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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 14, 2016

So I think we can all agree that the Powerball smokes copious amounts of Powerpole.

And, it’s January 14th.

It’s 4:55pm in Reykjavik right now. 21 degrees.

That is all.

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  1. dirtnrocksnomo said, on January 14, 2016 at 9:06 am

    Yeah Powerball can suck it. I enjoyed the family conversations about what to do with the winnings though. Apparently my daughter’s big dream is to own and operate an American Girl doll store. Its a goddamn shame what marketing and branding has done to the youth of America. (Is this where I add arrrrghhh get off my lawn?)

    • Flavor said, on January 14, 2016 at 9:10 am

      I’m mostly pissed about not getting to see Kat’s face light up after giving him the keys to the bar you were going to let him tend…..

      • dirtnrocksnomo said, on January 14, 2016 at 9:13 am

        No doubt.

        House in Santa Cruz, condo in Tahoe, suite at the Phone Book, unlimited travel and I’d be set for life my man.

  2. Lurker John said, on January 14, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Powerpole indeed. You may as well throw your money out the window on your way to 7-11 to buy a ticket. The odds are about the same.

  3. chipower9 said, on January 14, 2016 at 9:54 am

    PowerPOLE. Love it! Hey, the odds suck on any of those fucking lottery games. But SOMEONE is always going to win. While the odds suck, they suck the same for everyone. You have the same chance as anyone else. I do not play regularly, but I do play when the payout mounts.

    A friend goes in and buys $20 of quick picks for the California Lottery and plays one QP a week or however often the drawing is, and that lasts a month or so. Hey, even if you hit a lowly 4 mil, that would be pretty damned cool. I am going to start doing the same….I drop 20 bucks on a couple of brews and don’t even bat an eye, so WTF…may as well waste 20 on the lottery…

  4. chipower9 said, on January 14, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Only 34 days until pitchers and catchers report…

  5. pawliekokonuts said, on January 14, 2016 at 10:31 am

    The inevitable fecking Giants fan fecking encounter in fecking Iceland, replete with photographic evidence:

    http://thelaughorist.blogspot.is/2016/01/iceland-day-21.html

    snarkk,
    I did it; had skyr, at Prikid, allegedly the oldest cafe / restaurant in Iceland, which is odd cuz it’s like an American dinner / bar. Google ‘Prikid Reykjavik.’

  6. Flavor said, on January 14, 2016 at 10:40 am

    fuck.
    Jed York ‏@JedYork 5m5 minutes ago
    After a thorough search, Trent & I are thrilled to announce Chip Kelly as the new #HeadCoach of the @49ers

    • pawliekokonuts said, on January 14, 2016 at 10:47 am

      wrong move, of course

    • sfsarge said, on January 14, 2016 at 1:00 pm

      Craig, this literally made me LOL.

  7. alleykat69 said, on January 14, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Holy shit the 49ers have hired Chip Kelly!!!

  8. Flavor said, on January 14, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Am I the only one who thinks it’s completely beyond rad that Pawlie is stomping around Iceland right now snapping selfies with Giants fans?

    • pawliekokonuts said, on January 14, 2016 at 10:56 am

      Well, just one fan. Listen, I’d much rather be slow dancing with Miss Iceland candidates, even their mothers.

      • Flavor said, on January 14, 2016 at 10:58 am

        I’d like a report on how the ladies look.

      • pawliekokonuts said, on January 14, 2016 at 11:01 am

        Hard to generalize, but: angular, often tall, blue-eyed and blond, large-boned. Need to do more personal research.

      • chipower9 said, on January 14, 2016 at 11:10 am

        I second the request for a report on the Icelandic lasses…

      • Carstie Clausen said, on January 14, 2016 at 2:56 pm

        Icelander genome is roughly half Norwegian and half Irish. Pawlie, you should run into some stunning redheads as well as the blondes. Place was founded by a bunch of Vikings whose king Harald of Norway lost out to Irish chieftan Brian Boru at the battle of Clontarf. They hoisted up their colleens, boarded their Langskips and headed off from the island they had named Ireland to the island of Iceland or “Island” in the native tongue.

  9. Flavor said, on January 14, 2016 at 10:57 am

    It took half a decade but Philly fans finally got their revenge on us. I bet they are laughing like a motherfucker at this stupid ass hire.

    • chipower9 said, on January 14, 2016 at 11:12 am

      No shit…

  10. chipower9 said, on January 14, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Chip Kelly? Just shoot me now. Our once proud franchise is so beyond fucked-up. I wish I had a beer in which to cry…

    • Carstie Clausen said, on January 14, 2016 at 2:58 pm

      Chi: Currently sipping on a Trader Vic’s macademia nut liqueur. VERY tasty. Bought a second bottle last week. Not at all badly priced for the quality level.

  11. sandog said, on January 14, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Personally, I think Chip Kelly is not a bad get, and certainly better than Hue Jackson, who didn’t impress me with the Raiders and was a significant part of the death spiral toward oblivion that USC on before Pete Carroll got there and pulled off one of the great turnarounds of all time.
    My first choice would have been Mike Smith–the old Falcons coach, but I think Kelly could be a good fit. Sometimes these guys need to crash and burn once as a head coach before taking off. That was the story for Bellichick anyway.

    • chipower9 said, on January 14, 2016 at 11:13 am

      I respect your opinion Sandawg, but I believe you are going to be in the minority on this one. I hope we are all wrong and that he ends up being a kick-ass coach…but on that, I am not holding my breath…

  12. dirtnrocksnomo said, on January 14, 2016 at 11:18 am

    I guess this means Kap gets a second life?

    • Flavor said, on January 14, 2016 at 11:20 am

      unfortunately. hey, at least this is gonna be interesting. They were the most boring team in football last year by a country mile.

  13. dirtnrocksnomo said, on January 14, 2016 at 11:21 am

    I tend to agree with Sandwag that this isn’t a bad get but only if Kelly shelves the trinket offense.

    • Flavor said, on January 14, 2016 at 11:22 am

      I think he’s a 1 trick pony. At Oregon he had the pick of the cream of the crop to install into that offense. In the NFL, you don’t get to put a team together like that. His offense is never gonna work in the NFL. And he’s horrible at connecting to the players in the NFL. That has been proven.

  14. dirtnrocksnomo said, on January 14, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Flav, you don’t think he can run a conventional offense, maybe mix in some of his hurry up now and then? I have less confidence in Kaepernick than Kelly.

  15. dirtnrocksnomo said, on January 14, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Here’s a decent read if you want something on baseball.
    http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/sabermetrics-is-killing-bad-dugout-decisions/?ex_cid=538fb

    • zumiee said, on January 14, 2016 at 11:56 am

      Interesting. I hadn’t noticed a decline in pitch-outs, but now that he mentions it, yeah. There’s a decline in base-stealing, overall, but it still has its moments. And especially against pitchers that have a slow motion.
      Stealing third seems particularly over-rated. I’ve been amazed over the years at rallies that were killed by somebody trying to steal third. The Reds made a huge blunder trying to steal third in the playoffs against the Giants in ’12.

      • unca_chuck said, on January 14, 2016 at 12:21 pm

        Never understood stealing 3rd as you have the runner in scoring position anyway. Stealing 2nd is a much different deal. With a fast runner you should be able to make it about 80% of the time based on count/situation.

      • Carstie Clausen said, on January 14, 2016 at 3:02 pm

        Stealing third is strictly situational. Let’s say there is one out and the next two batters are #’s 7 and 8 on a not particularly good hitting team and both teams have their aces going in something like the 6th inning and currently the score is tied at 1-1. In other words it can make sense in limited and specific circumstances and should strictly be the manager’s move by way of the 3rd base coach.

      • xoot said, on January 14, 2016 at 3:15 pm

        Or when the closer’s in, especially if his SO pitch is a hard slider down.

  16. unca_chuck said, on January 14, 2016 at 11:45 am

    Yeah, I wrote on my blog a couple weeks ago that it would be mildly entertaining for Chip K-K-Kelly to coach Colin Kaepernick. I never thought the nightmare would come to pass, however.

    I said that same thing though about not being boring. We might punt 30 times a game, but hey, that’s the deal. zLast season’s offense was the worst I’ve seen since the singing QB days.

  17. willedav said, on January 14, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Kelly did have some success with guys like Nick Foles, so he’s fully capable.
    He’s bringing a lot more to the table than Tomsula. Interested to see what kind of staff he assembles
    The larger problem is the roster itself, particularly on both lines.
    So it’s up to Baalke to start rebuild of roster so Chipotle guys can go back to practice squads.

  18. willedav said, on January 14, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Btw, thx to Blade for the “top ten NBA” guys at each position links from ESPN end of last thread.
    My quibble would be:
    Rick barry, mostly because his later career he didn’t play as much D or rebound and often whined about contact (and lot of other things off the court). But younger days he was a dead eye shooter from distance and excellent passer who could rebound, kind of a forerunner to Larry Bird.
    Not as athletic as a Drexler or Worthy or Pippen, but more overall skills imo.

  19. unca_chuck said, on January 14, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Willie, I didn’t understand the deal to get Bradford fromthe Rams as he was basically the same as Foles. I thought he was going to somehow get Mariota.

    I really wonder what happens with Kappy now. This does change the scenario around him significantly.

    • willedav said, on January 14, 2016 at 12:57 pm

      Do you think SF is prepared to pay Kap all that money?
      Are they stuck with it anyway if he is still hurt by April (or whenever it takes affect)?
      Still draft a QB anyway or use top draft picks to address other issues?

  20. Macdog said, on January 14, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    It’ll be interesting to see how Kelly does his second go-around in the NFL. Will he be humbled after getting fired before the final game of the season — and this after two 10-win seasons? Will he change his ways after getting blasted by numerous ex-players? I’m with Flav, that offense is not built for long-term success in the NFL; more often than not the defense is left on the field for long stretches and eventually wears out. He also proved to be a disaster when it came to making over the roster — bringing in Murray, who everyone knew was ill-fitted for Kelly’s system, being the biggest head-scratcher. Of course, none of this may not matter unless there’s talent to work with.

  21. gianthead said, on January 14, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Chip Kelly hiring as an air of the Mike Nolan Era….

  22. giants54 said, on January 14, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Think it’s a good move for SF, given the lack of quality HC’s avail. Sure beats the hell out of some guy on social security.
    Two seasons with 10 wins says he can flat out coach. Harbaugh got it done with no prior Pro exp and a college rah rah type approach. Think he can turn Kap around and at least make things interesting.

    The bottom line is Baalke draft picks. If he doesn’t get some hits, it won’t matter who is HC.

  23. unca_chuck said, on January 14, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Willie, I have no idea what they do with Kappy, but 4/1 is the deadline to cut or sign, and at least they have a coach in place. That being said, this could very well be fight #1 between Kelly and Baalke.

    I’m pretty damn sure Kelly would love to have Kappy run his offense.

    Thing is though,Gabby can run this as well. Just not nearly as good as Kappy IMO.

    I think this definitely rules out Baalke drafting Goff though. Baalke is already off my Christmas list. Baalke can’t draft for offenseive players to save his life, and they NEED to fix the offense in a big way. Esp the o line.

    • Flavor said, on January 14, 2016 at 3:25 pm

      doubt this is going to be *fight #1*. Something tells me this came up in the interview.

      • unca_chuck said, on January 14, 2016 at 7:32 pm

        Well, I wouldn’t rule it out. Kelly is known for his setting his lineup his way.

  24. wilcojoe said, on January 14, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Didn’t Kelly have complete control as the GM and HC in Philly? How will it play out in SF, where Kelly has to answer to Baalke? I wonder if there was some sort of shared, control of power arrangement made in order for him to accept. SF was the last place I figured Kelly would go because of Baalke. This offense won’t be boring, thats for sure.

    • giants54 said, on January 14, 2016 at 3:56 pm

      Kelly says he’s fine without control of personnel…wants to focus on coaching.

    • unca_chuck said, on January 14, 2016 at 7:34 pm

      Yes he did. Heas wasn’t the Gm but he had complete control over the draft and the players,

      We’ll see what happens here.

  25. snarkk said, on January 14, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    In brewpub watching Dubs/ Lakers — wow this is a bad Laker team, and Dubs scrubs playing down to their level. Bad ball so far. Kobe came in and immediately started chucking bricks…

  26. Flavor said, on January 14, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    I just meant that I’m sure Kaep came up in the interview— How Kelly would use him, what he would do differently with him, etc. Gabby ran the same kind of offense at MIssouri so I guess Kelly could use Gabby in his system, too.

  27. ewisco said, on January 14, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    pawlie, tried to comment on your blog but couldn’t seem to figure it out. in any case, it sounds like your doing swimmingly.

  28. Macdog said, on January 14, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    The boys and girls hoops teams at my daughter’s high school (she’s on the varsity) had a doubleheader tonight vs. a nearby school with money being raised to help a 5-year-old boy with bone cancer. The opponent was where Todd Frazier went to school, and sure enough, he showed up and presented the family with a check at halftime. My daughter also got a picture with him. I’m glad he’s in the AL now and I don’t have to root against him 6-7 times a year because the guy is just a class act all the way.

  29. Macdog said, on January 14, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Kobe just checked back in looking to finish with a triple-single.

  30. unca_chuck said, on January 15, 2016 at 7:59 am

    17 bricks?


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