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  1. NFL 2016 Week 13: Bigger, Stronger, Faster to IR

    I assume he's just there to return punts. Presumably not to be involved in any trick plays... Amendola got injured on a return because the 2nd round rookie DB that was supposed to have a high upside as a returner keeps muffing them. They surely aren't dumb enough to have Edelman fielding punts.
  2. NFL 2016 Week 13: Bigger, Stronger, Faster to IR

    Following up on this and the "amazing stats" conversation from earlier -- I forget where I read this, but Tom Brady was 17 years old when Jeff Fisher first got a head coaching job in the NFL, and now has something like 23 career wins more than Fisher.
  3. Hamilton Creator to Take Reins On Kingkiller Chronicles

    Good news. I don't know much about Hamilton but my knowledgeable friends are over the moon about this. Miranda and Rothfuss have been pretty cute on social media about it. Looking forward to see their powers combined.
  4. NFL 2016 Week 9: Once You Go Dak, You Never Go Back

    Ugh. As much as I hate the result, that was probably an okay no-call on that 4th down throw to Gronk (though I've certainly seen DPI called in that kind of tussling before). Gronk seemed to be concentrating more on getting the flag than catching the ball. Seemed like kind of an off game for him. Great game. Tough loss. Wish the Pats had gotten that missed fumble call earlier. But hard to overcome Edelman's fumble and that dumb pick by Brady.
  5. US Elections: Apocalypse Now

    I've been on my way out of NFL fandom for a while, and in fact have talked about this some in the NFL thread, but I appreciate the unrelated personal shot to remind me what a small person you are.
  6. US Elections: Apocalypse Now

    Criticisms of Netanyahu's government are not anti-Semitism.
  7. US Elections: Apocalypse Now

    They will likely pick up Congressional seats but the seat difference is so deep and districts are so befouled that it'd be hard to take back the House. And they're on defense a lot in the 2018 Senate elections, including nine Senators in states that Trump won. Not to mention there aren't many notable Democrats to coalesce around. Their top-heavy focus has really fucked the party's bench. Right now the de facto party leader is a lame duck President who's about to see his legislative legacy dismantled by Trump's chortling goons.
  8. US Elections: Apocalypse Now

    As surely as Democratic politicians crap themselves at the first sign of trouble, Republican politicians overplay their hand in self-destructive ways.
  9. NFL 2016 Week 9: Once You Go Dak, You Never Go Back

    Fuck this line of reasoning. The friendship of a gifted football coach who works for my local team is no fucking reason to think well of an obvious thin-skinned cruel racist bully. I don't care what Trump is like in private because Public Trump has done so much damage. I may have to sort of put my faith in Belichick over his assessment of Jamie Collins's worth to the team, but I'll believe what my own eyes tell me over his personal friendliness with a rancid cumstain of a failed human.
  10. Bastions of Humanity

    This is shitty, Sivin. I am sorry you feel so isolated. Should you decide to head up to New England, and need help getting your bearings, send me a PM. I have a number of LGBTQ friends up here with a decent support network. If you just want to talk or vent, likewise, PM. I think the only defense against the cruel and ignorant turn our nation has taken is to try to help each other.
  11. NFL 2016 Week 9: Once You Go Dak, You Never Go Back

    I'm still fucking scratching my head over it.
  12. Bastions of Humanity

    Well my South Asian friend got told, "Pack your bags, dot-head" on his commute to work. Something he hadn't been subjected to since grade school. Trump awakened America's ugly soul (maybe it never really slept) and the people who clung to his white supremacist message are emboldened. It's not always about politicians and their policies. It's usually just about us and the way we choose to treat people.
  13. Bastions of Humanity

    Massachusetts will be one of the last holdouts against Sauron. We manage to elect non-crazy Republicans even.
  14. US Elections - Could this be an American Brexit?

    No. It's not Putin or Comey or Jill Stein or Gary Johnson. It's us. It's just us.
  15. US Elections - Could this be an American Brexit?

    Well, Trump voters, if you thought government was terrible and corrupt before, you ain't seen nothing yet.