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THE DUKE

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    Thunder
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    Dayton Flyers / Ohio State Buckeyes
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    Miamisburg, OH
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    My kids, Sports, Movies
  1. Glass (2019)

    I'll be disappointed if the mood/setup isn't similar to Unbreakable and Split. It shouldn't be a conventional super hero movie.
  2. 240 lbs at 6'2" and almost 38 years old. Was 235 when I graduated high school 20 years ago (was 205 6 months before that. Football ended and I kept eating like it hadn't). I've been as low as 208 since then and as high as 252. Ideally i'd be in the 205 range, but given how busy and hectic my life is with 4 kids, I don't see that as overly feasible without significant effort that I just can't give at the moment. My wife gets mad at me because I wear the same size jeans now as I did at 18. Can't dunk anymore, but I can still get rim. It's fun coaching my 8 year olds basketball team because I can dunk on them when we're playing around on the 9 foot rim they use. A plus of being my size is that I literally can't remember the last time someone seriously tried to intimidate me. A couple people have tried that I literally laughed at and that was the end of that. I'm quite strong too so that contributes to that as well. Negatively my short distance endurance is crap. I can run all out still, but that isn't going to last long. I still have my long term endurance to grind through tasks/practices/etc, but I'm sure it'd be easier if I weighed less. As I enter my 40's i'll likely need to make an effort to drop some weight to keep that up. I have about 10 more years of coaching my kids in youth sports until my youngest is in high school.
  3. What TV Show Are You Watching?

    I think this is what me and the wife are going to move onto next once we get through Empire. Just about through season 2 on that now. Terrence Howard has to be having a ball playing that role. He and Taraji P Henson work great off each other. I'm not much of a Rap or R&B fan, but there have been a few tunes I really dig from the show. You're so Beautiful Snitch ***** Ready to Go Boom Boom Boom Boom
  4. John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

    Honestly, I never would have guessed he was 54. Just looked it up expecting to see mid 40's. Been a long time since Bill & Ted I guess.
  5. 2018 MLB Hot Stove Thread

    Sounds like Sonny Gray is about to be traded somewhere. Could just be reporters stirring the pot for clicks though.
  6. Tathan Martell transferring to Miami

    A scholarship is absolutely a contract. Part of that contract is abiding by NCAA rules, of which includes the rule that transfers have to sit out a year unless they can prove a specific hardship.
  7. Spiderman: Far from home

    The problem we have with that though is that there have been a lot of heroes in the NYC area through the first few phases. They are putting him in places where you shouldn't expect another hero to be right there when a big bad steps up. I'd guess after End Game, Spider-Man might be a little more important to protect New York as a whole then he was before Thanos.
  8. 2019 Offseason Plan

    Goodberry has a comparison of Tannehill to Dalton on Twitter this morning. They are essentially the same player since they entered the league one year apart.
  9. I wouldn't be too worried about that. If Taylor has "his guys" that he wants, then odds are he's already spoken to them about it.
  10. Game of Thrones - Winter Is Here

    King Gendry, heir to his father King Robert Baratheon Hot Pie clearly as hand of the king Podrick to the Kingsguard
  11. Alliance of American Football

    What channel will they be on? If it's a cable channel, I cut that cord years ago. If it's available on network TV or free to stream, i'd definitely check it out.
  12. 2018 MLB Hot Stove Thread

    It's real easy to say someone should give up $70 million in profit when it's not your profit. The Yankees aren't owned by 1 guy, there are multiple investors involved and at the end of the day MLB is a business. Saying they can just ignore that is pure fanspeak. I largely agree with you in regards that they do it out of greed, but so does every business. Last I checked the Yankees weren't a charity or a non-profit. Amazon isn't open to break even or make marginal profits. I'm firmly in the camp of when the players strike at he end of the CBA (which seems almost a certainty) the system that should emerge is a salary cap set on 50% of league revenues with a salary floor of at least 85% of that number. To make this work revenue sharing from MLB media deals should be increased to where each team gets a check from the league that essentially covers the salary cap, and any additional profits will need to be worked out by the individual teams. The concession the players should give to get to this point is that contracts should no longer be fully guaranteed. In turn this will greatly increase the AAV of contracts and the players that actually produce will get paid. There will need to be some sort of incentivization for players to stick with their original teams, and with that provision, I think the arbitration years should be eliminated so that players get FA money after 3 years. Pay the players that produce in the now the big money they deserve without being tied to them for the decline years. That plan might have a few kinks to work out, but it'd pay the players more, it'd take away the competitive advantage of just being able to spend more. Oh, and take part of that 50% to institute a minor league minimum salary of $50,000/year. Shame on the owners for how little they pay minor leaguers, and shame on the players union for continually throwing them under the bus for the most minor of big league concessions in collective bargaining. I'll fight for those guys to get paid 1000 times before I fight for the top MLB players to get an extra $10 million
  13. 2018 MLB Hot Stove Thread

    You think Vladdy is up after the minimum 2 weeks or so to get that 7th year, or do they wait til June/July and avoid Super 2 since they aren't going anywhere this year? Might be worth letting him be a super 2 just to have hype in the ballpark an extra 2 months. They should really be planning on signing him long term in 4-5 years anyway.
  14. Okudah and Wade should be out starting CB's, and Tyreke Johnson should have every opportunity to win the 3rd CB spot out wide when Wade plays as the slot CB
  15. Tathan Martell transferring to Miami

    I don't see any reason why Martell would get a waiver. Thinking you won't be the starter isn't really a hardship.
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