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Thanks

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 26, 2020

Sure, it’s easy to say this has been a terrible year, but I always ascribe to the take that you should appreciate what you have…….because it could always be worse. For instance…..

My mom and my step dad got Covid 6 weeks ago…..but they recovered.

Katie’s grandpa got diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer……but the treatments have shrunk his tumors by 75%.

Carson got da diabetes……but he’s get his insulin and he’s still alive.

My daughter turns 18 tomorrow…….and I have a lot of mixed feelings about that one.

I could go on and on. Bottom line is that I am thankful for my family, my job and everyone I work with, my incredible friends and even my country too though my belief in her has taken a hit over the last 4 years.

And or course for this place, The Flap. How wonderful it is that we can click a button and go to a place that makes us feel happy, connected and valued. In times like these we search for things to believe in. Places to go where we can appreciate, even for a moment, something good in the world. I appreciate and am thankful for all of you, you guys have gotten me through more than you know just by being here every day……..

Thanks, and Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Finding The Min-Pay Guys

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 25, 2020

Mlbtraderumors.com reminded me that Puig is still available. For the absolute minimum I would sign him. I doubt we get him for that. Mostly I would just be interested to watch his at bats and his arm when he lets ‘er rip.

At a deal near the minimum it would allow me to enjoy his antics without gnashing my teeth at what an idiot he is because who in their right mind gets hoodwinked to pay an idiot big money and then have them not produce?

The Great DJLoo sent me another email spoon feeding me advice on how to handle my cat who got da diabetes. This particular email also included some pics of his diabetic 3 legged cat and I will be posting those when I get to another computer later today…..

Vicky– a lot stronger than I thought she’d look! Three legs, what a warrior

Re-Building Our Pitching Empire

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 24, 2020

I’m sure SF wasn’t even on the radar for an established post season performer like Charlie Morton. But 1 year 15 million is something Z should be spoon feeding us. Not Gausman for 1 year 19 million.

Another shot in the books for good ‘ol Carson this morning and both of us feel like pros at this already. 🙂

That Raider Game

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 23, 2020

Did anyone think for a SECOND that Mahomes wasn’t going to easily march down the field and win the game in the final drive? He had, what, a little under 2 minutes? He could have done that in 20 seconds. That guy is incredible AND the Raiders deserve some shit for whatever defense they played at the end–it literally looked like there was no defense.

I’m excited to see some support for my Renfroe idea. When I tout a player I usually hear about how their OPS sucks or all they do is hit home runs or stolen bases aren’t an inefficient way to score or whatever……

So Zaidi let’s go, Renfroe Time.

OF Help

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 22, 2020

The Rays designated Hunter Renfroe. If I’m the Giants, I jump on this guy. Right handed power bat? Check. As far as I’m concerned only one dude has an OF spot locked down for 2021: Yaz.

Platoon him if you must but I want me some Renfroe next year.

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Easily the most interesting NFL game today goes down in New Orleans. Sean Peyton strangely deciding to start gimmicky Taysom Hill is a head scratcher. Maybe he puts Winston in after a couple of series? Either way, will be fun to watch.

My Old Ass Cat

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 20, 2020

I know most of you guys don’t care about horse racing, golf or probably cats. But it’s the off season and this is the stuff I like. Here’s a pic of my big diabetic boy tonight:

Here’s a pic of him in our tomato garden last summer right before we planted.

I know everyone dies, everything dies. But animals are better than people man, they just are.

Anyway, tonight you get pictures of Carson. It better than pics of Rudy Giuliani sweating hair dye down his fat, cousin-fucking face. Admit it.

Making It Through The Winter

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 20, 2020

djloo27 said, on November 19, 2020 at 6:45 pm(Edit)

Any PaSalon updates, Flavor?

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Yes~ Jeez I thought I shared this already but things have been crazy maybe I didn’t: Pa Salon’s house survived. Other house/structures nearby did not. I know he stayed the night at the Grand Sierra Resort before going home the next day to the good news (for him).

Also, you guys should know that the GREAT DJ Loo has been nearly a better vet to my family than our actual vet with help answering questions as we navigate this new world of having a diabetic cat.

Still waiting on news about Snarkk’s MIL, I know Flap Nation stands with his family in wishing a good outcome for her.

This is what we do in the Winter time—try to side step the landmines in our lives and make it safely to the other side when ChiPower starts stirring around, talking about looking out that window waiting for Spring to have Sprung.

Getting Better

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 19, 2020

Wiseman seems like a good, safe pick with some big upside. I’m down with that. Bummed about Klay but that doesn’t torpedo the season. Warriors are in great shape unless another big shoe drops.

Trying to hard with this pic, right?

Getting Old

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 18, 2020

I like following this account, it can make me feel old or young depending on what they post. Today, since I’m much younger than all these people, it makes me feel young. How many of these birthday boys and girls do you know?

Still no word yet on the great Pa Salon’s house in Reno. Still praying for good news……..

Pic Of The Day

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 17, 2020

I love these pictures from the 70’s, easily my favorite era forbaseball pics. I do sometimes enjoy the one-off from the 20’s that Dirt sometimes posts. Those goofy looking bastards give me a solid chuckle………

I actually had no recollection of what position Carew played. After I saw this pic I had to look it up. All you ever think about with Carew is the bat.

Where Are We Going With This

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 16, 2020

High schools are supposed to be opening back up around here on Jan 7. I don’t see that happening. I also don’t understand why they picked the week after everyone gets home from traveling to open back up. Like, how bout wait a couple weeks and see how many kids pick up the virus during holiday travel. It’s been 9 months lol, the kids could wait another 2 weeks.

Unlike Bozo and Loo at the end of the last thread I am ok with the bars being closed. Sitting on my couch isn’t the same as a bar stool but at least there are competitive sports still being played that I can watch. What are we going to be entertained by in Jan and Feb?

If this all gets shut down again, man, that’s gonna be rough. Hurry up with that vaccine but couldn’t you envision a scenario where this all goes completely sideways, the virus mutates rendering the vaccine worthless and the entire country gets overrun with this shit this winter?

The Perfect Morning

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 15, 2020

Quiet. Coffee. Masters. Draftkings.

The Masters

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 14, 2020

If this isn’t capturing your attention you don’t like golf. Uh, come to think of it, that’s probably most of you. Lqtm.

But it really is shaping up to be an amazing tournament. It looks like the cut line is going to stay at even and that is huge with 11 guys sitting at even right now. There are FIVE guys tied for the lead at -9 and FIVE MORE right behind them at -8.

Bernhard Freaking Langer made the cut. He’s 63!!!! That is one of the most incredible feats in sport you will ever see.

All the big names made it through, this weekend is going to be insane.

Gausman Lotto Hit

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 12, 2020

Gausman at 19mil for a year? Yikes. Of course he isn’t worth that. But in order to stay somewhat competitive we need him. When your farm system keeps giving you mound lemons you are forced into having to overpay for serviceable vet arms. He isn’t going to get us back to the post season but he will help make the team watchable in 2021.

Now let Z continue his dumpster swoons and maybe he finds another Yaz or Dick in there…..

Miss This Place

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 11, 2020

Woke up to this tweet this morning. Very cool shot. My first game ever, the Ed Halicki no no, I was sitting in the shade around “10 o’clock” but my view was not obstructed.

No Bauer, No Flacco, No Political Talk

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 10, 2020

Ok, back to baseball. Sign Bauer? No chance. The only way I sign off on a big free agent signing, especially a pitcher, is if we are ALMOST right there. Like if he’s the last piece we need. Otherwise, signing big ticket free agents is a terrible idea and has more to do with hoping your fan base sticks around for some smoke and mirrors. Be in it for the long haul. The real fans are.

Can’t believe Flacco’s deep throw that was picked off to basically revive the Pats. Run some time off the clock? Nah, I’m gonna throw a deep prayer into double coverage for absolutely no reason and give the ball back to Cam. It’s like he had $$$ on the game.

We are back to the ban on political talk. Don’t waste your time it will be deleted immediately brandished with the familiar “this post is political in nature and has been removed by BIG FLAVOR”. And I put that shit in all caps so that you, your family and your closest friends don’t miss the fact that you have been publicly shamed at the most important place on the internet…….

Faint Light Up Ahead

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 9, 2020

2020 has been so terrible in every way I was stunned to wake up to some good news today. Good news? What is that? But Pfizer says they have developed a vaccine that’s 90% effective, that is an incredible number that I don’t think anyone thought possible. More research needs to be done but with the virus raging through communities today it something to really feel hopeful about.

Just like the Niners trading Jimmy G. I am hopeful for that, too.

Sunday

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 8, 2020

NFL today, but no Niners. And I was too consumed with the races to put together any draftkings teams. So…..what the hell am I going to do today?

Happy birthday to the great Flap vet Zumiee!

Let’s Play The Ponies Today

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 7, 2020

Some pretty big balloons coming in yesterday, aye? 74-1? 30-1? I expect the same to unfold today. Welcome to the new horse racing blog!

For today, anyway.

There is nothing like the Breeders Cup. There’s no competition, other than the Olympics, where this many of the sports greatest athletes from across the world get together to compete. And it all goes down across two days. I’ve been to probably 5 Breeders Cups. Every trip was the trip of a lifetime.

I’m not putting my plays in the main thread but will update in the comment section as the day unfolds. Keenland often fucks with their track on big days and that can lead to a troubling speed bias. Let’s see how the first few races shake out.

First BC race is Race 4 at 9:02am Pacific Standard Time

Niners Pay Off And An Exciting Weekend Awaits!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 6, 2020

Apologies to my Niner brethren but I had to make some free money on that game last night. GB -6.5 was a gift.

Totally bummed I’m missing the BC today but tomorrow has got my eyeballs popping out of my head in anticipation.

BB’s will be posted for sure……..

Move The Game

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 5, 2020

Niner game tonight even tho half the team is stricken with Covid. I still don’t understand why they can’t move this game to Monday night and take the weekend to shake out who has it/who doesn’t.

Other than that, I am extremely excited about Saturday and extremely saddened that I can’t play Friday.

Dark Winter Ahead

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 4, 2020

Larry Kreuger was on twitter last week begging the Niners to trade Pettis for John Ross. I laughed out loud at that one. Who would TRADE anything for Dante Pettis? Sure, Ross is a bust but not at the same level as Pettis. Kreug’s is one of those classic Bay Area talking heads who overvalues Bay Area guys just because he knows their name and their draft slot.

Well, the Breeders Cup is nearly upon us. Now that the Niners season is over and our country has proven to be filled with a bunch of in-bred dumbfuck racist mean losers, the BC is my main focus for the next week.

I don’t want to hear about votes that still need to be counted or who is ultimately going to claim the presidency. This shouldn’t have been this close. Our country has shown it’s true colors and they are gross and disgusting. I hate most of America today.

Let’s take the ban off political talk today. I might regret that but it’s easy to fix if it gets out of hand. Nobody cares about your personal political take. NOBODY. I am interested in hearing about your take on how this race ended up being this close. I get why Hilary lost in 2016. Everyone hated her and Trump sold the country a bag of goods on what he could do for them. But after watching this shit show for 4 years how can anyone who isn’t racist or stupid vote for this lunatic? Seriously, I don’t get this at all………

This Is A Baseball Blog

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 3, 2020

I considered removing the ban for today on political discussions but it’s just not worth it. Go to Facebook or other places on the internet to talk that mess. Or here’s a thought: nobody cares what your political take is. Keep it to yourself or, if you must, go old school and just discuss it with someone in person. The internet has ruined the way we talk about things with our fellow humans.

The battle lines were drawn a long time ago. If you haven’t already voted, do it.

Go Giants but more importantly, GO AMERICA!

If you want to talk some baseball, here is the thread from 10 years ago today.

https://oneflapdown77.com/2010/11/03/the-aftermath/

A Decade Ago…….

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 1, 2020

I can’t believe I missed the 10 year anni of our first world championship. All I can do is apologize and have you watch this video. So many incredible moments. Baseball has changed, probably forever. But we had this run and we’ll never forget it……

The Weekend

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 31, 2020

Pretty lazy little Saturday, actually. Might fire up a late pick 4 at Del Mar. Will be fiddling around with my NFL teams at draftkings in preparation for Sunday’s action. Let’s see what good ol’ Bozo is up to…….

Hope you guys have a safer Sunday than that Clown who seems to have cornered himself into quite the pickle.

What To Do Now

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 30, 2020

I’m still reeling from the great Pa Salon’s out of the blue post from yesterday. I will see him next week in Reno as we play the Breeders Cup together and am hoping to greet him with a memorized poetic rendition of his genius.

What to look forward to now? Well, the Breeders Cup, obviously. After that? I’m quietly confident that the NFL will be able to steer through the travails of the widening winter Caronavirus problem. So there will hopefully be some entertainment there.

I have absolutely no idea when the NBA is planning on re-starting. Their schedule might as well be the NHL schedule. No clue when or what season it’s beginning.

In other news, The Fonz turns 75 today, Grace Slick 81….

Fake Ratings?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 29, 2020

This surprises me:

I don’t know a lot about ratings. Do they still have the Nielson ratings? I wonder if that’s an outdated way of gathering data. With the explosion of different ways people now watch sporting events I would question the accuracy of ratings we see now. Honestly, I can’t remember the last time I watched a sporting event on my tv. It’s been months. Everything is watched on a device now.

The Streak Is Broken! (Sort of….)

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 28, 2020

I really don’t have a problem with LA celebrating that little guy. It has been 32 years, any fish they reel in and land on the boat should count. So in my book they did finally win another World Series.

It’s easy to revile Cash for his bonehead move. And if I owned the team I would probably be firing him today. But Cash didn’t really lose that game for them. That fucking team man, besides Arozy, can’t hit FOR SHIT lol. I watched in almost hypnotic amazement as their parade of hitters struck out over and over and over. And not just last night, they did it all post season.

Can’t win if you can’t hit.

The Dodgers have a chance to win a legitimate World Series next year, just as we do. I, for one, am thankful for this season. I can’t believe MLB pulled it off under these conditions.

Will LA Finally Win One?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 27, 2020

Imagine waking up this morning if you’re a Dodger fan. I know it’s not a legitimate season, but when you haven’t won a World Series in 32 years it must feel like one. I talked to a buddy in LA yesterday and he said it’s been so long this will feel like the first one…….

I remember that feeling very well. This was the thread that day…….

https://oneflapdown77.com/2010/11/01/1-more-win/

There are a lot of comments in that thread, you have to hit *older comments* twice to get to the beginning. If you have the time to read through it today, do it, there is some gold in there before the game even starts.

Pushed To The Brink

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 26, 2020

Well, look on the bright side: last night could have been the close out game. But it wasn’t and the Rays live to see another day. The problem is, will today be the final day they live to see?

At least they have the right guy on the mound.

All Tied Up

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 25, 2020

Ok, had some stuff going on yesterday but am back on the beam. I missed the game and it sounds like I missed a great one. A great ending, at least. Saw the final play on twitter. If the Rays can somehow mange to pull this off, oh what the epic collapse it will be for LA. This is why we love seeing them in the post season. If we can’t have SF we might as well get to sit back and watch a legendary implosion.

Game 3

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 23, 2020

Big Game Mort vs Tighty Whitey. This is an enormous game for both teams and feels like more than just the $2.50 I assigned to the first two games.

27 Years ago today Joe Carter smacked the biggest home run in baseball history to give the Blue Jays back to back titles. Who remembers when Joe Carter was a Giant? We traded a dude named Darrin Blood for him. Great name that got away from us.

$2.50 Closer

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 22, 2020

Diggity and I have a crisp ten dollar bill bet on this series. So I’m looking at each win for me as $2.50 in the bank, each loss as a sad $2.50 out. And there will be no venmo/zelle nonsense. The loser sends the winner a $10 bill in the mail along with an apology for failing so miserably and a promise to do better on the next bet.

The Rays are a good enough hitting team with better overall pitching than the Dodgers. I’ve been hearing for 3 years here at Flap Central that good pitching beats good hitting and will overcome the bombfest that baseball has become.

So, let’s see it.

Bad Start

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 21, 2020

Thoughts from last night:

  1. Glasnow wasn’t better. Too many pitches just weren’t competitive. I think we’re just conditioned to think a guy that throws 100 nearly every pitch is dominant. He was not last night.
  2. The Rays swing and miss and at a lot of balls. I know that’s not news but it was surprising at how many it really was.
  3. The Red Sox got 2 minor leaguers and Verdugo for Betts. Why again didn’t they just pay that man his money?
  4. It was so great to see those stolen B’s. Even if it was the Dodgers stealin’ them. The stolen base is one of the best most exciting plays in baseball and it was fun to watch it return, even if it’s just for one game.

May The Streak Continue

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 20, 2020

Here we go, right out the shoot with Glasnow vs Kershunkle. I am picking Tamp Bay for many reasons. Dodger hitters haven’t faced a staff like this all year.

Thank you to Jeff Toobin for ruining zoom calls forever. Now every time I see a dark screen I’m going to be worried. Is he pulling a Toobin? What the fuck man? We are trying to live in a society here. I’d like to think a little decorum can be expected from the people we work with. I love his excuse, too. “I thought my camera was off.” HOW DOES THAT IT BETTER MOTHERFUCKER!?!?!?!? LMAO

California VS Florida

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 19, 2020

Well, The Braves are just freaking worthless, are they not? I’m looking forward to watching the LA bats wilt against Tampa pitching. Series breaks down like this: Rays have been pitching, Dodger have better hitting, tie breaker goes to the Rays due to the Kershaw affect fucking LA when they need him the most…….

Niner game? Wow. I did not see that coming.

No Ring For Baker

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 18, 2020

Not gonna lie, I am sad to see the Astros eliminated. Mostly for Dusty. I was thinking *just maybe* he finally gets his ring. And I think we can put to bed any issues with legitimacy regarding the title this year. These guys are ALL IN and working their asses off. Whoever wins it this year will have earned it. (ps, unless LA wins then it’s a sham title) 🙂 🙂 🙂

Not Dead Yet

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 17, 2020

Irritating win for LA last night. First a guy named *Bryse* shut them down. Then some dude named *Minter* struck almost all of them out. Then….well we won’t talk about what happened then.

Kat won Loo’s trivia contest last night:

Flavor said, on June 23, 2018 at 12:09 pm(Edit)

thinking of some of the best nicknames we came up with here: The Bowker Gang was outstanding. Count Chocula for Velez was great. That Doughy Fuck for Law. Big Titty for Molina. Others?

Also…….Where were you on this day exactly 31 years ago today? I wonder whatever became of this pussy teenager that Downs had to carry for some reason.

Like Clockwork….

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 16, 2020

I don’t want to hear about Kershaw’s back. He performed how he always does in a big post season game. And it was glorious. See what I mean about the Dodgers choking in the post season? It’s nearly as fun as watching the Giants win in the post season.

More Bad News

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 15, 2020

I am so disgustingly sick of this shit.

I don’t care where he ranks on the all time sack list. Fred Dean was the best at it I ever saw. Every single sack he made was important and he was one of my favorite Niners of all time.

Talk about FLEECING the Chargers, wow. This was a haul.

Transactions: October 2, 1981 – Dean traded from San Diego Chargers to San Francisco 49ers for 2nd round draft pick in 1983.  Note: On April 22, 1983 – the 49ers reacquired that 2nd round draft pick in a trade that had Chargers send two 2nd round draft picks in 1983 to the 49ers in exchange for a 1st round draft pick in 1983 (Billy Ray Smith, LB, Arkansas, 5th overall). San Francisco dealt their reacquired 2nd round pick in another trade and used the newly acquired Chargers 2nd round pick in 1983 (Roger Craig, FB, Nebraska, 49th overall).

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The Braves seem content on handing game 4 over to the Dodgers. I’ve never heard of Bryse Wilson and if he’s going to continue to spell his first name that way I give him little chance of success vs LA today.

Grienke was a beast last night.

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This is not a political comment but it should make you think. I reported a false/misleading ad to Facebook in March of 2019. Yesterday, they finally got around to removing it.

L(OL) A

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 14, 2020

It’s so funny to watch their big bad hitters succumb to a bunch of wet-behind-the-ears Atl pitchers. But what the Braves pitchers are doing this post season is really incredible. And now we look to be on the precipice of a Tampa/Braves series. Bring it on.

11,609….

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 13, 2020

That’s how many days it’s been since it was 1988. Honestly, I would be fine with them making the WS because it’s always more hilarious when they lose on the grandest stage……

Whatever, they have so much talent, the days of us laughing at their 32 year failure is nearing an end. But until that happens, I will be LQTM at their inability to close the deal…..

A Covid Success Story

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 12, 2020

I’m not going to pretend to know how it shook out because I didn’t watch any of it, but I think it’s very cool that the NBA pulled off the bubble. And with zero covid cases. That’s pretty amazing when you think about it. Congrats to Lebron who is a lot more likable as a Laker than he was playing for the hated Cavs.

What happened to those Shanny play calls that were always teetering on the edge of genius? Dude was famous for getting multiple guys 5 yards open every play? And I’ll give Jimmy G a pass because he’s obviously still injured. But that offense has their weapons they should be scoring. The defense is in ruins, however.

Big MLB night with Tampa trying to take a 2-0 lead and LA/Atl.

ALCS Starts Today

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 11, 2020

Honestly can’t pick a team to root for today. On one hand I really like how the Astros overcame adversity to make it back to the ALCS. And I will always love Dusty. But they’re playing the Rays who are impossible not to like.

Niners today. I got a bad feeling about this one.

Bro….

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 10, 2020

This guy. Imagine how awesome it was to be him during this moment.

Considering the history between those two as well as his own history of being undrafted, man, what a moment.

And Then There Were 5

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 9, 2020

Three teams laid down like dogs yesterday. The Yankees are now in perfect position to ruin Tampa’s dreams. New York, Houston, LA, this post season is shaping up to be quite villainous, aye?

When you look up 1974 in the dictionary it should be this picture:

Knock Out Day

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 8, 2020

That catch by Bellinger was one of the best I’ve ever seen in the post season. The best? Who had a better one?

Drafted in the 4th round in 2013, here’s who the Giants draft before he was drafted: Christian Arroyo, Ryder Jones, Chase Johnson…..then the Dodgers took Belly…..then we drafted Brian Ragira. Not Sabean’s best draft, aye?

A’s, Yanks, Marlins and Pads with their backs against the wall today……

I Heard The News Baby ….

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 7, 2020

Still struggling mightily with the EVH news…..The Dodgers finished off an in tact 4 team parlay for me and after I hit it I actually felt worse. Weirdly, I haven’t seen a second of the NBA playoffs this year. I think there was just too much time off and without the Dubs in it I just never gained any interest or traction.

Four more baseball games today. Who cares, nothing matters.

Redemption?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 6, 2020

I gotta admit, Dusty’s Astros are starting to grow on me a little bit. I like people/teams that overcome adversity. And all the A’s do is strikeout. Who doesn’t still love Dusty? At this point I can confidently say I am no longer rooting AGAINST the Astros.

Bungled Coaching Decision

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 5, 2020

Honestly, I was ok with how the Niner game was unfolding and I didn’t even get mad at those 2 absurd picks Mullens threw. He is the back up QB. That’s how those dudes roll sometimes.

My issue with the game last night was with the coach. What in the actual fuck was he doing kicking an onside kick at the end of the game with 2:02 left and 2 time outs? The onside kick used to be a play with the potential for to be one of the most exciting plays of the game. But the NFL rules committee ruined it by disallowing the unbalanced line as well as not letting players get a running head start. After the rule change the success rate dropped from 21% to 6%. That was going into this season I don’t know how many onside kicks have been recovered this year. I am going to guess NONE.

So instead of kicking the ball through the endzone, playing defense and forcing Philly to kick it to you around your 30 with a chance for a runback, Shanny decides to not only try an onside kick but he does it with that ridiculous drop the ball on the ground and then kick it attempt. Of course, it had no chance and at that point we were nearly guaranteed to be pinned inside the 10 which is what ended up happening.

A game we should have won. My expectations for Mully were low. My expectations for Shanny were much much higher…..