DanteGabriel

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

    One might consider that Carson Palmer and Sam Bradford had markedly different bodies of work prior to their trade demands.
  2. US Election: It's a post-TrumpDay world

    I'm depressed by Clinton-Trump too, but I came to accept even as I was voting for Bernie that he wouldn't be the nominee, so it was going to be Clinton vs. Someone Awful no matter what. Still, the solidification of the Republican electorate around Trump is more depressing in what it says about our political culture than the nomination of garden variety jackasses like Cruz or Kasich or Jeb! would have been. I think the focus on how Trump will attack Clinton is a little misguided. Unless an honest to goodness indictment drops before the election, I don't think Clinton's numbers on trustworthiness will move or become a critical weakness because people long ago settled on their political opinion of Hillary Clinton. I think there is real damage to be done to Trump's image and brand in the coming election. He's been able to play a savvy, authoritative, successful deal-maker on TV, but he's never had to be as non-manufacturedas he'll have to be in a general election. He's also never come under the kind of sustained attack that Clinton and Democratic affiliates will put on. If there are people who really do support Trump primarily for his "good businessman" image, will Clinton be able to discourage them with an assault on his business credibility?
  3. US Election: It's a post-TrumpDay world

    Here's a NYTimes article from a year ago talking about conservative groups targeting liberals with anti-Clintonsocial media memes: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/17/us/politics/the-right-aims-at-democrats-on-social-media-to-hit-clinton.html?_r=0
  4. NFL 2016: Is there a draft in here or is it just me?

    I believe the sordid Rice story did, in fact, involve the Ravens' owner discussing leniency with Goodell over a game of golf at Augusta. The Ravens put on a full-court press to protect Ray Rice before it went public. http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/11551518/how-ray-rice-scandal-unfolded-baltimore-ravens-roger-goodell-nfl
  5. NFL 2016: Is there a draft in here or is it just me?

    Here: Seems like he wouldbe useful to you when Belichick tries the A-gap blitzes with Hightower and Collins that have worked pretty well in the last couple of years. My reaction to the Colts picking up a center was one of dismay.
  6. NFL 2016: Is there a draft in here or is it just me?

    The preponderance of evidence shows it is more likely than not that Ramsey is generally aware of how to play DE.
  7. NFL 2016: Is there a draft in here or is it just me?

    I'm tracking it through ESPN to reward them for firing Curt Schilling.
  8. US Election: It's a post-TrumpDay world

    I think he needed something to get some media time and attention the day after getting blown out in five states (he might not have gotten a single delegate). I also wonder how many people were actually willing to join his ticket, given how widely loathed he is and how far behind he is. Fiorina must be desperate to stay relevant.
  9. NFL 2016: Is there a draft in here or is it just me?

    Of course it isn't the end of the world. If Janeane Garofalo is halfway competent, there's a decent chance they come out of that stretch 3-1.The botched sting, the obvious railroading, and the genesis of this whole thing with Indy and Baltimore and their collusion with a former Jets exec in the NFL operations officeare what really keep me pissed off about this. In retrospect, if he's going to lose the 4 games, maybe it shoulda been last year, so we'd have the handy "Brady got suspended" excuse to explainhow the Pats pissed away home field advantage in the final weeks of the season.
  10. US Election: It's a post-TrumpDay world

    Quoting my own post for a correction. Cruz isn't the devil. Trump's campaign manager is. Or at least a fucking favored servant. http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/04/paul_manafort_isn_t_a_gop_retread_he_s_made_a_career_of_reinventing_tyrants.html He took money from the dictator who killed my father. Given his client list, I wouldn't be surprised if there was literally blood on some of his payments.
  11. US Election: It's a post-TrumpDay world

    Indeed, "Lucifer in the flesh" by the reckoning of the previous Speaker of the House.
  12. NFL 2016: Is there a draft in here or is it just me?

    I wonder if 49ers and Eagles fans would consent to trade their management groups for each other? As a part-time 49ers fan, I think I'd be willing to roll the dice with Eagles ownership rather than continue to be Jed York's school project.
  13. US Election: It's a post-TrumpDay world

    Rush Limbaugh is about six years overdue on his pledge to move to Costa Rica if Obamacare got passed. I guess he looked it up and found out they have public health care there too.
  14. U.S. Politics: The Bipartisan Dismemberment of the VA

    Amazing. Lydia from Breaking Bad went on to work for John McCain. Well, his temper's about the same as Tuco's.
  15. NFL 2016: Is there a draft in here or is it just me?

    To put things in perspective, Aaron Rodgers had earned about $50 million through the first eight years of his career (2005-2012). Sometimes it pays to peak in college, I guess.