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Dead Weekend

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 29, 2016

No baseball.

No football.

NBA, but that only holds my interest in terms of Steph Curry and/or DFS.

Entering the dark days of sports…….

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  1. sfsarge said, on January 29, 2016 at 6:14 am

    Ok what did I miss?

  2. wilcojoe said, on January 29, 2016 at 6:25 am

    Where did yesterday’s thread go?

    • chipower9 said, on January 29, 2016 at 6:44 am

      I was going to ask the same question.

  3. willedav said, on January 29, 2016 at 6:47 am

    Month of prime time b-ball coming up. HS will be in section playoffs for top teams soon. Watched couple great college games last night—Oregon takes down Arizona and ends their 49 game home winning streak. Washington wins at UCLA in game not decided til buzzer. National powers all have a few losses and appear capable of losing, esp on road..

    Just read that Walt “no neck” Williams died at 72. Did not realize he’s a local guy from Galileo of SF and City College…um, remember a famous running back that attended same schools?

    • xoot said, on January 29, 2016 at 8:12 am

      The kid from the Potrero Hill projects. Speaking of juice, the football coach who just retired from from City College essentially ran half the place. Strange to have a football program like that smack in the middle of SF.

      • xoot said, on January 29, 2016 at 8:12 am

        Ah, and Kentucky v. Kansas tomorrow.

      • willedav said, on January 29, 2016 at 8:36 am

        Hope Newton and Caro run Elway’s gang out of Dodge, hopefully akin to what Niners once did to them in SB.

        Props to both U of Ks for scheduling a game like that out of conference. too many teams these days build up pre season records vs. chump teams and then play .500 in league and lose road games to lesser teams. To quote Cannonball Adderley,
        “Sometimes we are not prepared for adversity.”

    • Macdog said, on January 29, 2016 at 9:52 am

      Maryland-Iowa another good one last night. Also, Monmouth beat Quinnipiac in an ugly game on the road, somewhat significant since MU hadn’t won there in 10 years.

    • chipower9 said, on January 29, 2016 at 1:16 pm

      How about those St. Mary’sGaels…they have to crack the top 25 sometime soon…

  4. chipower9 said, on January 29, 2016 at 6:50 am

    Hang on Flav…only 19 days until pitchers and catchers report,

    And even better…only 33 days until we hear our first Spring Training game.

  5. Flavor said, on January 29, 2016 at 6:56 am

    haha, I deleted it. Funny you guys noticed that. I don’t like to leave memes up there because I heard it can slow the page down. No idea if that’s true.

    • sfsarge said, on January 29, 2016 at 7:37 am

      Oh ok, I thought there was some DMD type craziness that got outta hand.

      • wilcojoe said, on January 29, 2016 at 9:22 am

        Ha! That was my first thought as well.

  6. Bozo said, on January 29, 2016 at 7:47 am

    Poontang, Flavor.

    In days of yore, the Flapdom would retire to the pages of the BBOTD. In those olden times, photos not resembling a young lad walking his dog, graced those fine pages. Nay, not a young lad but a young lass. The photos of yore would warm the cockles of a Flapper’s heart, in hopes to see them through the bleak months of winter. Verily, I say to you, at times a gem of a photo would bringeth a talisman for the upcoming season as well.
    Yea, yea, tis why today, I say – Poontang.

    • ewisco said, on January 29, 2016 at 8:17 am

      heck, I’d even go back to the undead if that’s what it takes. though I believe you said you no longer have a cut/paste tool that works easily. maybe twin can come up with something, though Merna may not appreciate him ogling the BBOTD.

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on January 29, 2016 at 9:03 am

      lulz

    • chipower9 said, on January 29, 2016 at 1:19 pm

      I brought this up a couple of months ago, and Flav said he would “look into it.” I vote Poontang!

      When the going gets rough, the Flappers resort to the BBOTD page for some old fashioned two-legged split-tail deer…

      Sigh….

  7. alleykat69 said, on January 29, 2016 at 8:22 am

    Their’s always fan fest which I will pass on along with Crazy Horse who never goes! Cueto will be there though.Screw Pagan!!!

  8. djloo27 said, on January 29, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Anybody hear from Twin?

    • chipower9 said, on January 29, 2016 at 1:20 pm

      I asked the same the other day, Loo. I have not check the Merc to see if he is sluffing around there, or not…

  9. blade3colorado said, on January 29, 2016 at 9:18 am

    ESPN is doing their joke list for Greatest Super Bowl Players. Montana at #3 after Troy Aikman (#2), and Tom Fucking Brady (#1). Like I said, joke list.

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/page/top50SBrank3/ranking-50-greatest-players-super-bowl-history-nos-10-1-nfl

    • snarkk said, on January 29, 2016 at 9:29 am

      The football HOF just did one of those lists, 11 on offense and 11 defense. Joe was the QB. Any list with Aikman over Joe is a joke, or made up just to generate comment. Brady has an argument…

  10. snarkk said, on January 29, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Yeah, not sure if this piece is interesting or disgusting. Baseball players have money to burn. Pablo should spend more time in the gym than buying tricked out cars. Maybe he moved to the RSox to be nearer his car guy. For his sake, I hope he doesn’t blow through his bankroll. He seems to have a personality where that is definitely possible…
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/24/sports/baseball/where-the-baseball-stars-get-their-custom-cars.html?_r=0

    • chipower9 said, on January 29, 2016 at 2:02 pm

      It will take a whole lot of 175k cars to blow through 90 mil…

  11. unca_chuck said, on January 29, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Jack Clark did just that. he invested in a drag racing team and blew all his money in it.

    These guys are fucking retarded though.

    • xoot said, on January 29, 2016 at 11:25 am

      Jack Clark got fleeced by his advisors, I believe. Real estate ltd. partnerships investing in Wyoming? Something like that, and worse. SF attorney got a small amount of the money back for him, but . . . .

    • xoot said, on January 29, 2016 at 1:01 pm

      Jack Clark himself seems confused about what did him in. This is from the Seattle Times 5/11/97.

      “‘This shows everybody what can happen to you if you don’t manage your money well,’ Clark said in 1992. ” … I did it to myself.”
      “He has since softened that stance. He is suing a former financial adviser and two attorneys who worked out the bankruptcy arrangements.
      “`I take some of the blame’
      “Bad financial advice, if proven, is nothing new in sports.
      “‘I’d say it was a frequent occurrence,’ said San Francisco attorney Edward King, who regularly sues agents and represented Clark in the 1980s in a suit. ‘A lot of players get a lot more money than they ever thought they would. There’s no rational basis for choosing an adviser, and often times it’s the agent’s fault.’
      “Clark agreed. ‘I take some of the blame, but I was a victim,’ he said. ‘I didn’t know any better. I was a ballplayer. I drove a race car. I’m not a financial wizard, but you learn from things like that. I wish I knew then a lot about what I know now.'”

  12. wilcojoe said, on January 29, 2016 at 10:45 am

    I see FanDuel has a tournament slate that pairs the Pro Bowl with the Super Bowl. I really don’t know what to think.

    • blade3colorado said, on January 29, 2016 at 10:55 am

      Joe, I am fading everything, except basketball, until baseball season starts. This has been my worst season in NBA and NFL (just barely above .500). Other than when NBA has a full slate, I usually only play 3-4 tourneys and cash games daily. Equally important, a bit more busy and don’t have the necessary time for researching LUs.

  13. dirtnrocksnomo said, on January 29, 2016 at 10:56 am

    • xoot said, on January 29, 2016 at 11:29 am

      Lincecum arriving at the Texas ballpark before that game. http://tinyurl.com/jopd2ek
      Neukom got rid of the pot bust in WA and helped Timmy focus that year. And did he ever.

      • djloo27 said, on January 29, 2016 at 11:38 am

        He looks like a violinist for the Philharmonic…

      • xoot said, on January 29, 2016 at 12:01 pm

        He looks like the best, most audacious and confident violinist in the world wheeling a well-protected Stradivarius behind him.

      • dirtnrocksnomo said, on January 29, 2016 at 12:25 pm

        Yeah, I’ve wonder if that was a tribute to Nuke. Maybe a bet between them. “Okay, Tim. I’m going to make this pot bust go away but you have to wear a bow tie if we make it to the World Series.”

    • snarkk said, on January 29, 2016 at 11:05 pm

      Never tire of that vid.
      Timmy was dealin’. I would have like to see him finish up the game, but Giants won, so that’s just wishin’ on a star type of deal. Whatever happens to Timmeh, wherever he goes, he’s Aces in my Giants scrapbook forever…

  14. blade3colorado said, on January 29, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Good article snarkk . . . This comment from Pablo will probably be key to him being in the poor house after his baseball career is ended:

    “It’s like a sign when you get to the big leagues,” Sandoval said. “The first thing you want to get is a nice car to drive around. Every year I try to get a new one.”

    However, once he reaches 62, he’ll be able to tap his pension of $100,000 per year. Here’s all the “kick me, I’m stupid” plans . . . umm, I mean pension plans for all the major sports:

    http://www.investopedia.com/financial-edge/0710/top-pro-athlete-pension-plans.aspx

    • zumiee said, on January 29, 2016 at 12:00 pm

      Maybe its part of the reason Sandoval wasn’t really buddy/buddy with a lot of his Giants teammates. The Giants seem to have a lot of old-fashioned guys that got married young and started having kids, and are living pretty mellow lifestyles.

      • zumiee said, on January 29, 2016 at 12:04 pm

        It doesn’t mean all those guys will STAY married. About half of all young marriages end in divorce in the U.S., regardless of demographics.
        I wish all those guys the best in their family lives.

  15. blade3colorado said, on January 29, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Sherpas made another stupid trade – Jake McGee (reliever) for Corey Dickerson. I wasn’t expecting much beyond a number 3 or more likely, a number 4 pitcher. Dickerson’s home/away splits are pathetic, i.e., I see him as a Coors Canaveral creation. Consequently, he should have stayed there, where his value is greatest. It’s a stupid trade for an injury prone reliever. Equally important, the rock brain sherpas are trading four years (ages 27-30) of a controllable decent outfielder for two years of an injury prone closer. The trade they should have made was Cargo for a number 3 pitcher.

    Dumb, dumb, dumb . . . go figure.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on January 29, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      “Coors Canaveral”. Good apt description. Yours, or around the Frontrange hood?

      • blade3colorado said, on January 29, 2016 at 4:17 pm

        “Yours, or around the Frontrange hood?”

        Sorry Carstie – I’m not certain I understand your question?

  16. unca_chuck said, on January 29, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    I think he means is Coor Canaveral something you heard in the greater Denver area, or did you come up with that on your own.

    I’m betting on Blade. Smiley face

    • blade3colorado said, on January 29, 2016 at 5:48 pm

      Ahh . . . Admittedly, I heard it somewhere else (albeit, I can’t recall where. Maybe here. Ha.).

  17. willedav said, on January 29, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Kendrick apparently back to LA 2 yrs for $20 mil.

  18. djloo27 said, on January 29, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Dubs (ugh!) at MSG this Sunday. Cheapest ticket on StubHub including fees is $260.80…

    • xoot said, on January 29, 2016 at 7:42 pm

      Last time I went to a Dubs game in Oakland was 2014. I paid $100 per ticket for two great seats twelve rows behind the Dubs bench. Curry got a triple double that night. Mark Jackson looked like a jackass grandly convening team meetings out on the floor during TOs. It was as if he didn’t understand who was responsible for the win. The food at that expensive level of the arena was pretty good.

  19. giants54 said, on January 29, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Pablo’s girlfiend obviously not a dietician.


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