James Arryn

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  1. NHL Playoffs: Stanley's Suitors

    Appreciated, guys. And I am excited, I'm a total build through the draft/rebuild guy, and this is the first of my teams to ever really do it, so I'm enjoying it. But it hurts because this series was there for the taking. Not that Washington played poorly, they were often dominant in this series. But to my surprise, so were we. I came into this season wanting one more great draft. The pragmatist in me says that would ultimately have been of greater benefit than a first round exit, but it felt great. Of course if feelings made any sense we'd call them thoughts.
  2. NHL Playoffs: Stanley's Suitors

    Hello darkness, my old friend.
  3. MLB 2017 - if you build it, they will cub

    The state of affairs in Toronto: Justin Smoak is our best hitter.
  4. NBA 2017: Playoffs? Playoffs?!

    He pretty much was on a super-team. They were a 55 win team (would finish 3rd overall this year) during his retirement. Pippen is one of the all time best Second stars, and they had guys like Rodman, Kukoc, and Grant, plus nice role players like Kerr, Cartwright, Armstrong etc.
  5. NHL Playoffs: Stanley's Suitors

    Much fucking bitterness.
  6. French politics: houlala!

    Why does 'people being fed up' seem to translate so naturally to a vote for right-wing bigotry? Why does 'change for changes sake' seem to become hard-line conservatism, the people most idealogicaly opposed to actual change?
  7. NHL Playoffs: Stanley's Suitors

    I hear ya, but if the game's decided on a ppg for a non-penalty because of the name on the back of the jersey, expect much bitterness.
  8. NBA 2017: Playoffs? Playoffs?!

    In the NHL it seems to happen pretty smoothly. Almost all Next Big Things turn out to be legit, and stay mostly scandal free.
  9. NHL Playoffs: Stanley's Suitors

    Someone on Washington ought to show Ovechkin the replay, because he's playing like he's got a vendetta and it'll get him kicked if he keeps it up.
  10. NHL Playoffs: Stanley's Suitors

    Yeah, i didn't think it was dirty on first replay, but the crowd and his reaction...studies show this is why home field/court/ice advantage is a thing, because refs respond to environments like other humans.
  11. NHL Playoffs: Stanley's Suitors

    Crap, looks like Ovechkin's hurt. Even with a decimated d-squad you never want to see the other team's stars go down.
  12. NFL Offseason: What's a Chris Collins Worth?

    So Aaron Hernandez' brain going for football related studies. Suppose they fight significant CTE?
  13. MLB 2017 - if you build it, they will cub

    Sounds good. Try not to blow out your shoulder, mind.
  14. MLB 2017 - if you build it, they will cub

    Maybe go dirt-biking instead?
  15. NBA 2017: Playoffs? Playoffs?!

    Box score has Westbrook at 43 shots, plus 18 free throws. I only got to see the 4th, and at least for that I'd have to grade IE on the idea his teammates can't score. He's a battler, but I honestly don't see that his teammates have much of a chance to get any kind of feel with him on the floor. Maybe do a Larry Brown Chucker Special where the entire offence is built around the assumption he's shooting and you're gonna try and get offensive boards or second chances, build your roster on that plus D like with Iverson? I doubt you're gonna get RW to dial it back any time soon, and he's clearly your best player, so...? The play that jumped out at me was that huge no call on the over and backs it's like 2-3 mins left. It wasn't remotely close...took two steps to get back into the front court...and there was zero chance any Rocket had touched it, so either the refs were inexplicably ignoring the ball or they forgot it was a rule. Can't possibly be a 'judgment' call as there was nothing whatever to judge. That could have been a huge moment, but fortunately for Houston it was irrelevant in the end. But it stands out more because there is literally no argument for the non-call that I can think of.