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#3771643 Off Off Topic: Cool Toronto People's Thread

Posted FCP Bob on 18 July 2018 - 04:42 PM

Excellent trade for the Raptors.

They got Kawai and Green for Emar (who is a super good person and very flawed player) plus basically what they got from the Knicks when they dumped Barney on them.

They have the potential of having the best defense on the floor for today's NBA at times that can switch everything.

Siakim, OG, Kawai, Green and Delon Wright. Good luck scoring on the defense.

If Kawai is healthy and plays like a top 10 player for one year Raptors come out ahead. If Kawai is screwed up and injured most of the year bad trade. If he somehow decides to sign long term massive massive win for the Raptors.

#3771633 Off Off Topic: Cool Toronto People's Thread

Posted MapleLeafpoker on 18 July 2018 - 09:03 AM

View PostDubey, on 18 July 2018 - 06:09 AM, said:

IMO, NBA is a strongest link sport. The best player in the trade is Kawhi by a long shot. He can be a top 5 player if it works out, so good deal. It's near impossible to acquire players like Kawhi so if the opportunity arises you just do it at whatever cost and try to sell him on playing in Toronto once he is there.

Agree 100%

I dont mind this deal at all, as a chance to go for a true run at the finals for this year. And what did you really give up? A max contract Demar, who is probably overpaid. A pick that is protected from 1-20! And Poetl, who whatever, not the end of the world. Green can help, and Kawhi is our shot at the finals. Or else, we were going to lose to Boston/Philly in the 2nd
round, and wonder what if all over again.
I hate teams that manage themselves into also rans territory. Play to go as far as possible, don;t be satisfied with status quo. Take chances!

This team is pretty close to blow it all up and build around its young core anyway, so lets go for it now. You still kept Siakam+OG. It was either this, or sit back and keep doing the same thing and expect different results.

Good move. Now convince Kawhi to play like mad this year, and get that max deal from LA next summer. He probably wont stay here long term, but you never know, a lot can change in 12 months.

#3771582 Us Politics For Betting (Not Talking About Politics)

Posted FCP Bob on 16 July 2018 - 04:14 PM

The Onion
GOP Leaders Move Goalposts On Opposing Trump To Him Being Filmed Masturbating On U.S. Flag In Arlington Cemetery https://trib.al/XNu520N

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#3771576 What Is The Last Movie You Saw?

Posted BigDMcGee on 16 July 2018 - 01:57 PM

View Postbrvheart, on 14 July 2018 - 02:30 PM, said:

I finally saw Get Out.


Still, I enjoyed the story. It was good.

I have been thinking about how to more fully respond to this, off and on for the past couple days. I didn't just want to be snarky, and give you a serious response, because I think you're being earnest, and you're not a horrible monster like Essay.

#3771529 Degenerate Gambling

Posted MapleLeafpoker on 15 July 2018 - 08:28 AM

View Postserge, on 15 July 2018 - 08:00 AM, said:

He told him "you slowrolled me ". Then his post tourney interview he had a lot of excuses.
I watched it all now.
Maybe he was "extremely tired after an epic battle" and had a call made "that changed his life forever", as you said about Cynn, just 10 seconds before he said those words.
Same battle right?

I feel like I should give anyone who has gone through what these guys have gone through the last few days quite a large benefit of the doubt. I can't even begin to imagine where their head is at, at that moment, but they are nowhere near their most pragmatic and lucid best. I certainly would not take 10 seconds out of 40 hours and make a call on them based on that.

You can see it in Cynn even as he accepts congratulations, he really doesn't know what to do or say. Its way beyond anything we can understand, so to me, I congratulate both of them on a great battle and they both appear to be great guys, at least on camera.

#3771172 World Cup 2018

Posted FCP Bob on 03 July 2018 - 12:57 AM

View PostMapleLeafpoker, on 02 July 2018 - 12:24 PM, said:

I kind of agree with you Steve. Even Brazil (well, mostly Neymar) has become this flopping/diving crap.
Uruguay seems to be ok, though Suarez has issues with not spitting on people.

France is always my rooting interest because we have family there and long ago they had 2 Armenians on their team, and I was rooting for them, and they won it all.
Since then its been pretty dry.

Also, have a soft spot for Uruguay, cause they were the first country to recognize the Armenian Genocide.

Ya, if you didnt know by now, I choose my sports teams in the strangest of ways. Go Whalers!


#3771097 Random Hockey Observations

Posted FCP Bob on 01 July 2018 - 12:42 PM

View Postserge, on 01 July 2018 - 12:34 PM, said:

As much as I love Uncle Leo that's just bad.

Islanders are gonna be bad for a while.

Lou is well past his best before date. I'm so glad he is no longer part of the Leaf's organization. I wasn't happy when they got him in the 1st place.

#3770900 Us Politics For Betting (Not Talking About Politics)

Posted mrdannyg on 29 June 2018 - 04:20 AM

View PostDubey, on 28 June 2018 - 02:04 PM, said:

The left media is definitely guilty of being too quick to latch on to "too good to be true" stories about Trump/the right, and they inevitably spread like wildfire because people are really ready to eat that stuff up right now.

The right media is guilty of deliberately lying to the American people about pretty much everything, and literally working as a propaganda machine for the Republican Party.

I think we need to be careful of what we call “left media” here. The worst instances of this kind of ‘wildfire’ story (there’s been several several!) have very rarely been actual reporting done by big papers. They’ve usually been a tweet, often even by a non-reporter. They never make it into the papers because that’s what the editorial and fact-checking system does.

I can’t think of a single case where a report has been outright wrong, it has been reported by a big paper, and they have not issued a clear and explicit correction in a very short time. In almost every case, the correction came from their own review rather than another news source pointing out the error.

#3770634 The Hottest Of Takes

Posted BigDMcGee on 20 June 2018 - 03:39 PM

Now that's how a hot music take is done, boys. I

#3770571 Off Topic, Kinda.....

Posted MapleLeafpoker on 17 June 2018 - 07:19 AM

Happy fathers day guys.

Im not one to mention it to random groupings of friends, but I say it here because the fathers on here have helped me be a better father. I've learned a lot from you guys on fatherhood and just being a better person, and felt it right to say it on here and say thanks for making me a better dad. And that goes for many of you on here, not just the Dads.

So, thanks!

#3770474 Essay's Top Ten

Posted BigDMcGee on 13 June 2018 - 07:39 PM

John Wick is straight up the best action movie since the Matrix. That Keanu is the star of the two best action movies ( well, 3, including John Wick 2) of the last 20 years is crazy. The Matrix and John Wick are also the two best comic book movies, even though they are not actually based on comic books.

#3770396 Vegas Golden Knights

Posted MapleLeafpoker on 12 June 2018 - 08:28 AM

Still thinking and smiling about being at game 5. I was really conflicted if it was worth all that money, but some good friends convinced me to do it, and frankly I had won the money in a hockey pool, so it was easier to justify.

Hours after this game, we all heard the news about Bourdain, and his books in many ways changed my life+my desires to reach for experiences in life.
As a good friend said to me last night, life is pretty much fcked 8 ways until Sunday. Find any happiness you can.

Life is way too short guys, the next time you have a decision like I had, just go for it. Enjoy it while you can!

#3770394 Fcp Summer 2016 Weight Loss Challenge

Posted MapleLeafpoker on 12 June 2018 - 08:22 AM

opening weight: 194.8
week 1: 192.0
week 2: 188.2
week 3: 186.0
week 4: 184.2
week 5: 180.4
week 6: 176.8
week 7: 177.8
week 8: 174.6
week 9: n/a
week 10: 173.4

#3770292 Game Of Thrones

Posted SuperJon on 07 June 2018 - 07:43 PM

And I'm done. Took me a little less than a month, but I finished the entire series. I have to give this show a 10. I'm sure I could find things to nitpick, but in all honesty, everything good about this show far outweighs the few bad things.

Ramsay Bolton is probably my favorite villain on any series. Cersei might be a close second.

#3770295 Vegas Golden Knights

Posted digitalmonkey on 07 June 2018 - 07:44 PM

Arp, where were you when Alexander Ovechkin won his Stanley Cup?