker, many actual voters hold Coors Field against Helton. If memory serves you were a Fred McGriff supporter and his career OPS+ of 134 just ranks ahead of Helton's 133 mark(McGriff has the slight edge in wRC+ as well at 134 to 132)--but Helton brought much more defensive value. He's not a slam dunk candidate and I don't think he comes close to getting in this year, but with a less crowded field I think his percentage climbs. While Helton has more longevity to go with his great peak, Jones as a candidate for me is mostly about his peak and his defensive prowess. From 1998 to 2006 the only two players to average more WAR than Jones were ARod and Barry Bonds. He dropped off quickly after that, but that peak puts him as the highest ranking human center fielder not currently in the Hall of Fame--I'm mostly sure the guy with the actual best peak not in the Hall of Fame yet, Mike Trout, is some sort of demi-god. He posted more defensive runs saved than any other outfielder, 51 more than Willie Mays--even though Mays played in almost 800 more games. I also just realized I somehow missed Scott Rolen on the ballot, he easily makes the cut for me and would rank ahead of Wagner, Helton, Jones.
  7. Barry Bonds Roger Clemens Todd Helton Derek Jeter Andruw Jones Manny Ramirez Gary Sheffield Billy Wagner Larry Walker I've got one spot open and while Schilling probably has the numbers, I can't put him on my ballot. I'd think being a Nazi sympathizer would fall under the morals clause. Jeff Kent has the most HR at second base in history, a very shiny triple slash line and an MVP award but even with all that he's well below the average career WAR, 7 year peak WAR and JAWS scores for the average Hall of Fame second baseman.
  8. Thursday, November 28 Chicago at Detroit Buffalo at Dallas New Orleans at Atlanta Sunday, December 1 NY Jets at Cincinnati Washington at Carolina Tennessee at Indianapolis San Francisco at Baltimore Tampa Bay at Jacksonville Philadelphia at Miami Green Bay at NY Giants Cleveland at Pittsburgh LA Rams at Arizona Oakland at Kansas City LA Chargers at Denver New England at Houston Monday, December 2 Minnesota at Seattle Tiebreaker #1: Kirk Cousins passing yards vs Seattle 294 Tiebreaker #2: Winning margin in NE/Houston 14 Tiebreaker #3: Longest field goal kicked in Chargers/Denver 56
  9. I thought it was short of an hour, I think it was 8:42 ET when the intros started and it was over before 9:36. Close to an hour, but I don't think it went a full hour.
  10. I loved the women's War Games match. Dakota turning was something you could see coming from a mile away but I was expecting her to come in last and attack Rhea. When she came out of the cage and turned around and attacked Tegan it caught me off guard(maybe I'm alone in that). I think Dakota's turn was handled really well and setting things up as a 4 on 2 match the rest of the way was a great twist. By far the best match of the night IMO. Kay Lee Ray took a couple of nasty bumps I thought, but all the women had their working boots on and really turned in an outstanding performance. Three way match was probably the weakest on the card but was still very good. I was hoping KO was the mystery partner but expected to be let down, I nearly jumped out of my recliner when his music hit. I hope he's moving to NXT full time.
  11. Currently watching "The Castaway Cowboy" starring James Garner with Robert Culp as well. It's not great but it stars James Garner so there are definitely much worse ways to spend an hour and a half.
  12. Yeah, Grandal just gets three extra years guaranteed and an extra $2.25 million from the buyout with the Brewers. Good add for the ChiSox. Played 153 games last year for the Brewers, starting 140 between C and 1B, could easily hit 150+ again with the DH as an option.
  13. Thursday, November 21 Indianapolis at Houston Sunday, November 24 Oakland at NY Jets Tampa Bay at Atlanta Denver at Buffalo NY Giants at Chicago Pittsburgh at Cincinnati Miami at Cleveland Carolina at New Orleans Detroit at Washington Seattle at Philadelphia Jacksonville at Tennessee Dallas at New England Green Bay at San Francisco Monday, November 25 Baltimore at LA Rams Tiebreaker #1: Aaron Rodgers passing yards vs SF 237 Tiebreaker #2: total points in Bal/Rams 58 Tiebreaker #3: interceptions thown in Pit/Cin 5
  14. Interesting question. I think they have already been to "Castle Cornette" to film him for season 2, not sure if they'd just scrap that--would they have someone that could fill that slot in the show otherwise?
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