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Happy 2019 FKers! 131

I’m not at the South Pole this year, but can still share the festivities. Looking forward to another 97 wins by the efforts of 237 anonymous and fungible pitching units (PUs).

131 thoughts on “Happy 2019 FKers!

  1. andeux andeux Jan 1,2019 8:51 am

    Happy New Year. As I write this, there’s a float in the Rose Parade playing “Celebration.” (I think it is actually Kool & the Gang?) May we all hear that song many times in the year to come.

    TINSTAAFK
  2. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jan 1,2019 10:46 am

    Happy 2019 FKers, may all our hops be as fortuitous as Stanford’s last night.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  3. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 1,2019 11:08 am

    Interesting deal

    • DFA DFA Jan 2,2019 9:38 am || Up

      So if he is Hideki Irabu the Mariners are on the hook for 56 million?

      That seems awful high for a contract where you are signing up for a lot more if he is any good.

      In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
  4. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 1,2019 11:20 am

    Judging by the quality of the “Redbox Bowl,” the Pac-12 Championship Game, and the 49ers in general, I think Levi’s may just be cursed for american football.

    The only good event to happen at that place is El Tri getting eviscerated by Chile.

    • Soaker Soaker Jan 7,2019 8:18 pm || Up

      At least the National Championship Game is providing some points, which neither the Pac-12 game nor the Redbox Bowl could do. It’s in keeping with the tradition of lousy games though.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jan 7,2019 11:00 pm || Up

        I loved Little Wayne as the Hamburgler though.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  5. Jennifer Jennifer Jan 1,2019 8:51 pm

    Now begins the time of year where I have no idea what day, month, or year it is. All I know is that’s it’s cold.

    • colin colin Jan 2,2019 7:02 am || Up

      I really lost track between Christmas and New Years. Back at work today, which gives a better perspective. And it’s surprisingly un-cold!

  6. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jan 2,2019 9:36 am

    Having already vanquished the batgirls and the Eds, tonight the Tar Heel nonconference tour de kraut continues as the andeuxs visit Chapel Hill.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Jan 2,2019 9:42 am || Up

      That seems like it could be a mismatch. (Or not. Albeit they possess the might, nonetheless we have the will.)
      I saw that the Eds also lost to the Falwells last week.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jan 2,2019 10:42 am || Up

        oh, good lord. I am glad I don’t pay attention

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jan 2,2019 12:03 pm || Up

          Steve Alford wishes he could say the same.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  7. MikeV MikeV Jan 2,2019 9:42 am
    And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

    Thanks, and go As.

    • AV AV Jan 2,2019 5:12 pm || Up

      nothing! i don’t remember him! at all!

      a quick video review says he can thread a nice pass.

      did hear too that barros schelotto is going from boca jrs to LA.

      the thing with him (that i’m not clear if LA is going to continue) is that he coaches with his twin brother on the bench. so it’s kinda BOGOF.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jan 2,2019 7:18 pm || Up

        My friend just went to eureka records and got a bunch of stuff, can you tell me if he got ripped off?

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • AV AV Jan 2,2019 8:49 pm || Up

          i think i’ve been there. one of the better shops for used rock in buenos aires, but does it make sense to buy rock in argentina? i guess if you know (and like) argentine rock it might. i don’t.

          counterpoint, they might undervalue tango and other local stuff.

          san telmo fair is fun for digging.

          but to answer your question, yes. if he bought something in argentina he got ripped off.

          unless it was a steak. tell him or her to shut up and go here.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • Future Ed Future Ed Jan 3,2019 11:45 am || Up

            i should have asked earlier. They just got back.

            He of he and her, was “complaining” that they were in Austin the weekend before going and was going to eat too many tacos endangering his meat consumption in Argentina

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • MikeV MikeV Jan 2,2019 8:02 pm || Up

        Yes, the scum announced that they hired GBS.

        Also I love the Quakes social media guy.

        And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

        Thanks, and go As.

        • AV AV Jan 2,2019 8:36 pm || Up

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  8. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 2,2019 7:25 pm
  9. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 3,2019 11:52 am

    Biggest premier league match of the season about to kick on NBCSN if you are into that sort of thing.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 3,2019 12:43 pm || Up

      Bad hair, good finish for El Kun.

      • ptbnl Jan 3,2019 1:36 pm || Up

        First team to put more than one past ‘pool in the Premier League this season (though Kompany should have been off 10 minutes before the first goal).

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 3,2019 2:01 pm || Up

          That was a fun game.

          • ptbnl Jan 3,2019 2:13 pm || Up

            It’ll make the rest of the season more interesting.

            If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  10. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 4,2019 11:49 am
  11. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 4,2019 12:02 pm

    If I’m litigating this one I’m throwing in a third amendment challenge just for the hell of it.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jan 4,2019 12:58 pm || Up

      After googling to remind myself wyf the 3rd amendment is I learned it’s considered the least litigated amendment.

      Presumably the rebuttal is that it helps ensure a well regulated militia.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  12. andeux andeux Jan 4,2019 1:49 pm

    TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 10,2019 9:39 am || Up

      Optimistic/pessimistic prediction: Barreto has a breakout year, but the reason he gets a chance is that Profar has to play third while Chapman is recovering more slowly than expected from his offseason surgeries.

      • MikeV MikeV Jan 10,2019 9:42 am || Up

        Barreto is traded for a reliever.

        And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

        Thanks, and go As.

  13. ptbnl Jan 4,2019 3:29 pm

    What Rashida Tlaib said was very wrong … he’s clearly a daughterfucker, not a motherfucker.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • andeux andeux Jan 4,2019 4:25 pm || Up

      I would have gone with something with a little more content. “Blithering idiot.” “Compulsively lying sack of shit.” That sort of thing.

      TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jan 4,2019 4:28 pm || Up

      Easy, words like that got alexander hamilton killed

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  14. Future Ed Future Ed Jan 5,2019 6:37 pm

    Well, they are trying?

    Before righty Anibal Sanchez signed a two-year, $19MM guarantee with the Nationals last month, the Athletics made him a three-year offer, according to Rosenthal. It’s unclear how much the A’s were willing to pay Sanchez,

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  15. Future Ed Future Ed Jan 7,2019 9:47 am
    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Jan 7,2019 9:53 am || Up

      Chad Gaudin 12.3 K/9!

      TINSTAAFK
    • 5Aces 5Aces Jan 7,2019 12:35 pm || Up

      A trigger warning would have been nice before throwing Collapso at me.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jan 7,2019 8:01 pm || Up
        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • andeux andeux Jan 7,2019 8:10 pm || Up

          Chad Gaudin 0.0 BB/9!

          TINSTAAFK
          • 5Aces 5Aces Jan 8,2019 9:17 am || Up

            Come for the Chad Gaudin, stay for the Jemile Weeks and his 0 SB/2 CS.

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  16. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jan 7,2019 10:51 am

    Our 40-man roster is currently Chad-less…

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Jan 7,2019 10:58 am || Up

      Pinder is still here. However, the farm system is devoid of Chads.

      TINSTAAFK
  17. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 7,2019 11:00 am
  18. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jan 8,2019 2:44 pm

    I’ve never attended an A’s Fan Fest. I’m not really a meet-the-players kind of fan. But dang, if Bob Melvin can pass on the awards banquet for his manager of the year accolades to be there Jan. 26 maybe I should too.

    https://m.sfgate.com/athletics/article/A-s-announce-plans-for-2019-FanFest-at-Jack-13518015.php

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • dmoas Jan 8,2019 3:01 pm || Up

      Good old MLB, trying to schedule an awards ceremony during our fan fest. No respect.

    • Jennifer Jennifer Jan 8,2019 3:23 pm || Up

      My birthday. I should have invited him to my party. It’s a BBQ feast!

      • 5Aces 5Aces Jan 8,2019 3:30 pm || Up

        Or you should move your party to JLS. Everyone likes a good BBQ

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • MikeV MikeV Jan 8,2019 6:16 pm || Up

        where’s mine?

        And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

        Thanks, and go As.

  19. lenscrafters Jan 9,2019 7:23 pm

    I honestly don’t know how you can’t consider this now to be a colossal fuckup by the A’s front office.

    • mother pucker Jan 9,2019 7:49 pm || Up

      While I hold them (the A’s) to a higher standard than I do myself — did anyone really expect Kyler to win the Heisman? It does feel the risk/reward ratio was way too high though, and not worth taking on.

      • andeux andeux Jan 9,2019 8:18 pm || Up

        Winning the Heisman may not have been seemed terribly likely by itself, but given that he was already more accomplished as a football player than as a baseball player, there were a lot of ways the pick could go wrong:
        – Decides to play pro football
        – Gets seriously hurt playing college football
        – Plays baseball, but doesn’t develop as a hitter.
        Our scouts must have loved him, because that’s a crazy amount of risk for a top 10 pick.

        There does seem to be some hope. He’s still considered undersized as an NFL QB, and if he doesn’t go in the first round, I would think he’ll choose baseball.

        TINSTAAFK
      • lenscrafters Jan 9,2019 8:52 pm || Up

        The A’s are responsible for more than just ascertaining talent level – they need to make a full and accurate assessment of a player’s mentality and commitment to the sport as well. That includes assessing the possible change of circumstances in a worst case scenario (from a baseball perspective): Murray excelling at football and being valued as a top NFL draft prospect. Simply put, with the #9 overall pick at stake, they needed to be 100% sure the kid was committed to baseball even if that scenario occurred. We gave them the benefit of the doubt at draft time, but it’s pretty clear now that assessment was completely wrong.

        Christ, even the fact that the kid was only signing if they gave him that provision allowing him to play football this year should’ve been a warning sign that he’s not committed to baseball mentally.

        Murray played this perfectly. He knew he preferred football. But he also knew that he physically wasn’t a strong prospect. So at MLB draft time, he simply had to convince some pathetic team that he was committed to baseball instead as long as he was drafted high enough and still had football for one more year. A pathetic team did indeed bite on that, and he balled out this year knowing that he has financial security already, with football still an option if he completely dominated.

        The A’s will probably still get Murray if he’s drafted later than the first/early second round of the NFL draft. But they’ll be getting a kid who’s lost a year of development time, and who now has to commit to the grind of minor league ball for 3 or so years when he clearly would’ve preferred the bright lights and massive crowds of the sport he wanted to go pro in instead.

        • Englishmajor Englishmajor Jan 10,2019 12:37 am || Up

          Do you think Boras was part of the scheme, or was he also deluding himself that Murray was going to choose baseball? I really want to be able to blame Boras for this.

          • AV AV Jan 10,2019 7:39 am || Up

            if you fly on xmas day you get to blame anybody you’d like.

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 10,2019 8:27 am || Up

            Boras will pay for it through reimbursement/other.

          • lenscrafters Jan 10,2019 11:00 pm || Up

            Agents frequently represent amateurs who end up not signing their draft offers. From Boras’s perspective this is not much different than that. I doubt representing Murray while negotiating the A’s signing bonus was much of a costly investment for him, because the eventual payoff is the significant cut of Murray’s future career earnings. While obviously Boras would’ve preferred for Murray to play baseball, in the end, this is just the nature of the business for him.

            Murray convincing a baseball team to draft and sign him while still retaining football as an option is a can’t-lose scenario for him. Boras loses a little because he lost his cut of that signing bonus and a potentially lucrative client. The A’s lose significantly because getting absolutely nothing from a top 10 overall pick is pretty unprecedented.

            • dmoas Jan 11,2019 10:29 am || Up

              He signed the contract, Boras gets that money from him regardless.

    • Soaker Soaker Jan 10,2019 5:56 am || Up

      Grant Desme quit the priesthood and is playing again. Maybe the A’s can salvage something from that draft choice yet. Although the .539 OPS in independent ball last year suggests he has a long road back.

      Murray will certainly attend the NFL combine rather than spring training, and once he does that, just turn the page and move on. lenscrafters is right, the baseball contract was nothing but a nice insurance policy for him.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jan 10,2019 7:54 am || Up

        Note to Beaneforst: From now on only draft guys with no outside talents or interests whatsoever. Good thing Zito’s music proclivities were late blooming.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 10,2019 10:15 am || Up

        I want to know at what point the A’s are officially off the hook for the $4.6 million. Because I want that money spent on actual players.

  20. lenscrafters Jan 9,2019 9:08 pm
    • dmoas Jan 9,2019 11:20 pm || Up

      MLB’s financials are just way too out of whack. The haves and have nots are going to get a much deeper division than they currently already are.

  21. AV AV Jan 10,2019 7:38 am

    wait. did we already know the DoD pays millions of tax bucks to sports leagues to sing GBA, do flyovers, wear cammo, and have players on the field during the anthem?

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jan 10,2019 7:55 am || Up
      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • AV AV Jan 10,2019 9:17 am || Up

        i was just wondering how that 2015 report got by me. i thought i could count on all of you!

        you could make it up with some contemporaneous accounts of an up with people! halftime show if you have any.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • andeux andeux Jan 10,2019 10:07 am || Up

          You can count on us. Where were you?

          TINSTAAFK
          • AV AV Jan 10,2019 10:31 am || Up

            [counts years in octobers] musta been dumpy emo times for me. yeah.

            glad i could count on you tho.

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  22. Soaker Soaker Jan 10,2019 8:33 am

    The Raiders move will get much more real when I see my first Raiders license plate. The Golden Knights already have one, as do UNR/Go Pack! and UNLV/Go Rebels! We already have 32 specialty plates in addition to the standard issue “Home Means Nevada” plate. I didn’t realize we had a Nevada Values Life plate and can’t say I’ve ever seen one; maybe those are in the more Mormon parts of the state. At one point when the Legislature was Republican they approved a Support the Second Amendment plate but it has never been made available.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jan 10,2019 8:54 am || Up

      When we drove around the western US three years ago I was blown away by the proliferation of alternate license plates. Montana alone must have a dozen types or more. Kind of ruined the license plate game.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  23. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 10,2019 9:16 am

    Maybe she’ll announce at Fan Fest.

  24. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 10,2019 9:19 am

    2:35 am Pacific starts for the Japan games, both on ESPN.

    elcroata, we are going to need you to carry the game threads.

    • andeux andeux Jan 10,2019 10:00 am || Up

      This pisses me off every time. They could play these at a time that works for both Japan and us (say, 1 PM Japan time = 8 PM PST) but they don’t.

      TINSTAAFK
      • 5Aces 5Aces Jan 10,2019 10:25 am || Up

        Thats too late for the east coast and you know they are all super concerned with an A’s-M’s game.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  25. andeux andeux Jan 10,2019 11:42 am
    TINSTAAFK
    • 5Aces 5Aces Jan 10,2019 11:56 am || Up

      NOTHING HAS CHANGED!!! #email me

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 10,2019 1:32 pm || Up

      What

      “They hate me for no real reason except [my] socks,” she wrote, in reference to her apparent habit of wearing statement socks.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jan 10,2019 7:09 pm || Up

        Of all the drama this was the part I wanted to hear more about.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • Future Ed Future Ed Jan 10,2019 9:25 pm || Up

          right?

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • AV AV Jan 10,2019 10:23 pm || Up

            instagram shows, her kneehighs are alright. it’s the writing that socks.

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • Soaker Soaker Jan 11,2019 6:55 am || Up

      So N isn’t the Chief Administrator, or whatever his self-anointed title was, anymore? I honestly have only glanced briefly at that site in the last few years.

      • 5Aces 5Aces Jan 11,2019 10:57 am || Up

        I did not know this. I glanced when all of this went down the other night and I was amazed at what a ghost town it is. I mean I know this isnt the time of year for hundreds of posts and comments, but it didnt look much busier than we are right now.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  26. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 10,2019 1:32 pm

    Someone tell Vince Cotroneo that Kyler Murray is a QB not either of those other things.

  27. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jan 11,2019 7:49 am

    Huge win for the Sharks last night in Vegas. The Knights had won 7 straight overall and hadn’t lost in their last 12 home games. More generally they’ve owned San Jose there and of course knocked the Sharks out of last year’s playoffs.

    Sharks have won 5 straight, against some of the league’s best, and are playing their best hockey of the year.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  28. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 11,2019 10:07 am

    The Mets are an acceptable landing spot for Jed. I can root for him there.

    • sslinger Jan 12,2019 10:33 am || Up

      Agreed.

      Also, Khrushed

  29. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 12,2019 12:43 pm
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jan 12,2019 5:16 pm || Up

      The East Bay Express has had periods of greatness in my years following local media, so this is sad news. The Gammon 1.0 era was sharp. But since his return (maybe 5-7 years ago) they’ve slumped a lot and have only infrequently been relevant IMO.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  30. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 12,2019 1:02 pm

    Anyone know what this is responding to?

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jan 12,2019 5:17 pm || Up

      It’s from the Neville Chamberlain playbook.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • dmoas Jan 12,2019 7:55 pm || Up

      Not sure I see how this makes sense for the A’s. He’s going to be in violation of the contract signed. And any team willing to sign him opens themselves up to a lawsuit. Are they seeking to make their own lawsuit murky?

  31. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 13,2019 9:33 am

    If this ends up with Boras getting more money out of the A’s, of all teams, he is truly a genius.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jan 13,2019 10:51 am || Up

      why not. Like I think it was lenscrafters was saying, this is embarrassing for MLB. he is looking at a lot more guaranteed moneys if he goes to the NFL. He is looking at EBT eligible wages if he continues in MiLB.

      there is no reason for that. not in a $10B industry.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  32. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 13,2019 3:19 pm

    Here we go.

    • MikeV MikeV Jan 13,2019 3:25 pm || Up

      HE. ALREADY. SIGNED. A. CONTRACT.

      Regardless, $15M is like “top half of 1st round” money in NFL draft terms. If he declares and is taken in the late 1st or later (where he should be) he’s losing money and getting brain damage.

      This is just such a colossal FKup by Beane etc.

      And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

      Thanks, and go As.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 13,2019 3:29 pm || Up

        Don’t think of it as Murray getting paid for breaching his contract. Think of it as Boras scamming MLB into giving the A’s extra slot money.

        • MikeV MikeV Jan 13,2019 4:00 pm || Up

          Honestly not sure the A’s would get anything from MLB if Murray went to the NFL.

          Also, not to be a dick, but the odds are already stacked against him making it in the NFL, let alone being a high pick. I hope he fails miserably.

          And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

          Thanks, and go As.

          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 13,2019 4:01 pm || Up

            I mean that the A’s (and Boras) may be trying to get permission from MLB to pay Murray extra to skip the NFL draft.

            • MikeV MikeV Jan 13,2019 4:12 pm || Up

              And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

              Thanks, and go As.

              • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 13,2019 4:25 pm || Up

                Obviously not ideal to start his option clock immediately and clog the 40-man, but if he’s as talented as they must think he is to have drafted him and let him play football for a year, may as well go for it.

                • Soaker Soaker Jan 13,2019 6:48 pm || Up

                  Todd Van Poppel is the shining example of what happens when the A’s put a player on the 40-man roster immediately as an inducement to get him to sign (instead of going to the University of Texas in Van Poppel’s case).

        • Future Ed Future Ed Jan 13,2019 4:18 pm || Up

          good for boras.

          this is on the MLBPA, they are the fuck ups here

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jan 13,2019 4:21 pm || Up

            It’s kind of morbidly fun to watch a smart kid and smart agent play the system rather than getting played by it.

  33. lenscrafters Jan 14,2019 10:11 am

    Lost in the Murray is the fact that we still don’t have a rotation. This could’ve been another decent option:

  34. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jan 14,2019 12:25 pm

    Old friend Neil DeMause with a thorough primer on how revenue sharing in MLB has the effect of depressing player salaries at all levels, no collusion required.

    https://deadspin.com/baseball-doesnt-need-collusion-to-turn-off-the-hot-stov-1831644811

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  35. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jan 15,2019 1:18 pm

    I will be rooting for the Over in the most important proposition in Sunday’s AFC Championship game: How many fingers will Tom Brady lose to frostbite?

    https://earther.gizmodo.com/the-polar-vortex-could-bring-record-cold-to-this-weeken-1831771032

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  36. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jan 18,2019 6:36 pm

    Chose my 10 games today, did not seem to be a problem to pick same game x2, e.g. Opening Day. I suspect folks multipled the weekend SFGs games in August, those were nearly gone (from the four allowed 2nd deck sections).

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  37. batgirl batgirl Jan 19,2019 4:35 pm

    Upgrade are you watching International All Stars? It’s kind of fun having the international contestants. It really loses some luster without Heidi and Tim though. Why on earth Alyssa Milano? And I wonder what the off-camera dynamic is between her and Georgina Chapman given all the me too movement.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jan 20,2019 9:50 am || Up

      Yes, watching and enjoying the new All-Stars season. The bargain with All-Stars has always been getting the best talent (and often biggest personalities though maybe not quite as much this time) and losing Tim and Heidi. That Ann Fulenwieder (?) woman is just horrible in the mentor role, her advice is so bad.

      Apparently Alyssa fully supports Georgina as “one of the victims too” which is a little hard to swallow, to say the least.

      Also Tim and Heidi are gone from regular Project Runway forever, they say.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  38. MikeV MikeV Jan 19,2019 5:18 pm

    Sonny -> Cincy

    And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

    Thanks, and go As.

  39. Soaker Soaker Jan 20,2019 6:56 am

    Happy Halfway Through Day!

    I’d like to see another Goff-Mahomes game…which means I’ll bet my Magic Beanes on Brees -3 and Brady +3.

    I visited Dad (87 in a few days) and his wife (84) this week, so I’m recovering from that with a few beach days in South Florida. Will be singing “Moon Over Miami” during tonight’s eclipse.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jan 20,2019 9:51 am || Up

      I am happy to cast aside five decades of habit and fully embrace Mahomes and the Chiefs today.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker Soaker Jan 20,2019 11:44 am || Up

        Today wasn’t a beach day weatherwise so I was out for a long walk. I passed the Trump Palace, the Trump Royale and Trump Towers I, II and III, all 35-40 story condo resorts on the beach in Sunny Isles Beach. He’s big here. A lot of French is spoken on the beach, to match the Quebec license plates in the parking lot, but one of the snippets of English I heard on the beach yesterday was “All I care about is that Hillary goes to prison! And Bill!”

        Since they are Magic Beanes and I don’t have to root for them as if they were money:
        50 on the Saints -3.
        30 on the Patriots +3.
        10 on the NFC over (56).
        10 on the AFC over (56.5).

        • Soaker Soaker Jan 20,2019 3:27 pm || Up

          Why I don’t bet money, Exhibit “A”.

        • Soaker Soaker Jan 20,2019 7:16 pm || Up

          Well I got the AFC right at least. :-/

          I saw the second half of Rams-Saints in a jampacked sports bar, but there were way too many people wearing Patriots crap to consider hanging around for any part of the second game.

          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jan 20,2019 7:54 pm || Up

            Patriots fans are the absolute worst.

            "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  40. Future Ed Future Ed Jan 20,2019 9:52 am

    Just like the spurs drew it up

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  41. andeux andeux Jan 20,2019 6:09 pm

    New England gets a bullshit replay reversal in an AFC Championship game? What a surprise.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Soaker Soaker Jan 20,2019 6:24 pm || Up

      This isn’t a stellar day for NFL officiating.

      • andeux andeux Jan 20,2019 6:45 pm || Up

        Quite the ref show in Q4.

        TINSTAAFK
        • andeux andeux Jan 20,2019 6:59 pm || Up

          Holy Toledo, what a game though.

          TINSTAAFK
          • andeux andeux Jan 20,2019 7:14 pm || Up

            Oh well.
            Came down to the OT coin flip. Or to Bellichik in playoffs vs. Reid in playoffs.
            Go Rams.

            TINSTAAFK
            • MikeV MikeV Jan 20,2019 7:40 pm || Up

              or 1 dude lining up offsides on the INT that would have given KC the game.

              And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

              Thanks, and go As.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jan 20,2019 8:03 pm || Up

      Yeah that reversal brought the bad memories roaring back. The refs sucked in both games, some of the non-calls on Rams DBs were outrageous too. Football gets easier not to miss all the time.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  42. Jennifer Jennifer Jan 20,2019 6:24 pm

    Interesting read about Micah Bowie.

    Yahoo Sports: Former MLB pitcher seeks financial help from players union as he fights for life.
    https://sports.yahoo.com/former-mlb-pitcher-seeks-financial-help-players-union-fights-life-161546675.html

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