THE San Francisco Giants Blog

Tip Of The Cap To Mr. 43 Year Old

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 25, 2021

I’ve run out of hatred for Tom Brady. To be honest, most of it stemmed from him threatening the legacy of Joe as the greatest QB of all time. For me, if I had to pick one QB to start a game I had to win it would still be Joe 1000X. But Brady is going to his 10th damn SB. I’ve given up and he gets all my respect. And you know what? I am calling it right now, Tampa not only covers but wins the game vs Mighty Mahomes. Their D is the best KC has faced all year. And sprinkle in a little Brady magic, I see them getting it done.

Congrats to Mr. Sports Dude who rode the unusual PUNTING category to victory in the NFLBBB3. I sent him $20 this morning. All my fellow losers please do the same. mwrymer@gmail.com

Where The Elite Compete

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 24, 2021

So far, only me, Diggity, MacDog, Chi and UncaChuck are scheduled to battle in the NFLBBB3. GH, SportsDude and Loo seem to have abandoned the fun.

Entries accepted up till Noon PST.

Really excited for these games today. And let’s see it SNOW in GB, the more the better……

I’ve got 21 teams at draftkings, if any of you play there and want to go heads up for high score email me (this is mostly a call out to WilcoJoe, I don’t think any other Flappers play at DK)

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Ok, I am closing the contest at 11:24am, I got shit to do later so I’m uploading the contestants now.

As usual, here is the time stamped email I sent Katie with my picks:

ignore this email

Flavor <bigflavor77@gmail.com>Thu, Jan 21, 6:35 AM (3 days ago)
to Katie

Flavor— TB, KC, 85, Aaron Jones, Allen, Kelce, 6 field goals, 10 punts

Mr SportsDude: Tampa, Buffalo, 101, Singletary, Rodgers, Diggs, 7FG, 9 punts

San Diggity Dawg: GB, Buffalo, 102, Aaron Jones, Brady, Diggs, 9 FG, 15 punt

Chi: GB, KC, 108, Aaron Jones, Mahomes, Davonte Adams, 6 FG, 12 punt

MacDog: GB, KC, 104, Aaron Jones, Josh Allen, Diggs, 6 FG, 11 punts

Unca Chuck: GB, Buffalo, 78, Singletary, Rodgers, Adams, 4FG, 11 punts

Saturday!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 23, 2021

Not much of a Saturday without any football. Carson gets another adventurous trip to the vet to get another glucose sensor strapped on him. Oh how I love trips to the vet. lulz.

We have 4 or 5 entries so far in the NFLBBB3 so if you’re on the fence about playing I’d get in if I were you.

Dubs in Utah tonight….

East Coast 1 West Coast 0

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 22, 2021

Dubs laid an egg last night. Ref who tossed Green was reffing his first NBA game ever. Draymond has probably already begun planning his murder. Knicks back to back tonight now taking on Sacto a fav of many here at the blog. Question from a west coaster: what the hell is a knickerbocker?

The entries for the NFLBBB3 are trickling in.

NFLBBB Round 3

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 21, 2021

Ok, Loo and I are busy cookin’ up a non-monitary prize for the SB so this will probably be the last NFLBBB (for $$$ at least). This is the scoring system:

Pick the winner of GB (-3.5) vs TB considering the spread: 2 points

pick the winner of KC (-3.5) vs Buffalo considering the spread: 2 points

Closest to the total points scored in both games: 2 points

Correctly identify the RB with the most rushing yards on the weekend: 2 points

Correctly identify the QB with the most passing yards on the weekend: 2 points

Correctly identify the player with the most receiving yards on the weekend: 2 points

Guess the total number of successful FG’s kicked by all 4 teams: 2 points (must guess this number exactly to earn the 2 points–if no one guesses it exactly this prop bet is off the board).

Guess the total number of punts by all 4 teams: 2 points (must guess this number exactly to earn the two points–if no one guesses this number exactly this prop bet is off the board)

Ok, $20 entry, that’s 16 points total. In the event of a TIE at the top whoever got closest to the TOTAL NUMBER OF POINTS SCORED BY BOTH TEAMS will be the victor. if there is still a tie those contestants will split the prize $$$$.

And as we know very clearly by now, to the victor go the spoils……..

What Will NFLBBB3 Look Like?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 19, 2021

There are all kinds of people in this world. People on my list. Some of those people stay on my list. I don’t like those people. And then there are those who are in the circle of trust. The honor club. That’s all you people. Your debt is paid in full. I bought more bitcoin at paypal with your money…….

I have an exciting new format for the weekend games. Will post it on Thurs or so once we get a little more clarification about Mahomes.

To The Victor Go The Spoils

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 18, 2021

With zero Giants news on the horizon I thought I would post this. I wonder if Scott Boras ever makes public 69 jokes about any of his clients?

I still wonder what this chick brings to the table (as an agent).

Speaking of “tables” it is important to note that I turned one on good ol’ MacDog this weekend. No longer reigning NFLBBB champ, I’m not sure how you’ll be spending your day. Me? I’ll be biding my time and periodically checking my paypal account, closely monitoring who pays in a timely manner and who does not. 🙂

bigflavor77@gmail.com

Closed case: GH and That Fucking Clown and Unca and San Diggity Dawg and Mr. Sports Dude

Open cases: everyone else

And Now For Something Completely Different

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 17, 2021

Do you guys remember the “I feel Good” SF Giants campaign from the late 80’s? It was pretty goofy and never really made much sense. Here is a 4 minute clip of the outtakes, some of this is hilarious.

Unca redeemed himself a little with the Buffalo score. Chi is all by his lonesome at the back of that bus. Need some big scores today or Mr. Sports Dude will lock up the overall total score. Me and the Clown have a big time interest in Clev covering.

Big Big NFL Weekend!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 16, 2021

I honestly wouldn’t bet a dime on any of this weekend’s football spreads (besides the $20 I’m throwing at the NFLBBB). I could see any of these teams covering. Please also note that the KC and NO line never moved or wavered from 10/3. I feel vindicated by not bowing to the public pressure to add a fake hook on those lines.

also, if you’re interested in what the sharpies are up to:

I know I said the deadline for entries in KO first game but I’m going to be busy then so I will be cutting the contest entry time to some time this morning (PST). You’ll know when that is when I upload all the entries into this thread. I think we have 8 playing right now.

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Ok, just as I did last week, here is the email I sent to my daughter with the time stamp on it confirming that I was the first to get their picks in without seeing any other entries first:

here are the rest…….

Mr. Sports Dude: 193 GB, Balt, KC, TB

San Diggity Dog: 194 GB, Balt, KC, NO

Current reigning champion Mac Dog: 216 GB, Balt, KC, TB

Unca Chuck: 228 Rams, Buffalo, KC, TB

That Fucking Clown: 199 GB, Balt, Clev, NO

GiantHead: 209 GB, Balt, KC, Saints

ChiPower: 206 Rams, Balt, KC, NO

8 contestants playing for $160…..

Giants Dumpster Diving And The NFLBBB Carries Onward!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 15, 2021

Actually this off season is going about how we all thought, right? The dream of a big FA signing (or two) was probably never in the cards. I was going to make a joke about our owner only wanting to spend real $$$$ on his idiot Q-anon politicians but then I realized I’d be violating one of my own rules so I won’t make that joke……..

The NFLBBB is coming together about how I thought. Less entries but still a good time waiting to happen. There has been some questions about the point spread and why don’t I just add or subtract a 1/2 point to either end of the KC and/or NO game. True, the risk of tie is there. But as the designated line maker at the Flap I have a great responsibility to uphold the integrity of any given line. Adding (or subtracting) the hook to 3,7,10 or 14 is one of the most powerful acts a line maker can invoke. It is not a responsiblity I take lightly. True, we have seen a couple of the lines move 1/2 point since I posted them yesterday. But we must stay with the process. Yesterday’s line is the one we’ll play from.

If there is a tie or two, so be it. This is a hill I am ready to die on…….

Net Loss + New NFLBBB Contest

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 14, 2021

I honestly don’t get the Nets trading all that for Harden. They gave up two controllable exciting good young players PLUS like what? 4 first rounders? In exchange they get a fatso who whined his way out of town and who seems to only be able to be at his best when he’s playing me-first iso ball. And now the Nets have nearly their entire salary cap soaked up by 3 players. Makes absolutely zero sense to me………

Ok, the contest. Week 2 of the NFLBBB. Against my instincts we can complicate it with more ways to earn points. I think this is going to lose some of the fringe players we had in NFLBBB Week 1. But that’s cool. Let’s bump the payout up to $20 entry fee and do it this way:

  1. Pick the total number of points scored. Whoever is closest gets 3 points (a tie between multiple Flappers, if there was one, is still 3 points each) You get an extra point if you nail the number cold. After that you pick the winner of each of the 4 games USING THE POINT SPREAD THAT I AM LISTING HERE TODAY. You get 4 points for each game you get right. Total points possible if you guess the total number cold AND you hit all 4 games: 20. This will allow for the chance to still win even if you lose on the total # of points scored. If you tie on the spread that game is taken off the board (KC and NO could result in a tie).

Green Bay -6.5 (total 45)

Buffalo -2.5 (total 50)

KC -10 (total 57)

New Orleans -3 (total 52)

Thoughts? We might get 6-7 people if we play this format.

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Additionally, it is Bozo the Clown’s birthday. Happy birthday you fucking clown

One More Time?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 13, 2021

Ok, as Mac continues to get paid out faster than a second governmental stimulus check, I am wondering what we should do now? Well…….how bout we fire up another NFLBBB? Round 2? Only 4 games so I might tinker with the format. But it will definitely start with the total points scored across the four games. Do not send me your picks yet (Chi). I’ll send out something tomorrow about it.

Paying MacDog

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 12, 2021

Just a quick update on MacDog’s great victory. We are in negotiations right now on how he will end up receiving the spoils. Thanks to the several of you who have checked in on how to pay him the $10. We should have a clearer picture of that in the next day or two…….

And The Winner is MacDog!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 11, 2021

How fitting is it that the guy who took it upon himself to update the total score after every game ended up being the ultimate winner of the contest?

MacDog, victory must feel sweet. And to the victor go the spoils. Now comes the difficult part. Getting Flappers to pony up. But fear not I will publicly shame any and all who don’t pay you in a timely manner.

Email me how you would like to recieve the loot and we’ll go from there……..

And thanks to Loo for the idea for the contest and the obvious enthusiastic kudos to me for keeping the blog going all these years 🙂

NFLBBB, Day 2

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 10, 2021

Thankfully we have a math major to help us with the numbers stuff……

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Macdog said, on January 9, 2021 at 8:35 pm(Edit)

We’re halfway there. Total points 155, on pace for 310.

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Still, anything can happen.

Unless you’re Mr. Sportsdude who, for some reason, has already thrown the damn towel!

Three more games today MSD. Pick up the towel. Don’t send Unca Chuck any money. And if you must, make sure it’s a bunch of nickels stuffed into a block of styrofoam. lqtm

NFL WEEKEND!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 9, 2021

I don’t need the Niners in the playoffs to be excited about this. Six playoff games this weekend? Giddyup. The entries continue to trickle in for the NFLBBB. Interestingly, several lurkers playing. I will update this thread once the Buffalo game starts with everyone’s guesses.

Without further ado, the contestants. Here’s the email I sent Katie time stamped to show I submitted my guesses first.

Rebecca: 274 colts, sea, bucs, tenn, bears, browns

Chi: 273: Bills, Sea, Bucs, Balt, Saints, Browns

MudMan: 282 Bills, rams, bucs, tenn, saints, Pitt

GH: 279 bills, sea, bucs, pitt, balt, Saints

MacDog: 306 bills, sea, bucs, balt, saints, Pitt

Unca Chuck 312: bills, bucs, saints, balt, pitt, Rams

Rachel: 286 Bills, sea, bucs, tenn, saints, Pitt

SportsDude: 317 bills, sea, bucs, tenn, saints, pitt

San Diggity Dawg: 268 Bills, Sea, Wash, Balt, Saints, Browns

The great DJ Loo: 284 colts, sea, bucs, tenn, saints, Pitt

bird dog: 279 Bills, Sea, Bucs, tenn, pitt, saints

unless I missed someone, that’s it. San Dawg subverted my angle of going low and getting everything below 271 by going 268. Goddamn you! lol. Sportsdude has everything over 317

12 players all playing for $120.

GH and birdog submitted the same # and at 285 Rachel and Loo would tie. Also, 272 would tie me and Chi. I think that’s it

TSC back to Japan

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 8, 2021

Well, scratch Tommy Sugar Cane off the list. He has reviewed any and all mlb offers for his services and at the end of the day he decided to head back to Japan and cut his cane there.

I am still getting entries trickling into the NFLBBB contest. The deadline is kickoff on Sat but I would appreciate them sooner.

Off the top of my head, we have me, Rebecca, Chi, Xoot, Mac, Mudman, GH and SanDawg locked in. DJ Loo still hasn’t sent me anything. He may be protesting the low entry fee of $10 I don’t know. I’m hoping for a PaSalon entry–consult with Ervin if you need help with NFL. RACHEL texted me that she’s gonna play but so far no entry from her. Unca claims he’s in and is scooping up 1000 pennies as his entry should he lose (ps–the nickle styro payment was hilarious, I hope you still have that on your mantle somewhere. WILLIED I know your rules on gambling so….PLAY FOR FUN!

Anyone else, enter if you like!

bigflavor77@gmail.com

Send In Your Entries

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 7, 2021

I’m changing the thread but am still hyping the NFLBBB contest. I’ve only gotten a half dozen or so entries and considering the voracious appetite I saw a few days ago for the game that surprises me. The deadline is kickoff first game Sat morning but it will be easier for me to organize the entries and spit them back out to you if I have them before that. The good news is that everyone submitting so far is playing for cold……hard…..cash. If you still want to play, email me at bigflavor77@gmail.com your guess for the total number of points scored in all 6 games this weekend AND your guess of who will be winning all 6 games (no point spread just the winner) and also tell me if you are playing for fun or if you’re entering into the $10 winner take all contest……

Draftkings has 2 great contests set up, a three game tourney for Sat and a 6 gamer for both days. I’m heavily invested in both……..

Time For The First Annual NFLBBB

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 5, 2021

The *masses* were clammoring in chat for me to get the NFL Blowout Bonaza Bet (NFLBBB) set up so this is the thread to do just that. Your task is to accurately identify the TOTAL number of points scored in the 6 NFL playoff games this weekend. Without further ado….the total points as Vegas has them currently assigned:

Colts/Bills: 51.5

Rams/Sea: 42.5

Bucs/WFT: 45.5

Ravens/Tenn: 55

Bears//Saint: 47.5

Browns/Pitt: 47

What do you get if you add all that shit up? That’s a cool 289, baby. Big Flavor already doing most of the work for you. Now, you COULD guess 289 and that would probably put you in the ballpark for the win. But that’s kind of a pussy guess to make, just giving a knowing dude head nod to the Vegas odds makers. Be your own man. Pick you own number.

But since most of the numbers will be close or semi close to 289, the TIE BREAKER is going to be how many games you get right. Don’t worry about the point spread. Just send me your TOTAL NUMBER of points for all 6 games along with the six teams you think are going to win.

If there’s a tie after that so be it. The winners will split it up. To the victor go the spoils…….

Back in the day this contest winner would be awarded a COMPUTER! But we don’t roll that way anymore with Twinfan gone and probably looking down calling me a dunderhead for not continuing his grand tradition. This contest costs $10 and it’s winner take all. You want to play for $$$$ let me know that in the email. Ten Bones. That’s two fins from where I come from. If you don’t want to play for cash you can play for fun I’m cool with that. Just indicate it in the email. I won’t collect $$$ this is on the honor system. Once we identify a winner who played for cash I’ll have all the losers (who agree to play for $) to send him $10 via paypal, zelle, whatever. DO NOT SEND ME $$$

So remember, the email to me bigflavor77@gmail.com is going to look something like this:

“yo Flavor! Hey man, thanks for keeping the blog going all these years yadda yadda, the typical message I get from you guys 🙂 …..my total point # is _________ and my 6 winners are_____ _______ _______ ______ ______ _______ and I have ten bones (two fins) and I’m lettin’ that shit ride!!!! woo hoo!!!!!”

Or, you know, construct the email however you want………

You have until kickoff of the first game Sat morning (that’s the Colts game, 10:15am PST) to get me your picks. I will send an email to my daughter shortly after I post this thread with my picks so nobody thinks I’m waiting to see what everyone else picks before guessing. The integrity of the game is paramount.

Warriors Coalescing

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 5, 2021

The Dubs playing better isn’t a surprise, they were destined to start off slow without Draymond and with Steph having to play with a bunch of scrubbini’s. And one thing we knew was that Wiseman was going to get better as he got to play.

Watching Boogie get two tech’s in 3 minutes was good comedy. And his angst was directed at no less than a trusted fellow wildcat. Cousins has been the same since he got into the league: a bully who freaks out if you even breath on him defensively. I still don’t understand why WCS never became more than a journeyman fringe guy……

Free Agent Buzz

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 4, 2021

Not much baseball news except a few teams waiting on Tommy Sugar Cane. But I don’t see him making the jump from Japan. Could be wrong tho. And I’d be shocked if we were making him a legit offer. But, what else does Z have to do right now?

Steph getting 62…..wow. And they won, too!

NFL

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 3, 2021

I can’t keep track of all the things that need to happen today for playoff seed jockeying so I started this thread for you guys to kick that around.

Does Beat Hard shock the world today?

Not Cut From Same Cloth

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 2, 2021

Kelly Oubre is 1 for 24 from downtown this year. He’s won nothing, just played on crappy teams his entire career. And this is how he leaves the locker room last night.

I wonder if Draymond murders him at some point this season?

Two Items

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 1, 2021

Ok, no new year’s rezzies, I already do everything about as awesome as I am able to. So we’ll skip those and move on to a couple items from yesterday.

Item #1: There are people who visit and lurk at the blog. There are Flap regulars. There are Flap hall of famers. And then way above all of these people, there is DJ Loo. As many of you know I consider The Grave Duggar to be one of the greatest nicknames of all time. So what does Loo do?

That is what greeted me at the mail box yesterday. Thank you my man. Now we just need to get my dawg some at bats!

Item #2:

This one makes absolutely no sense and that’s why it’s awesome. Growing up I was a Brian Sipe fan. There was no rhyme or reason for this and I wasn’t in his fan club or anything I just liked him. I probably haven’t thought about him though more than a couple of times in the last 40 years. One of those times was Wednesday when the Super70’s guy tweeted out this:

As I usually do I tweeted something back to him:

Now this next part is a little hard to follow but here’s the background: WilcoJoe tweets out shit about Texas football all the time and I like to pretend I know about it so I tweet random stuff back to him. Somewhere along the way a bet bubbled up between me and Diggity about their QB Ehlinger and how many NFL td’s he might throw in his career (he’s headed to the NFL draft next year). This was San Dawg’s tweet:

I had to read that a couple of times before it sunk in. On the same day I was tweeting about random Brian Sipe the great San Dawg was GOLFING with the dude. What are the freaking odds of that???????

There are no more items on today’s agenda. Hapy New Year!

The Last Day Of The Worst Year

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 31, 2020

People are like “Good riddence 2020” and I’m like “Careful what you wish for.” 2021 could EASILY be worse.

Paul lamenting his mark on the world in the last thread, I wouldn’t spend that much time worrying about it. Kids allow you to leave behind some type of genetic imprint but nobody knows who you are after a couple of generations. My friend did a family tree for me and I was struck by all the people in Ireland from 1750 or whatever who are responsible for me being here today. Funny names, too. But, ain’t nobody knows who they are anymore.

Nothing to say today except goodbye 2020. I went to an awesome Super Bowl party with my buddy The Boney One back in February. That was the last time I did something social and wasn’t spending the whole time worrying about this damn virus.

Hump Day Thread

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 30, 2020

Dubs starting to come together a little bit–which was to be expected. Of course, this was Detroit so……..but that Wiseman block and coast to coast slam was EXCITING!

Do any of you guys follow Trevor Bauer on Twitter? He seems like quite the easy to disrupt drama queen. And his agent looks more like someone’s hot girlfriend than an actual agent—she tweets like it too.

Well, we don’t have to worry bout Bauer. We shop in the Brebbia aisle…….

Wow Moves From SoCal

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 29, 2020

Cubs salary dumb Darvish to Padres and honestly that’s probably a good move for them. It’s a fantastic move for the Padres who are really spicing up this off season with bold moves. When you look at what they are doing and then look at what we are doing (Gausman, Desclafini, and I think someone else I’m forgetting) and you see a true tale of two different paths.

Have we improved? Eh, maybe a little. When San Diego does what it’s doing it really doesn’t matter if we get a teeny tiny bit more competitive…….

Rich Get Richer

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 28, 2020

So the Padres get Snell. Hmmmm. I see. Well one thing we now know for certain: the Giants will not be making a run at the NL West crown any time soon.

San Diego gave up 4 players, only one of who I recognized (Mejia) but a quick glance at what others have written about it tells me Tamp Bay got quite a haul. This looks like a clear win for both teams.

I wonder if they’ll let Snell pitch more than 5 innings a game?

More Football

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 27, 2020

Another NFL Sunday, another team without a core group of players. This week it’s Cleveland without all their WR’s. Hooper absolutely can play like a wide receiver and they’ll probably use Hunt out there, too. And they’re playing the Jets so a Flapper could suit up in the slot and probably snare a few catches from Baker.

I haven’t checked the news yet. These days I always open it up with at least one eye covered…..

The Day After Christmas, Still A Great Day

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 26, 2020

When I saw the Dubs were only 10 point dawgs I texted my buddy in Colorado and said “Milwaukee, make it so”. I know it’s only been 2 games but this has been predictable. Steph can only do so much. Ouber and Wiggins suck. Wiseman is a baby. They need Draymond back to scream at some dudes, play some D and get the ball moving around on offense…..

Josh Bell got moved and that got my mud flowing. Not that I wanted him in particular but teams are starting to shuffle pieces around. Now let’s go Z, it is time……..

Santa Anita picks will be in the comment section as the day goes on. First race early, 11am our time….

MC To FN

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 25, 2020

I was going to just have yesterday be the Merry Christmas Flap Nation post but goddamn it it’s Christmas MORNING and I can’t just leave it hanging. We did our Christmas last night. Katie came over with her boyfriend and we ate a wonderful meal of Filet Mignon, mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus in between 2 high powered heating lamps. It actually worked, it felt like camping which I typical loath but last night was fun.

I don’t know about you guys but I might have a wee too many NBA draftkings line ups going today.

But what the hell right? I get basketball and a football game, all day. Who knows this could be the greatest day ever. (I tell myself this every day and maybe one day it will come true).

MERRY CHRISTMAS FLAP MOTHERFUCKING NATION!!!!!!!!!!!!

2020 Is Almost Over

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 24, 2020

Christmas eve morn. I’ve got my coffee and my laptop. Carson is sleeping next to me freshly pumped up with his morning insulin dose of 5 units. He looks so peaceful you’d hardly know anything was wrong with him.

This year…..I don’t have to tell you about this year. Most Americans are enduring this holiday season, not celebrating it. But I just looked at some travel info and the flight traffic looks about normal for this time of year. So stupid. I wish I was in Reno right now playing poker and getting ready for a great day of racing at Santa Anita on Saturday. Alas, that’s not going to happen because I’m not a selfish idiot unlike so many of my fellow countrymen.

But there are lights at the end of the tunnel, my friends. The vaccine. The promise of a new administration. Baseball, at some point…..

I couldn’t be any more thankful for getting through this year relatively unscathed. Yes, lots of bad things happened on a micro and macro level. And this is going to be a tough Winter. But we’re all still alive and my general positive and hopeful attitude remains in tact.

Hang in there. I can’t say it’s going to be all right because I have no idea what’s going to happen or what situation you’re in personally. One thing I do know is that Flappers stand together and stay together. That has been proven unequivocally over the years.

Go Giants and Merry Christmas…….

Dubs Embarrassed in Brooklyn

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 23, 2020

Warriors looked predictably ragged last night. I have low hopes for Wiggy because he just doesn’t fit the offense—loitering on the wing waiting for a pass is not how to play with Steph Curry. But Oubre surprised me (in a bad way). He was moving all over the court which I liked but his shot looks terrible–like the timing is off his jump shot. He would let it fly and it usually obvious from the start it had no chance of going in. WiseGuy did some damage in garbage time. He’s fun to watch out there.

If anyone has any Giants news (or ideas about how to improve the team) let’s hear it…….

NBA Baby! Bang! Bang!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 22, 2020

Hello Tuesday. Right out the gate we got Dubs and Brooklyn. I think the Nets probably roll tonight, the Warriors really only has Steph and a bunch of guys who haven’t learned how to play with him yet. But Golden State will get much better as the year goes on and if Steph stays healthy they are definitely a playoff team…….

Listening to someone on the radio eulogizing Kevin Greene and he kept referring to him as a “sack artist.” That label has always made me LOL. Like, there’s nothing artistic about sacking the QB. Especially in Greene’s day, the goal was to pummel the QB with as much force as you could inflict. But no, they’re known as “sack artists.”

Pitching On The Block

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 21, 2020

Rumor that the Reds are open to trading flame thrower Luis Castillo. Let’s hope they get more than Casey McGehee for him. Yikes. Sometimes it’s the trade you don’t make that’s the best one of all.

Cincy is also trying to trade Sonny Gray.

We can afford neither of the asking prices.

The Game Comes Easily To Some

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 19, 2020

I mean, come on, Ty Cobb did most of his damage hitting against those goofy bastards. If he came back from the dead today he probably WOULD go 0-2,523 hitting against the stud pitchers of this era. But still, I bet that pisses off a guy like Bake McBride who grinded his way on the daily on to retire with a career batting average of .299. For some unknown reason I was always a big McBride fan.

Really enjoyed yesterday’s thread. I might go read it again at some point today…..

here’s Zumie’s scorecard. Nice cursive!

December 18th, Seven Years Ago

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 18, 2020

I recognize this is a bit of a cop out but we have ten years of this blog and doing anniversary posts is quite easy to do when you have a run like that. Also, it fills the winter gaps. So here is the post from exactly 7 years ago….

https://oneflapdown77.com/2013/12/18/candlestick-a-reluctant-goodbye/

Who did I leave off that list that you think should be on it?

Fixing The Pitching

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 17, 2020

Ok, it seems we are back on the beam and I CAN post something today…….

Zaidi saying “there’s room to add one more SP free agent.”

I should hope so. Our rotation looks significantly underwhelming.

A aged Cueto, followed by Gausman and DeSclafani? Then who? Webb? The TJ’d Beede?

Our starting pitching is terrible……..

Action All Around, Z MIA

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 16, 2020

David Dahl is off the board, Texas signed him. There are still a handful of useful FA bats out there but Z might want to git goin’.

Rumor circulating, mostly because of Rosenthal, saying the Giants are a good fit for Bauer Outage. I’m not getting that one at all. Since when is it a good fit for a middling team to throw 200+ million at a starting pitcher? That one made no sense to me.

There’s an article at ESPN about what it would take to get Snell but it’s behind their paywall. The price for Snell will be HIGH

Niners/Cowboys SHOWDOWN!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 15, 2020

That was a heck of a game last night and anytime I get to watch Cleveland lose at something it’s good times. Does anyone know who the Niners are starting at QB this week? Are we going to see Beat Hard bravely stand like a statue in the pocket until someone decapitates him? Or is it going to be the lazy gaze of Mully who stares hypnotically into coverage only to throw it to someone not wearing a Niners jersey?

Summer of ’75

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 14, 2020

Ok, we are moving from the sadness of a Christmas tree and an aged cat to the nostalgia of a Summer 70’s trip. Before my parents got divorced in ’76 we went to Twain Harte with a couple other families fairly regularly. It was good times. Cabin on the lake, fishing off a pier, swimming out to a big ass dock in the middle of the lake that I was always too much of a puss to swim to by myself……

I wonder if Twain Harte is as I remember it? Probably not, nothing stays the same–except people man, people don’t change…..

Christmas Time

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 13, 2020

I can’t deal with the Niners right now.

Rachel, my friend and former workmate, asked to see a pic of my tree. I like making Rach smile and I know this will do just that. Katie and I got to the tree place yesterday at 3:30 after she got off work. They had 8 trees left. We took the most fucked up one and decided to challenge ourselves to revive him. You should have seen this thing when we dragged his ass off the lot, he looked like a Flapper walking out the bar sideways at 2am.

And here is a pic of the elder statesman, Carson. This will be his 13th Christmas and maybe his last. Everything ends at some point, right?

After hearing the terribly sad news about Snarkk’s MIL I hope we all spend this holiday season appreciating what we had, what we have and what tomorrow will bring. Loo is right, live in the now. It’s too easy getting caught up in what used to be. The holidays make that shit worse, I know.

Tonight I live in the now. And it’s fucking awesome.

Sunday NFL Time

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 13, 2020

The Niners are essentially out of it and that’s ok some years are just brad penny years—Sabes taught us that. Sure, maybe they win out. And maybe Jessica Pyfer will win 7 races today.

Still, there are interesting games to watch. Though it’s a match up of two terrible teams, you’ve got the revenge factor with the Red Rocket vs the Bengals. Jalen Hurts is starting in Philly. Kyler Murray is always a show. And speaking of revenge game, how about Alex Smith today? Or, to a lesser extent, Jordan Reed?

The tree is up and today is a football day…….

Scrambling to Find Something to Do On A Saturday

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 12, 2020

I went to draftkings today to do a few college football line ups all centered around Little Ricky from the University of Texas and to my dismay there have been a LOT of games cancelled today:

So I cannot hook em horns today as I had planned. It does appear SDSU is playing the mighty BYU. Upset chance? Eh? Gonna go out on a limb and assume not even the strongest Aztec supporter thinks an upset is in the offing today…..Looks like we are getting a tree today at 3pm. So there’s that.

Sports and Sports and Sports

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 11, 2020

Feels almost a little normal seeing a Friday with college football, basketball and then NBA action tonight. If only things were normal…..

I got a little pep in my step after watching Frank Gore Jr. zig zag this one to The House. Great to hear that name on a call like this…..

Don’t Mess With The Grave

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 10, 2020

New fav follow on twitter is this guy: https://twitter.com/ryanfagan

He’s not funny or anything, but he opens up a pack of baseball cards from a particular year each day, takes a pic of a dozen or so of them and says “tell me your favorite story about one of these players.” He mostly just focuses on the early 90’s for some reason—possibly the lamest time for baseball cards. But it’s still a fun go.

Man, some of you guys with the open disrespect of The Grave Duggar must really like tempting fate. Duggar might not have all the tools some of you elitists look for in a player. But he’s got that nickname. And that should be enough to cull the respect he deserves.

Mock the Grave Duggar at your own peril. Kat is probably rethinking some of his comments right now after I warned him he’d have to sleep with one eye open for the remainder of his life……

Whistle Me Timbers

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 9, 2020

Since we are deep into the darkness of the baseball off season I thought we could take a quick look at our newest pick up. The Whistler.

Is this the second coming of Sergio Romo? Who throws this many sliders?

Two Word Review: Shit Sandwich

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 8, 2020

Just an all out disgusting putrid egg laid by the 49ers last night. It was like they were intentionally refusing to use Deebo. Where were the jet sweeps? Mostert had NINE carries? And the lack of a pash rush was stunning. Was that poor game planning or incompetence?

I suppose the disrupted schedule may had played into this a little…..

Props if you appreciate the title of today’s thread and know where it came from.

So You’re Telling Me There’s A Chance…

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 7, 2020

Do I want the Niners to make the playoffs? Goddamn right I do. Do I have any idea of what needs to go down to make that happen? Absolutely not.

I suppose they could start by winning tonight’s game, right? California has banished them to Arizona, it’s always hit or miss when a team’s schedule gets disrupted like this. You’d think it would be a negative but look at what the Cardinal just did in the same circumstances on Saturday. They waxed Washington as an 11 point dawg.

Yes, I think the Niners can and will win this game……

NFL

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 6, 2020

It’s weird to be back in lock down and yet NFL is going on like usual. There are some interesting match ups today even without the Niners playing. Can the Giants keep in close in Seattle with Colt 45 QBing? He’s one of those “game managers” right? Taysom Hill is still doing whatever it is he does with Brees set to possibly return next week. Brees fractured 11(!) ribs? How is that even possible? Niner fans are rooting for the Rams today, right? Yuck.