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Perspective

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 21, 2016

In a couple of months, I want Lisle to break out that shorthand/journal thing that he’s furiously scribbling in and remind us of the darkest time of the year. Because this is it. And we shouldn’t overreact to it, just as we shouldn’t have expected the Giants to average scoring 8 runs a game as they did earlier this year.

Bad stretch. Bad week. I think Buster is hurt, there’s a direct line you can draw from his foot getting hit to the slump he’s in right now.

The important thing to remember>>>>>>

this too shall pass…….

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  1. Carstie Clausen said, on April 21, 2016 at 7:59 am

    Appreciate your taking the long-term view, Flav. Couple good things to take from the debacle. One: Another well pitched game from Bumgarner. One bad pitch with a runner on was the difference in the game: Two: Duffy’s bat seems to be coming around. Our new stopper pitches today. C’mon Cueto. Let’s go Giants.

  2. willedav said, on April 21, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Perspective is very important. Giants ran into 2 very good pitching exploits and bats didn’t respond, other than couple hits from Duffy, rbi from Pagan and Blanco triple. Flav might be onto something about Posey who hasn’t hit the ball with much authority in a while…only couple XBH all season.
    Bum threw a great game himself, and again 1 bad pitch dooms them.
    Away from Dbax park I think Greinke is still gonna be pretty dang good, lot like last night.

    Belt anonymous, good one Blade. He had rough night at clean up for Pence too, undeserved K, then couple others and a ground out hit well but right into the shift. Still like to see him hit the ball harder to LF/LCF.

    Totally honest, I stick up for him but I’m really surprised Giants are paying him $16 mil after next year. F/G (who love the WAR stat) writer said he actually might have sold himself short on the deal (!)…try and say that one without blinking an eye at your next meeting.

    • chipower9 said, on April 21, 2016 at 9:07 am

      RE: Belt and getting 16 mil after next year, I actually thought maybe the Giants overpaid a bit. But the “average per year” works out to 13.1 mil, and when we were kicking the tires on this subject before he inked the deal, I was saying I would go 12-13 per. As long as he does not fall into an abyss of suckage, I think it will be a good deal for the Giants, and Belt will be set for life.

  3. willedav said, on April 21, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Was flipping back and forth to Sharks game last night, very intense and nice home W over LA.

    Randy Hahn is a fine announcer, and the way he gets fired up over a goal is just great. The other guys with him including down at ice level are OK but the guy they used to have as his partner, Drew Remenda, was really fun to listen to.
    He took the full snarkk approach, calling out the players and the team (and officials) for subpar play and poor decisions right on the air as stuff happened and not backing down from it. K and K he ain’t.
    Which of course, likely cost him his job.

    • chipower9 said, on April 21, 2016 at 9:09 am

      Yep. I miss Remenda calling the Sharks games. He still drops-in on Tolbert’s show occasionally. I still like listening to him talk hockey.

  4. willedav said, on April 21, 2016 at 8:18 am

    As James noted last night, Giants had been on unreal pace for offense—they are still 4th in league for runs scored and 3rd in HRs. Most of the regulars are around 1 XBH per 9-10 ABs, with couple notable exceptions.
    Those are:
    Span at 4 in 60 (to go with .299 OB, ugh)
    Posey 3 in 51
    Pence 2 in 58

    Hopefully day game gets everyone fired up day after 4/20.

  5. alleykat69 said, on April 21, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Curious with all the Sharks failures come playoff time if Randy Hahn decided not to go with the beard hoping it will help?
    Are his wife Roberta Gonzalez (weather gal ) said lose the beard or lose the sex..

  6. unca_chuck said, on April 21, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Drew Remenda and his partner Dick Fromunda.

    The long view is all wel and good, but there ARE times I wish Bochy was a little more fluid with his lineups. He did sit Pence, who is on a negative tear, but i really wish he’d do something with Span. He’s swings at a pitch that bounced 5′ in front of home plate for strike 3. OBP under .300.

    Sit him a day or drop him in the lineup. Pagan is the only guy hitting thorough most of this yet he’s wasted in the 9 hole.

    And let’s lose the pitcher-in-the-8-hole deal already.

    • chipower9 said, on April 21, 2016 at 9:10 am

      You want to call Bochy, Charlie, of you want me to give him a ring?

      • unca_chuck said, on April 21, 2016 at 9:27 am

        I was hoping to get his number when my wife put George Kontos and Gregor Blanco into housing. We put one of our extra phones in Gregor’s place and I tried to get the incoming calls from it, but they were erased!

      • chipower9 said, on April 21, 2016 at 1:54 pm

        lulz!

  7. chipower9 said, on April 21, 2016 at 8:35 am

    Good post, Flav. Spot on. This too shall pass.

    I went back and caught up on the late comments last night.

    To Blade’s comment of me doubting DuffMan. Nope. I said a week or so ago when someone mentioned his sucktitude, that he has historically been a slow starter. He sucked last April, but rest of the year hit .300, or near it. Also on Duffy, I had said that if he did not pan out as we had hoped, that I could see moving him to Tomlinson’s “super-sub” role, and let Arroyo slide into the 3rd base position (Giants seem to be grooming Arroyo to play 3rd). Flip-side of that is there is no guarantee that Arroyo will be a stud at the ML level, either. I have total confidence in Duffy…kid is a ballplayer.

    Regarding Bum losing some zip on his pitches. I am not going to trip on that until it has happened over a significant portion of the season. There have been multiple instances over the past few years where he went through spells of losing a bit of velocity, and it ended up being a mechanics issue. So, no, I will not rush to pass judgment on Big Country.

    And I do get what you are saying Craig, and agree, but fuck it sucks to lose three close games to the fucking Skanky Snakes. It is WAY TOO EARLY to be looking for ledges.

    Hoping the Dreadlock Dandy can help right the ship today!

  8. blade3colorado said, on April 21, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Yep Willie, those stats are putrid for the winsome threesome . . . Seriously, I am most surprised by Span – he of the lifetime .351 OPS. He had a modest 5 game hitting streak (April 10-16), so I am not too worried about him. Same with Posey (as Flav said, he is probably playing hurt – so he gets a pass).

    Pence? Dunno what his excuse is? Old age? Don’t laugh . . . He just turned 33. With that unorthodox swing; gangly 6’4″ frame; and not playing last year – this could be the start of him going downhill.

    Couple that with his new bride wanting him to join her in being YouTube stars . . . umm, Pence might be the position player to be most worried about.

    * Chi, no worries . . . I went through quite a few threads and was amazed at how many were questioning Duff’s skills. Along with Panik and Pagan, he is my favorite Giants player. I also agree with WilcoJoe that Panik has a good chance to exceed Posey’s numbers. Just my opinion.

    • chipower9 said, on April 21, 2016 at 9:15 am

      NP re: Duffster. You have an awesome eye for talent, Blade. The three you mention are my favorites, too (you know I have always backed Caballo Loco when everyone was ragging on his ass). Panik has become my favorite. I really like that kid. If he stays healthy (and I know I say this a lot) the kid will win at least one batting title. I just love his composure both at 2nd and especially at the plate.

      Lastly, we need to talk some specifics for our “Trip to Mecca.” I want to start dialing in some of the details (specific games and getting tickets, reserving places to stay – I found one that looks really good in Boston, and getting my airfare booked). I will give ya a shout tonight or over the weekend.

      • blade3colorado said, on April 21, 2016 at 9:28 am

        Give you a call this evening?

      • chipower9 said, on April 21, 2016 at 12:41 pm

        Yep. You have my number, correct?

  9. Macdog said, on April 21, 2016 at 9:28 am

    I get the Giants weren’t going to keep up the insane scoring pace. The only problem is there have been three games during this miserable stretch where they scored a combined 19 runs — and lost all three games. I know it’s way too early, but right now this team stinks in every which way.

    And Flav’s probably right about Posey, although that can’t be a good thing either.

  10. wilcojoe said, on April 21, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Another one goes too soon. Prince dead at age 57.

  11. gianthead said, on April 21, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Prince may be dead..wow

  12. gianthead said, on April 21, 2016 at 10:14 am

    kind of takes the air out of the news that I finally cashed in last night on Fan Duel….$5…

    • wilcojoe said, on April 21, 2016 at 11:10 am

      Tell me about it. I have had two close calls with potential big cash days this week on DraftKings. Sunday I was in the top 20 on a 9500 entry tourney until the Giants-Doghairs dropped me to a $40 finish. Yesterday, Rizzo gets robbed of a home run in the first inning, that would have won me $2000 when it was all said and done. Ended up winning another $40. It’s amazing how one base hit can drop you a few hundred bucks in some of those tournaments.

  13. unca_chuck said, on April 21, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Wow. 57 years old. Not a huge fan but he was very influential and a major force in music.

    He kinda picked up where Jimi Hendrix left off in the style aspect of rock stardom. But he controlled his image much better, and controlled the outside bs better as well. Hell of a guitar player too.

    Bad year to be a rock star I guess. They are dropping everywhere.

    • gianthead said, on April 21, 2016 at 10:53 am

      not a huge fan either but growing up in SJ in a minority-majority high school in the early 80s…Prince was frickin HUUUGEEEE!

  14. Macdog said, on April 21, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Oh man, another one gone way too soon. You couldn’t turn on the radio in ’84 without hearing “When Doves Cry.”

  15. wilcojoe said, on April 21, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Prince also had one of the greatest if not the greatest Super Bowl halftime performances. Playing Purple Rain in an epic downpour, as he shredded on that guitar. That was unforgettable.

    • zumiee said, on April 21, 2016 at 11:27 am

      That was the best Super Bowl halftime show ever, IMO.
      This is shocking news about Prince. Very sad. And so many other great musicians lost this year already.

  16. bassbaldy said, on April 21, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Prince gone … Damn! I’m devastated. A friend of mine played in his ‘New Power Generation’ band. She is an amazing guitarist in her own right, but Prince was something else, Another friend got to play at one his Paisley Park events and meet him. Everyone gushed about the generosity of his spirit.

    His fusion of the most salient aspects of Motown, Rock, Gospel, Jazz and just about every other musical genre know to mankind was of unprecedented genius. I look back on the old 80’s clips and the hair styles and clothes look a bit silly and dated but the music, oh man, the MUSIC. … no words.

  17. blade3colorado said, on April 21, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Anyone know what channel the game is on? Regular channel is saying it is blacked out???

    • Macdog said, on April 21, 2016 at 11:40 am

      The schedule on the Giants website says CSN-BA.

      • blade3colorado said, on April 21, 2016 at 11:49 am

        I think that is the regular affiliate Mac, which I already tried (channel 686). Thanks anyway 🙂

  18. dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 21, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    The story goes that the day of SBXLI NFL productions was worried about the downpour. They contacted Prince to make sure he was good to go since it was coming down so hard. In true rock star fashion Prince responds with “Can you make it rain harder?”. Then he went out and killed it. He was an amazing talent. RIP…

  19. Irish Kevin said, on April 21, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Yeah whenever I read about someone who dies so young it makes me want to call my doctor to get a physical. So sad. His Purple Rain had some of the best guitar playing.

  20. Irish Kevin said, on April 21, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    The season is far from over, better to have slumps now than in October. This team is too good to continue losing, they will right this ship.

    • chipower9 said, on April 21, 2016 at 12:51 pm

      I agree, Kevin. But when you lose three close games like this to the fucking DBacks, it fucking hurts! Johnny C gets us back in the W column today. Book it!

      • Irish Kevin said, on April 21, 2016 at 1:41 pm

        Yeah it sucks!!

  21. chipower9 said, on April 21, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Holy shit. Prince gone. Like others, I was not a big fan of his stuff (certainly liked some of it), but respected him as a huge influence in the music industry. This has to be the worst year ever in regards to losing so many talented music folks. RIP.

    On a somber note, here is today’s Gigante line-up:

    1. Denard Span (L) CF
    2. Joe Panik (L) 2B
    3. Hunter Pence (R) RF
    4. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    5. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    6. Angel Pagan (S) LF
    7. Matt Duffy (R) 3B
    8. Trevor Brown (R) C
    9. Johnny Cueto (R) P

    Not sure if Posey is getting a day off, or if the toe is bothering him. No pitcher in the 8 hole, but Span still leading off. Pagan moving up in the order, too.

    GO GIANTS! We cannot get swept by these fuckers!

    • bassbaldy said, on April 21, 2016 at 12:49 pm

      I’m thinking Duff should be moved back up in the order, maybe swap Span & Pagan’s spots.

  22. Macdog said, on April 21, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Frustrating Braves loss to the Dodgers, 11 hits — including 10 off Kershaw — but only 1 run.

    • bassbaldy said, on April 21, 2016 at 12:47 pm

      Similar in way to what we are experiencing.

      • chipower9 said, on April 21, 2016 at 12:53 pm

        Fuck the Dodgers!

  23. chipower9 said, on April 21, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Craig – how about an updated BBOTD to change the team’s mojo? Not that I am superstitious, or anything…

  24. chipower9 said, on April 21, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Jeez…come on…already down 1 zip. And Miller has a 7-something ERA. Our boys need to wake the fuck up and tattoo him!

  25. chipower9 said, on April 21, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Damn! The way this game is starting…I’m not sure I can stomach listening to it. Thank goodness I have a meeting coming up…maybe I will come back and the Giants will surprise the hell outta me with a conga line shuffle and a barrage of runs!

  26. unca_chuck said, on April 21, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    Jesus. Bases full, no outs. Only good thing was going to Rogue and drinking lunch.

  27. unca_chuck said, on April 21, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    At least get a hit this inning.

  28. unca_chuck said, on April 21, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Come on, Flem. Yer killing me.

  29. zumiee said, on April 21, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Blade, if you were asking about DirecTV, the channel is 696.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 21, 2016 at 5:20 pm

      Yeah, I eventually figured it out. Thanks Zum 🙂

  30. unca_chuck said, on April 21, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Fuck. We can’t keep a lead or a tie.

  31. unca_chuck said, on April 21, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    1-8??? LOB LOB LOB

  32. unca_chuck said, on April 21, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    5 fucking walks?

  33. Lurker John said, on April 21, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Four gamed at home by the fucking Diamondbacks…?

    • zumiee said, on April 21, 2016 at 2:26 pm

      Vida Blue is feeling like a genius right now; he picked the D-Backs to win the division. I still think they’ll finish 3rd, though.

  34. zumiee said, on April 21, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Later on, when y’all have time, this is a nice little video about Prince’s Super Bowl half-time performance:

  35. zumiee said, on April 21, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Wagner stole strike one on both Pagan and Duffy by throwing a curveball on the first pitch. Both of them took the pitch. Theoretically, it shouldn’t be that easy for a pitcher to get strike one.

  36. unca_chuck said, on April 21, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Yeah, this is good to get out of the way early, but holy fuck, I’m getting pissed. I don’t care how many runs they scored early this month. They are sucking long and hard now at the plate. 1-8 and lob lob lob.

  37. unca_chuck said, on April 21, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    If AZ pitches this well against the rest of the world as they did against us, they will go far.

  38. unca_chuck said, on April 21, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Uh oh. Here comes Strychnine…

  39. Macdog said, on April 21, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    I hope the D-Backs retaliate, we need a baserunner.

  40. Macdog said, on April 21, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Now it’s just getting ugly.

  41. unca_chuck said, on April 21, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Seriously?

  42. blade3colorado said, on April 21, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Choo Choo! Train wreck a coming . . .

    • djloo27 said, on April 21, 2016 at 4:01 pm

      Remember him?

      • blade3colorado said, on April 21, 2016 at 4:14 pm

        Vaguely Loo. I was 7 years old.

  43. djloo27 said, on April 21, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    The D-backs victory is segura…

  44. djloo27 said, on April 21, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    I wish Peralta would’ve charged Oshits. He had every right to, and it mighta woke us up….

    • unca_chuck said, on April 21, 2016 at 3:52 pm

      At this point I’d be happy if Belt charges Oshit.

  45. unca_chuck said, on April 21, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Vida wasn’t the only one picking these guys to take the west.

    You know what they say. You can’t win the pennant in April, but you can sure lose it.

    Sure, it isn’t over by a long shot, but there are no signs of life on this team. Losing to division foes is doubly painful and damaging.

    • bassbaldy said, on April 21, 2016 at 3:54 pm

      I guess that first week was all smoke & mirrors?

  46. unca_chuck said, on April 21, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    I don’t know anything at this point. This is God awful. 1-8 with a bullet.

    Is Pence feeling his age? Is Posey hurt more than he’s letting on? Is Span washed up? Will Belt ever gain some consistency?

    Panik is doing fine, as are Duffy now, and Pagan is still doing fine. The rest is varying stages of dogshit. 2, 1, and 0 in the last 3. We scored 7 but lost.

    Got the Dubs tonight to look forward to.

  47. Macdog said, on April 21, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Sign o’ the Times.

  48. bassbaldy said, on April 21, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Gotta say, I’m getting a little fed with all this business of resting certain guys … Eg. Where the fuck is Posey today? We are on the brink, of getting swept, at home, by a division rival. We need to field are absolute best players at time like this!

  49. blade3colorado said, on April 21, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Pfffttt!

    • djloo27 said, on April 21, 2016 at 3:59 pm

      So well done!

    • bassbaldy said, on April 21, 2016 at 4:02 pm

      To the power of Aleph!

  50. djloo27 said, on April 21, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Pole-smoking at it’s finest…

  51. unca_chuck said, on April 21, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Posey might be hurt. Span is a black hole at this point. He’s doing no good leading off. Sit him or drop him. Go Pagan, Craw Panik, Posey . . . I’m tired of Pagan being wasted at 9.

    • djloo27 said, on April 21, 2016 at 4:09 pm

      Those white hairs in Span’s beard might mean something…

  52. djloo27 said, on April 21, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    Quick snack after Giants and before Rangers-Penguins:

    One pint Guinness
    1 Valium (10 mg.)
    2 chewable baby aspirin

  53. blade3colorado said, on April 21, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Pagan coming back to Earth..
    Belt with another Ofer.
    Gearrin was like Exxon 91 Premium Octane.
    If walks were homeruns, we would be in 1st.

  54. unca_chuck said, on April 21, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Shit, that’s my breakfast.

  55. bassbaldy said, on April 21, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Best take away for me was the turn around Duff has made … Man, he may not be 100% on, but he sure the fuck did a good 340 degree flip the past couple /few games … Quite impressive for such a young player.

    • bassbaldy said, on April 21, 2016 at 4:10 pm

      Oops , maybe I meant 140 degree flip … Hmm.

      • djloo27 said, on April 21, 2016 at 4:12 pm

        Keep trying…

      • bassbaldy said, on April 21, 2016 at 4:20 pm

        Well, I didn’t want to go to 180 ’cause I don’t think he quite there yet … But he’s close, don’t ya think?

      • djloo27 said, on April 21, 2016 at 4:22 pm

        Good point, bb…

      • bassbaldy said, on April 21, 2016 at 4:24 pm

        Love that!

  56. bassbaldy said, on April 21, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Hey Flav .. If your are monitoring this .. You asked about issues with the site the other day … FYI, I’m having hella issues signing in with WordPress (my new moniker is with a WP account). In order to post, I sign in, compose, copy my text, hit ‘post comment’, get a message I need to sign in – which I already did, then hit back button, and see the grayed our ‘post comment button’, then hit refresh, paste my text, hit ‘post again’ .. Then it will work … Then it usually keeps me signed in unless I open another web page but often it will kick me off immediately after I post one comment. It’s a real pain in he ass and can, at times, take me up to five minutes per post. Then Im relegated to rushing to write so I can keep current with the discussion. Any suggestions? Anyone?

    • bassbaldy said, on April 21, 2016 at 4:23 pm

      For example .. I rushed my 4:09 but it let me do the 4:10. The I tried to post the 4:19 at about 4:13 but it kicked me off .. It took 6 mins to get it up at 4:19 … Then it gave me the 4:20 right after but not sure if it will give this one.

      • bassbaldy said, on April 21, 2016 at 4:25 pm

        Any one else having similar issues? I’m on an iPad 3

      • zumiee said, on April 21, 2016 at 4:30 pm

        I had not heard of that problem before, bb. Hang in there. Maybe it’s a temporary thing.

  57. blade3colorado said, on April 21, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    Almost like a high performance car misfiring. Some good things going on (Cueto, most of the relievers not named Gearrin, Duffy), but can’t put it all together.

    • bassbaldy said, on April 21, 2016 at 5:32 pm

      Perfect analogy Blade! That is it exactly!

      • bassbaldy said, on April 21, 2016 at 5:32 pm

        We got dirty plugs .. Or were flooding it!

      • blade3colorado said, on April 21, 2016 at 5:45 pm

        Yep . . . Need PepBoys.

  58. Flavor said, on April 21, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Lisle– I wonder if there’s a box you need to click or unclick. There shouldn’t be any issues with the site, it was down for an hour this morning but everything is straightened out now.

    • bassbaldy said, on April 21, 2016 at 5:31 pm

      Whe you say box to click, do you mean at my WP account page or, the settings on my iPad .. Or may be you are referring to a box some where else? … Batters box? Uh ;(

  59. Carstie Clausen said, on April 21, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    Is this rock bottom yet, or we still stuck in the muck?

  60. unca_chuck said, on April 21, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    I had that happen a while back. You had to enter your email addy, then your pw, then you’d get sent to another screen to confirm your pw. It still happens once in a while.

    Can you clear your browser cache.

    • Flavor said, on April 21, 2016 at 6:34 pm

      that’s a good idea. Also, I almost always use a chromebook or a desktop usually, never an iPad. Not sure if that has anything to do with your login problems. I hate iPads they are so glitchy and you can’t type for shit on them. Just for surfing the net, I think Chromebook is significantly superior.

      • bassbaldy said, on April 21, 2016 at 7:02 pm

        That is a good idea. thanks Chuck I will try it. New devices are not in my budget at present, so that won’t be happening. I’m fine with the iPad for most everything I use it for, no complaints in general. I never had these issues when I was signing in on FB. And this has only been going pretty much since I set up the WP account. Unbelievable the amount flaming hoops they are making me jump through.

      • bassbaldy said, on April 21, 2016 at 7:13 pm

        And there ya go a good example of the inconsistency of how it is messing with me. 5:31 was the time of my last post, an hour and a half ago. In 90 mins it didn’t kick me off but I also didn’t leave the Flap site. Sometimes it’s like that, other times I can barely get one post up before I’m tossed out on my ass.

        This rigmarole is most frustrating when I’m switching back the between the AtBat App and the
        Flap feed. That is how I ‘watch’ most games. I don’t have TV possibility for the most part.

      • bassbaldy said, on April 21, 2016 at 7:17 pm

        I could got this response up quicker but the wife had a sudden ‘honey do’ inspiration.

  61. wilcojoe said, on April 21, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Arrieta with a no-no thru 8.

    • Flavor said, on April 21, 2016 at 6:51 pm

      stupid ass espn is showing some dumbass football preview program

  62. Macdog said, on April 21, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    I didn’t anticipate this even year thing would come to mean, we can’t even beat the Diamondbacks.

    • bassbaldy said, on April 21, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      Yeah, losing 4 at home to anyone, anytime is hard to swallow. Especially when 2 games were Bum & Cueto!

  63. zumiee said, on April 21, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    The Cubs are pretty good.

    • Flavor said, on April 21, 2016 at 8:05 pm

      The Reds are also horrible.

  64. Flavor said, on April 21, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    I’m at a Wingstop in EPA watching Warrior game. Snarkk is probably watching it somewhere drinking an IPA with a big titted waitress serving him.

  65. blade3colorado said, on April 21, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    NY Times interview excerpt with Donald Trump talking about “winning.”

    “On how the past year has turned out for him: A couple of people who know me actually said, “Be careful what you wish for.” It was very interesting. It was a compliment. Well, they understand that I win. My life is winning. I win. I know how to win. Most people don’t know how to win. In golf, in sports, in life — I win, always. Better knock on wood. [Knocks on his desk.]”

    Maybe the Giants brass should contact him or Charlie Sheen – another expert on “winning.”

    I kid . . . I kid.

    • djloo27 said, on April 21, 2016 at 8:28 pm

  66. djloo27 said, on April 21, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    Well, the World Series bound Astros are 5-11…

  67. unca_chuck said, on April 21, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    Harden falls down and the whistles blow. Jesus. Why does he get every single call?

  68. unca_chuck said, on April 21, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    The Dubs are mailing this one in.

    • Flavor said, on April 21, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      They could easily still win this

    • Macdog said, on April 21, 2016 at 8:39 pm

      Only down 6 after 3Q.

  69. unca_chuck said, on April 21, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Oh yeah. They should be down 25. They just look disoriented out there. Getting killed on the glass. They should be taking it to Howard. Houston isn’t that good defensively and we’re making them look good by missing easy shots.

  70. unca_chuck said, on April 21, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    Fuck these refs. If that was Harden, that’s a flagrant 1.

  71. unca_chuck said, on April 21, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    Well, they gave one back.

  72. zumiee said, on April 21, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    That quote from Trump that Blade posted is the quote of someone who must never be put in charge of the military. It’s the quote of a sociopath.

  73. Lurker John said, on April 21, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    Draymond Green makes some of the worst fucking passes I’ve every seen, absolute playground, clown shit. For as good an assist maker as he is, he’ll make 2-3 plays in a row where he just throws the ball away. He can be incredibly frustrating at times.

    • djloo27 said, on April 21, 2016 at 9:27 pm

      Was that one of them?

      • Lurker John said, on April 21, 2016 at 9:28 pm

        Yup, as if on cue.

  74. Lurker John said, on April 21, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Huge shot by Iggy.

  75. wilcojoe said, on April 21, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    The Rockets don’t even try to play defense. They epetemize everything that I hate about the NBA.

  76. Macdog said, on April 21, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Who the hell is Ian Clark?

  77. unca_chuck said, on April 21, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Holy shit. Clark with the biggest shot of his entire family’s history.

  78. unca_chuck said, on April 21, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Wow. Draymond brain farts sometimes and it’s dazzling.

  79. Lurker John said, on April 21, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Fucking Green. I do not want the ball in that guy’s hands at the end of a game. Way too prone to turning the ball over. Horrible play and horrible officiating letting Harden get away with a blatant push off. You’d better get Curry’s wheels greased, Kerr, because you ain’t shit without him.

  80. unca_chuck said, on April 21, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    John, Steph does it too. It’s part of the style they play. But they certainly can limit that shit. Aggressive turnovers are tolerable. Crosscourt passes or lobs with 4 guys in the lane are stupid.

    • Lurker John said, on April 21, 2016 at 9:32 pm

      Steph does do that sometimes, but I want the ball in a guard’s hands right there, not Draymond and not with the night he’s been having. It gets mentioned a lot, but the W’s do get incredibly careless with the ball at times. Even the last layup by Clark was not a pass from Livingston, it was the defender punching it out from behind and having it taking a fortuitous bounce right to Clark.

  81. Lurker John said, on April 21, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    I used to like and respect Harden, but that has long since been flushed down the toilet. What a prick.

  82. Lurker John said, on April 21, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    Sloppy but entertaining game. Good comeback that fizzled at the end. Get ’em Saturday.

  83. djloo27 said, on April 21, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    All this coverage of Prince. And none for poor Chyna.
    Reminds me of John Lennon and Elston Howard…

    • zumiee said, on April 21, 2016 at 9:51 pm

      And Elvis and Groucho Marx.

      By the way, Houdini died on Oct. 31st, Halloween. That’s kind of wild.

  84. blade3colorado said, on April 21, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Loo . . . You still here? And/or Mac?

    Need info regarding tentative flight I am making to Boston and New York . . , Leave Denver July 19th at 10:40am and arrive at Boston 4:46pm; Return is July 23rd flying out of Newark 9:39pm and arriving in Denver at 11:57pm.

    Flight is free via my United miles. My question – is Newark airport a good choice, if I am staying in the Bronx (to see the Yanks/Giants game)? Or, should I look at another airport? Thanks in advance!

    • djloo27 said, on April 21, 2016 at 9:40 pm

      LaGuardia’s the closest…

      • blade3colorado said, on April 21, 2016 at 9:41 pm

        Is Newark manageable? Best way to get there without getting hosed by one of your sharp NY citizens is?????

      • djloo27 said, on April 21, 2016 at 9:52 pm

        I have the world’s worst sense of direction, but Newark to Yankee Stadium ain’t a big deal. There are tolls when you go NJ to NY if that’s a consideration…

      • djloo27 said, on April 21, 2016 at 9:56 pm

        I never made this trip, Blade, but maybe this would work for you:

        http://www.fodors.com/community/united-states/best-way-to-get-to-yankee-stadium-from-newark.cfm

      • djloo27 said, on April 21, 2016 at 9:59 pm

        MacDog is the man to speak to. He’s real smart and is a Jersey guy, I think.
        I am a disoriented Brooklyn mental patient…

      • blade3colorado said, on April 21, 2016 at 10:32 pm

        Just saw this (was taking a shower). Thank you very much Loo.

    • Macdog said, on April 21, 2016 at 11:41 pm

      Hey Blade, probably the best way is to take the subway from the Bronx to Penn Station, and then from there you can catch the train right to Newark Airport. If I go to one of the Giants-Yanks games, it’s very likely the way I’ll go, just from a different station in Jersey.

      • blade3colorado said, on April 22, 2016 at 5:19 am

        Thanks Mac. I will copy your post along with that link Loo provided. Chi and I are going to the games on the 20th in Boston and the 22nd in New York. I really hope we see you, Loo, Peter (GH), Pawlie, and who knows – Bozo too . . . If not at the games, then a watering hole (Finnertys?).

  85. blade3colorado said, on April 21, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    Warriors pre-game show had a blurb on how Prince was a baller . . . Uhh, say what? Dude didn’t make his HS basketball team and he was 5’2″ . . . Hilarious.

    • zumiee said, on April 21, 2016 at 9:45 pm

      Yeah, I read a thing today that said he liked to play basketball. I’m guessing his entourage didn’t play much defense against him.

      • blade3colorado said, on April 21, 2016 at 9:47 pm

        hehehe . . . Now, that was funny Zum. Yeah, it wouldn’t pay to embarrass the guy who is paying the bills. 🙂

  86. bassbaldy said, on April 21, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Anyone see the Dave Chappelle skit about Prince being a baller? Freakin hilarious .. Dave & pals run in to Prince and his band at late night bar scene .. Prince invites them back to his pad to hang; once there, Prince invites them to a have a little friendly game .. Chapelle & his crew are gigglin, cause Prince being so short they figure he ain’t got no game … So they start a shirts vs Blouses match! … Prince & his band wipe the court up with the Dave & his biddies. They are stunned and humiliated … To rub it in, as the dawn arrives, Princes make them pancakes and tells ’em to get the fuck out!

  87. unca_chuck said, on April 22, 2016 at 7:53 am

    Funny thing is, BB, the story was basically true, and it inspired a song by Prince.

    “Breakfast can wait”

    http://time.com/4303634/prince-chappelles-show-sketch/


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