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1  Sports / Baseball / Re: American League on: April 24, 2018, 12:49:31 PM


Francesa returning to FAN:

"It is time to return to WFAN," Francesa told Best, adding, "I have been working on a project with (entertainment and sports agency) CAA for months. That will be explained in the days ahead. ... I will do everything to work WFAN into an integral part of the project."


Francesa didn't offer specifics, but he also referenced a nefarious-sounding "campaign" to prevent him from returning to WFAN in his interview with Best -- one that seems to have given the big guy the necessary motivation to rejoin the station after he left in December following a long farewell tour.

"This is for those who started this campaign in recent days. I didn't decide to go back to WFAN until I was told I better not go back," Francesa said. "For those behind it, that was the moment I decided to return."

http://www.nj.com/sports/index.ssf/2018/04/mike_francesa_returning_to_wfan_afternoon_drive_re.html

Well, I certainly can relate to that!
2  Sports / Baseball / Re: American League on: April 23, 2018, 07:15:21 PM
Sox no hit.

Heh
3  Sports / Baseball / Re: American League on: April 22, 2018, 05:45:41 PM
Phillies sweep Bucs. Another 1-run win...kids are alright.


Notice has been served.

4  Sports / Baseball / Re: American League on: April 21, 2018, 09:20:28 AM
Looks like Boston's efforts to buy a championship with that ridiculous MLB leading payroll is working out so far.

Meanwhile, in the league where they still play baseball, there are two very young teams making a lot of noise. The Braves and Phillies have their kids competing quite well, and they look like the teams of the near future. That NL East among the best divisions to watch this year.

Harper can only do so much. He sure misses D. Murphy.

Pirates getting great pitching, and solid play from their young team, and still have the best stadium in all of baseball.

D'backs have the worst unis, look like prison jumpsuits, but winning, much to the LA D's chagrin.
Chagrin Ravine.

And my Yankees fan friends are already missing Joe Giarardi.

Love the transitional years.

Machado will look good in red pinstripes next season, hitting behind Rhys Lightning and the King.

But let's just enjoy 2018, first.

Ciao, front-runners.
5  Sports / Baseball / Re: American League on: April 13, 2018, 08:03:41 AM
Separated at birth: Aaron Boone and Phil Dunphy

6  Sports / Basketball / Re: NBA on: April 13, 2018, 07:59:17 AM
7  Sports / Baseball / Re: American League on: April 10, 2018, 07:13:04 AM


Fuck Nick Williams.
.

https://www.mlb.com/phillies/video/c-1921592583

Heh
8  Sports / Baseball / Re: American League on: April 07, 2018, 09:12:19 AM
Great that Gabe got through it at 2-4.

He'll be OK.

Fuck Nick Williams.

Nick says fuck you, too, kid. At least he's played the game. You just make bad bets.
9  Sports / Basketball / Re: NCAA on: April 07, 2018, 09:10:41 AM
You're the one with the conspiracy theories, fudgepacker.

Btw. Got HBO? Your hero, Jerry Sandusky, will be featured in a movie. Try not to get too excited.

10  Sports / Baseball / Re: Sports Betting on: April 06, 2018, 04:22:32 PM
If this works, can we also get a 'Taking the Piss out of that racist asshole Utley" Forum?


And a manboy forum for Banks and  whiskey  in which to frolic.
11  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: April 06, 2018, 04:19:36 PM
Utley lives on the surface of the pond with little thought to what lies above or beneath or how those worlds interact to shape the ecosystem he observes.

Knicks displays heroic patience and discretion, again.

What I wonder is if those farmers are going to realize how much the government that they hate so much actually has supported them, despite their constant gnawing on the hand that feeds them?

Now Trump is talking about "measures" to protect them from negative consequences of the trade war he started. So the gubmint is going to buy the pork that isn't being sold to Ginah? And do what with it?

And Who is going to pay for it? The government? with what? Money borrowed from Ginah? Paid back by whom? Taxpayers. The ones that would have gotten a sweet deal on discounted pork. Maybe enough of a discount to offset the rising cost of steel and newsprint and gasoline and and and


Nobody knew how complicated world trade really is.

Nobody but thousands of staff at the departments of Agriculture and State, and legislators from agri states like mine, and millions of people in the grainbelt states whose jobs are in some way related to agricultural exports.  If somebody doesn't talk some sense into the cretin-in-chief, he will be losing a huge chunk of his base out here.  


Standard trump business practices leading to multiple bankruptcies.

Past is prologue.

Ichan-Pruitt-trump fiasco is pinioned like a crunchy frog on the the lab table in the special council‘s office, field trip to Moroco and all.

Conspiracy to illegal campaigning to quid pro quo to corruption to coverup all falls in the preview of Mueller, the quiet man.

If we want a look, we can vote for it in November and put the House and the Senate in Democratic hands.

I for one am eager to get the fullest picture possible of the bloated rotting corpse of this criminal enterprise administering the Republican Party and infecting to the extent it can the nation and the world.

Once in a while, try putting down the pom poms and think critically, dim one.
12  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: April 06, 2018, 02:07:59 PM

Saw it. Doesn’t detract from the point made in Alex’s article...






I think it does detract from the point, when one of the linchpins is so deeply flawed.

You want to cast blame in that situation in NY, cast on the GOP who initiated and continued the war on mental health services in this country. That said, also, make sure your sick son takes his meds.



Never mind.

Yeah, knicks, I'm sure you don't want the facts to interfere with your cozy narrative.
13  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: April 06, 2018, 02:07:19 PM
By now everyone knows that police, whether consciously or subconsciously, are targeting young black men, killing them at a disproportionate rate.

But what if everyone is wrong? What if race actually has little causal effect on police shootings?

In fact, the data show just that. If we as a nation can look seriously at the evidence, we can have a much more productive conversation about what’s gone wrong and how to fix it.

The Washington Post recently ran an article about police killings nationwide in the first half of the year. That story made the same mistake Post reporters have been making for years by comparing the racial composition of those killed with the overall racial composition of the United States.

“Police have continued to shoot and kill a disproportionately large number of black males, who account for nearly a quarter of the deaths, yet are only 6 percent of the nation’s population,” the paper reported.

The Post’s unspoken assumption is that police killings should match America’s overall demographic statistics. That might sound right at first, but it is well understood in academic circles that using population as a benchmark can be dangerous, because not all people are equally likely to come into confrontation with the police. To borrow an example from Michigan State University researcher Joseph Cesario, an officer is not as likely to shoot the cashier selling him a cup of coffee as he is to shoot a citizen with an outstanding warrant he has just pulled over.

And few activities, from the important to the trivial, conform to the Census Bureau’s breakdowns of the American population. Black people, who constitute about 13 percent of Americans — the Post had to focus on men alone to get the figure down to 6 percent — are 1.4 percent of doctors, 38 percent of barbers, and 16 percent of cooks. They account for 14 percent of pedestrian fatalities and 74.4 percent of NBA players but just 8 percent of NPR newsroom employees.

The media would have Americans believe that race is the single most important and predictive element of fatal encounters between police and civilians. Yet both the basic data and less superficial analyses than the Post’s show that is not the case. With a few notable exceptions, violent criminal attacks are the best predictor of whom police might shoot in America.

Even the Post itself has noted the relevant data in the past. “In 74 percent of all fatal police shootings, the individuals had already fired shots, brandished a gun or attacked a person with a weapon or their bare hands,” the paper reported in 2015. “Another 16 percent of the shootings came after incidents that did not involve firearms or active attacks but featured other potentially dangerous threats.”


https://www.nationalreview.com/2017/07/police-shootings-black-men-race-not-reason-causal-effect/

So, according to the Post, the paper to which Knicks linked us earlier today, about 90% of the time the fatal shootings involve, "individuals [who] had already fired shots, brandished a gun or attacked a person with a weapon or their bare hands" or ",”the shootings came after incidents that did not involve firearms or active attacks but featured other potentially dangerous threats".

Hmmm....that is certainly a.... different POV.
14  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: April 06, 2018, 01:50:02 PM

Saw it. Doesn’t detract from the point made in Alex’s article...






I think it does detract from the point, when one of the linchpins is so deeply flawed.

You want to cast blame in that situation in NY, cast on the GOP who initiated and continued the war on mental health services in this country. That said, also, make sure your sick son takes his meds.

15  Sports / Baseball / Re: American League on: April 06, 2018, 12:26:16 PM
With four losses in six games, booing from home fans, an anonymous player asking the manager to get out of the way and outfielder Nick Williams publicly questioning his playing time, it's been a rough first week for first-year Phillies manager Gabe Kapler. So much so that sportsbook Bovada LV has already put 10/1 odds on Kapler as the first manager fired this season. With all that on the docket, The Athletic's Jim Bowden speculated on who could hypothetically replace Kapler if the Phillies did indeed pull the plug on their manager during the season. The name that stood out to Bowden: Former Yankees skipper Joe Girardi.---yahoo sports.

Welcome to Philly, Gabe.

Dude, they're humans, not numbers. Treat him like that.
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