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Jaime L

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    Says something like, you and me babe, how about it
  • Birthday 12/18/1980

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  1. Jaime L

    Westeros Experts League 2018

    Looks like the only possible day still left is Tuesday August 27th factoring in days that don't work for people and other Westeros FFL drafts I'm aware of. Does the 27th work for everyone? If not, think we'll need to stick with the 4th and Race may have to dual device (which I know is not easy).
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    Best Sitcom Episodes Ever

    Me too. Just thinking about every Costanza moment makes me laugh. I don't know what to believe! You're eating onions, you're spotting dimes, I don't know what the hell is going on. Agreed. Think this is exactly the sweet spot. Season 3 it was good but still too conventional a lot of the time (although Homer at the Bat is utterly fantastic). Season 9 it went too far the other way and lost all mooring in being even passingly realistic - the two Skinners episode? FFS Fortunately, they surely must have righted the ship in the *checks calendar* 21 years since....
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    Westeros Experts League 2018

    Ok, awesome. We have a full league. I have Race's email so will send the league invite on. Think I just need one from @fuentez1138 and @JJ Lannister to send out invites as new Experts entrants. Feel free to PM your email to me. Ok, thus far only Dracarys has listed draft dates that don't work for him. Assuming the remaining ones are fine for everyone? Based on that assumption I propose a Wednesday, September 4th 8:30 EST/5:30 PST draft. If that doesn't work for anyone, let me know sooner rather than later. Will set that up in the system once we have 10 teams in Yahoo.
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    Best Sitcom Episodes Ever

    The Simpsons - Last Exit to Springfield - "Dental plan...Lisa needs braces". Honorable Mention: Cape Feare, Homer goes to space, Community - The second paintball one, the two-parter. Honorable Mention: Conspiracy Theories and Interior Design The Office - Dinner Party is probably the best, but Fun Run makes me laugh the hardest. Honorable Mention: Goodbye Toby, Casino Night. Seinfeld - Marine Biologist. Honorable Mention: The Summer of George, The Van Buren Boys. George Costanza is the greatest character in sitcom history.
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    Westeros Experts League 2018

    Pinged a couple times, and tried PMing Race a couple days ago but still luck. @Mya Stone, feel like you're the best bet to maybe have some other means to reach out to him? If anyone else is in contact with him, let me know. Can give him, at most, another week (til the 20th) to express his intent to play in Experts this year otherwise going to have to open that spot back up and look at contingency options of who is next most qualified to fill this league.
  6. Yeah, it's hard to separate the extent a draft is talent poor or guys just not reaching their potential. I tend to agree the issue was largely the latter. '96-'98 gave us Iverson, Allen, Nash, Kobe, Duncan, Billups, McGrady, Nowitzki, Pierce, Carter but after that the wheels came off. '99 I remember being a good draft but it really wasn't. It went Elton Brand, Steve Francis, Baron Davis 1-2-3 and I remember thinking of all 3 as big time stars at one point when really all were primarily just big stats guys who didn't really impact winning. Marion and Artest were the only guys that actually helped you win. '00 is the worst draft of all time. Kenyon Martin was the only guy who even at one time could remotely be considered a star. '01 was only somewhat salvaged by the international guys - Pau Gasol, Tony Parker. The 18 year olds taken at the top were all massive busts except Tyson Chandler who eventually figured out how to be a useful role guy. '02 is really only 7 years of Yao Ming and then three pretty good guys (Tayshaun Prince, Caron Butler, Amare Stoudemire). That's literally it. I mean no wonder you had playoff games in the 60s and 70s in this era. The rules sucked but the players did too.
  7. Fair, although two things: 1) That MVP was a joke. There's no universe he's a more valuable player than Shaq or Duncan or probably 3-4 other guys. Voters were way less sophisticated back then in quantifying a player's total value. 2) He peaked during a much less talented era of the NBA. It took the '03 and subsequent drafts to restock the league with elite players after the post-Jordan nadir from like '99-'03. I mean Stephon Marbury, Jamal Mashburn made all NBA teams. Shit got pretty dark there for awhile. Yeah, I would say his performance on that Olympic team is among the best cases for Melo in that he showed how well he could compliment elite players at least once in his life. And it makes it all the more maddening he chose time and time again the option that would ensure he never played with another great player (at least while he was still good).
  8. Isn't Carmelo basically Iverson? Pure scorers, not terribly efficient, who didn't do much to impact the game outside of their scoring. Iverson carrying a 76ers team to the Finals when the East was beyond terrible is about equivalent to Carmelo carrying the Nuggets to the WCF in '09. The main difference is perception. Iverson has this rep as this tough-as-nails little guy who played with a ton of heart. Whereas Carmelo is seen as a guy who prioritized financial security and living in NY over winning virtually every chance he got. But in terms of how their on court impact, they feel similar to me. I'm genuinely not sure which guy I'd prefer to build around at their respective peaks.
  9. Jaime L

    NFL Offseason 2019: Gettleman Browns all over the Giants

    Lot of guys get cold feet after signing with the Raiders. YEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!
  10. Jaime L

    Westeros Experts League 2018

    Looks like everyone except @RaceBannon42 has posted. 9 out of 10 is a solid start. Want to start considering draft dates. Let me know if any of the following don't work for you: Sunday August 25th Monday August 26th Tuesday August 27th Sunday September 1st Monday September 2nd Tuesday September 3rd Wednesday September 4th
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    Fantasy Football 2019

    In for W-A.
  12. Jaime L

    Westeros Experts League 2018

    Alright August is here which marks the start of fantasy football season, which also marks the start of Experts season. As always want to verify all those who made Experts (or survived another year) intend to play again in 2019: Roll call: @Whiskeyjack´╗┐ @Mya Stone @boiled leather @Dunknegg @fuentez1138 @JJ Lannister @RaceBannon42 @Lord Dracarys @Jace, Basilissa´╗┐ Going to assume based on the fact that BL/Dracarys/Jace have already posted that they are in. Need to confirm the rest though.
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    Westeros Fantasy Baseball 2019

    I mean his last month sure has been something.....
  14. Jaime L

    Westeros Fantasy Baseball 2019

    Ughhhhhhh It happened again. My phone slipped out of my hands while using the Yahoo app and I somehow hit the precise set of buttons to drop Jose Ramirez. He's actually good now! Sure, two months ago I would just say my fingers "slipped". But these days? I would never purposely do such a thing. I wasn't even drunk this time. Why am I the only one struggling with this?! @Week I need your help once more! At least I know now what happened with Michael Conforto.
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    NFL Offseason 2019: Gettleman Browns all over the Giants

    lol, I like that you came to the NFL thread to share this. But, a) you should know I already read it and b) not to be hyperbolic, but it is the single greatest thing I have read in my life. Heck if he just posted the LFO lyrics without context, it would still be in the top 10.
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