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    Badsmerf reacted to Brock Beauchamp in Student Loan Debt   
    The bolded is what makes me reluctant to endorse most free college and debt relief plans. I'm all in favor of a drastic overhaul of how we look at college and how we fund those who attend but without first solving the problem that has no end in sight (colleges exploiting the loan system and ever-increasing tuition), why on earth should I support more of my tax money going to them?
    And, unfortunately, the party with which I most consistently align seems willfully ignorant that the solution is not "throw more money at it".
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    Badsmerf got a reaction from Musk21 in Right Place?   
    Is this still TD? Am I in the right place to talk about 2000's leaders that made up words and they irony about the critics of cancel culture were the ones that originally cancelled the Dixie Chicks? 
    Since I rarely get to watch/follow baseball anymore, I can't get into the baseball discussions. This might be fun. 
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    Badsmerf got a reaction from Mike Sixel in 2020 off-season thread   
    They were also beaten handily by Seattle at the end of the year.
     
    The roster is ok. Zimmer is ok. Unfortunately, ok doesn't win super bowls. If the oline is fixed in the off-season, I could easily see Cousins having a big year, and the team in the same position. I'm waiting for Zimmer to stop micro managing the offense. I'm waiting for him to stop punting so much (one thing I love about pj fleck), take some risks, use the analytical tools.
     
    Maybe next year will be the year? They certainly are better than the Bears and Lions, I think Rogers takes another step bank and they could win the North. Better than the niners/seahawks/eagles/cowboys? We'll see I guess.
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    Badsmerf got a reaction from gunnarthor in 2020 off-season thread   
    I'm not sure I agree with anything you just did there lol.
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    Badsmerf got a reaction from diehardtwinsfan in 2020 off-season thread   
    I'm not sure I agree with anything you just did there lol.
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    Badsmerf got a reaction from Mike Sixel in 2020 off-season thread   
    I'm fine with a full rebuild. I'm even fine with grabbing a high quality QB. My doubts aren't with this core, it is with the ability of Spellman to plug holes and Zimmer to beat good teams.
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    Badsmerf got a reaction from gunnarthor in 2020 off-season thread   
    Country club 2.0!
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    Badsmerf got a reaction from Vanimal46 in Gophers Football   
    After Diggs and Thielen, I'd take TJ over anyone on the WR corps. Would be great to have a big, physical, fast WR like DK Metcalf. TJ shredded the vaulted Auburn D, no reason he can't succeed in Sunday.
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    Badsmerf got a reaction from gunnarthor in Vikings @ Santa Clara   
    I actually like Cousins to a point. He can make all the throws. Put him in a good system and he'll succeed. I don't buy into the record against good teams. I think it is much more a reflection of being on crappy Washington teams, and in the Zimmer system.
     
    Here's to hoping for a change. Immediately.
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    Badsmerf got a reaction from USAFChief in Vikings @ Santa Clara   
    I actually like Cousins to a point. He can make all the throws. Put him in a good system and he'll succeed. I don't buy into the record against good teams. I think it is much more a reflection of being on crappy Washington teams, and in the Zimmer system.
     
    Here's to hoping for a change. Immediately.
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    Badsmerf got a reaction from Mike Sixel in 2020 off-season thread   
    Did you think Spellman and Zimmer can deliver a championship? If yes, is it the good record against losing teams? What other evidence do we have? If no, why keep them?
     
    I wasn't on board with parting ways last year, but changed my mind over the season.
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    Badsmerf got a reaction from Vanimal46 in 2020 off-season thread   
    Agreed. If it were me, what is the difference? Why waste another year on this disaster? Blow it up now, get in on a great QB class in 2021, and roll with a new regime. By the time Spellman fixes the o line, Cousins will be on crutches.
     
    You expect a new coach to take over after a disappointing 2020, go 5-11 in 2021, and maybe compete in 2022? I don't see it. The best chance this team has is to get a guy like Trevor Laurence. Cut or fire sale everyone outside of a few key pieces, and next year is whatever.
     
    It doesn't matter what they do this off-season, this roster will not be elite. There are elite guys, but too much money wrapped up in guys like Barr, Griffen, Rhodes, Rudolph. Need a reboot.
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    Badsmerf got a reaction from Mike Sixel in 2020 off-season thread   
    Agreed. If it were me, what is the difference? Why waste another year on this disaster? Blow it up now, get in on a great QB class in 2021, and roll with a new regime. By the time Spellman fixes the o line, Cousins will be on crutches.
     
    You expect a new coach to take over after a disappointing 2020, go 5-11 in 2021, and maybe compete in 2022? I don't see it. The best chance this team has is to get a guy like Trevor Laurence. Cut or fire sale everyone outside of a few key pieces, and next year is whatever.
     
    It doesn't matter what they do this off-season, this roster will not be elite. There are elite guys, but too much money wrapped up in guys like Barr, Griffen, Rhodes, Rudolph. Need a reboot.
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    Badsmerf got a reaction from Mike Sixel in Vikings @ Santa Clara   
    Punt down 17. **** you Zimmer.
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    Badsmerf got a reaction from Mike Sixel in Vikings @ Santa Clara   
    Disagree. They were completely outplayed and lucky to be within 4. Shoot, they had 83 total yards.
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    Badsmerf got a reaction from Hosken Bombo Disco in Vikings @ Santa Clara   
    Exactly what I said.
     
    Throwing a screen every drive isn't fooling anyone. Take shots with Diggs and Thielen. Get aggressive cousins! No roll outs. No misdirection. Vanilla and ineffective. I hope Stefanski gets hired so he's gone.
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    Badsmerf got a reaction from Mike Sixel in Vikings @ Santa Clara   
    Never mind.
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    Badsmerf got a reaction from Mike Sixel in Vikings @ Santa Clara   
    That's it. Game over.
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    Badsmerf got a reaction from Mr. Brooks in Vikings @ Santa Clara   
    This game will be 100% about if Cousins has time. If he is sacked 5 times they lose. Hopefully they have a good plan to move him out of the pocket and a solid running attack.
     
    Depleted secondary might be a factor. Vikes had to reach into the practice squad to fill the roster.
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    Badsmerf got a reaction from Mike Sixel in Vikings @ Santa Clara   
    This game will be 100% about if Cousins has time. If he is sacked 5 times they lose. Hopefully they have a good plan to move him out of the pocket and a solid running attack.
     
    Depleted secondary might be a factor. Vikes had to reach into the practice squad to fill the roster.
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    Badsmerf reacted to Hosken Bombo Disco in Vikings @ Saints   
    The best path to the Super Bowl is through Lambeau!
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    Badsmerf got a reaction from gunnarthor in Vikings @ Saints   
    At least my expectations are low going in. When they pull another Philly performance I won't be disappointed. Saints have been shaky recently, so it isn't like they are an unstoppable force.
     
    Once this season is over, and if the politics forum isn't unlocked, I might not post again for awhile. Zero excitement for any of the professional sports teams in MN.
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    Badsmerf got a reaction from James in Front Page: A Decade of Greener Grass Ahead for Twins   
    It wasn't before??!!
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    Badsmerf got a reaction from PseudoSABR in The Man in the High Castle   
    It lost my interest in season 2. I highly doubt I'll finish it.
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    Badsmerf got a reaction from Platoon in Front Page: A Decade of Greener Grass Ahead for Twins   
    It wasn't before??!!
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