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  1. gatling

    The Really Swell News Thread

    I know a lot of people have horror stories about Comcast, but knock on wood we've had no issues with them in the 10 years or so we've had service from them. I'm just hoping it won't cost an arm and a leg to get it done with all the other repairs and expenses going on.
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    WWE Champions

    Yeah, I took him to 2 star bronze but that cost 400 in game cash to get the shoes needed, I can't take him any further. I spent 500 in game cash to win the tag match with Tozawa in the first sub, but I'm about tapped cash wise since I didn't renew my Shane O'Mac contract a few weeks ago.
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    WWE Champions

    I got a one star gold Tozawa with my first pull and then 20 shards for Yokozuna, Goldust and someone else. Tozawa being required on the Hell Mode of the event is pretty shitty and totally a thing I expected.
  4. gatling

    The Really Swell News Thread

    My wife and I closed on our first house on Friday and took possession on the same day(though 7 hours later than we were supposed to since the sellers had very little packed and nothing loaded in the Uhaul). My dad and I moved 5 pickup truck loads of Christmas decorations(indoor and outdoor), lumber, and kitchen goods. I took another two loads on Sunday and one on Monday. I took three large totes over today and got one of the bedrooms painted. I've had work done on the furnace, ordered a new 200 amp panel to pickup at Home Depot tomorrow, have a guy coming on Saturday to look at a floor joist that is splitting and needs sistered and have to call the plumber for an estimate on a new water heater installation. I'm going to pack in the garage tomorrow; tear apart a pallet, sand the boards, and stain them on Thursday to put up a pots and pans rack on Friday morning, paint the other bedroom Friday afternoon and then pack more each evening so we can haul more boxes and totes over the weekend. Have to get carpet put in the bedroom I painted today, get the electrical done, get Comcast in to run cable since there is no coax cable run in the house save for one very old looking RG-59 cable, build a base for a granite countertop to sit on and get it stained or painted and then probably pack and move more boxes all before the 14th when the movers come to haul all the furniture away. I'm fat, out of shape, exhausted, and loving every minute of it.
  5. gatling

    Highway to Ham Week #14

    Thursday, December 6 Jacksonville at Tennessee Sunday, December 9 NY Jets at Buffalo Carolina at Cleveland Atlanta at Green Bay Indianapolis at Houston Baltimore at Kansas City New England at Miami New Orleans at Tampa Bay NY Giants at Washington Cincinnati at LA Chargers Denver at San Francisco Detroit at Arizona Philadelphia at Dallas Pittsburgh at Oakland LA Rams at Chicago Monday, December 10 Minnesota at Seattle Tiebreaker #1: Mark Sanchez passing yards 217 Tiebreaker #2: points scoreed by the LA Chargers 35 Tiebreaker #3: winning margin in Rams/Bears 3
  6. gatling

    MLB HOF 2019 Ballot

    I think Halladay is a lock. He comes up about one and a half to two years short on the career WAR and JAWS numbers, but he's strong on the Bill James scale--he exceeds the Black Ink number, just misses the Gray Ink(though that's for the average HOF), exceeds the Hall of Fame Monitor(and is just shy of the 130 mark that is considered a "virtual cinch"), and is just shy of the average HOF mark. Halladay won two Cy Young Awards, was top 5 in 5 other years(and should have received at least one vote in 2002 when only 4 AL pitchers received votes) and was the best pitcher in baseball for a 6 year stretch from 2006 to 2011 by fWAR--actually he had the most fWAR for the ten year span of 2002 to 2011(Johan Santana might have had a better peak run it was just shorter like his whole career) but he had two years cut short by a shoulder issue and a broken leg. Then shoulder surgery after two seasons of shoulder issues and a back problem ended his career--likely a couple of years early. If a guy has a career cut short by injury, he had better have been the best at his position for a decent stretch--and Halladay was absolutely that. Pettitte for me doesn't make the cut, he had two really strong years and while those were 2 of the 5 years he finished in the top 6 in Cy Young voting, the other three years seem to be simply due to win totals and pinstripes. The rest of his career he was above average(career 117 ERA+) but that's about it, it's why comes up short on the Black and Gray Ink numbers, the career WAR, 7 year peak and JAWS score. He's the 90th best SP by JAWS, behind guys like Mark Buehrle, Chuck Finley, and Kevin Appier--guys that no one is confusing for Hall of Famers. He had the good fortune to pitch for two excellent teams in the Yankees and Astros, every year in the majors he made at least 21 starts he won at least 11 games thanks to strong offenses backing him up. He's ahead of 16 Hall of Famers on the JAWS list but only 4 of those 16 were post-WWII pitchers. I wouldn't yell too loudly if he made it in, but I don't think I'd ever vote for him if given the chance. I definitely wouldn't go by wins or RBI...really any "magic" or benchmark numbers as the only way for someone to get into the Hall. We have so many tools and better stats to use to compare players across eras and to quantify value to determine if they should make it in or not--wOBA, OPS+, ERA+, ERA-, WAR, JAWS.
  7. gatling

    Highway to Ham Week #13

    Thursday, November 29 New Orleans at Dallas Sunday, December 2 Baltimore at Atlanta Denver at Cincinnati LA Rams at Detroit Arizona at Green Bay Cleveland at Houston Indianapolis at Jacksonville Buffalo at Miami Chicago at NY Giants Carolina at Tampa Bay NY Jets at Tennessee Kansas City at Oakland Minnesota at New England San Francisco at Seattle LA Chargers at Pittsburgh Monday, December 3 Washington at Philadelphia Tiebreaker #1: more passing yards, Tom Brady or Kirk Cousins Tiebreaker #2: total points in Chargers/Steelers Tiebreaker #3: winning margin in Washington/Philadelphia
  8. gatling

    MLB HOF 2019 Ballot

    For @Kuetsar and anyone else that doesn't look at Mike Mussina and see a Hall of Famer, allow me to submit this article for your perusal.
  9. gatling

    MLB HOF 2019 Ballot

    I'd be interested to see those five names, because if that's truly how you feel then hopefully you're happy with the Hall as it is, because there won't be too many players added going forward if you see only five sure fire guys on this list. I think you're on the extreme end of the "Small Hall" side of things and while I'm not truly a "Big Hall" guy I don't think it's hard to see 10-12 definite Hall of Famers with another 5 to 7 guys with potential cases. There have been excellent arguments made in this very thread for many different guys by multiple board members. Are you simply a 3000 hits, 500 HR, or 300 wins or no way guy? I'm honestly asking. If that's the case and you only see five guys worthy, the guy voting for only two is pretty much horseshit. I would have much less issue with someone leaving Rivera off their ballot since he'll get in and using that spot to vote for their 11th choice, but to leave 8 spots blank just screws guys since it takes 75% of the total votes to make it into the Hall.
  10. gatling

    MLB HOF 2019 Ballot

    I wish writers would lose their vote for pulling shit like this.
  11. gatling

    DC TV Thread

    I woke up my wife because I was laughing so loud and hard at Nate's dad busting out the Biff Tannen "Make like a tree" joke but delivering it correctly. It's all the little things on Legends that makes me love it more than the rest of the Berlanti-verse shows.
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    Highway to Ham Week #12

    Thursday, November 22 Chicago at Detroit Washington at Dallas Atlanta at New Orleans Sunday, November 25 New England at NY Jets Oakland at Baltimore Jacksonville at Buffalo Seattle at Carolina Cleveland at Cincinnati NY Giants at Philadelphia San Francisco at Tampa Bay Arizona at LA Chargers Miami at Indianapolis Pittsburgh at Denver Green Bay at Minnesota Monday, November 26 Tennessee at Houston Tiebreaker #1: Aaron Rodgers passing yards 327 Tiebreaker #2: winning margin in Giants/Eagles 7 Tiebreaker #3: total interceptions thrown in Jaguars/Bills 5
  13. gatling

    2018-19 NBA: FIRST HALF

    Well, having a 25 year old blossom into a superstar in his 5th season probably doesn't happen too often. I'm an IU fan and I felt like I had hoped for too much when Vic came out of college and I thought he could be an All-Star caliber player, turns out I gave up too early. Turning Oladipo loose and letting Sabonis just be who he is instead of trying to force him into a stretch 4 like the Thunder did has been huge. This has to be the best way this could have turned out for the Pacers in the PG13 trade across the spectrum of possible outcomes..
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    2018-19 NBA: FIRST HALF

    Damn, Domantas Sabonis missed a triple double by one rebound and one dime tonight while the Pacers thumped the Jazz by 27 without Oladipo. They have been fun to watch so far this year.
  15. gatling

    MLB HOF 2019 Ballot

    From Dragon's list I'd say yes to Mauer, Cano, Utley, Edmonds, Lofton, Beltran, Jones, Sheffield, and Wagner as well as Mussina, Rolen, and Rivera who are no-brainers in my opinion. The only other that I'd consider is Posey but he probably needs another 5 years or so with at least three of them behind the plate still and above average production.
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