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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 17, 2017

Big Game this weekend. My enthusiasm for the Big Game has waned over the years. Surprised Stanford is 16 point favorites. Both teams have something to play for and 16 points is a lot.

Ah, another week of sucking off the sweet teat of victory. Niners bye ensures it…..

RPAD Time:

From 2012. Another example of spending too much time evaluating shit in November.

https://oneflapdown77.com/2012/11/17/if-the-crazy-horse-rides-off-into-the-insane-sunset/

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  1. willedav said, on November 17, 2017 at 8:19 am

    Ah, Michael Bourn. 2012 last time he put up .700+ OPS, after stealing 175 bases btw. 2009-11.
    Remember when he was considered dangerous? Career .266/.329/357 .687 OPS as a “hitter.”
    And now out of baseball after AZ let him go 2016.

  2. zumiee said, on November 17, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Willie’s first sentence in the retro-post comments cracked me up.
    “Depressing post.” lulz! And it was!

    The farther we get from the 2014 championship, the more remarkable it keeps getting.
    At least in ’10 and ’12 there was a sense of how it happened. But 2014? That is pure baseball magic. And a killer bullpen in the playoffs. That bullpen was always our secret weapon. How about 9 innings of extra-inning shut-out ball from the bullpen in that pivotal game vs. the Nats, on the road, where a single swing of the bat could have ended the game in victory for the Nats? That’s beyond amazing.

    • zumiee said, on November 17, 2017 at 9:18 am

      Belt’s 18th inning HR to win that game, in an eerily silent Nats stadium.

      • zumiee said, on November 17, 2017 at 9:19 am

        You can hear individual Giants fans there yelling out.

      • zumiee said, on November 17, 2017 at 9:22 am

        A lot of the Nats fans had hit the road already anyway. Say what?! It’s a playoff game!!!

      • zumiee said, on November 17, 2017 at 9:26 am

        Fun facts from that game:
        That was Belt’s only hit in the game, he was 1-7.
        Span was 0-7 with 1 walk batting lead-off for the Nats.
        Blanco was 0-6 batting lead-off for the Giants.
        lulz! That’s some 3-in-5 dynasty magic, people!! The kind of thing that drives Dodger fans insane.

  3. alleykat69 said, on November 17, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Would be something if they can suck off the other teat and milk a second win in a row!!

  4. pawliekokonuts said, on November 17, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    The RPAD poll of centerfielders puts things in perspective. Who is still playing? Only Ichiro, possibly? Magnus’s players-as-thoroughbreds-nonattachment theory.

  5. snarkk said, on November 17, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Stanfoo giving 16 to Cal is a big spread. This Cal team is a bit Jekyll and Hyde, but I think they can cover; not that I’m betting, though. If they get some turnovers, they have a long shot for an upset, IMO. Not near as much talent as the Tree, but emotion sometimes makes up for that…

  6. alleykat69 said, on November 17, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Especially in the big game. Always a crapshoot,John Elway’s team heavily favored loses to the trombone player..

    • zumiee said, on November 17, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      Not BF’s favorite play of all time. 🙂

      • zumiee said, on November 17, 2017 at 3:06 pm

      • Macdog said, on November 17, 2017 at 3:11 pm

        35 years ago Monday. I never tire of seeing this.

      • zumiee said, on November 17, 2017 at 4:17 pm

        This song actually makes a nice soundtrack for that gif. Listen to this while watching the gif:

      • Flavor said, on November 17, 2017 at 5:22 pm

        fuck that play. 5 penalties/knee down that were never called. Utter bullshit.

      • snarkk said, on November 17, 2017 at 5:41 pm

        Well executed and obviously practiced football play by Cal, oppo Stanfoo players asleep at the switch with no idea how to defend it, aided by the ever clueless and useless “We’re so Cool We’re Idiots” Tree band…

  7. alleykat69 said, on November 17, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Wow Matt Williams has hit rock bottom he just got hired to be the A’s 3rd base coach lol 😂

  8. zumiee said, on November 17, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    As always, taken with a grain of salt:

    “After months of speculation that they’d pursue the NL MVP, the San Francisco Giants have made an official trade offer for Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Rosenthal writes that the Red Sox and Cardinals have also made bids for Stanton, but it has been reported elsewhere that Stanton, who has a no-trade clause, is not willing to go to either of those destinations.

    According to Rosenthal the Giants are willing to pick up a sizable amount of the $285 million remaining on Stanton’s contract that is guaranteed through 2027. It is unclear at this point who the Giants are willing to send to Miami in exchange for Stanton.”

    • djloo27 said, on November 17, 2017 at 4:21 pm

      This is very exciting to me. Why does he have to say it’s “unclear” who would be traded?
      Can’t he just say he has no fuckin’ idea?

      • snarkk said, on November 17, 2017 at 5:36 pm

        The trade offer was an orange stick-it with Sabes’ cell phone # and a scribbled “Re: Stanton, call me”…

  9. djloo27 said, on November 17, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Stanton lifetime at AT&T in 108 AB:
    9/19/.306
    OPS: 1.048
    11 Doubles / 1 Triple
    Chance of getting his #27: ZERO

  10. djloo27 said, on November 17, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    I’m calming down and just decided he’ll probably wind up with the Angels…

  11. Flavor said, on November 17, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    • djloo27 said, on November 17, 2017 at 6:37 pm

      More of a ’50’s thing…

      • Flavor said, on November 17, 2017 at 6:54 pm

        Rock in the background with his new bride….

      • djloo27 said, on November 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm

        The Neighborhood Jukebox…

  12. Flavor said, on November 17, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    I’m paying zero attention to the Giants offer till I’ve heard what it is. Maybe the rejection will be so swift that we’ll hear about it sooner rather than later.

  13. Flavor said, on November 17, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    dude’s on fire tonight

  14. Flavor said, on November 17, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    • zumiee said, on November 17, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      Kareem took care of business vs. Unseld in the ’70-’71 Finals, though.

    • alleykat69 said, on November 17, 2017 at 10:43 pm

      Wes Unseld was a pussy compared to Nate Thurmond in talent! Jabbar even said Thurmond was the toughest bad ass he ever faced..

  15. zumiee said, on November 17, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    The Kings and Blazers are in a brick-fest. Lots of clanking off the rim,

    • zumiee said, on November 17, 2017 at 8:59 pm

      The defense from both teams has been pretty good.

      • zumiee said, on November 17, 2017 at 10:00 pm

        King’s won!

  16. Macdog said, on November 17, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Suns follow that atrocious showing last night with a win over the Lakers in LA, haha.

  17. zumiee said, on November 18, 2017 at 6:06 am

    Justin Turner posted a photo of himself with his woman. His career is over now.
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DO5ZmFIVoAEREBC?format=jpg

    • zumiee said, on November 18, 2017 at 6:09 am

      And, yes, he’s wearing a Nehru jacket.

      • zumiee said, on November 18, 2017 at 6:10 am

        And a man-bun.

      • zumiee said, on November 18, 2017 at 6:11 am

        And trimmed his jungle-growth beard.

      • djloo27 said, on November 18, 2017 at 8:58 am

        How about his cute little slippers?
        Money changes people…

  18. Macdog said, on November 18, 2017 at 7:50 am

    Damn, AC/DC’s Malcolm Young has died.

  19. unca_chuck said, on November 18, 2017 at 8:42 am

    I didn’t know he was suffering from dementia.


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