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by champaignchris
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Are we getting Black Monday II? Bears offseason thread
Replies: 241
Views: 4019

Re: Are we getting Black Monday II? Bears offseason thread

I would bet that the Bears end up with Wentz or Ryan this offseason. More likely Wentz because he's younger and knows the system. I don’t like the idea of the Bears picking up Wentz. Physically, Wentz and Trubisky are completely different QBs, but in terms of production, they’ve put up very similar...
by champaignchris
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Are we getting Black Monday II? Bears offseason thread
Replies: 241
Views: 4019

Re: Are we getting Black Monday II? Bears offseason thread

They can definitely make it work. Watson's cap hit increase in 2022 actually sets up perfectly with the Bears being able to get out of some of the big contracts. Even if they don't cut Mack until AFTER 2022, they can save 24M by cutting Quinn and Jackson with a June 1 designation. Then there's Fole...
by champaignchris
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Black Monday 2021
Replies: 58
Views: 1896

Re: Black Monday 2021

College HC and pro HC seem like they require different skill sets. It seems like the guys who’ve washed out transitioning from one to the other far outweigh the success stories, but maybe not. Maybe it’s just that all coaches wash out at a really high rate. The NFL HCs who went directly from college...
by champaignchris
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NBA 20-21 Season
Replies: 32
Views: 1078

Re: NBA 20-21 Season

This has been the issue with NBA basketball for generations... At any one time there are maybe a dozen basketball players in the world that are heads and shoulders better than everyone else. The smaller teams compared to other team sports means that these elite players have a disproportionate impact...
by champaignchris
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NBA 20-21 Season
Replies: 32
Views: 1078

Re: NBA 20-21 Season

If the Pacers just traded 1 year of Oladipo and nothing else for 3 years of Lavert, I'm fine with that. Oladipo wasn't going to re-sign with the Pacers at the end of the year. Not much difference between the two in performance at this point anyway. Lavert is 2 years younger and probably more reliabl...
by champaignchris
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Are we getting Black Monday II? Bears offseason thread
Replies: 241
Views: 4019

Re: Are we getting Black Monday II? Bears offseason thread

Proven Veteran wrote:Hilarious to only fire the DC of a team with an incompetent offense.


Yes. But... you could argue that the team essentially already fired its offensive coordinator back in week 11.
by champaignchris
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Wild Card Round: #7 Bears @ #2 Saints, 3:40 CT on 1/10
Replies: 337
Views: 5369

Re: Wild Card Round: #7 Bears @ #2 Saints, 3:40 CT on 1/10

Why not give a try? Of course, success with the Chiefs doesn't translate into success elsewhere, hitting on Maholmes like they did, while a product of good scouting, there's still an element of luck or an uncontrollable variable that broke in their favor, something that cannot be replicated. I'm al...
by champaignchris
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bulls '20-'21
Replies: 77
Views: 2711

Re: Bulls '20-'21

I’m probably the only Pacers fan here. I’m glad they brought back the whole team. I’m really curious to see what they can do with any health at all. They didn’t have Brogdon, Sabonis, Oladipo and Warren all on the court at any single time last year. I think 3rd in the East is a realistic goal, but b...
by champaignchris
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Week 16 Bears @ Jags
Replies: 146
Views: 3115

Re: Week 16 Bears @ Jags

Outshined_One wrote:This team will horsefeathers it up against the Packers after annihilating the Jags. It's destiny.


Won’t matter if the Cardinals lose to the Rams, which they will if they play anything like they did today.
by champaignchris
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Week 16 Bears @ Jags
Replies: 146
Views: 3115

Re: Week 16 Bears @ Jags

I’m just assuming they’ll go 9-7 and still miss. These last-team-out scenarios never go our way. One of my earliest bears memories is listening to this game on the radio and having complete faith that Steve Young and Jerry Rice would save us: https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/1995122...
by champaignchris
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears Week 14: Deshaun Watson Makes his Soldier Field Debut
Replies: 182
Views: 3546

Re: Bears Week 14: Deshaun Watson Makes his Soldier Field Debut

Wanna hear something really dumb? I know it can never happen, but I wouldn't hate Trubisky hanging around as a backup after this year. He's fine as a backup, he's fun to root for, and he's "homegrown." It would be too weird/distraction-y and Foles is already under contract, though. rawact...
by champaignchris
Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Len Kasper taking White Sox radio job
Replies: 290
Views: 6780

Re: Len Kasper taking White Sox radio job

My hottest in the moment take is that if Len wanted to do radio so badly then they should've put Pat(who has very much lost his fastball) out to pasture. i don't disagree, but they'd never do that (and len would probably want nothing to do with forcing him out) aren't you my anti-vin scully buddy t...
by champaignchris
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Bears still have to play games (I guess it's Packers week too)
Replies: 267
Views: 5117

Re: The Bears still have to play games (I guess it's Packers week too)

Seems nearly impossible, regardless of the front office they've unable to find a QB guess that leaves lucking into one chances of which are slim to none. eh, they had Cutler, he was decent. unfortunately he was just overshadowed by GB pulling HOF QB's out of thin air. I think the key for the Bears ...
by champaignchris
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Bears still have to play games (I guess it's Packers week too)
Replies: 267
Views: 5117

Re: The Bears still have to play games (I guess it's Packers week too)

SouthSideRyan wrote:...which they used on Curtis Enis.


Fred Taylor was picked 9th.
by champaignchris
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Bears still have to play games (I guess it's Packers week too)
Replies: 267
Views: 5117

Re: The Bears still have to play games (I guess it's Packers week too)

https://mobile.twitter.com/BryanDFischer/status/1333255835175116800 I forgot how much they paid for Chase Daniel. The same year the Bears signed Daniel to that 2 year/$10MM contract, Ryan Fitzpatrick signed with the Bucs for i year/$3MM. But you can do that with that entire list of qbs. They overpa...
by champaignchris
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Basketball 2020-2021
Replies: 78
Views: 3246

Re: College Basketball 2020-2021

The Illini are ranked 8th? I've been completely checked out on them for a couple years. Are they back, back or is this kind of getting lucky with graduations? They’ve had about 3 great recruiting classes in a row and have two likely lottery picks in their starting lineup. They’re long, deep, athlet...
by champaignchris
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 702
Views: 36117

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

Restart? Watch this Board bitch and cry when they are 20 games out of first place. I don't think you understand this board if you think people here will care about the standings during the first year of a complete teardown. Or I guess maybe I don't understand the board. It will depend, right? Trade...
by champaignchris
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 702
Views: 36117

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

I think, more likely than the Cubs just sending cash with Bryant is them taking back a bad, but cheaper contract in return. So, in the Braves’ case maybe Ender Inciarte.
by champaignchris
Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 702
Views: 36117

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

If the Cubs are going to tear it all down, Darvish and Hendricks would easily be their most bankable commodities in terms of prospect return.

But there’d be no reason to tie one of them to Kimbrel and reduce the return.
by champaignchris
Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: White Sox parts ways with Renteria and hire...Tony La Russa? Seriously? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Replies: 89
Views: 4616

Re: White Sox parts ways with Renteria and hire...Tony La Russa? Seriously? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

CubinNY wrote:Who wants to take bets that they have a worse winning % next year?


That’s more likely than not. They need to win 94 games not to have a worse winning percentage.
by champaignchris
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 702
Views: 36117

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

Based on the MLBTR contract estimates I’d be interested in some combo of; -Q 2/18 -Wong 2/16 -Profar 1/7 -Ray 1/6 -C. Hernandez 1/6 -Minor 1/6 -Desclafani 1/4 That’s close to what I was looking at. To Descalfini and Hernandez I added... JBJ 2/16 Archer 1/4 Melanson 1/4 If these contract estimates a...
by champaignchris
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 702
Views: 36117

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

TomtheBombadil wrote:https://twitter.com/Feinsand/status/1323018906378899457?s=20

Didi Gregorius without a QO is interesting. I wonder how into 2B he and his agents would be? 2B posted a 91 wRC+ in 2020, 94 and 93 in 2019 and 2018


Everyone but Bauer and Realmuto should probably jump on that QO.
by champaignchris
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 702
Views: 36117

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

This is gonna be bad, idk if there’s a season until they figure out a new CBA. The players won’t just keep going along with this. https://twitter.com/markasaxon/status/1321565765431107591?s=20 He'd be a solid pickup for second base next year YOU WATCH YOUR horsefeathers MOUTH He is among the most a...
by champaignchris
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NFL Week 7
Replies: 48
Views: 1493

Re: NFL Week 7

Didn't realize that the Dolphins were on their bye week when they made the early announcement that they were going with Tua as the starter for their next game. That makes me believe they did it to try and get a good draft pick for Fitz prior to the trade deadline. Announcing that he was being releg...
by champaignchris
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7389
Views: 717985

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Yeah, Trueblood was trying to push a similar narrative earlier this week and it doesn't land. On top of what jersey said, since 2015 the Cubs are 3rd in MLB in wins, including more than the Yankees, who were Trueblood's 'consistent excellence' barometer they were failing to meet. The short to mediu...

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