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Hosken Bombo Disco

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  1. I don’t know Paul Allen personally so will not comment there. Nor do I really mind Bercich or Johnson that much—although they do have some bad habits to clean up. I’m just throwing out some ideas. But yeah the whole presentation suffers these days. I think it gets so difficult at that station to pretend to get excited every August and every week of the season after so many years of underachieving. The Wilfs are long overdue to change it up.
  2. Mark Rosen said he thought Mannion was 100% the correct decision because Mannion works closely with Cousins and has the same style of play and knows the playbook. I don’t know. I think it’s an indictment that the team would rather not risk expanding the playbook for a quarterback like Mond who can bring the running element. I think Mond is the high risk high reward play here. It’s a different game than it was 10-20 years ago where QBs and WRs develop and contribute much earlier. I don’t need to tell any of you that. I will say that the offense has maybe looked more open than it did earlier in the year? Not sure. Not having a mobile QB threat is putting yourself at a disadvantage, but I can’t blame Cousins who has been running better than previous seasons, or maybe more accurate to say he’s less afraid to “take off running” when needed. Anyway, it’s Mannion tonight, and not Mond. We’ll see.
  3. In the October game, Carolina got the ball on their own 4, down by 8, with just over two minutes and no time outs. This was the week after the Vikings blew a 10 point lead to the Lions in the last three minutes. On the radio, Paul Allen said: “if Carolina drives down the field and scores and gets the two point conversion and ties the game? Just shut this whole thing down. Seriously. Shut it down.” False bravado is not serving P. A. well this season. Pete Bercich has turned into a complete referee-baiting homer now, and steps on all of P.A.’s big calls. Ron Johnson talks over everyone else on the fan line, hosts and callers alike. The whole thing does need to be shut down and rebooted beyond just Speilman and the coaching staff getting their pink slips. Put Ben Leber in the booth with P.A. and let Meatsauce be the voice of the fan lines, he speaks for the fans better than anyone else in that whole group. As far as the players, I don’t have strong opinions on what to do with them, or which ones, so I will just follow along with what you all have to say. The new facility is outstanding. Put some new people in charge who will put it to good use. Please! That’s my vent.
  4. Easy to defend the Bears going for it on those 4th downs, but funny to think if they had kicked a couple field goals, that last drive and score would have been for the tie.
  5. Interesting update for you @gunnarthor I guessed that Magnus wouldn’t defend his title in 2023; you said he wants to be considered #1 of all time: We were both right. He wants to keep increasing his rating and be the best ever, but he is bored with the world chess championship and won’t defend it once 2023 unless it’s against Alireza Firouzja. I was wrong to suggest if Magnus was getting bored with chess. He’s only bored with his competition. Imagine being that much better than 2nd best in a game where all the information is right there on the board available to both players, and there are no secrets.
  6. I’m so glad we can talk about this. I was in the studio audience that day. Although I cannot tell you who won, I am not under the same confidentiality, and can share some stuff. So... Shall we have a look at the categories? i think you’ll be pleasantly surprised: , . . . and last..
  7. Here’s another good channel @gunnarthor! https://m.youtube.com/user/AGADMATOR I have been checking out the commentaries on this channel at night after the games have been played. Good teasers but no spoilers as he walks through the games. I’ve been following this guy for a while. Hearing occasional comments from him and putting pieces together, and it sounds to me like Magnus might be getting a little bored and might not defend in 2023? Which would be natural, but a shame, because there is an amazing young Iranian-French player named Alireza who is developing, very strong and dynamic.
  8. Yikes! Glad you finally made it. I’m tagging the admin so that they see your comment, for their awareness @Brock Beauchamp
  9. I have a crazy idea for the Buxton situation, so crazy it just might work. Hear me out. So what the front office does, is they non-tender Buxton. Buxton then becomes a free agent. But then, the Twins by bidding on Buxton as a free agent, can get a clearer idea of his market value and make the most competitive offer. Possible downside is Buxton signs with another team. Who’s with me?!?!!!!1!
  10. Dan Gladden on the radio broadcasts predicted all summer long that Carlos Correa might sign with Detroit. The Tigers have already signed Eduardo Rodriguez this offseason.
  11. Good question. I’ve seen this question raised in this forum before, and there were at least a couple interesting names that posters came up with, but I did not have that thread bookmarked unfortunately. Actually, Paul Molitor might be one example, a guy who was healthier later in his career.
  12. Same with player opt-outs. If a player is exceeding his contract by so much that he wants to exercise an opt out that he has, how is that a bad thing? But, we don't offer player options in Twins Territory.
  13. I always read “wants to test free agency” as also meaning “wants a market offer.” If you followed Berrios after he was traded, it was plain to see that leaving Minnesota hurt him. Anyway, I’m happy for him and will always be a fan of his and this gives me a new AL East team to cheer for.
  14. I see your point, but I have to disagree. Think back to the early 2000s Twins teams. Those teams were full of alpha's alphas: Torii, Dougie, AJ, Everyday Eddie. For sure. Those are guys who wanted to be in the big spot in the biggest moment. But then think about the late 2000s Twins teams. That quality was missing in those teams, in my opinion. I cannot say that half the players in the league have that "Eddie" quality. I cannot say that even a smaller fraction has that quality. Call it heart, instinct, winner, whatever you want. How many players try to tag to second base on a fly ball to left field --- in the World Series. And get away with it. That's what I'm trying to describe.
  15. The Braves executives did not view Eddie Rosario as a “low end trade commodity” any more than they viewed Freddie Freeman as an “expiring asset” that other teams might bid on. So that’s one difference. The players knew who Eddie Rosario was when he arrived, that he wants to be the guy at the plate in the biggest moments and is capable of carrying the whole team on his back when he’s in the zone. And therein ends my bitter screed for the week.
  16. Those other guys had career All-Star type seasons this season. The only one comparable from your list is Odorizzi’s 2019 season. (Edit; Odorizzi is pitching for Houston in Game 1 of the World Series as I type this.) Anything is possible and hope springs eternal in March but it’s a long shot. For 2022, I like the idea of trading and developing.
  17. what on gods green earth makes you think this front office can identify a potential bargain like one of those guys
  18. Atlanta trails L.A. in Game 7 by four runs. Bottom of seventh, one out, nobody on, Atlanta needs a rally. Suddenly, a streaker runs onto field, delaying the game. The game is halted for... wait, the streaker is Eddie Rosario! The athletic Rosario, dressed only in socks and cleats, runs into the outfield to the stadium sound of Oooooh, neither a boo nor a cheer. Rosario eludes security easily, running here and there in the outfield to do calisthenics, fake dramatic slow-motion home run swings, and short sprints away from the stadium personnel when necessary. Contrary to policy, the network broadcasts the whole thing live on television. Finally, after 14 minutes, Rosario sprints to the fence. He climbs over and disappears through the service tunnel. After some headshaking and regrouping, the game resumes. Atlanta rallies. Rosario’s replacement contributes with an RBI double and run scored. Atlanta comes back to win Game 7 to go on to the 2021 World Series. Rosario is named MVP of the NLCS in absentia.
  19. Is it a must-win tonight for... Atlanta? I’m thinking facing Scherzer and Buehler for Games 6 and 7 will be a tall order, even though they both appear to be fatigued.
  20. Came up in the 9th, with a chance to hit for the cycle, and, ... didn’t?
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