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Posted in Uncategorized by unca_chuck on January 3, 2018

Happy New Year and Go NINERS! ! ! I think the previous thread timed out so here’s a new one.

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  1. zumiee said, on January 3, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    Thanks, Chuck!
    The Flap keeps on rockin.’

  2. zumiee said, on January 3, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    Although it’s rockin’ kind of quietly at the moment. 🙂

  3. pawliekokonuts said, on January 3, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    I wish I had something interesting to say. Lemme see. What are y’all reading? Me? “Debriefing: Collected Stories” of Susan Sontag. I’ll tell you what: I’ve always enjoyed her provocative and starkly original thinking in her essays. Yeah, she was almost a cliche, a poster child of The Left. But she was a one-of-a-kind thinker. And it turns out her fiction is the same. I’m loving these, for the most part. Each of the 11 stories is totally different and as innovative as can be. I recently read The Volcano Lover by her; picked it up for free or for a song at a library. And I loved it, tho’ I don’t typically care for historical fiction. This is about Lord Nelson and Emma Hamilton and Mount Vesuvius, for starters. Carry on, gentlemen question mark.

    • xoot said, on January 3, 2018 at 9:16 pm

      I’m reading So Much Blue, Percival Everett very interesting African American writer. I greatly enjoyed Erasure and other earlier novels. This one’s brilliant and hilarious, so far. Sontag’s great essays — I remember reading those books while I was working at a lumber yard in watsonville ca

  4. djloo27 said, on January 3, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    Very pro-active, Chuck. Nicely done.
    What did you think of Mahomes debut?
    Got a feeling Alex lands in Washington next season…

  5. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on January 3, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    Not reading much at the moment over here, but am almost finished binge-watching Black Sails. Interesting 4-season show more or less about the “golden age of pirates” in the early 1700s in the West Indies, mostly what is now the Bahamas, about the battle for Nassau between the British Empire and the pirates/slaves who wanted a “free” Nassau. What’s interesting is that it’s a pre-quel to Stevenson’s “Treasure Island”, set about 20 years before that classic book, and it skillfully combines fictional characters from “Treasure Island” (notably Captain Flint, John Silver, and Billy Bones) with real-life pirates of that time (notably Edward “Blackbeard” Teach, Charles Vane, and Calico Jack Rackham), plus real-life people from the British government. I think what makes the show so good is the character development; you really get to understand the nuances and complexities of interesting characters, not just cardboard cut-outs of pirates (ahoy, matey)…..

    • gianthead said, on January 5, 2018 at 4:51 pm

      Here was my problem with Black Sails, besides half the time having no idea what the hell they were saying, was too many random characters…a much tighter story line would have been much better…

      • gianthead said, on January 5, 2018 at 4:53 pm

        No heroes as well to really root for…

  6. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on January 3, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Xoot, loved Everett’s “American Desert”

    • xoot said, on January 4, 2018 at 11:09 am

      I’ll try that one. He’s written something like 30 books. Erasure and I Am Not Sidney Poitier and Assumption were the books that drew me in.

  7. zumiee said, on January 3, 2018 at 11:54 pm

    I dig the book reviews.
    I’m currently reading Chernow’s “Grant.” So many shades to the story. His marriage was a kind of Romeo and Juliet situation. He, an abolition-minded northerner, married a slave-owning woman from the South. Each of the sets of parents strongly and harshly opposed the marriage.
    Chernow goes deep into the story. It takes over 100 pages of the book to get to the Civil War.
    The U.S. war vs. Mexico, before that, figures heavily in Grant’s development as a soldier. That war vs. Mexico was so immoral, and Grant knew it, but he had taken an oath to serve his nation, and he was always a loyal soldier.

  8. zumiee said, on January 3, 2018 at 11:57 pm

    I finally watched some Game of Thrones. The whole first season. I may be done with it. Watching lots of people get sliced and diced gets pretty depressing. This is entertainment?

    • zumiee said, on January 3, 2018 at 11:59 pm

      And, yes, I see the irony in reading a book about a Civil War general. 🙂
      It’s different, in my opinion.

  9. willedav said, on January 4, 2018 at 9:55 am

    Thx to xoot I read something by J Lethem. found an older one of his I really liked, “Motherless Brooklyn” about small time criminals with a lead character who has Tourette’s, and is hilarious with the non sequiturs he blurts out. Reminds me of R Price or Elmore Leonard a bit.

    Anyone read the one Colletti wrote?

    • xoot said, on January 4, 2018 at 11:06 am

      I really liked Motherless Brooklyn, too.

  10. willedav said, on January 4, 2018 at 10:04 am

    F/G had interesting take (not positive) on Rox signing of W Davis to $50 mil deal (along with 2 other additions to pen), and blogger comments on it weren’t too positive either. They owe him and couple other pen guys a lot of money over next few years. After this season Charlie Blackmon is an FA and then Arenado the year after.

    So they will have big decision to make, unlikely to be able to keep both in fold given other commitments. And obviously, without either of these two they are not the same team.

    Giants should probably offer salary relief to any AL team that would take Arenado out of the league.

  11. unca_chuck said, on January 4, 2018 at 10:28 am

    Anyone reading Haurki Murakami? My daughter bought me one of his books. Kafka on the Shore.

    Crazy weird shit. 2 very disparate stories that are leading to some kind of connecting conclusion I can’t figure out for the life of me.

    • willedav said, on January 4, 2018 at 11:16 am

      I love that guy but haven’t read his latest. First one that got me hooked was short story book after big Kobe earthquake. One of the better early ones was about “sheep” character.. Interesting guy too, once owned a jazz club.

      • pawliekokonuts said, on January 5, 2018 at 9:30 am

        I have a read a lot of him, including, aptly enough at the time, Men without Women.

  12. gianthead said, on January 4, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Zumiee, how do you not like the incestuous sex in GoT Season 1 Episode 1???

    Still remains ti me the greatest show in tv history…the show/books always zags when you think it will zig…

    I am on book 2 of David Downing’s pre-WW II series based around Brotish spy Jack McColl. Jack of Spies was first book and now on One Man’s Flag, set so far in India. SF was a locale in book 1 tracking Irish and Indian Rebels working with Nazis.

    • zumiee said, on January 4, 2018 at 11:02 am

      I guess my biggest problem with GoT is that I don’t find any of the characters likable. Well, maybe Jon Snow is likable. He’s making the best of a bad situation handed to him in life.

      • gianthead said, on January 4, 2018 at 12:52 pm

        Zum, got to keep watching. Tyrion the dwarf takes over the show and you will definitely be engaged with his character and Arya the daughter is also a major rooting interest…

  13. gianthead said, on January 4, 2018 at 10:48 am

    And oh yeah, wtf is going on in baseball??? Red Sox yet to lock up JD Martinez, Yanks not getting a deal done to land Gerrit Cole???

    Dont think there has been an off-season this monotonous in 20 years baseball wide not just for the Gigantes.

    We know that the Jay Bruce/Dyson type of deals are still in play but looks like the Santana from Brewers and people like Grichuk are gettable. If we could land a Grichuk and Santana as our corner outfielders and then adding a Dyson, I am pretty happy with them and Longoria as our off-season. I dont think we would need to sacrifice a Heliot Ramos in those proposed deals but Beede as the key to a package to Brewers and how much can the Cards demand for a Grichuk outside of 2-3 mid-tier types…am I wrong???

    • zumiee said, on January 4, 2018 at 11:11 am

      A combination of two things:
      – Teams are treating the luxury tax like a salary cap.
      – So many GMs now are very strongly sabermetric. That is very bad news for older players looking to score a big contract.
      That weird long contract that the Cubs gave Heyward may be the last we see like that. The Cubs did win a World Series, but Heyward didn’t contribute much to it, and now they’re stuck with him for a long time.

      • gianthead said, on January 4, 2018 at 12:53 pm

        Fowler also got a bad deal…good for him bad for Cards and baseball….

    • willedav said, on January 4, 2018 at 11:22 am

      Idk Zum I think Machado and Harper are looking to get paid big $$$/multiple years and unlike Stanton they are younger so you don’t have to factor in what they make at age 35. Probably there will be some type of opt out or in. Arenado another one…
      They might not get as many years as Stanton, but just as much per season I’d imagine.

      • zumiee said, on January 4, 2018 at 11:34 am

        I agree younger superstars will occasionally still get mega-deals. But those will be the exceptions, IMO.
        The Dodgers passing on Stanton was pretty remarkable.

  14. willedav said, on January 4, 2018 at 11:34 am

    While Flav certainly hasn’t missed much baseball news, he did miss the Earthquake early this AM. That was quite a jolt, 4.4 and definitely felt here in south bay.

  15. zumiee said, on January 4, 2018 at 11:38 am

    The Padres have reportedly made a huge offer to Hosmer. 7 years/140 million. Cards might be interested, too.

  16. xoot said, on January 4, 2018 at 11:44 am

    the epicenter this a.m. was about a mile from where I live. I woke wondering why and then the quake hit, hard, but not real long. wtf did I wake up first? Same thing happened to me with another strong Hayward fault quake about 15 years ago.

    • gianthead said, on January 4, 2018 at 1:01 pm

      Xoot…same thing happened to me in Aug ’89 before Loma Prieta but same fault in a pre-tremor. Woke up about 2 am and had a 5.0 or so shake within seconds. Another one about 45 minutes later before falling asleep. Then woke up about 8:30 and another pre-shock that was probably 4.6 or so.

      We lived in South San Jose last year in college and and was maybe 5 miles from the Loma Prieta fault zone…

  17. zumiee said, on January 4, 2018 at 11:55 am

    From Jon Mirosi:

    “Outfielder/first baseman Chris Shaw, right-hander Tyler Beede and outfielder Heliot Ramos are the Giants’ top three prospects, per MLB Pipeline. One source said the Pirates are asking for at least one of those three in any McCutchen trade with San Francisco.”

    • zumiee said, on January 4, 2018 at 11:56 am

      Ramos, no.

    • gianthead said, on January 4, 2018 at 12:57 pm

      Id rather have Santana if they are giving up one of those three…Ramos is not going anywhere. Shaw and Beede for Santana seems quite fair. Couple other low level types works…

  18. Macdog said, on January 4, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    I just read a stocking stuffer-type book on the history of Monolopy, with an emphasis on Atlantic City and what the properties were like during the city’s heyday. Does that count?

    • Macdog said, on January 4, 2018 at 1:47 pm

      *Monopoly*

  19. unca_chuck said, on January 4, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    Missed Mahomes, DJ. I think Unless Alex goes far, they part ways. He needs to get to at least the AFC Championship game.

    • unca_chuck said, on January 4, 2018 at 5:09 pm

      If they don’t get by Buffalo he’s gone.

  20. unca_chuck said, on January 4, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    Just started the Wire. Took a few episodes to get going but it’s getting good.

    • zumiee said, on January 4, 2018 at 6:47 pm

      Yeah, it’s a great one. And sticks in the memory a long time.

  21. zumiee said, on January 4, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    Signed to a minor league deal.

    Alex Pavlovic
    @PavlovicNBCS
    The Giants brought Hector Sanchez back, which makes the 2018 Giants better since they can’t be destroyed by San Diego’s Hector Sanchez again.

  22. Macdog said, on January 4, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    I can’t believe this was done after Christmas:

  23. willedav said, on January 5, 2018 at 8:02 am

    wow Stanford men won a game in double OT UCLA threw away, a week after Cards threw one away to Cal. In both, losing team missed 16 FTS. UCLA Prince Ali missed 4 straight last minute of reg. Interior D very soft.

    Cal is awful. SC was missing one of their best players for a suspension and still led them by 21 at halftime, on road.

  24. willedav said, on January 5, 2018 at 8:09 am

    my dodger fan friend from Long Beach has to go to corp meeting next week…in NYC. It’s been raining here but temps in 60s. Props to east coasters for surviving winters. Snow in Fla.?

    Should be pretty chilly in KC too for Titans game. I think even Falcons glad to be playing on west coast.

    • djloo27 said, on January 5, 2018 at 8:21 am

      Been quite a brutal streak here, but Stix would laugh at these conditions. Smartest thing I did was not buying tix to Ranger game at Citifield New Year’s Day. Learned my lesson at Yankee Stadium a few years ago. Anyone who says they enjoyed themselves is lying…

  25. djloo27 said, on January 5, 2018 at 8:11 am

    McCutchen rumors heating up again.
    Can anyone think of a Giant-Pirate trade that wasn’t lopsided either way?

    • Macdog said, on January 5, 2018 at 8:42 am

      Also hearing Mets could be in on McCutchen.

  26. unca_chuck said, on January 5, 2018 at 8:47 am

    Hot wheels came out when I was 6 and couldn’t get enough. matchbox cars sucked. . . . The TV ads were out there before Christmas and we couldn’t wait for these. Slot car tracks and hot wheels were the bomb.

  27. alleykat69 said, on January 5, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Slot cars were the bomb growing up, I use to race mine in a place in Redwood City.Great place, had tournaments.it was a bummer when they closed up.
    Bought mine cars at JM Hobby shop which is still open today, they’ve been around since the 60’s

    • unca_chuck said, on January 5, 2018 at 10:43 am

      Yeah, there used to be 3 slot car places in San Mateo on B Street. I liked the HO scale home ones, but my brother had a big one for the tracks in SM and Burlingame. Cool as shit. We used to ride our bikes down there all the time.

      Funny too, Talbot’s Toyland is still there as well. It blows my mind that the store I used to prowl as a kid in the 60s is still there. Then again, the Magic Theater head shop is still around as well. My sisters used to hang out there in the 60s. . .

      • alleykat69 said, on January 5, 2018 at 11:01 am

        Yeah Chuck, Magic Theater has all the great paraphernalia! Use to have a schupture of the Ziz Zam man where you put a joint in his mouth and puff away, it was a great conversation starter! Also had a dune tube, where you put a doobie inside a enclosed chamber so you lose no smoke and you can turn it around and blow out nose hits!! Lol🤪

      • unca_chuck said, on January 5, 2018 at 1:14 pm

        Back in the day we used to use those power hitters to fill up the gondola (or my truck) with smoke at Squaw Valley.

  28. unca_chuck said, on January 5, 2018 at 10:39 am

    DJ, I highly doubt the ‘Skins detach from a 29 year-old Kirk Cousins for a 33 year old Alex Smith. Washington’s problem is their defense. Cousins was 7th in passing yards, and 12th in QBR, so he wasn’t solely the issue. Granted, they haven’t gone too far with him and have 0 playoff wins to show for his tenure, but Colt McCoy isn’t scaring anyone, so i think the Skins grudgingly give Cousins a big deal. Unless they trade the farm for a top 5 pick, they are stuck with James T. Kirk.

    Washington has many of the same problems the 49ers do, and that is a dearth of high caliber offensive weapons. Yeah, Garoppolo has done more with less (thank God and Brian Belichick), but Wash could use more tools for Cousins to use.

  29. alleykat69 said, on January 5, 2018 at 11:02 am

    Ziz Zag

  30. alleykat69 said, on January 5, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Alex Smith has a better chance ending up in Arizona now that Palmer retired .
    Are maybe even Jacksonville who’s not gonna resign Bortles.Who knows maybe even the Chargers if Rivers splits and try to finish up in Jacksonville with his best final chance to get to a SB..

  31. unca_chuck said, on January 5, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    Rivers is still on his 4 year extension through 2019. He’s not moving. I mean, unless Young Sir Alex completely hoses this game up, he’s staying as well. He’s got a year left, so the scenario there is a trade. A trade that ONLY works if the Chiefs get Cousins. If, say, the Jags throw a 2nd round pick for Alex, the Chiefs may just roll the dice with Mahomes. A guy I liked coming out of the draft.

    The rest of the free agent QBs are:

    Brees (not going anywhere)
    Garoppolo (not going anywhere)
    Sam Bradford
    Teddy Bridgewater
    Case Keenum (all Vikings)
    Tyrod Taylor (no love from his front office)
    Blake Bortles

    Cousins is obviously the front-runner for the cah-in sweepstakes. Maybe Bradford gets some love thrown his way, but the rest are meh.

    That being said I’m SOOOOO happy we are out of the QB sweepstakes.

    • sfsarge said, on January 5, 2018 at 2:28 pm

      Every time I see Teddy Bridgewater’s name, I can’t help but think what if. This off season should be pretty interesting. Jay Gruden pretty much flamed Cousins at the end of season press conference so I don’t see him returning to the racial slurs.

    • djloo27 said, on January 5, 2018 at 3:42 pm

      Mahomes is the Chiefs QB next season even if Alex throws 5 TDS and wins the SB…

  32. unca_chuck said, on January 5, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    I think AZ makes a strong push for Bradford.

  33. unca_chuck said, on January 5, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    And then there’s this . . .

  34. zumiee said, on January 5, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    That’s a lot of cheddar.

    Adam Schefter
    @AdamSchefter
    Raiders are giving new head coach Jon Gruden a 10-year contract, the longest coaching deal in NFL history, sources tell ESPN. The deal is likely to be worth about $100 million.

    • zumiee said, on January 5, 2018 at 7:47 pm

  35. snarkk said, on January 6, 2018 at 5:53 am

    I’m still in Munich and still drinking great bier. Do we have a damn outfield yet? If not, I may stay hier…

    • djloo27 said, on January 6, 2018 at 7:56 am

      Have you visited the birthplace of Craig Lefferts?

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on January 6, 2018 at 11:46 am

      I say stay regardless of Giants acquisitions.

  36. willedav said, on January 6, 2018 at 8:25 am

    BoSox supposedly turned down dodgers offer of Puig for J Bradley Jr. Guess they are still unsure about Pederson for CF.
    Meanwhile…

    Agree with Chuck—so glad Niners don’t have to figure out which QB to draft, most of whom only have 2-3 yrs college ball behind them. I think the success of the some of the young guys who came out of spread Os in college is great but not everyone can make that transition. Mahomes at T Tech was fabulous.

  37. Macdog said, on January 6, 2018 at 8:57 am

    The NFL playoffs finally get underway today. On this date in 1985, the conference championship games were played — one of which, of course, was the Niners beating the Bears.

  38. djloo27 said, on January 6, 2018 at 9:34 am

    I get the feeling you guys out there generally root for Alex.
    Pretty sure this is his last run in KC…

    • Macdog said, on January 6, 2018 at 9:44 am

      Fun facts on today’s big matchup:

      This is the third meeting in the playoffs between the two franchises, and in all three one of the teams had a different home city/state: Dallas vs. Houston in the ’62 AFL championship (a 2 OT thriller won by the Texans); K.C. vs. Houston in the ’93 playoffs, and now K.C. vs. Tennessee.

      Also, the ’93 game was Joe Montana’s last playoff victory.

  39. dirtnrocksnomo said, on January 6, 2018 at 11:45 am

    dj, I’m always pulling for Smith and hope the Chiefs make a strong run to the title!

    • djloo27 said, on January 6, 2018 at 12:28 pm

      Where’s the “like” button on this thing?

  40. djloo27 said, on January 6, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    The overwhelming favorite for new annoying word of the year is: NARRATIVE
    It will be what “organically” was to 2017 and “optics” was to 2016.
    Does the media circulate memos to use these fuckin’ words as much as possible?

    • zumiee said, on January 6, 2018 at 12:55 pm

      Hearing broadcasters say “scoring the basketball” causes me great pain.

      • zumiee said, on January 6, 2018 at 12:57 pm

        And more and more are doing it. How DOES that kind of thing spread? It’s an horrific phenomenon.

      • unca_chuck said, on January 6, 2018 at 4:12 pm

        ‘an horrific . . . ‘ That hurts my ears.

      • zumiee said, on January 6, 2018 at 4:52 pm

        But it’s correct. Doesn’t that count for something? 🙂

      • zumiee said, on January 6, 2018 at 4:54 pm

        Er- I think it’s correct. Maybe not….
        But I don’t repeat it a lot. That was my point. 🙂

    • xoot said, on January 6, 2018 at 2:28 pm

      “both sides of the ball” in baseball. Wtf thinks that’s a clever adaptation?

  41. alleykat69 said, on January 6, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    How can anyone take the Titans seriously?
    Your #1 receiverDelanie Walker is a tight end who played with Alex Smith back in 2006.
    They have a potential stud in Derrick Henry (on my fantasy football team)who they wasted most of the year cause their stupid thinking that DeMarco Murray was just as good lol..
    They lose this game easily cause their just an incompetent overall organization..

    • Macdog said, on January 6, 2018 at 4:50 pm

      You were saying?

  42. unca_chuck said, on January 6, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    KC is puckering hard. I’d love them more if they could finish a playoff game.

  43. unca_chuck said, on January 6, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    Tenn fucked up early droppping passes ad shit. KC is fucking up late. Dropping passes, no pass rush and soft at the point of attack.

  44. unca_chuck said, on January 6, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    If Alex doesn’t win he IS gone.

  45. unca_chuck said, on January 6, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    Wow. Epic fold-job by KC. I wonder if reid goes along with Young Sir Alex.

  46. alleykat69 said, on January 6, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Alex is gone for sure,he will always be second fiddle to Aaron Rodgers in their careers.Its rough he is a good guy but will be known as a guy who could never win the big one!!

  47. zumiee said, on January 6, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    KC’s offensive line collapsed in the 4th quarter.

  48. zumiee said, on January 6, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    Jerry Van Dyke passed away. He was on the TV show “Coach” for nine seasons. I never saw a single episode; I didn’t watch much prime-time TV in the 1990s.
    He was very funny in some other shows I did see, “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and recently “The Middle.”

  49. zumiee said, on January 6, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    A nice moment, both Van Dyke brothers guest-starring on “The Middle”:

  50. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on January 6, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    Is it just my hazy recollection of childhood years, or didn’t Jerry Van Dyke star in a TV show that was actually called “My Mother the Car”? ……

    • xoot said, on January 6, 2018 at 7:40 pm

      You’re right. Very dumb show

      • xoot said, on January 6, 2018 at 7:42 pm

        now you’ve got me recollecting too. The mother was a fucking Rambler I think

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on January 6, 2018 at 7:48 pm

        And I think “the Mother’s” voice was Ann Southern, who I remember thinking as a young boy was a fairly hot has-been at that point of her aging career.

      • xoot said, on January 6, 2018 at 7:50 pm

        Well, maybe not. The Rambler must’ve showed up in another dumb show. Still, on your list of bad tv shows Jerry van Dyke’s is right there with grizzly Adams and Jake and the fat man

      • xoot said, on January 6, 2018 at 7:52 pm

        Ann Southern was hot, as I recall

  51. willedav said, on January 7, 2018 at 8:28 am

    Disappointing L for Chiefs (only saw last Q) but that division in disarray. Denver has no QB and Elway in charge, Raiders moan about Carr while allowing Old Man Rivers to tear their D apart, and Chargers play all their games on the road.
    Smith will get ton of blame but as Twin used to tell me when I ragged on him, he wasn’t on the field when D folded up like an old card table. That linebacker who allowed Mariota to block him and allowed Henry to get the first down, yikes.

  52. unca_chuck said, on January 7, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Tenn is no juggernaut offensively, but the Chiefs getting shut out in the 2nd half is pathetic. Smith has to wear some of that. Reid fucked up by going away from the run game. They have the league-leading rusher in KHunt and he ran the ball 5 times in the last 3 quarters. Stupid. THe read option on 3rd and 1 was nuts. Bad calls by Reid played a big part in the loss.

  53. alleykat69 said, on January 7, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Derrick Henry was a beast that just wore down the Chiefs in the 2nd half.Revis wanted no part of him laying down like a dog instead of trying to tackle him.Agree Hunt should of been used more,that’s on Reid for sure.Up 18 at half just need to eat some clock,Chiefs couldn’t do that and it cost them the game.

  54. wilcojoe said, on January 7, 2018 at 10:50 am

    I can’t remember two worst teams in an NFL playoff game than Jax and Buffalo.

  55. willedav said, on January 7, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    my arguments with Twin over A Smith always centered around same theme. Other guy has the ball in 4th Q and he leads his team downfield for winning score. Mariota made plays by running and then threw beauty of a TD pass. And Smith does neither and loses.

  56. unca_chuck said, on January 7, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Yeah Smith missed a couple passes, but Reid made a ton of lousy play calls in the 2nd half. Throw in a couple drops and there you have it. The leading rusher in the NFL got 5 carries after the 1st quarter. Bad play
    calling.

  57. unca_chuck said, on January 7, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    This game is a dog and a half.

    • Macdog said, on January 7, 2018 at 1:15 pm

      That was a painful watch.

  58. willedav said, on January 7, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    every time I check in I look at what Flav said about “by the time I get back…” which is 2 days from now while Evans hasn’t done anything.

    F/G has ZIPS projections column on Yanks, which looks great for them.
    At same time, they have issues at 1b and 2b along with surplus of OFs (prospects too) and pen guys.
    gotta be some way Yanks and SF match up as Loo had indicated earlier.

  59. zumiee said, on January 7, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    It only lasted one season, but in those days a season was thirty episodes!

  60. zumiee said, on January 7, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    So New England will probably win another Super Bowl in the watered-down NFL of these days. Buffalo was the next best team in the Patriots’ division. Pathetic.

  61. unca_chuck said, on January 7, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    No, I don’t think NE beats the NFC, whoever it is.

  62. zumiee said, on January 7, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    Fun fact: there are 200 episodes of “Coach.” Are there even 200 plot ideas in existence for a show about a football coach?

  63. zumiee said, on January 7, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    There are 635 episodes of “Gunsmoke.”
    Mind = blown.

  64. zumiee said, on January 7, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    There are 547 episodes of “Lassie.”
    Seriously? How many times can Timmy fall down an abandoned well?

  65. zumiee said, on January 7, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    “Seinfeld” clocks in with a mere 180 episodes.

    • zumiee said, on January 7, 2018 at 2:57 pm

      There 627 episodes of “The Simpsons,” and counting. I stopped watching that show about 500 episodes ago.

  66. alleykat69 said, on January 7, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    431 episodes of Bonanza and the Cartwrights!
    That’s a lot of cooking for Hop Sing..

    • zumiee said, on January 7, 2018 at 3:41 pm

      According to Wikipedia, on the TV show, the Ponderosa Ranch was 640,000 acres. Gee, Cartwrights, take some land, why don’t you.

      • zumiee said, on January 7, 2018 at 3:49 pm

        Of course, during the show’s opening credits, a sideways version of the map would catch on fire.

  67. alleykat69 said, on January 7, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    Ponderosa ranch was in Incline Village Nevada, where I visited as a kid,the house looked exactly like the show in the inside.It was a tourist attraction for years,breakfast hayrides,Hoss Burgers 🍔 ,some cheesy novelty shops..Btw the Opening credits with Ben,Little Joe,Hoss&Adam on their horses was filmed in South Lake Tahoe in a meadow..

  68. djloo27 said, on January 7, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    How many episodes of the Kansas City Chiefs playing like worthless cocksuckers are there?

    • alleykat69 said, on January 7, 2018 at 5:32 pm

      Quite a few Loo.
      Have to go back to Len Dawson,Otis Taylor,Buck Buchanan,Ed Podiluk(sp?) to be revelant..

      • zumiee said, on January 7, 2018 at 5:48 pm

        65 Toss Power Trap!

      • zumiee said, on January 7, 2018 at 5:50 pm

  69. djloo27 said, on January 7, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    Coach pumped it in there, boys…

  70. mrsprtdude said, on January 7, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Fotball BORING so i watched MLB “World Series seasons” 2012 and 1014 seasons. many little things I forgot about that made me smile from 2012… Scuttero getting taken out by Holiday….Zito game 5…Timmy out of the pen..Six straight elimination game wins. Single off the 3rd base bag…2014 i rememeber most of it but smiled many times anyway. Both specials 2 full hours… Brilliant

  71. unca_chuck said, on January 7, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    Keep matriculating the ball down the field, boys!

  72. alleykat69 said, on January 7, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    Red Eighty Red Eighty,
    Check off Z fly curl
    Audible out Omaha Omaha

  73. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on January 7, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Loo, I must say, sorry about your Chiefs… I never had any reason to be a *KC fan*, but I do remember back in the late ’60s and maybe early ’70s really admiring and looking forward to watch the Chiefs under Stram and Len Dawson, all those weird backfield formations, sometimes using 3 running backs, something you never see anymore. I once met Stram at a motel recreation room (pool table) while on a family vacation driving to the midwest to visit family, he and one of his coaches were hanging out there as I assumed they were on a road trip or something, although who knows. They were nice guys. I was a Packer fan as a kid. They laughed and said they were too.

  74. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on January 7, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    Oh, and, just sharing something with my Flap friends in Flap Universe: Just got a new job I really wanted at a good university up in Hanoi, so I’ll be moving north after lunar new year to try living in Hanoi. Saigon will probably always be my home, as it has been for the past 12 years or so, but looking forward to the new challenge. New year, new challenges. And Giants still need a whole new outfield. Let’s go! 🙂

    • djloo27 said, on January 7, 2018 at 9:41 pm

      Good luck and have a great year.
      You seem like a very nice man…

  75. willedav said, on January 8, 2018 at 7:48 am

    Ah, one of the game’s great innovators from the old AFL, Hank Stram. Madden on his radio show here (which he still does couple days a week on KCBS) once talked about messing with Stram over visiting locker room at Oakland. He told him workers there said they’d had a problem with snakes there and said he thought they had it all under control but wasn’t sure. And of course,report was Chiefs players dressed quickly.

  76. willedav said, on January 8, 2018 at 7:54 am

    Great post from Mrsportsdude; watching that stuff would never get old.
    Think about how the opposing teams Giants faced in those days have done lately. Braves Reds Pirates Tigers Royals, plus Rangers Phils of 2010 are all rebuilding and usually out of contention. Even Cards have missed playoffs last 2 years.

  77. xoot said, on January 8, 2018 at 9:53 am

    Pence tweets inanity at a trumpian rate. Earlier today he proclaimed the 2018 Giants “hungry lions.” Toothless cats often are.

    • xoot said, on January 8, 2018 at 12:08 pm

      maybe it was “starving lions” from an interview retweeted by someone else. Still. Anyone watching the workout he’s streaming on instagram?

      • djloo27 said, on January 8, 2018 at 1:32 pm

        I didn’t Xoot, but as silly as the video nonsense is, I would never question Pence’s dedication and will to win.
        He may surprise us if he can manage to stay healthy in his contract year…

      • xoot said, on January 8, 2018 at 2:13 pm

        I think he’s a great guy. But when he first moved to SF in 2012 he had a different gf, he rode his motorized scooter down the Embarcadero (alone, of course) to the park and focused on finishing the season well. And so he did. Lifting weights and pushing Pilates these days is good, I agree, but the long (extensively tweeted) vacations in Santorini and NZ this off season probably make some extra work necessary. I don’t question his will to win. I just suspect that he located several new arenas within which to exercise that will since signing his long-term contract in 2014. The eyes don’t bug in the dugout the way they used to.

      • xoot said, on January 8, 2018 at 2:15 pm

        ‘full lions don’t hunt’ was the source of Pence’s starving lions comment. Pence said he picked it up from Nick Hundley, that champion.

  78. zumiee said, on January 8, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Verducci, a highly respected baseball reporter, said on the MLB Network today that MLB went to the juiced ball in the middle of the ’15 season. That ought to tick off Giants fans. That means that after the Giants won the 3-in-5 that MLB decided a major change needed to be made.
    In that 3 year period since ’15, MLB HRs went from in the 4000s to the 6000s. Extraordinary.
    It’s the way the game is now. The Giants can’t be blamed for being caught off-guard by the change in the baseballs. But, by now, they do know how much things have changed, and has to be reckoned with.

    • Flavor said, on January 8, 2018 at 2:05 pm

      And I think we can’t be blamed for the high expectations we all had for this team before the start of last season. But now that the facts of the HR ball are in there’s no reasonable approach to building a team other than, at a minimum, making sure there’s high octane in your LU……ah, Costa Rica. Still here. Living on the beach. Might never come back. Eh, flight leaves tomorrow. boo. Talk to you guys soon.

    • xoot said, on January 8, 2018 at 3:09 pm

      Verducci’s repeating the verdict that came in long ago.
      https://www.theringer.com/2017/6/14/16044264/2017-mlb-home-run-spike-juiced-ball-testing-reveal-155cd21108bc

      • zumiee said, on January 8, 2018 at 3:50 pm

        Good stuff; thanks!

  79. unca_chuck said, on January 8, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    This was getting a little lengthy so i put up another one,

    New thread is up.


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