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by UMFan83
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 1310
Views: 63465

Re: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach

They better not call this leading with the head penalty as frequently in the regular season as they are in the preseason.

Edit: that last one was pretty legit but there have been some ridiculous ones throughout the league
by UMFan83
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread
Replies: 204
Views: 7684

Re: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread

Oral history of the Bote grand slam: http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/24395970/mlb-cubs-give-oral-history-david-bote-historic-walk-grand-slam I think Monty posts here: Mike Montgomery: "I was on the bench. It seemed to be one of those games we were going to lose. Then [the Nationals] add two ...
by UMFan83
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 23694
Views: 848909

Re: Politics & Current Events

Hero??? I mean I’ve never lived south of Champaign, but is that really the word that many people would use? was browsing around his twitter and apparently because he was anti-slavery and anti-succession but loved his state so much that he led an army against his country and pretty much everything h...
by UMFan83
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: General Fantasy Sports Discussions
Topic: Fantasy Football Draft/Keeper Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Fantasy Football Draft/Keeper Advice

I'd keep one of those RBs. The whole "bird in the hand". IDK if your league is PPR, but Collins ADP is 3.10. Drake 4.04, so both have value in the 7th. Non-PPR, Collins up a little, Drake goes to 4.03 so no real change. I really like Collins, and he doesn't have much blocking him from hig...
by UMFan83
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs get their speedy playoff pinch runner guy
Replies: 15
Views: 660

Re: Cubs get their speedy playoff pinch runner guy

Career minor league slash of .241/.336/.276/.611
by UMFan83
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: This is the thread where we talk about how awesome Kris Bryant is
Replies: 598
Views: 46033

Re: This is the thread where we talk about how awesome Kris Bryant is

Have a seat, Neifi wrote:670 The Score
@670TheScore
Joe Maddon doesn't expect that Kris Bryant will get back to 100 percent this season; the #Cubs' goal is for his shoulder ailment to be 'manageable'

(link: https://bit.ly/2BaWZJ2) bit.ly/2BaWZJ2



Soooo back to right handed Jason Heyward then?
by UMFan83
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Better Call Saul (Again)
Replies: 593
Views: 21853

Re: Better Call Saul (Again)

WHOA... wait a sec? In that episode way back when Saul mentioned Nacho? Oh horsefeathers, I have to go back and watch that now. When they took the hood off his head he asked something along the lines of "Did Ignacio send you?" That's about it for Nacho in BB. Thanks. Yeah, I went back and...
by UMFan83
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 1310
Views: 63465

Re: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach

Good. Hopefully enough time to be a contributor week 1
by UMFan83
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Better Call Saul (Again)
Replies: 593
Views: 21853

Re: Better Call Saul (Again)

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:if I have learned one thing these past few days it's that nearly everyone I know needs to re-watch several episodes before they can talk to me about this show again


I found this helpful to jog my memory after a year away

by UMFan83
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: How much is 1 WAR worth?
Replies: 45
Views: 1070

Re: How much is 1 WAR worth?

What I’m really worried about is that 23 days in a row without an off day stretch that starts in a week
by UMFan83
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: General Fantasy Sports Discussions
Topic: Fantasy Football Draft/Keeper Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Fantasy Football Draft/Keeper Advice

So in our annual league last year my team got killed by injury and I decided to sell off members of my team for draft picks. I ended up with the 3rd overall pick and then the top 2 teams in my league’s second round picks so pretty much additional 1sts. So I will have 3 13 14 22 Anyways for keepers I...
by UMFan83
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: How much is 1 WAR worth?
Replies: 45
Views: 1070

Re: How much is 1 WAR worth?

We knew that this could happen, we were just in a little bit of euphoric denial. Pitchers are weird and Epstein especially does not really understand them, especially in comparison to the ridiculous track record this front office has in developing position players. It's just hard not to say "m...
by UMFan83
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: How much is 1 WAR worth?
Replies: 45
Views: 1070

Re: How much is 1 WAR worth?

The rotation pretty much all sucking when it was supposed to be our strength is one of the strangest things ever to me
by UMFan83
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4988
Views: 287547

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat



I love how Carrie says “if” because we’re so dong challenged that it’s a possibility they don’t hit a HR at Wrigley with him in the pen the rest of the year
by UMFan83
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-11-18
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-11-18

Random question but going to the Cougars game tonight. Any idea if there is anyone worth watching on Kane County or Burlington? It doesn’t look like it based on top prospect lists but figured I’d ask.

I miss the days when I could go to a Cougars game and see Schwarber play.
by UMFan83
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Sign Jorge De La Rosa
Replies: 9
Views: 342

Re: Cubs Sign Jorge De La Rosa

Looks like he is dramatically better against lefties, even this year (.927 OPS vs. righties, .716 OPS vs lefties)
by UMFan83
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Sign Jorge De La Rosa
Replies: 9
Views: 342

Re: Cubs Sign Jorge De La Rosa

Jeez, bad numbers. Add in the Hickey effect and he could be one of the worst pitchers ever!
by UMFan83
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 1338
Views: 91971

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Duke Silver wrote:https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/some-of-my-favorite-javier-baez-statistics/


They need to hire a writer solely assigned to write about Javy already.
by UMFan83
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 23694
Views: 848909

Re: Politics & Current Events

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:


I support the Tribune's shift to an Onion-style parody newspaper
by UMFan83
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3738
Views: 207946

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

ConstableRabbit wrote:Nightengale having a great night on Twitter. Apparently JD Martinez is an mvp finalist but Trout isn’t.


by UMFan83
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 614
Views: 29391

Re: Regular Season Rumors



Would be awesome if the As won the pennant after everyone spent all year talking about the Yankees, Red Sox and Astros
by UMFan83
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 1310
Views: 63465

Re: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach

*preseason performance means very little*

Fairly uninspiring first offensive and defensive possession
by UMFan83
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Video Game Thread
Replies: 1236
Views: 67201

Re: Video Game Thread

Umm yeah must buy this game as soon as it comes out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw_oH5oiUSE
by UMFan83
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread
Replies: 392
Views: 30069

Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Brian wrote:you mean the going to be 31 year old Kershaw that already goes on the DL at least once a year?


Persistent back problems tend to just kind of go away as you get older right?
by UMFan83
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 1338
Views: 91971

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Duke Silver wrote:By both bWAR and fWAR, Javy is on pace to have what would be a better season than all but one of Manny's seasons.


Holy horsefeathers that is amazing

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