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Pack Your Bags

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 29, 2017

Our world may be collapsing before our eyes but I have good news for you. It rhymes with “No Broll”. In fact, I defy you to say No-broll-Pro-bowl 10 times as fast as you can. Try to say it ONCE as fast as you can.

Anyway, that mesmerizing ditty is on ESPN today at 5pm and when did they take that out of Hawaii? It’s in Canada now?

We’ll all be there soon enough……

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  1. zumiee said, on January 29, 2017 at 5:43 am

    Not that he cares, but Trump’s job approval rating in the Gallup poll is at 42%, which is abysmal for a new president.

    • Flavor said, on January 29, 2017 at 7:03 am

      42% says something about the people we live with. Says a lot about the place we live. Land of the fear, home of the weak. Doesn’t have the same ring to it.

    • djloo27 said, on January 29, 2017 at 8:01 am

      Meaningless number.
      If polls meant anything he wouldn’t have been elected…

      • zumiee said, on January 29, 2017 at 9:25 am

        At some point, it will matter. He only won by a combined 80,000 votes in the electoral college. The polls did have it right. When you lose the total vote by 3 million, the polls have it right. The electoral college thing was a fluke.
        A sinking approval rating will give GOP members of Congress more freedom to break with him on issues. McCain and some others have already spoken out against him on some issues. I fully expect that opposition to grow.

      • djloo27 said, on January 29, 2017 at 9:40 am

        You’re a very good guy, Zumiee.
        I hope you’ll still post here when you leave the country…

      • zumiee said, on January 29, 2017 at 10:24 am

        I wouldn’t leave the country. I still believe the majority of people understand what truly makes America great.

      • zumiee said, on January 29, 2017 at 10:25 am

        And I’ll always like you, Loo. I think. 🙂

    • djloo27 said, on January 29, 2017 at 8:12 am

      What was Bochy’s approval rating in 2007?

      • zumiee said, on January 29, 2017 at 9:30 am

        A pretty big difference between being manager of a baseball team, and being leader of the most powerful nation in the history of planet Earth.

  2. zumiee said, on January 29, 2017 at 6:03 am

    Curry’s performance tonight was just a joy to watch. I can’t think of a better way to describe it. A joy. A beautiful thing on an other-wise disturbing day, news-wise.

    • zumiee said, on January 29, 2017 at 6:05 am

      His performance LAST night, I should say.

  3. blade3colorado said, on January 29, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Donald Trump is a serial liar. Truth, logic, reason and consistency don’t seem to count for very much in today’s “do or say whatever the fuck you want” world. The question is why and I personally have no idea.

    Anti-Semitism or even radical anti-Semitism were common for Germans at the time Hitler came to power. Even after movements against the Jews, they didn’t expect the extent that it went to. They thought that Hitler was only temporary and that he was so extreme that there would be a reaction against him. Well, we all know how that worked out . . .

    Oh yeah, Go Giants!

  4. unca_chuck said, on January 29, 2017 at 10:52 am

    There are all kinds of reports that he’s basically an 8 year old boy mentally. My thought if he got elected was that he’d get blocked on a lot of things, even with a Republican house and senate.

    I think he’ll just get weirder and weirder and the GOP will be forced to deal with him through impeachment.

    I mean we’re 10 days in and it’s already a freak show. His immigration ban has been blocked. I mean seriously. It’s unconstitutional for fuck’s sake. His gag order on the park service is too funny. The EPA has been halted from doing anything regarding climate research. He’s talking of banning reporters from the briefing room. Again, unconstitutional. All the Constitutionalists that were screaming over nothing these past 8 years are suddenly quiet when there are real threats to the document.

    Trump has a private email server and people are like, meh. Come on, man.

  5. willedav said, on January 29, 2017 at 11:31 am

    “pack your bags” lol reminds me of great tune by one Mack Rice recorded by Johnnie Taylor early ’70s, Cheaper to Keep Her.

    Your little girl makes you mad
    You get an attitude and pack your bags
    5 little children you leaving behind
    son you’re gonna pay some alimony or do some time

    that’s why it’s cheaper to keep her

    You get through looking
    that judge in the face
    You gonna wanna cuss
    the whole human race

  6. Macdog said, on January 29, 2017 at 11:37 am

    The Pro Bowl: Alternative football.

  7. willedav said, on January 29, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Jenkins made a comment yesterday re: the Korean guy SF signed being advised to tone down the bat flips he was doing overseas. He wrote, “…that’s a shame. The major leagues need more flair and showmanship, and a lot less enforcement of ridiculous old school dictums.” Hmmnn.

    Have to say I disagree, but like to hear others thoughts. I think baseball and hockey do best job of settling issues involving inappropriate behavior/ unwritten rules of game and sticking up for teammates on the field before officials take it over.

    • Flavor said, on January 29, 2017 at 11:57 am

      I love the bat flip. Pitchers are just bent they gave up a bomb. Direct your anger at thyself, not the guy who beat you.

  8. snarkk said, on January 29, 2017 at 11:52 am

    I don’t have a problem with bat flips. How can guys like the Beard and Romo do what they do on the mound, and then a bat flip is some kind of no-no. A few things in baseball are absurd, and this “no showing up” stuff goes too far. This is a game for entertainment, it’s not meditation…

  9. zumiee said, on January 29, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Is there a more surprising stat from last year than Greinke’s ERA being over 4? He was pitching better in the second half of the season, but still….

    • blade3colorado said, on January 29, 2017 at 2:18 pm

      “Is there a more surprising stat from last year than Greinke’s ERA being over 4?”

      Wilt Chamberlain’s sleeping with 20,000 women.

      DOING THE MATH

      If Wilt started at the age of 15, from then up to the age of 55 (when he said this), he would have had 40 years to sleep with 20,000 women, or 500 different women a year–easy math.

      That works out to roughly 1.4 women a day.

      According to close friends, Wilt loved threesomes. According to legend, he was intimate with 23 different women on one 10-day road trip. Wilt was also a lifelong insomniac, sometimes just not sleeping at all. He probably would take a woman to bed any time he couldn’t fall asleep. But the time factor is an interesting point. A close childhood friend, Tom Fitzhugh, said, “I don’t remember him having a date. He was probably a virgin when he left high school.” So let us assume Wilt really started around the age of 18, which ups the average to 1.5 women per day for 37 years. The fact that he said 20,000 different women also leaves little time for repeats, or love. And what about sickness? Everyone gets sick once in a while, which would have cost Wilt precious time during those 37-40 sexually active years. But most incredibly, even with those reported 20,000 sexual liaisons, Wilt is not known to have contracted any serious sexually transmitted diseases. Nor was there ever a woman who came forward with an unplanned pregnancy, a “little Wilt,” or a paternity suit.

      And what about turn-downs? Every guy in human history has been turned down by a woman at some point. One can only wonder at Wilt’s rejections… probably extremely few, to manage that 20,000 record.

      Yep, that makes Greinke’s stat a bit mundane IMO.

      • zumiee said, on January 29, 2017 at 2:48 pm

        According to the book about Wilt’s 100 point game, he told a friend he just made that 20,000 number up to blow people’s minds.
        And one of his friends is quoted in the book saying “Wilt was the loneliest person I’ve ever known.”

      • zumiee said, on January 29, 2017 at 2:49 pm

        I did say a stat from “last year.” 🙂

      • Flavor said, on January 29, 2017 at 4:10 pm

        that’s not a stat, that’s a wild claim. Grienke’s ERA is his ERA, That’s a stat.

    • Bozo said, on January 29, 2017 at 3:58 pm

      32 blown saves by SF was pretty surprising to me.

      • alleykat69 said, on January 29, 2017 at 7:23 pm

        Yeah but 20,000 blow jobs would be more surprising to me..

  10. snarkk said, on January 29, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    In younger days, Wilt was an excellent all around athlete. He did well in track & field events, and we know how well he could play volleyball. I would have liked to have seen Wilt in his prime play Shaq in his prime. I think Wilt would have eaten Shaq alive on both ends of the floor…

    • zumiee said, on January 29, 2017 at 3:09 pm

      Wilt was always getting compared to Russell, who usually played on a better team. Wilt won 2 NBA championships, which is darned impressive; but of course pales compared to Russell’s 11. Those Boston teams were deep. Players 1-10 were far better than what other teams had. No one else had great bench squads in those days.

      • zumiee said, on January 29, 2017 at 3:10 pm

        Auerbach was ahead of the curve on that.

  11. zumiee said, on January 29, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Pro Bowl is on now!!

  12. Flavor said, on January 29, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    uh……
    Adam SchefterVerified account
    ‏@AdamSchefter

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    49ers are giving John Lynch an almost unprecedented six-year deal to become their GM, per sources.

    • snarkk said, on January 29, 2017 at 5:41 pm

      That makes total sense. In the cabana world of Prince Jed. Maybe the last two guys who had real FO experience were about to turn the Niners down. Question now is if Shanahan in on board with this. You would assume yes, but that’s in a logical world, not Jedworld…

    • zumiee said, on January 29, 2017 at 5:44 pm

      RIP 49ers. They will be missed.

    • snarkk said, on January 29, 2017 at 5:48 pm

      Niners have interviewed just about everybody in the country with some front office experience who had a plausible capability to be a GM. The only guys they didn’t talk to just didn’t want to talk with them. So, they end up hiring a guy with NO experience in any front office. Lynch is apparently tight with Mike Shanahan from Denver days. Maybe old Shanny is now the shadow GM, or he’ll come on board as a VP for football…

  13. zumiee said, on January 29, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    The hard-hitting tackles by the defenses in the Pro Bowl!

  14. Flavor said, on January 29, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    I can’t believe Shanny wants his dad around. He is on record as saying the thing that irked him in Washington is how they would get referred to as “The Shanny’s”.

    • snarkk said, on January 29, 2017 at 6:09 pm

      According to Shefter, Lynch just called up young Shanny and said, I’m available, and bada bing, there’s your new GM. Hey Chuck, you should have just called up the Niner switchboard and said you were ready to go ! …

  15. zumiee said, on January 29, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    The Pro Bowl’s in Orlando this year. Who knew?

  16. Flavor said, on January 29, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    just read a story that John Lynch once drank 34 mai tais in one day. So he’s got no front office experience and can drink everyone else under the table. Same as me. Also he went to Stanford. And I went to Stanford…..football games.
    So we have nearly the same qualifications……

  17. snarkk said, on January 29, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Reading and hearing more.
    Sounds like the last two dudes for the GM race talked with young Shanny and Niner brass yesterday, and found out Shanny is going to hold all the cards in managing personnel, so they were going to drop out. With those two out, there was nobody on the GM list left, so Lynch was there on the back burner — he won’t care that Shanny is running the show. Bottom line they should get along. This is Shanny’s show, all the way, so he better be good…

    • alleykat69 said, on January 29, 2017 at 7:31 pm

      Let’s hope so Snarkk. Cause Lynch could turn out to be the next Matt Millen for 6 freaking years as the dumbest GM along with Baakle..

  18. Flavor said, on January 29, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Huff was on thin ice with me BEFORE this tweet…..
    AUBREY HUFF ‏@aubrey_huff 1h1 hour ago
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    I mean seriously what the hell is going on? If you have time 2 march, protest and riot. Maybe it’s time for something called a job!

    • snarkk said, on January 29, 2017 at 8:20 pm

      Good thing good ‘ol “I missed most of my last Giants season ‘cuz I was nervous, but collected my $11 million and a ring” Aubrey wasn’t around in 1775 Boston. He would have told Paul Revere to keep his horse in the barn. Aubrey is deservedly getting skewered on his twitter, BTW…

  19. djloo27 said, on January 29, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    And Aubrey was his name
    A not so very ordinary man or name
    But who’s to blame?

    • snarkk said, on January 29, 2017 at 8:24 pm

      That could be the worst route to a fly ball ever taken by a Giants outfielder…

      • djloo27 said, on January 29, 2017 at 8:26 pm

        That’s what happens when first basemen play the outfield…

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on January 29, 2017 at 8:30 pm

        Nice, Loo, skillfully steering the conversation full circle back to “should Belt play LF”… 🙂

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on January 29, 2017 at 8:32 pm

      Didn’t Huff play 2nd base once…. ONCE…. and *instinctively* turned the wrong way on a possible DP ball? Something like that. That was kinda funny too. Kinda.

      • djloo27 said, on January 29, 2017 at 8:36 pm

        It was in NY…

      • snarkk said, on January 29, 2017 at 8:54 pm

        I believe it was after that game that Huff went walkabout, and basically was near useless the rest of 2012…

      • alleykat69 said, on January 29, 2017 at 8:56 pm

        He wanted to backup the 1st basemen on a DP ball to SS, pretty hilarious shit really…

  20. eddacker said, on January 29, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    I shot coffee out my nose when I read: “We’ll all be there soon.” We are all refugees on this bus. 🙂

    One thing about Trump is he is not creating miracles or breaking new ground or creating new policies or discovering new truths. He is preaching to the choir and the choir is in a frenzy. Can I get an amen?

    Starting to see more Giants wear on the streets. ST draws nigh.

  21. unca_chuck said, on January 29, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    If I had known I had a shot, Snarkk, I would have lobbied harder for the GM-ship. I mean shit, I have more experience drafting fantasy teams.


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