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  1. College Basketball - Year of the Blue Bloods?

    Shame on Indiana for that, seriously. Penn State hoops? Arizona played a great first half @ UCLA today and hung on to win. Arizona, UCLA, and Oregon now all have two losses each and look really even. Arizona could have been flying under the radar nationally as one of their best players Trier was suspended until today. He didn't start but played well once he got in, and they were only a 2 loss team up to this point. I'm hopeful that this could be the first time in ages that multiple Pac-10/12 teams make it deep in March.
  2. Thanks. I forget where I'd heard 29 but remember thinking it sounded surprisingly young when I heard it. Here's a question though: how many QB's have one the MVP at least once and not made the Hall of Fame? Ryan might win it this year and might have several peak years with Julio remaining.
  3. On the thread title, it's interesting to think that we might have four Hall of Fame QB's on our four remaining teams. How often does happen? Brady is a sure-fire as one could be, and I have to think that Rodgers and Ben are pretty close to also being locks. Ryan is the only question, but if he has a few more years like this one (and I think he's 29) he could be there as well.
  4. Bakker XLVI: Make Eärwa Great Again

    So good. "I've always been told that I'm very wakeful" is my favorite. Bravo.
  5. NFL Divisional Playoffs: 3 games and Brady

    For the record, I think that Tommy owns it too. I think that even if one wants to weigh things like how much Hoodie was a factor Brady's career is just that remarkable. The only way Rodgers could match him would be if he was in conference title games and superb owls almost annually for the next five years by which he himself would be 39 or so.
  6. NFL Divisional Playoffs: 3 games and Brady

    Best QB of all time is so interesting and so hard to peg. And I keep feeling steered back to the question of their situation. Not only in the sense that it impacts how much they can win (like, couldn't anyone have won a lot with the Dallas teams Aikman had?) but also the debate over whether it's the situation that's so good or whether the QB is that legit (maybe Aikman is super underrated?). Rodgers has skills that are so off the charts that in his case there's little doubt. That game-winning throw Sunday was one that almost no other QB, maybe literally no other QB, could have made. I think the argument could be made that Rodgers' ceiling is the highest ever. But I would agree with upthread that he's got a lot to accomplish in not a lot of time to make a legit case for GOAT. Brady's resume is preposterous. I cannot imagine ever seeing it equaled as it currently stands, and there is a not unreasonable chance that he will still add to it considerably. But let's say for the sake of argument the relatively uncontroversial believe that Darth Hoodie is a super-elite, maybe best of all time, coach. If that is the case ought we not downgrade Brady just a bit? ETA: Or maybe Brady is that good and Hoodie is overrated; round and round we go. If McCarthy is a fool ought we not upgrade Rodgers just a bit? I don't mean to make too much of a comparison between those two QB's; just spitballing on all of the angles on the fascinating question of greatest QB ever.
  7. Bakker XLVI: Make Eärwa Great Again

    I would like to vigorously endorse the thread title. Have you guys noticed that Kellhus is, like, a really smart person?. Also, prediction for the next book: Kellhus is going to take down the Consult, bigly.
  8. January Reading 2017

    I would say that two of Mitchell's other works, his debut Ghostwritten and his most famous Cloud Atlas, are in the same wheelhouse as The Bone Clocks. Thousand Autumns and Black Swan Green are both kind of different from that first group if you ask me. The one I've not read is Number 9 Dream. I loved Bone Clocks but sometimes wonder if I'm so impressed by Mitchell's technical skills that I overrate the story.
  9. NFL Divisional Playoffs: 3 games and Brady

    Another thing to think about: if the Pats could pull this out Brady would have a 5th ring and no longer be tied with any other QB in that department which would bolster his claim to best of all time. Hell, how many AFC title games has he been to? Without looking it up I'm guessing this is like 10 or 11.
  10. NFL Divisional Playoffs: 3 games and Brady

    If Pittsburgh v. Green Bay did happen it would be a rematch of the 2011 Superb Owl with the same QB's and coaches. That doesn't happen too often many years later, but one could argue that those are two of the most consistent franchises and likeliest to make such a thing happen. Cowherd today was saying that he thinks Andy Reid is probably thinking hard about trying to find something better than Alex Smith not saying Smith is bad per se but just not good enough to win it all. And he was saying that KC is loaded enough overall that they can't waste their window. He was proposing looking at trading a few key players for Handsome Jimmy. ETA: If Handsome Jimmy is easily better than Alex Smith than I'd have a hard time seeing Darth Hoodie just hooking KC up like that even for some nice talent in return.
  11. NFL Divisional Playoffs: 3 games and Brady

    Green Bay's corners struggled today. They are going to have a nightmare on their hands with Julio. What a player.
  12. NFL Divisional Playoffs: 3 games and Brady

    Such an exciting round next weekend. I felt kind of badly for KC being disrespected coming into today with the year they've had, but let's face it, Pittsburgh was the sexier team with the better chance of beating the Pats and going all the way. And Green Bay feels like a much higher seed with the way they and Rodgers are playing. And Atlanta might have had the most impressive game of all this weekend. Can't wait.
  13. NFL Divisional Playoffs: 3 games and Brady

    Manning from Denver doesn't count. That was a very special situation (and I'm talking a career). Chad Pennington is a great call though. Almost certainly a weaker arm than Smith.
  14. NFL Divisional Playoffs: 3 games and Brady

    All sarcasm aside and being a huge Rodgers homer I am happy how it all turned out but by that I also mean that I'm happy that things have turned out pretty solid for Alex Smith. I think there's no doubt Rodgers was better, but Smith was a ton of fun to watch in college, was thrown to the wolves in a really shit situation for SF when he was drafted, stuck with it, and has been a fine QB for KC for a few years now. And all of that while, contrary to Rodgers, being quite limited with his arm talent. It's really a testament to his intangibles. Hell, it's hard to think of a QB as successful as Smith with as limited arm talent. ETA: And then Alex Smith goes deep as much as Alex Smith ever does as if to spite me and Kelce drops it.
  15. NFL Divisional Playoffs: 3 games and Brady

    I would also add that he does it fairly routinely. He has throws/plays on a regular basis that would be the play of the year for lesser QB's.