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  1. I've wanted to hold as long as possible. The plan was to cut him if he didn't do something today. I do appreciate the news coming out before our waivers went through at noon so I could go ahead and be done with this.
  2. Has there ever been a more brutal bye week for fantasy? Bills, Chargers, Cowboys, Vikings, Steelers, Jaguars. Aside from being a head's up to anyone that didn't know this hit was coming, also curious what sort of shenanigans folks will have to pull just to to field a starting lineup. And I imagine it will make waivers very interesting. Next week, a lot of stashed players will have to be dropped just to field lineups.
  3. What if they go "Major League" and galvanize around their hatred of their terrible coach. I think you can find odds somewhere around +3000 to +5000 on them winning the AFC South, and there's not even a mediocre team in the division.
  4. I'm rooting for you Chargers. Dominant so far. But man, this feels like it's setting up for a gut-wrenching Charger loss in the making.
  5. So, he was the darling of the preseason, broke out in Week 1, then Week 2 went exactly as predicted with the Pats taking away Wilson's favorite target and making life hell. Kinda feels like the fantasy world is throwing in the towel here for some reason. 10 days ago, people thought he was a breakout WR2. Not a great match-up this week, but this feels like a great buy low on a player that's probably really attainable.
  6. This is the Sammy D show today. It's best for everybody else to just sit back and watch.
  7. So, he peeled out to go move her body? Or these You Tubers have good editing skills and just grew their channel?
  8. The UNC/UVA game was so awesome. Mind you, UNC hasn't beaten UVA in football or basketball (men's) since Barack Obama was President. And UVA has been a thorn in the side long before that. UNC goes up 24-7 early. Howell chucking bombs all over the field. His first quarter was something silly like 5 throws, 4 completions, 3 TD's and about 200 yards. Josh Downs doing a Tyreek Hill impersonations. Dyami Brown's little brother catching 75 yard TD. Then of course UVA catches momentum with their stupid gimmicky offense and the unibrow ginger QB. They end up leading 28-24 at half. Every UNC fan in the world feeling like they've seen this horrible movie before. But nah. Came out in the second half running Ty Chandler down their throats and dominated that disgusting, pathetic team/program/school.
  9. Haha, it is intense in there. I have Gordon, Javonte, and Ty'Son, but almost certainly going with one of the Broncos. Who knows, they're all question marks, but all three figure to get about 50% of their team's action, and the JAX match-up just seems like too much to pass up. Gordon feels a little safer, but I just get this feeling they're going to get up by 20 early and let Javonte finish them off.
  10. I really want to start him this week. I have Gordon too, and almost certainly one of them is going in my flex. One of them is going bonkers this week, maybe both. I just have a feeling it's going to be Javonte. Either way, he got 15 touches in his first game. If he does that against JAX, it's likely to be a solid flex play, at minimum. It just seems like they're going to destroy the Jags, so I could see the team getting Javonte a few more reps to salt the game away, and to get him going. Fangio has two very talented RBs that they need to be very productive all year, especially with Jeudy out. This seems like a great chance to give the rookie a boost and get both players excited about the season long timeshare. But I think we might be looking at a 2TD each sort of game. Reasonable people would start both Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, and I think the Broncos RB's enter that conversation this week.
  11. I don't really have a problem with NY doing it's thing, but this is me too. Largely because I prefer to buy cars that are about 15 years old. The really old used electric inventory will probably never be big enough for it to make sense to me in my lifetime.
  12. I think it makes a bunch of sense to swing for the fences with the FAAB early in the season. I generally plan to have it all spent by week 6 or so. Really just wanted to say Mitchell is one of the more fascinating/perplexing FA bids I've seen in a while. Anything from 5-80% makes perfect sense. Being in SF both helps and hurts. Sermon's inactivity of course adding to the mystery. I'm at 20% right now (with Sermon on the roster). I'm sure that won't do it though. I think he's going for 50% plus in most leagues. More, really. People generally either think he's worth 10 or 60+. I can understand either approach.
  13. I'm a huge fan of Javonte. UNC alum, my best friend coached baseball at Javonte's HS and raved about him to me back when school would even take look. I've got my homer glasses with Javonte and really don't want to ever leave him on the bench. He can make a massive impact without carrying the full load, and the thought of losing when he drops 40 on my bench would suck. But I'm starting Ty'Son over him this week. A lot of unknowns all around in both situations. Both players will be playing in their first real NFL game. Both on teams effective at running the ball with a good match-up. In a situation with so many unknowns, I'm just going the guy most likely to get more touches. I expect there's a chance this will be the last game all season that I start Ty'Son. Heck, all my flex spot options are sort of unknowns at the moment (Javonte, Melvin Gordon, Sermon, some WR flyer-types). It's going to take some time to see what the heck is going on with some of these situations and a Ravens RB that "should" get 75% of the RB touches in Week 1 just seem like a situation to take advantage of.
  14. Ah, I was wondering how they got it so insanely sweet with 100 calories. That makes sense.
  15. Strolling through the store yesterday, the wife noticed the Bud Light Seltzer Fall Flannel Pack It's the sort of thing that's so ridiculous, you sort of have to buy it. We did. I've only tasted the Maple Pear and Apple Crisp. One sip each. Maple Pear tastes like instant oatmeal. Apple Crisp tastes sort of like Apple Pie. I can't imagine drinking an entire can of either, but my wife actually does like them a little. I can only imagine what sort of special hell is in the cans of Toasted Marshmallow and Pumpkin Spice.
  16. Javonte Williams has 1200 total yards and 10 TDs. Those numbers are actually kind of light because I do respect that Melvin Gordon is a very good NFL RB, and will/should get his touches. But Williams is a generational talent, and it'll just get increasingly difficult to put the ball in anybody else's hands.
  17. I'm open to that if there's some evidence. It's harder to find numbers, as you say, for how people feel about specific restrictions, but the polling for legal in all circumstances and illegal in all circumstances over the decades absolutely does not support your assertion that America's views are shifting to right on this. The % that want it illegal in all circumstances has remained flat, around 20%, since Roe. The % that want it legal in all circumstances has increased from 22% to 32% in that time. It's also interesting that, at with the data here, the data for "pro life" and "pro choice" only goes back to 1995. It looks like busting out those two terms has been great for tribalism, but not for actual discussion. Everybody has to pick a side, but 50% of the country isn't fully in either of those camps. Anyway, to the point of how policy is changing even if public sentiment isn't, the vocal minority is creating a lot of policies, particularly on the state/local level. The right seems to have done a better job with this.
  18. I agree that polling on this issue is very complicated. The arguments are in the extremes, but most people are in the middle. In general, about 30% of Democrats want no restrictions on abortions, and about 30% of Republicans of want abortions to be illegal. This is from 2019, but the numbers seem to be fairly consistent over the last few decades. That leaves a whole bunch of people that want abortion legal, but with restrictions. Most are not extreme on this complicated issue. Nobody wants abortions to have to happen. So, the issue always comes down to what are "reasonable restrictions". There's obviously where most of the debate is. Why there are more restrictions now? That's a great question. I doubt it has much to do with public sentiment fundamentally shifting (though, I'm open be wrong on that if there's some evidence). I think a lot of it is people just not paying attention. Most don't pay attention to state politics. Similar to how rampant gerrymandering can go on without people raising a stink. And there's a whole bunch of people that just have no reason to care or pay attention to abortion access/restrictions. Many are just going about their lives not really paying attention because it doesn't affect them. They figure, it's legal, so it must be fairly accessible (having no idea how wrong they are). I've been guilty of this most of my life. So, the policy ends up being written for the extremists on the issue.
  19. I've generally liked Simmons over the years. Or at least don't dislike him as much as many. But I haven't listened to him in a year or so, and I can't say I miss it. I listen to about 10 hours of podcasts per week, and I've just found myself interested in other podcasts.
  20. When I saw the opening energy from that crowd at Lane Stadium losing their collective minds rocking to "Enter Sandman", I knew it was gonna be a tough night for UNC. Coming off a year of playing in front of mostly scattered crowds and trying to work in a lot of new pieces on offense, that was a tough spot in front of that crowd. We'll see how they respond, but I think they'll bounce back pretty well from it.
  21. I agree with the two sentences, but in my experience, free birth control and education don't seem to be doing enough. Anecdotally, I've known so many young people with free access to birth control, and it just didn't matter. I'm a liberal, but I do think there is some issue with how easy it is to have a baby without a care in the world for how to pay for it. We have generations now of kids that grew up in the social safety net. It's what they know. For my insular life, I thought teenage pregnancy hasn't been an issue for a few decades. Absolutely not. A lot of these 15-18 kids really have no clue why having a kid would be a bad idea, financially. They've seen it their whole life. Pop one out, and it'll be fine. They've grown up with free access to birth control (though, for a many, limited abortion access). It doesn't matter for many. I'm a liberal conservative. My solution is to give you one oopsie. After the first one, you get an IUD to keep getting government benefits. Not pills or condoms. We all know kids that had those that stopped using them. That's my solution. It would decrease abortion and save money. It's my liberal conservative plan. Yet, both liberals and conservatives would flip out if we actually tried to do that.
  22. So, the adoption system can't keep up as it is, and you really think that's the answer? What's your fix to keep up with a much larger case load? BTW, weren't you just in the SS thread mocking the notion of paying 15% more in taxes to help lower income people? How much more in taxes are you willing to pay to end Roe v Wade?
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