SkynJay

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  1. NFL 2016 Draft: To 6 More Rounds Of Misery And Joy!

    Bradford can look down south, remember that Drew Brees was about to be ran out of San Diego until Rivers held out for his rookie contract, and see the gameplan he needs to follow. Or he can ride the pine and count his money on the sideline for the cameras with a big ol' grin.
  2. May 2016 reads

    We each have our own thoughts of course. And I miss the thread that had our thoughts lined up. But what me mad was..
  3. May 2016 reads

    The book pissed me off and the praise it was getting almost made me go Darth Richard on a few people. The ending was one of the biggest FU moments I have ever seen directed to a reader. On the other hand glad to see some more Fifth Season fans cropping up on this thread. Apperently I am still loved despite shuttering the old blog. I have the new Alex Marshall book in front of me so as someone who loved the first I suppose that will be my next read once I get some time.
  4. NFL 2016 Draft: To 6 More Rounds Of Misery And Joy!

    I have spent the last few days reading everything I can about Paxton Lynch. I think I can best describe my mood as cautiously optimistic. He appears to be more accurate than expected and even though he is mobile he still looks to pass first. I know he ran the spread but with a year to sit and learn I am pretty sure I am happy with this pick. I saw more than one site that thought he was the best QB in the draft though all stated that that was after a year or more of NFL practices under his belt. I don't even think Sanchez is the worst thing ever for this year; I firmly believe this will still be a playoff team mostly likely as a wild card (I foresee KC taking the division finally and the Raiders still being a year away). If Sanchez gives me the numbers Jace is showing and the backs can combine for 1800 yards I will be pretty ecstatic next year. And with an improved line and perhaps the steel of the draft of Booker in the 4th it isn't outside the realm of possibility.
  5. April 2016 Reads

    Has I read those three in a row as my first Discworld plunge I would have given up rather than be the rabid fan I am. Soul Music and Hogfather are some of my least favorite.
  6. I know I am late on this but I gotta defend Manning here. He was AWFUL before being benched and when he came back he looked very pedestrian. But two factors can't be over stated. 1. By that point the team knew the best bet was the Defense and the game plan completely revolved around that fact. 2. Manning'so pocket presence is one of the most underestimated pieces of the playoff run. The line was porous and Manning avoided sacks. Granted his diminished skills meant he was throwing it away when he saw the blitz instead of the old days of making a defense pay. But he was still better for the team than any number of mediocre QB's a la Fitz.
  7. NBA 2016 Playoffs Edition: Farewell, Kobe!

    Is Curry any smaller than Isiah Thomas?
  8. April 2016 Reads

    Finished The City and The City finally. Took me over a week to read the first hundred pages. Read the next 200 tonight. Somehow weirder feeling than the Bas Lag stuff despite appearing to be more grounded in reality with only a small (but very important) amount of the fantastical. Now I am going back to The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet which I pushed aside only due to a library trip. I am also working through Battle Cry of Freedom by James McPherson because it is listed as THE Civil War book if one wants a single volume recap.
  9. Goodkind 54: How to Revive a Dead Dick

    Lost in Evil Chickens, Moonblood BJ's, and Clinton's are evil is perhaps the strangest story and it involves Nicci. Long distance rape. Nicci put a spell on Khalan in which any pain Nicci feels is passed along to Khalan. She used it to ensure Dick doesn't defy her. And when she decides to punish him she sexual assists him; which Khalan feels from hundreds of miles away. Luckily Dick makes a beautiful statue later and Nicci joins the side of AWESOME.
  10. Jackson, not Hamilton to be replaced on US Currency

    'Your side' would be screaming All Lives Matter! at her and accusing her of inciting violence on Fox News if she were alive today.
  11. NBA 2016 Playoffs Edition: Farewell, Kobe!

    I stayed up late to watch Green bounce an inbound pass off his foot. I am so ready for the next round. Even when winning the Rockets are horrible to watch.
  12. I want this most of all. Where the hell is my War craft 4 announcement?
  13. Denver doesn't want to give a third rounder for Kaep, no chance of one for Bradford. If they didn't already have Sanchez I'd fear a trade for Bradford but I don't see them going after him even if he agreed to reduce his salery.
  14. US Election: To NY and Beyond

    I don't have a problem with this per se but Kos ought to be careful with their arguments here. Because when the next line of voter ID laws comes around much of that same snark will come back around. "If you had really wanted to vote you could have x, y, and z months ago to be ready."
  15. April 2016 Reads

    I finally finished a book so I could even consider posting in it. Founding Brothers was a short little snapshot early United States history. It has five (six?) little shorts dealing with Hamilton's Duel, Adam's precidency, Franklin's anti-slavery proposal, etc. I found it quite enjoyable and still find myself on a bit of a founding father's kick so I think I will dig up Jefferson's biography next. Seeing these founders as people, rather than the near gods they are often presented as, makes them so much more interesting. I am working on The City and the City which is slow going but rewarding thus far. I also have Thud by Pratchett on my night stand and The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers on my kindle. If i work real hard maybe I can get three books read this April.