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#1
Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Rob Ford wins his appeal
January 25, 2013, 06:10:02 PM
Quote from: The Red Polar Bear on January 25, 2013, 04:56:35 PM
Quote from: donkeyy0 on January 25, 2013, 11:26:40 AM
Quote from: Justin on January 25, 2013, 07:39:53 AM
Jose Canseco weighs in:

"I do not recognize Rod Ford @TOMayorFord Toronto mayor as legitimate #yeswecanseco"

"Pisses me off he does not deserve the chain. #yeswecanseco"

"Can anybody get me a lunch with the Supreme Court of Canada leader? #yeswecanseco"

"So mad can barely see straight #yeswecanseco"

"Calming down. Looking into setting up Toronto govt in exile in Vegas for the next two years. Come join me. #yeswecanseco"

*sigh*

What brilliant analysis Jose!

Technically not from Toronto. Kind of happy that the 416ers have to deal with that sideshow so as not to draw attention to the absolute joke that is city council in the Vaughan.

After reading/listening/watching this whole thing unfold, it just cements the notion that politics (at least municipal politics) is simply a bunch of bad attitudes and high school drama/scheming for personal development. I used to think it was just an issue with my municipal government. I'm happy/disappointed to see that this is obviously not the case.

I have to say, i love the #yeswecanseco tag.

Well Jose is an idiot, but I was talking more about the Rob Ford show than Jose. I couldn't even kind of imagine Canseco being in politics.
#2
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Jake Gardiner
January 25, 2013, 03:08:53 PM
Didn't really get to see much of the game yesterday, but during my lunch break I tuned in during the 1st to see Gardiner just blow by EVERYBODY from the defensive end to Nabokov. The speed definitely looked to be there, the body control, everything.

I heard he played poorly the night before (also missed due to work), but I'm not sure how bad he could have looked if he can still do THAT.
#3
Quote from: Rob on January 25, 2013, 11:32:09 AM
Running isn't for people with bad knees... Got a gym nearby? You could stationary cycle with her. Or, maybe do the real thing?

Ya we've got a gym, she's like serriouslyyyyy sporty, she already hates that running is all she's doing anymore, I've actually suggested cycling but she doesn't seem keen. Wants to play soccer, volleyball, basketball. Enroll in leagues and crap. But a 22, her body just isn't up for that...

Man, it's not fair for some people. This girl played OFSAA EVERYTHING till she tore up her tendons playing volleyball. Now...4 years out, she can barely move.
#4
I used to do this with the gf so we could both keep in shape. She's got knee problems, so when I go running with her it's a whole bunch of stop-go-stop.

I don't know what to do...like I want to push her to keep up with both of our gains, but at the same time I'm worried that her knee legitimately can't handle it. She's been to her surgeon recently and he says that she's probably going to have to deal with arthritic pain in her knee for the rest of her life...should I tell her to stay home then rather than run? I have no idea how to handle injuries n stuff as I've been pretty lucky in regards to that.
#5
Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Rob Ford wins his appeal
January 25, 2013, 11:26:40 AM
Quote from: Justin on January 25, 2013, 07:39:53 AM
Jose Canseco weighs in:

"I do not recognize Rod Ford @TOMayorFord Toronto mayor as legitimate #yeswecanseco"

"Pisses me off he does not deserve the chain. #yeswecanseco"

"Can anybody get me a lunch with the Supreme Court of Canada leader? #yeswecanseco"

"So mad can barely see straight #yeswecanseco"

"Calming down. Looking into setting up Toronto govt in exile in Vegas for the next two years. Come join me. #yeswecanseco"

*sigh*

What brilliant analysis Jose!

Technically not from Toronto. Kind of happy that the 416ers have to deal with that sideshow so as not to draw attention to the absolute joke that is city council in the Vaughan.

After reading/listening/watching this whole thing unfold, it just cements the notion that politics (at least municipal politics) is simply a bunch of bad attitudes and high school drama/scheming for personal development. I used to think it was just an issue with my municipal government. I'm happy/disappointed to see that this is obviously not the case.
#6
I'm training to get to a half marathon in less than 2hrs (21km). My longest run till this winter was about 10km...

I just ran 15km in 75mins, but it was on a treadmill (with no incline). That would put me at (extrapolating)...like 100mins or so for 21km. Which is WAY better than my goal.

Running outside I would assume severely limits your timed runs. Before this winter I hardly ever ran indoors, just basically gave up training during the winter. I wonder if that time I just ran is a result of my increased regularity in running or if it's because of a "juiced" time from the treadmill.

I don't want to wait till april/may to find out.

Also, if I'm at 15km now, what do you think the likelihood is that I can do 21km by May (which is when the Goodlife marathon is)? Like I'm sure I could complete the half marathon right now, but it would involve walking/crawling towards the end.
#7
Quote from: NikĀ³ on August 06, 2012, 07:35:22 PM

It's seems like it's been a pretty screwy year for injuries in general. The Sox and the Yankees have been hit pretty hard as well.

Then you've got Farnsworth, Niemann, Longoria, Scott, and now maybe Zobrist out for TB.

Crazy when you think, Farnsworth/Rivera/Santos/Bailey are all out with significant injuries this year. Apparently...investing in a closer is not the safest move one can do with one's money.
#8
All Sports But Hockey / Re: 2012 Olympics
August 06, 2012, 08:03:21 PM
Quote from: Potvin29 on August 06, 2012, 07:21:11 PM
Unreal.

Here's a brief recap of the calls:

Quotehere's undoubtedly going to be a lot of hue and cry about the officiating from Canadian fans and media, and to a degree, that's fair. Two calls in particular changed the course of this game. One was a handball against Megan Rapinoe of the U.S. that went uncalled, while the other was apparently a delay-of-game call on Canadian keeper Erin McLeod, which led to an indirect free kick in the box, which resulted in a handball, which resulted in Abby Wambach's equalizing goal that sent the game to extra time. The non-call on Rapinoe was objected to by many Canadians, and they have a point, but those sorts of plays happen in every match and some of them are invariably missed. The call against McLeod was much stranger, as it's extremely rare to see a keeper called for hanging on to the ball for six seconds or more at the international level, and it will certainly be the focus of much of the Canadian criticism.

http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/eh-game/controversy-mars-americans-4-3-win-over-canada-220231424.html

The non-call vs. Rapinoe isn't so bad, as long as they get the call vs. Nault correct (the handball which led to the PK). They didn't. All iffy calls end up going pro-USA? Shenanigans I say.
#9
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on August 03, 2012, 03:15:10 PM
QuoteJeff Marek ‏@JeffMarek

Leafs sign 1st round pick Morgan Reilly to 3-year ELC.

I don't expect him to make the team this season, but I'm sure he's pleased to have this done before the new CBA kicks in.

Why? Isn't one of the arguing points like 5 yr ELCs instead of 3yrs? Wouldn't that be better for the Leafs?
#10
Quote from: NikĀ³ on July 12, 2012, 02:46:22 PM
Quote from: bustaheims on July 12, 2012, 01:09:37 PMbut, as a 1B, that problem is largely mitigated and, statistically this season, he's been perfectly adequate at the position. His Range Factor is above league average and he's a positive in defensive runs saved (though, only marginally).His defence at 1B has really been a non-factor - it's neither a boon nor a detriment.

I know there's going to be a degree of cherry picking whenever you reference defensive stats but I think that's a little much. BR has him at a -0.8 DWAR in only 35 games or so and Fangraphs has him with a negative UZR as well.

RF is a largely useless defensive stat for a first baseman because in large part all it measures is how many ground balls the pitching staff is getting. There's much better evidence that says he's actually been pretty bad at 1B.

That said, he's OPSing 1.001 at 1B so, you know, you can live with crappy defense.

Can someone explain dWAR to me? He's made 1 error in 35 or 37 games or whatever he's played, he's not making throws (due to position)...he's obviously making the vast majority of the catches he has to. I don't get how they could calculate his defense at 1B to be below replacement level. I love stats that I can UNDERSTAND...definitely don't get how WAR (in any form) is calculated.
#11
Quote from: #1PilarFan on July 12, 2012, 12:06:38 PM
That's a pretty decent chunk of change for a guy who has only put it together in spurts and defensively useless.

Still, AA is a great judge of talent, so he must be pretty sure Encarnacion can continue hitting at a high level.

He's looked pretty good at 1st this year, and his production would be more than good enough to employ him as a DH next season (if he were to keep up this pace).

Figuring that Bats + EE make about the same as Prince Fielder (less total money though by FAR)...I'm not complaining about this one.
#12
Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: Kadri?
July 12, 2012, 12:33:10 PM
Apparently Eakins criticized Kadri's conditioning during the season. Speed and conditioning are two things which Underhill/Roberts should help with immensely...or at least I would assume as much based on reputation.
#13
All Sports But Hockey / Re: The MMA Thread
July 08, 2012, 10:38:22 AM
"North America is the only country in the world that doesn't get that"

Lol Chael.
#14
All Sports But Hockey / Re: Euro 2012 Thread
July 01, 2012, 07:53:56 PM
Was furious when I found out I was working today. But now...you know...doesn't seem that bad that I missed it.
#15
Quote from: #1PilarFan on June 29, 2012, 06:15:33 PM
Little behind the times LK, Raps were in the top 10 in a lot of defensive statistics.

It's offense where they were outmatched. Casey did a heck of a job with last year's Raptors team - considering the talent they had was pretty mediocre and only a few of them are defensively inclined.

Ya, having Bargs/Derozan playing as much as they did and still performing well defensively speaks volumes about Casey's abilities as a defensive coach.