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Goondal

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  1. Goondal

    World Cup General Discussion

    Russia and Iran are to of their groups...who had that one? Haha
  2. Goondal

    World Cup General Discussion

    Well to be fair, when the host is guaranteed a seed, any weak host will always have an easy group
  3. Goondal

    World Cup General Discussion

    So FIFA is switching to the ELO ranking system. In the current system Russia and Saudi Arabia are the two lowest ranked teams in the World Cup. In the ELO rankings Egypt and Saudi Arabia are the two lowest. Uruguay is ranked lower than at least one, in some cases two teams from every other group. Group A has to be the worst group of all-time.
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    World Cup General Discussion

    The Russia Mach is now close to a must win for them. A draw is huge advantage Russia after that 5:0 yesterday.
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    World Cup General Discussion

    Sorry, do not know why it quote you and would not let me type. Anyway, do not underestimate the power of being the host. Russia 5:0 Saudi Arabia
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    World Cup General Discussion

    Yeah, they are better than a few teams but have a much tougher draw (Saudi got off way). I do not think it would have been our slot though. The pots were all seeded this time. We would have been in pot 3, Panama was pot 4
  7. Goondal

    World Cup General Discussion

    I too am revising due to the sacking. Germany now defeats Spain and then Belgium in the final to repeat. I may or may not be doing this because i want an excuse to pick Germany
  8. Lebron is not the greatest athlete of this generation Cam would probably need to win five or six SB to get close to Lebron
  9. Started a World Cup pool over on ESPN similar to March Madness, figured it would be fun if anybody is interested. The code to join the league is... 1593881-78737
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    World Cup Predictor Pool

    Did you try copy/paste? I just created a dummy account and was able to get in. 1593881-78737
  11. Goondal

    World Cup General Discussion

    Group A: Uruguay-Russia (Uruguay rolls, Russia has favorable draw and schedule, is playing at home and could be the beneficiary of some “questionable” calls) Group B: Spain-Iran (I have Spain doing to Portugal in the opener what Germany did in ‘14 and once again putting them behind the eight ball. The winner of the Morocco-Iran game goes through. I am going Iran because most people are picking Morocco) Group C: France-Denmark (France top Australia bottom is one of the best bets in my mind. That Denmark-Peru match on Saturday should be very interesting. Denmark also gets possibly an already qualified France last which could help them on goals or even get a result) Group D: Croatia-Argentina (I do not like Argentina at all in this tournament...hell they almost had to stay home. This should be the most interesting and wide open group but I expect the two favorites to eventually go through) Group E: Brazil-Switzerland (Brazil to the QF in this tournament is a virtual lock. Only Germany, Belgium and Spain earned more points than Switzerland’s 27 in qualifying and they are probably underrated. That being said they had the worst possible draw, in a group with Brazil that is probably unwinnable for them which means a Ro16 match-up with Group F winner Germany) Group F: Germany-Sweden (Gotta say, I am concerned with the performances in the tune up matches. That being said, they have no lost a game that counts in ages and there is no real danger in this group as they play into form. I feel as if Mexico is just expected to go through by many but it should be noted that Italy is not at the party for a reason, and that reason is Sweden) Group G: Belgium-England (This is the easiest top two to predict for me as the winner is obvious and the second place has very little to worry about in terms of challengers. Belgium earns all nine points and while there will be some point where England does something to make their fans freak out, they will still get through relatively easily) Group H: Senegal-Colombia (a very wide open group partly because it is the weakest. In a tournament that I see UEFA dominating, this is the one group where they will not represent) Ro16 Winners: Uruguay-France-Brazil-Belgium-Spain-Croatia-Germany-England QF Winners: Uruguay-Belgium-Spain-Germany SF Winners: Belgium-Germany Winners: Germany I also have Lukaku edging Suarez for most goals EDIT: Lopetegui news has caused me to send Germany to the final where they defeat Belgium to repeat
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    World Cup General Discussion

    Anyway, my bold predictions are: -Portugal does not make it out of group -Argentina falls in Ro16 -Uruguay to the SF
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    World Cup General Discussion

    Brazil seems to be the slight fave, although I have to think most bettors are ignoring the whole “it is in Europe” thing. The bettor in me likes Spain, but I am biased so...
  14. Goondal

    World Cup General Discussion

    Germany wins the whole thing. =)
  15. Goondal

    How about those RED SOX! Part Deux

    Detroit is certainly the right team for him to get started against. E-Rod sure looked good against them tonight.
  16. For some reason we cannot post in the old thread so I guess we need a new one. The first one saw a World Series title but then had two last place finishes so maybe we will get some new thread magic. Anyway, Price has been named Opening Day starter. I really was not all too keen on this signing. Just like last year they are overpaying drastically, although at least I like Price most than the bats we wasted cash on last season (I still hate Panda). This feels like a second or third place team to me, not as bad as it had been but not as good as '13 either. We definitely have some fine young talent. I really hope that the idiot contracts to Sandoval and Hanley do not cost Shaw playing time. Luckily nobody looks unbeatable in the East, although Toronto will be favorites to repeat as long as Stroman is healthy and the pen does not blow. I have them in the high eighties. Balimore is the weakest in the division and should win in the mid 70s. That leaves Boston with New York and Tampa in the middle. I think we have the best roster of the three and the Yankees are the worst, however that pen of their's is so damn good it will disguise some weaknesses. They have won more than they should have three years in a row due to their stellar 8th/9th inning guys and this year's pen is their best yet. We should be fighting New York all season , both finishing in the mid-80s. Tampa meanwhile will stay close but I do not think they have the hitting to win more than 79-82. No matter how it plays out, so glad to have baseball back!
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    Rumor: Kemba to Cavs for 8th pick in 2018 draft

    Any way we can get rid of a contract in this too
  18. Goondal

    Playoff Thread

    Never been a fan of this retort because it ignores the fact that Bosh was coming too. People seem to forget that he was arguably a top 5 player in the league at the time. Hell, the three of them ranked 1, 2, and 4 in PER the season before. Neither situation is the same, but both of them were looking to chase rings by building a super team. While I was not a fan of how Lebron handled the announcement, I personally do not fault either for making the choice they made. We all should do what we believe is best for ourselves and our family, not what is best for a bunch of people we are never gong to meet. If someone wants to be upset with both of them, I disagree but at least they are consistent. The arguments making one out to be worse than the other make no sense to me.
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    Playoff Thread

    Lebron’s teams are now 1-8 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The lone time they won they then proceeded to lose four of the next five games. That is a strange stat.
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    Playoff Thread

    Lebron and Durant both FA. That would be crazy.
  21. Goondal

    What Does Voting Democrat Do For Me?

    So I should vote to send someone to the Senate that will use that position to support crimes that go against everything that I believe in because of the Supreme Court? Sounds similar to what a few Trump voters I know told themselves to get themselves to the polls.
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    What Does Voting Democrat Do For Me?

    Personally I do not feel one gets a damn thing out of voting Democrat or Republican. The team mentality that leads people to vote party instead of candidate is one of the major reasons we are in such a garbage situation in the first place. I will say it would be nice to see the Democrats get to fifty-one Senators so they can prevent Con-man Don’s assault on the courts but outside of having the Senate and White House controlled by different parties I do not feel like voting party does much good. I cannot even bring myself to do that either as my current Democratic Senator (Bill Nelson) whose running for reelection in November has continuously used his vote to support torture, war crimes, and genocide so as usual, it will be third party/write-in for me.
  23. Goondal

    Playoff Thread

    For sure. What the hell was up with Durant also? How do you let J.R. bleepin’ Smith get that rebound in that situation when you have position? Steph’s performance and J.R.’s blunder bailed him out because he would be getting killed today. At times over the last few weeks I have felt they would be better off if Iggy were playing instead of Durant simply because he fits better. I know it is not the case and that is crazy talk, but I feel like the rest of the players are less themselves when Durant plays the way he has lately.
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    Playoff Thread

    Wish we had a mic for that Steph-Klay-Lebron exchange
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