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by bukie
Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: FG Playoff Odds are out today!
Replies: 16
Views: 1223

Re: FG Playoff Odds are out today!

Over 50% to make the NLCS before the season starts.
by bukie
Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NCAA Mock Tourney Selection 2016
Replies: 129
Views: 5240

Re: NCAA Mock Tourney Selection 2016

One other thing, don't include ineligible teams in your lists. I know SMU and Louisville specifically are ineligible, and there's a bunch of teams ineligible for NCAA APR failures. I'll see if I can find a list somewhere.
by bukie
Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NCAA Mock Tourney Selection 2016
Replies: 129
Views: 5240

Re: NCAA Mock Tourney Selection 2016

Also, my team is Illinois, so I won't be putting them on any of my lists.
by bukie
Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NCAA Mock Tourney Selection 2016
Replies: 129
Views: 5240

Re: NCAA Mock Tourney Selection 2016

Also note, I didn't link anyone else's bracketology or selection, because we're not trying to mimic anyone else, we're picking our own teams.
by bukie
Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NCAA Mock Tourney Selection 2016
Replies: 129
Views: 5240

NCAA Mock Tourney Selection 2016

Well it's that time of year again, time to watch college basketball for a month until baseball gets going. This is the 12th annual NCAA Mock Tourney selection committee. To participate, be prepared to send 3-4 lists of teams every day starting Tuesday next week until Sunday next week. It should take...
by bukie
Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:07 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: How many games will the Cubs win in 2016?
Replies: 12
Views: 1786

How many games will the Cubs win in 2016?

Next year is here.
by bukie
Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs sign Shane Victorino to minor league deal
Replies: 86
Views: 5711

Re: Cubs sign Shane Victorino to minor league deal

Pushfrog98 wrote:In all the excitement over getting Fowler to return, incompletely forgot about Murton.

So you partially forgot about Murton?
by bukie
Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Sexy Dexy Talk
Replies: 443
Views: 23238

Re: Why is Carrie Muskat tweeting that fowler is back to the Cubs on a 1 year deal?

Part of me wants to see an ending to this with Manfred announcing that the NL will incorporate a DH effective immediately, upon which Theo simply walks up and drops the mic and walks out.
by bukie
Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Sexy Dexy Talk
Replies: 443
Views: 23238

Re: Why is Carrie Muskat tweeting that fowler is back to the Cubs on a 1 year deal?

Just when I think I read the stupidest argument in NSBB history, this thread continues to one up itself.
by bukie
Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Basketball 2015-16
Replies: 370
Views: 18071

Re: College Basketball 2015-16

I can run the selection committee again, but it would be good if we can get 8-10 different people weighing in. Otherwise it just turns into me being Joe Lunardi and nobody really wants that. I also haven't watched a single game since December, so it'll be like I'm on the actual committee. Create a ...
by bukie
Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Basketball 2015-16
Replies: 370
Views: 18071

Re: College Basketball 2015-16

I can run the selection committee again, but it would be good if we can get 8-10 different people weighing in. Otherwise it just turns into me being Joe Lunardi and nobody really wants that.

I also haven't watched a single game since December, so it'll be like I'm on the actual committee.
by bukie
Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:06 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2254
Views: 93522

Re: soccer soccer soccer

Four MLS teams against four Mexican teams in the CCL quarters. How many advance? I say one, and the timing of the games sucks for the MLS teams.
by bukie
Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Basketball 2015-16
Replies: 370
Views: 18071

Re: College Basketball 2015-16

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Bob Huggins and his coaching tree pioneered Murderball, please show it respect and call it by its proper name

My question is if his coaching tree is an actual oak log that his players use to swing at players going by?
by bukie
Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:45 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Single Game Tickets (Pre-sale info page 2, after the silliness)
Replies: 75
Views: 3976

Re: Single Game Tickets

fivepercent wrote:this thread is fantastic but has anyone found the single game prices yet?

It's ok, I'll get to the bottom of this. I sent a letter to Wrigley Field this morning, should hear back within six weeks.
by bukie
Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2254
Views: 93522

Re: soccer soccer soccer

There's really no such thing as a "group of death" in the Copa. Only thing that makes it slightly harder than any other group is having Costa Rica in it instead of Jamaica/Haiti/Panama (though, the US lost to Jamaca AND Panama just last year so it doesn't matter that much). They were alway...
by bukie
Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Projecting the 2016 Cubs
Replies: 326
Views: 21932

Re: Projecting the 2016 Cubs

Which one of these "expert" opinions comes from a Cardinals writer? No. 1: Is this the Chicago Cubs' year? Jesse Rogers: Answering that question means answering it twice -- once for the regular season and once for the playoffs. Remarkably, the Cubs have gone to the postseason in back-to-ba...
by bukie
Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Projecting the 2016 Cubs
Replies: 326
Views: 21932

Re: Projecting the 2016 Cubs

bukie wrote:So to change the subject, predict the rank of the following nine Cubs hitters by overall offense (say wOBA):

Baez
Bryant
Heyward
Montero
Rizzo
Russell
Schwarber
Soler
Zobrist


As for me:
Rizzo
Bryant
Soler
Baez
Russell
Schwarber
Heyward
Zobrist
Montero
by bukie
Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Projecting the 2016 Cubs
Replies: 326
Views: 21932

Re: Projecting the 2016 Cubs

So to change the subject, predict the rank of the following nine Cubs hitters by overall offense (say wOBA):

Baez
Bryant
Heyward
Montero
Rizzo
Russell
Schwarber
Soler
Zobrist
by bukie
Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Projecting the 2016 Cubs
Replies: 326
Views: 21932

Re: Projecting the 2016 Cubs

The Cubs would handle it exactly the same way they did last year when Montero got hurt. Ross would be the primary catcher and Schwarber would spot start. I felt like two sentences on the subject was sufficient considering both the minimal impact and the exact same scenario already happened last yea...
by bukie
Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Projecting the 2016 Cubs
Replies: 326
Views: 21932

Re: Projecting the 2016 Cubs

The Cubs would handle it exactly the same way they did last year when Montero got hurt. Ross would be the primary catcher and Schwarber would spot start.
by bukie
Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:57 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Projecting the 2016 Cubs
Replies: 326
Views: 21932

Re: Projecting the 2016 Cubs

Jonah Keri writes for SI now: http://www.si.com/mlb/2016/02/18/the-30-preseason-power-rankings 1 CHICAGO CUBS On paper, this is the best team in baseball by a decent margin. Not satisfied with making the NLCS last year, the Cubs went out and signed the best position player on the market (Jason Heywa...
by bukie
Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Projecting the 2016 Cubs
Replies: 326
Views: 21932

Re: Projecting the 2016 Cubs

Well, yeah, except most of the projections have them in the low to mid 90s, not 100. So they would need some positive variance overall to get to 100. None of the statistical projections have them in the low to mid 90s except PECOTA. Vegas is not a stat projection. Steamer has them at 99, ZiPs has t...
by bukie
Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Projecting the 2016 Cubs
Replies: 326
Views: 21932

Re: Projecting the 2016 Cubs

I feel like a lot of people aren't really understanding the statistic projections clearly. Statistical projections nearly always predict slight regression in every player. Meaning, if every player on the Cubs regressed slightly towards replacement level, the Cubs would project to WIN 100 GAMES . No...
by bukie
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Projecting the 2016 Cubs
Replies: 326
Views: 21932

Re: Projecting the 2016 Cubs

I feel like a lot of people aren't really understanding the statistic projections clearly. Statistical projections nearly always predict slight regression in every player. Meaning, if every player on the Cubs regressed slightly towards replacement level, the Cubs would project to WIN 100 GAMES . Now...
by bukie
Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Blackhawks 15-16 season
Replies: 268
Views: 13275

Re: Blackhawks 15-16 season

I wouldn't mind the tie in the NHL if teams weren't playing for the tie in the last 5 mins of regulation. I think there should be a bigger incentive to win. 3 points for a win, 1 for a tie. Of course I think if they keep the current system there should be 3 points for a regulation win, 2 for an OT ...

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