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  1. Hey! Remember how the Mets were the tire fire? Well, the Red Sox laugh at the Metsyness and are hiring Ron Reonicke as the INTERIM manager. Clearly the Sox had no choice. Greedy-greedy Mookie, something.
  2. Well, that was quick. One stage of grief down in less than 24 hours. Next comes Pain and Guilt. The bargaining stage gets ugly though.
  3. Fair enough. The list is neat enough since it's not totally centered on the US or UK. So no complaints. I was just curious. Lists are lists and are designed to get people who get in a huff about them into a huff. Again, fine work on this and great idea.
  4. This is a fun thread. Thanks for your work on this. I'm curious about who created the list. Not that I am going to get a rage-on about a rando list. It's just that some of the selections are...weird-ish. I mean, not gonna lie, there's a lot here I am unfamiliar with, so that is good. But for a list of 1001 songs and they're up to only 72 songs through 1956...something tells me there is going to be a HUGE recency bias. I mean - The only Woody Guthrie song as "This Land Is Your Land"? "I'm A Man" as the Bo Diddley version instead of Muddy Waters? Not (so far) picking Diddley's "Who Do You Love?" Only one Carter Family song? No Muddy Waters or Howlin' Wolf? Picking "Heartbreak Hotel" instead of doing the obvious (and deserved) cheat and taking the first Elvis single? No Bill Monroe at all? They're up to 1956 and have so far skipped Chuck Berry? Just...weird, really.
  5. Probably for guys nearing FA, Lindor would be above Mookie because of his position. But point is - Mookie is a top 10 player, FAR more valuable than Harper. Rippa listed the stupid money of some lesser players (aside from Trout, obviously) are getting. What that points to is the Sox were dumb with money - especially on that Sale extension and the JD Martinez contract - when they KNEW Mookie was going to get paid soon. But hey! They HAD to NOT non-tender JBJ AND they just signed Mitch Moreland. Clearly Mookie is just a greedy bastard!
  6. Rippa and I were chatting about Brown, actually. While everyone of a certain age (us, essentially) was told Jim Brown was the baddest of all motherfuckers, watching the NFL Network sure wouldn't hip you to that. They clearly want Barry Sanders as their RB GOAT. Which...the footage of him is not in black and white, so...sure? And actually, Jim Brown might be one of Rippa's handful of older player examples who would dominate just fine if you placed him in today's game. And as far as Johnny U - when I was a kid, he was always considered the GOAT QB pre-Montana. Not sure how/why/when he dropped to just some old dude.
  7. Pretty sure that and the short lifespans are a HUGE part of why the NFL plays indifferent to its history. Also, it's really tough for the NFL to be trotting out footage of Ronnie Lott killing people over the middle with all the changes to tackling rules.
  8. Yeah. Montana has sort of been erased from the NFL GOAT QB script. But that kinda is the NFL's main MO - celebrate the present. Even in their big 100 year self-congratulation stuff, the NFL basically has been relegating the old timers as ghosts, almost as if they were/are fictional. I'm not really making a value judgement on that. Baseball is the worst about hanging on to history and they are pretty terrible in celebrating the current players. The NBA is sort of in between that. The NFL just seems to be indifferent to the past except for when they want. It's really obvious with Peyton in how he suddenly dropped out of the GOAT equation once he retired. Or the fact that Jim Brown may as well have not existed.
  9. Buffalo New Orleans Cincinnati Green Bay Kansas City Minnesota New England Atlanta Baltimore Dallas Tennessee at Houston Indianapolis Philadelphia Denver LA Rams Seattle Tiebreaker #1: winning margin in SF/Sea - 1 Tiebreaker #2: Dak Prescott passing yards vs Washington - 297 Tiebreaker #3: Josh Allen rushing yards vs NY Jets - 79
  10. Tampa Bay New England San Francisco Pittsburgh Atlanta Baltimore Indianapolis Miami New Orleans NY Giants Denver LA Chargers Dallas Seattle Kansas City Minnesota Tiebreaker #1: more passing yards, Aaron Rodgers or Kirk Cousins: Cousins Tiebreaker #2: Ezekiel Elliott rushing yards vs Phi: 129 Tiebreaker #3: total points in Oakland-LA Chargers game: 39
  11. Baltimore Seattle New England Tampa Bay Green Bay Kansas City NY Giants Tennessee Philadelphia Cleveland Oakland Minnesota LA Rams San Francisco Buffalo New Orleans Tiebreaker #1: Total points in Ind/NO - 47 Tiebreaker #2: Dak Prescott passing yards vs LA Rams - 247 Tiebreaker #3: Interceptions thrown in Miami/NY Giants - 5
  12. Dallas at Chicago - Missed it NY Jets Atlanta Buffalo Cleveland Green Bay Houston Minnesota San Francisco Indianapolis Jacksonville Pittsburgh New England Tennessee Seattle Philadelphia Tiebreaker #1: Total points in KC/NE - 57 Tiebreaker #2: Aaron Rodgers passing yards vs Wash - 355 Tiebreaker #3: Winning margin in Den/Hou - 6
  13. Somewhere in there, Rippa is egging me on to go all - JIM PLUNKETT FOR THE HOF!!!!! But I got the questionable decision to put Snake Stabler in the Hall during my lifetime. I will refrain.
  14. Chicago Dallas New Orleans Cincinnati Carolina Indianapolis Baltimore Jacksonville Philadelphia Green Bay Cleveland Arizona Kansas City LA Chargers New England Seattle Tiebreaker #1: Kirk Cousins passing yards vs Seattle - 252 Tiebreaker #2: Winning margin in NE/Houston - 17 Tiebreaker #3: Longest field goal kicked in Chargers/Denver - 57
  15. Houston NY Jets Atlanta Buffalo Chicago Pittsburgh Cleveland New Orleans Detroit Seattle Tennessee New England Green Bay Baltimore Tiebreaker #1: Aaron Rodgers passing yards vs SF - 325 Tiebreaker #2: total points in Bal/Rams - 37 Tiebreaker #3: interceptions thown in Pit/Cin - 7
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