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by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NBA ‘20-‘21 Offseason
Replies: 66
Views: 1601

Re: NBA ‘20-‘21 Offseason

Addressing some of the incentives around three point shooting(and we've discussed them before ) would be helpful, but I'm curious if they've worked out the competitive balance issues that have plagued the league since LeBron's prime and the rise of Golden State. This is compounded by the fact that ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NBA ‘20-‘21 Offseason
Replies: 66
Views: 1601

Re: NBA ‘20-‘21 Offseason

Addressing some of the incentives around three point shooting(and we've discussed them before ) would be helpful, but I'm curious if they've worked out the competitive balance issues that have plagued the league since LeBron's prime and the rise of Golden State. This is compounded by the fact that p...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 3731
Views: 150798

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

I'm curious if anyone has seen this where they live, since I discovered it in the summer I've been regularly checking the regional hospital capacity statistics provided by the state as a barometer for adjusting my own behavior. Our area has seen a huge spike in cases for a long enough period of tim...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 330
Views: 13767

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

I haven't thought deeply about this, but I think it's worth considering that there's a spectrum involved with the approach to the next 1-3 years. Yes, the last time the Cubs had a regime change they were very bad for several years in order to get the talent that propelled them to success. They also ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2896
Views: 224501

Re: soccer soccer soccer

On another note, MLS playoffs have been extremely bonkers in the most MLS way. Here’s a brief series of events from yesterday’s Orlando/NYCFC shootout. - Orlando leads 4-3 heading to the 5th round - Orlando’s keeper saves the PK, celebration ensues, including Orlando’s coach sprinting into the tunne...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2896
Views: 224501

Re: soccer soccer soccer

The homer in me is starting to think it’s not gonna matter that Liverpool lost their CB pairing. I mean today they had no Salah, Henderson, Thiago, TAA, Gomez, or Van Dijk and they manhandled Leicester. In practice they’ll probably have a dip in form or the fixture condition will add up, but at leas...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Politics Thread
Replies: 44557
Views: 2309270

Re: The Politics Thread

I'm not an economics wonk, but I'm confused by the framing v. covid relief ideas. Is covid relief supposed to be an either/or proposition with student debt cancellation? I've always interpreted it as separate and additive/forward facing compared to anything addressing the pandemic. As such I'd think...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Journalism Thread
Replies: 581
Views: 100599

Re: Journalism Thread

I think things can be two things. The media's instinct for neutrality, like with so many things in this administration, is underselling the degree that this isn't business as usual, and is in extremely bad faith/damaging to our democracy. At the same time, changing the headline to 'Lindsay Graham's ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2896
Views: 224501

Re: soccer soccer soccer

I like Weah, but he has 1000 professional minutes, 7 pro starts, and 1 goal/0 assists outside the scottish premiership. He doesn't belong in a tier with Champions League regulars and a nailed on Bundesliga starter. Heck by new years Musah will be past him in pro minutes and starts.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 3731
Views: 150798

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

I'm curious if anyone has seen this where they live, since I discovered it in the summer I've been regularly checking the regional hospital capacity statistics provided by the state as a barometer for adjusting my own behavior. Our area has seen a huge spike in cases for a long enough period of time...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2896
Views: 224501

Re: soccer soccer soccer

I'm actually less worried than I've ever been about Pulisic given the development of other talent in the pool and how much of it is at its best in his spot anyway. Yes I want a 70 million dollar winger playing for the US, but the gap in quality between #1 and #3-4 at that position is shrinking as th...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 3731
Views: 150798

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

Also, as the tweets from the politics thread over the weekend indicate, those most skeptical of a vaccine are probably more likely to have already been infected(and have some level of immunity anyway) than those eager to get the vaccine.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 3731
Views: 150798

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

I think things would have to swerve really wrong with the vaccines for next summer to not be massively different than this year. I agree with this, with the caveat that things like stadium concerts ideally should be about the last thing to come back, so some caution about that in particular should ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2896
Views: 224501

Re: soccer soccer soccer

Just getting the trash talk started early
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2896
Views: 224501

Re: soccer soccer soccer

Tonight in this case means it kicks off in 15 mins since the game is in England.

by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 4685
Views: 423517

Re: TV thread

Anyone else catch Queen's Gambit yet? I'm a chess nerd, so a lot of times, I get taken out of stuff like this when there is some small thing they screw up. But in addition to being beautifully shot, having a ridiculously attractive lead, and a decent story line, it completely nails the chess. I was...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Politics Thread
Replies: 44557
Views: 2309270

Re: The Politics Thread

Yeah, no need for Biden to spend any time on that. Biden can focus on COVID and the economy, and you sick a competent, vicious AG on Trump and Co. I would have said Kamala previously, but since she is VP, who do we pick? There is buzz around Andrew Cuomo. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Doug Jones. https://m...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 3731
Views: 150798

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

David wrote:
Bertz wrote:https://twitter.com/Travis_Sawchik/status/1325796965037338624?s=19

This is the first mention I've seen of specific timelines people would start getting it.


wouldn't end of second quarter be early summer/late spring (i.e. june)


Maybe a fiscal v. calendar year thing.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Politics Thread
Replies: 44557
Views: 2309270

Re: The Politics Thread

big ball chunky time wrote:i would not bet on a vaccine being ready by jan 20 anyway


Yeah, from my uneducated POV unless that GSA/transition stuff becomes a much bigger hangup most of the work would be done by the new administration.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Politics Thread
Replies: 44557
Views: 2309270

Re: The Politics Thread

It is so deeply funny to me that the press conference is at a landscaping place.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Politics Thread
Replies: 44557
Views: 2309270

Re: The Politics Thread

https://twitter.com/oneunderscore__/status/1324764684088725505 https://twitter.com/oneunderscore__/status/1324766273515982850 can someone ELI5 to me what the hell any of this is about? i know next to nothing about qanon and tend to avoid crazy conspiracy theory stuff. all i know is something someth...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Politics Thread
Replies: 44557
Views: 2309270

Re: The Politics Thread

What's the best way to deal with the toxicity of QAnon? It's a load of horsefeathers that people were sucked into, I'd like to see it exposed and crushed, maybe, criminal charges? Deplatforming them. That would help prevent them from mutating to capture more of the suburban mom/anti-vaxxer crowd li...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Politics Thread
Replies: 44557
Views: 2309270

Re: The Politics Thread


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