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  1. 53 Man Predictions with practice Squad

    If Andre starts and has to move to tackle for any reason, Hopkins would slide in at guard. Winston only comes off the bench if two tackles are hurt.
  2. Down to 2 kickers

    You're not superstitious or anything though.
  3. This ain't Bengals Talk

    Glad you're back. Sounds like a nice trip. My wife says Italy has the best pasta and pizza. Fact or fiction?
  4. Bengals Honorees

    Yeah it's only retired players. Hopefully aj doesn't make the list for a long time 😉
  5. Bengals Honorees

    That would have been better than geathers.
  6. Injuries! - McCarron Trade?

    Hey you're here! Welcome!
  7. Stock Investing

    Ok, here's what i'm trying to say: Yes, there will be dips. There will be surges. The S&P is sitting right now at 2430. In Jan 1995 it was 465. If, in Jan 1995 you said you were waiting for a big correction below 465, you'd still be sitting there today with cash in your pocket devalued by 6x. Making my point another way: If, in Dec 2005 you said you were waiting for a big correction, you would have guessed right. The market crashed from 1561 to 683 (Oct 2007 to Mar 2009). But how do you know when you hit the bottom? If in March 2009 you had guessed the bottom was still some ways away, you would have missed the bottom. If you guessed the bottom was still 2 years out, you actually would have missed completely from Dec 2005 to Mar 2011 (market went up). Point is that, yes, we'd all like to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. But you can only do with the benefit of hindsight, because we have no idea where the bottom is in the future. I'm just an internet guy, but maybe you'll appreciate this guys advice: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/12/warren-buffett-says-index-funds-make-the-best-retirement-sense-practically-all-the-time.html
  8. Bengals Honorees

    I think Levi Jones would have been a much better pick there. At least he had more than 1 good year. Also because your arch nemesis made it.
  9. Stock Investing

    S&P was actually down a little from Jan 2015 to Jan 2016, but your point is a good one. If you're building for long term wealth, you can't look at those 1% swings from M-F. The only thing that matters is YOY growth. Over 30-40 years it will grow. Just put your money steadily and let it do its thing. Those corrections will mean nothing in the long run as long as you're not pulling your money out.
  10. Stock Investing

    Ok, here's what i'm trying to say: Yes, there will be dips. There will be surges. The S&P is sitting right now at 2430. In Jan 1995 it was 465. If, in Jan 1995 you said you were waiting for a big correction below 465, you'd still be sitting there today with cash in your pocket devalued by 6x. Making my point another way: If, in Dec 2005 you said you were waiting for a big correction, you would have guessed right. The market crashed from 1561 to 683 (Oct 2007 to Mar 2009). But how do you know when you hit the bottom? If in March 2009 you had guessed the bottom was still some ways away, you would have missed the bottom. If you guessed the bottom was still 2 years out, you actually would have missed completely from Dec 2005 to Mar 2011 (market went up). Point is that, yes, we'd all like to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. But you can only do with the benefit of hindsight, because we have no idea where the bottom is in the future.
  11. Down to 2 kickers

    Those are good points. So is the point about kickoffs. Practice misses are still misses for me though. It's worrying. Plus, it'd be one thing if they were both missing. Has Bullock missed yet?
  12. Bengals Honorees

    Honestly the top 14 guys for me all have legit arguments for the top 5. Lots of good historic players there.
  13. Bengals at Cleveland... a forum party

    I need to wait to see what my basketball schedule is. We probably have a game that Sunday night. And i miss basketball only for wedding or funerals. We should have the schedule in the next week or two.
  14. 53 Man Predictions with practice Squad

    Here's why i think he's gone. It's been reported before that Marvin picks the first 46 players for his roster. His "active list" if you will. Duke Tobin picks the remaining 7 with the long term vision of the team in mind. I have a hard time believing Winston is going to be in that first 46, given that he's the 3rd tackle, has reportedly looked really bad in practice and didn't show in the first preseason game. Tobin certainly isn't going to pick a locker room guy with the long term vision in mind. Plus, that hang around status tends to be reserved for guys who were drafted by the team, had some really good years, signed a big contract, then soured in their last year or two. The Bengals tend to let those guys play out their deals out of loyalty and fear of eating dead money. Winston is neither of those. He was a mercenary tackle when they needed one. Much closer to James Harrison than Rey Maualuga (did i finally spell that right?).
  15. Preseason Week 2 Chiefs @ Bengals

    Lazy is the perfect word for it
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