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  1. Moved to DISH just over two years ago when Dtv finally became untenable.  My 2 year contract ended 9/4.  Called in yesterday, and after a 25 minute hold, in a 10 minute conversation I was able to negotiate my bill back down to within $4 of the introductory offer I'd have the last two years, despite a $10 increase on the regular price in that time.  So I'm actually getting a better deal, guaranteed no increase for another 2 years.  I don't need the whole Sunday Ticket, Redzone is enough for me, plus I get Pac12 network.  I miss Directv not at all.

  2. 28 minutes ago, Joe Bryant said:


    Thanks @Corporation.

    Absolutely wasn't calling anyone out. That was clear. 

    A poster asked how we had a garbage thread and I replied as clearly as I know how: 

    "We're in the busiest time of our year for trying to run our business. I normally see about .0001% of the posts. In August and September, I see about 00000001% of the non Shark Pool posts. If there is something over the line, please report the specific post and the moderators will try to look. Thank you. The other (probably better) idea is just shut everything but the NFL talk down for September." 

    There seems to be a feeling that the moderators see most of the board. That simply isn't true. They see a tiny fraction. I see even less. That's why I have the constant plea asking people to report things they that are offensive and over the line. 

    The sad part is for whatever reason, the good that comes from the boards (and there's a lot) gets so outweighed by the negatives like this.

    I ask people to report things they see over the line and that turns into the "last straw" and people are never coming back. I have other posters emailing they "hope my throat gets ####### slit" because they don't like the moderation. At some point, it becomes untenable and I'm afraid we may be there as the overwhelming sentiment is the boards just aren't the same and we do a terrible job. 

    It's super discouraging but I'm afraid that's reality. 



    I fully expect to click my bookmark one morning and go to...nowhere.  And after I type in footballguys.com the only forum available will be the Shark Pool.  Your task in unenviable, and I don't envy you one bit.  Unfortunately this board has become a reflection of social media, where the most vocal 5% (3%? 1%) make it miserable.  As long as it's operating I'll keep returning, but it is not hard to see the end in the not very distant future.

  3. 36 minutes ago, GroveDiesel said:

    I still haven’t watched this but need to get around to it. I feel the same way as you. My wife constantly watches all these true crime murder shows and I just don’t get it. I can’t find entertainment anymore in watching the suffering of others. I wonder if the world would be different if there were a whole lot more Ted Lasso type shows and a whole lot less The Wire/Breaking Bad/Dateline type shows. Gotta believe that constantly indulging in that stuff has real work effects on mental health and outlooks.


    Just sayin, not at you in particular, but just sayin: Maybe if some of us could hang out on a dummasss fantasy football message board without having people scream about 19cov and vaxxxxx and whatnot, it might be a better life.  Just sayin.

  4. 1 hour ago, identikit said:
    3 hours ago, CletiusMaximus said:


    Tons of people love the show - its extremely popular so definitely worth checking out.  I enjoyed Season 1, tapped out early on season 2.  I got bored with Breaking Bad during season 2, stopped, and never went back, so probably not a good idea to follow my lead on television recommendations.





    Still time to go back...


    Just never ever too late Clet.

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  5. 5 minutes ago, DJackson10 said:


    Not a secrete and I've been right on stuff in the past from friends. Punk confirmed in an interview with Moxley's wife that he took the Fox deal to be an analyst for Smackdown because he dealt with Fox and WWE. Thats something I reported when Punk was first in negotiations with FOX on that role. 

    Awhile back I was the first to report on martial issues involving Jimmy and Naomi and them turning that into the Jimmy/Mandy Storyline. 


    Hey, you do you bud.  I'm not saying you're wrong.  You may have been right every time.  I for SURE can't challenge you on these two things because I have literally zero clue what you're talking about in either case.

  6. 1 hour ago, Courtjester said:

    I have watched the majority of it through various avenues. I will give AEW my money next time around because this PPV delivered beyond all expectations. Such a great show from top to bottom. Now their creative has been given a treasure trove of pieces---write the stories because that is what hampered WWE for many, many years now. 


    Asking sincerely, because I am not aware: WHO is AEW's creative?  Feels like that has been WWE downfall in the last several years.  Some great characters, but the only wins (it seems, with very intermittent viewing) have been Bron, Fiend, and VERY MUCH heel Roman.  I'm guessing heel Roman has been Paul E, but they lost/ejected the other two.  From comments in here I've gathered HHH/HBK booked very well, but the big leagues have been terrible.

    So...who is booking AEW?  Cody?  Dustin?  Jericho?  A combo?  People I've never heard of?

  7. 34 minutes ago, Johnny Utah #9 said:

    It would make a lot of sense for both sides. Not that it would be good news for Gus drafters though. You have to start to wonder how all this injury attrition affects Lamar’s stock this year. 

    I liked him over Kyler going into a contract year, but given the injuries I’m bumping him down below Kyler and possibly into the Dak/Russ tier at this point. Anyone else here downgrading his stock with the recent news?


    Longest-term dynasty investor, and drafted him in my "big" redraft.  Too late at this point.

  8. On 9/4/2021 at 9:04 PM, woodstock said:

    Mets players boo their fans. Somehow when you're shelling out a bunch of disposable income that could be otherwise spent to have players boo you and basically point to their unit, you're just...I don't know.

    Yes, it would be nice and contrarian and very Gawkerish or whatever player-friendly labor-friendly idiocy one requires these days to be truly hip and to take the schmoozy players' side and be player-friendly, but do they really ####in' deserve it? Can't you just shut your mouth at that salary, or vent in other ways? Like, address the media, and say that you're sorry you're having a ####ty year and that you're trying everything to make it right, it just isn't going that way and for the fans to boo if they feel so obliged.

    How ####### hard is humility at 300 million a contract? Lindor can eat me, really. That's from all the fans. These guys aren't labor. They're all mini-corporations with PR departments and brands.

    From me to them:

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. You guys suck.


    Entitlement is an ugly thing.

  9. Simmons' casual racism continues:



    Irvin Zhang 张鼎堃


    bill simmons during an ad read: “some new nerd culture movie came out—shanghai? the shanghai express? shang chi? who knows but we broke it down on…” come the ____ on. can we have one thing pronounced right without it being the ____ punch line of your ____ joke.

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  10. On 9/1/2021 at 10:35 PM, xenon said:

    Are they for sure be a top 5 fantasy DEF?

    and would anybody prefer WAS over PIT, LAR, or TB? 


    Nope.  I snagged them off the WW in dynasty near the end of last year to stash for this year, thinking that pass rush would be deadly.  And they'll be good, but the first place schedule is not doing them ANY favors.  Some very tough QB's they have to face, other than the Giants.  And one of the Giants games is week 18.  I'm going to hold on for the first few to see if they are transcendent but won't be afraid to start streaming in week 3 or 4.

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