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MadManAs long as the Suns and the Kings are around the Lakers will not be the worst team in the West. I see them being a bit less than crappy, a step up from outright sucking.

I said it last page and I will say it again. While they may get off to a poor start, the Lakers will be in shouting distance of the #8 seed.
Jul 22, 2017 12:01 PM
Esoteric Allusion
This episode had Samwell studying hidden books tired and about to give up for the day. He scanned a little ahead and - waaaait a minute - it looks like a massive well of dragonglass can be found on Dragonstone. Got to get that information to Jon right away. This was so cliche' that if this were season 2 I'd immediately assume this would be twisted in some interesting way. Now, I think it's more likely the show's just putting the pieces in place.


And this could have been handled in such an obvious and better way. Just as they showed the rinse and repeat of the bedpans, have a 15-second montage of Sam stealing the keys, going through book after book, conking out, waking up, bedpans, stealing the keys, book after book, again and again, until whoa! Dragonglass!
Jul 20, 2017 6:12 PM
MeowEd Sheeran deleted his twitter account. Good going, Booze.

He'll reactivate it in a few weeks when people have gotten over it. I already barely care. Right now he must be getting nothing but hate, and not just the usual level of disgust that he gets as a ginger.
Jul 18, 2017 2:01 PM
Xenophon
boozeHere's a Top-20 Teodosic video for last season. Tell me this guy ain't going to be on Sportscenter on a regular basis. He's basically a wiser Ricky Rubio who's a great shooter but has terrible defense. That's where DeAndre Jordan comes in as a rim protector, and will have even more blocks this coming season. I'm going to take him 2 rounds too early in fantasy because he'll be so fun to watch.

Rubio and TJ McConnell were actually the two best defensive PGs in the NBA last year. McConnell held Curry to 0-11 from 3PT and almost immediately after LeBron james had Cleveland phoning Philadelphia for a trade. If MINN had just swapped Butler and Rubio, and not added Gibson and shedded LaVine, they would lose 5-10 more games this year. They still may.

I phrased my post badly, it was late at night and I was full of whiskey. I meant imagine Rubio, but take away his defense, give him decent shooting and age him 5 years to make him wiser, and that's what Teodosic is. Basically, they're both unorthodox, creative, have great court vision, are pass-first white Europeans with floppy hair.
Jul 18, 2017 12:22 PM
Meow
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briggmAgreed, Dyne's posting in this thread has been stupid and disgusting. Booze fangirling Ed Sheeran is also unfortunate.

I don't like Ed Sheeran, the fact is simply that he's a big thing and ruined the mood for me with his presence.

It was weird and I didn't like it.

Supposedly Maisie Williams adores Ed Sheeran, and he's a huge fan of the show so they brought him in to surprise her. Well do a fucking off-camera meet-and-greet, don't put his ginger head in the middle of 8 shots and have him sing. His fucking recent single is Castle on the Hill. Might as well have 50 Cent as the new Lannister Master of Coin or Beyonce taking over The Twins.
Jul 18, 2017 1:58 AM
Here's a Top-20 Teodosic video for last season. Tell me this guy ain't going to be on Sportscenter on a regular basis. He's basically a wiser Ricky Rubio who's a great shooter but has terrible defense. That's where DeAndre Jordan comes in as a rim protector, and will have even more blocks this coming season. I'm going to take him 2 rounds too early in fantasy because he'll be so fun to watch.
Jul 18, 2017 1:33 AM
A Youtube video of Teodosic.

ED: Oh fuck I apologize, there's a big Seat Geek ad just after the 2 minute mark. Skip 2:15-3:00 and you're good.
Jul 18, 2017 1:09 AM
chunkyloverAs long as we're shitting on Booze, the Clippers at 3 seems like a wild overreach. I think they're maybe a playoff team if Blake Griffin and Danilo Gallinari can stay healthy, which is a pretty big if.

Obviously he's no Chris Paul, but I've seen Milos Teodosic play, and he's fantastic. He's the best player in the world that you (the royal you) have never seen.
Jul 18, 2017 1:06 AM
briggmAgreed, Dyne's posting in this thread has been stupid and disgusting. Booze fangirling Ed Sheeran is also unfortunate.

I don't like Ed Sheeran, the fact is simply that he's a big thing and ruined the mood for me with his presence.
Jul 18, 2017 12:59 AM
HurricaneKid
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HoboJoe
booze11. LA Lakers (will be more competitive than people expect)

Don't get this at all. The Lakers had the worst net rating in the league last year. Ball is a rookie PG. Ingram was one of the 10 worst players in the league last year by RPM. LA's best two players are Brook Lopez, an oft-injured, antiquated big man most recently seen anchoring the worst team in the league, and KCP, coming off a 14/3/3 negative DRPM season, whom Brooklyn decided was less valuable than DeMarre Carroll's corpse and a late 1st round pick. They don't have a single player that would start on a playoff team, Eastern bottom feeders excluded.

Ball will be ROY. Ingram will be a lot better this year. I expect big things from Julius Randle. They also have Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr., and Luol Deng for veteran leadership. A good coach in Luke Walton who's going to play up-tempo, have Lopez spacing the floor, and let Ball work his magic with the passing. KCP shooting 3s, Randle and Lopez dunking.off Ball lobs. I honestly wouldn't be overly surprised if they contended for the #8 seed. They're going to be a very different team this year.


I'm with Hobo. None of the first 6 guys you mentioned are avg NBA players at this point in your young careers much high end starters. I put a team with Conley and Marc Gasol at the 10/11. I just don't see how it comes together so fast for LAL.

I would be SHOCKED if they competed for a playoff spot. The conference is just way too deep for that to happen. Especially given that their defense is going to be awful.

They might not start out particularly strong, but once they start playing together I think they'll surprise people. It doesn't hurt that they have a top-level distributor in Lonzo Ball. Plus, they have a ridiculous amount of cap space so they'll be able to acquire a stud at the trade deadline if they have any chance at a playoff spot, and another team is failing and decides to go into rebuild mode (hello DeMar DeRozan, DeMarcus Cousins, etc.).
Jul 17, 2017 10:26 PM
HoboJoe
booze11. LA Lakers (will be more competitive than people expect)

Don't get this at all. The Lakers had the worst net rating in the league last year. Ball is a rookie PG. Ingram was one of the 10 worst players in the league last year by RPM. LA's best two players are Brook Lopez, an oft-injured, antiquated big man most recently seen anchoring the worst team in the league, and KCP, coming off a 14/3/3 negative DRPM season, whom Brooklyn decided was less valuable than DeMarre Carroll's corpse and a late 1st round pick. They don't have a single player that would start on a playoff team, Eastern bottom feeders excluded.

Ball will be ROY. Ingram will be a lot better this year. I expect big things from Julius Randle. They also have Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr., and Luol Deng for veteran leadership. A good coach in Luke Walton who's going to play up-tempo, have Lopez spacing the floor, and let Ball work his magic with the passing. KCP shooting 3s, Randle and Lopez dunking.off Ball lobs. I honestly wouldn't be overly surprised if they contended for the #8 seed. They're going to be a very different team this year.
Jul 17, 2017 9:50 PM
neumdaddyI barely know who that guy is, so it basically didn't register as annoying whatsoever to me. I mean, he's not some mega star on the level of an A-lister in terms of visibility, so I still find it difficult to believe that his presence was so distracting as to ruin the scene.

He's an A-lister worldwide, he's had #1 albums all over the world (including twice in the U.S.), won Grammys, he has 20 million Twitter followers. His recent song Shape of You has over 1.8 billion views on Youtube, in the top 20 all-time. Maybe you don't know him because it's not your type of music or you don't listen to current stuff, but he's huge.
Jul 17, 2017 5:53 PM
HurricaneKid
boozeDid not the horrible unsubtle Ed Sheeran cameo bother anyone else? It basically ruined that scene with the soldiers for me and took me right out of the moment.

I didn't think the outcry was warranted. He barely had a speaking role after his song.

He was sitting next to Arya and smack-dab in the middle of several shots. They could have at least done something with his hair, or had him off to the side. I think Sigur Ros was on the show but who knows what the hell members of Sigur Ros look like? Or the drummer from Coldplay? This was Ed Sheeran right in your face.
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Jul 17, 2017 5:05 PM
I don't think Houston will be #2, I don't project Portland to even be a playoff team, and Minnesota will be in a fight for #8. The Clippers will be better than people think, they have Milos Teodosic coming in, who is the best player in the world not in the NBA. He's dominated in Europe and led Serbia to silver medals in the last Olympics and FIBA World Cup. Clippers also got Patrick Beverly and Danilo Gallinari. So their squad is:

PG: Teodosic
SG: Beverly
SF: Gallinari
PF: Griffin
C:; Jordan

Bench: Lou Williams, Montrezl Harrell, Austin Rivers, Wesley Johnson, Sam Dekker, etc.?

I'd say the West will be more like:

1. GS Warriors
2. SA Spurs
3. LA Clippers
4. Houston Rockets
5. OKC Thunder
6. NO Pelicans (Rondo will keep Boogie happy, and a pass-first point guard will help feed two big men)
7. Denver Nuggets
8. Minneapolis Timberwolves (will take time to gel, shouldn't have traded Rubio)
9. Utah Jazz
10. Portland Trailblazers
11. LA Lakers (will be more competitive than people expect)
12. Memphis Grizzlies
13. Sacramento Kings
14. Dallas Mavericks
15. Phoenix Suns
Jul 17, 2017 4:55 PM
Did not the horrible unsubtle Ed Sheeran cameo bother anyone else? It basically ruined that scene with the soldiers for me and took me right out of the moment.
Jul 17, 2017 4:33 PM
MosesGuys, we've lost George Romero.

It's alright, he'll come back to life soon.
Jul 16, 2017 9:30 PM
MosesEspecially at those long odds, I'm sure different casinos had different odds for the Tyson-Douglas fight.

Yeah, I couldn't find any evidence in my 45-odd seconds off googling it, but I remember that a guy bet something like $60k to win a grand thinking it was a sure thing and got hosed.
Jul 16, 2017 9:28 PM
It's all just such a farce. Earlier today, the Trump team said that it was the Secret Service's responsibility to vet people, and the fact that the meeting went on shows that there was no security issue. 11 minutes ago as I'm typing, a spokesperson said that in June 2016 Trump Jr. was not part of the Trump team and therefore they had absolutely no involvement in vetting anyone.
Jul 16, 2017 9:07 PM
I watched the first 4 episodes of the reboot of The Gong Show last night. It's actually kind of throwback silly fun. Mike Myers has risen from the dead to play the host (prosthetic face etc., different name, he's not in the credits anywhere), comic guests such as Will Arnett (the executive producer), Zach Galifianakis, Alison Brie, Ed Helms, Dana Carvey, etc. It's not fantastic, and Myers' character gets tiresome pretty soon, but it does have a weird zaniness to it, and unlike most of the talent shows where they have 5 minutes of some troubled contestant's background, battle with opioid use and so on, here it's just a non-stop parade of freaks, losers and a few who are talented. So even if the talent level is far below America's Got Talent or whatever, here each act is marched on and is off in 2 minutes tops with very little if any backstory filler. Myers' jokes are mostly old-style crude, but there are some good ones.

I have no idea how this even came together. One of the acts, a terrible insult ventriloquist even said to the 3 judges that episode Fred Armisen, Elizabeth Banks and Will Arnett "You must have terrible agents!". It'll probably get cancelled soon, but I think there was only an order of 6 for season one and I'll watch the next two as well. As the host says, "Turn off your brains, it's just for funsies!".

Jul 16, 2017 9:01 PM