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Post by seathesee » Mon May 03, 2021 7:00 pm

this weekend i was pretty sick, spent a lot of time on my back (or side), and sort of accidently slipped into obsessing over a sport ive never seen and barely thought about my whole life. i think formula one might be one of the strangest and most intriguing competitive traditions we engage in as a species. im not entirely convinced what i experienced this weekend actually exists in real life, and is not the product of some convoluted set of fever dreams.
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Post by Crunchums » Mon May 17, 2021 3:29 am

Crunchums wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:49 pm
lakers

nuggets
clippers
jazz

blazers
rockets (assuming they keep Harden)
mavericks
suns

warriors
pelicans
spurs

grizzlies
kings
wolves

thunder
actual results:

jazz
suns

nuggets
clippers

mavs
blazers
lakers

warriors
grizzlies

spurs
pelicans
kings

wolves
thunder
rockets

//

*the rockets did not keep Harden
*the lakers had bad injury luck, though if they don't then probably they finish more like ~3 and not 1
*i was low on the suns, but so was everyone
*i had grizzlies 11 pels 9 but actually it was the reverse; apart from that (and the rockets) i had the right top 10
not too surprising that taking 538's projection and not tweaking it very much gets an ok prediction
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Re: sports

Post by seathesee » Tue May 18, 2021 8:09 pm

east
7. wizards
8. pacers

west
7. lakers
8. warriors
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Re: sports

Post by seathesee » Tue May 18, 2021 8:11 pm

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Mon May 17, 2021 3:29 am

*i was low on the suns, but so was everyone
false. i think we discussed this. also, the suns were a pretty popular pick amongst a bunch of podcasters i listen to.
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Post by Crunchums » Tue May 18, 2021 8:35 pm

seathesee wrote:false. i think we discussed this. also, the suns were a pretty popular pick amongst a bunch of podcasters i listen to.
i don't remember that so actually it didn't happen
for real though, for the 2 seed?
seathesee wrote:east
7. wizards
8. pacers

west
7. lakers
8. warriors
what was the point of this post
not trying to hassle you or anything, just legit curious
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Post by Crunchums » Tue May 18, 2021 8:53 pm

oh i bet the idea is to point out how much stronger the west is than the east
i agree that that is humorous
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Post by seathesee » Tue May 18, 2021 8:55 pm

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seathesee wrote:false. i think we discussed this. also, the suns were a pretty popular pick amongst a bunch of podcasters i listen to.
i don't remember that so actually it didn't happen
for real though, for the 2 seed?
it was a few pages back. the conversation isnt as long as i recalled. i just critiqued your list saying the suns should be on the bottom of the first tier. like half of the nba ringer guys were all about the suns all season (kevin o conner, raja bell, rusillo off the top of my head).

i dont know if anyone thought theyd be the 2 seed, and certainly not the two seed following utah. i think the clues were definitely there--suns dominating in the bubble, booker and ayton getting another year, chris paul, etc.
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Post by seathesee » Tue May 18, 2021 8:56 pm

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Tue May 18, 2021 8:53 pm
oh i bet the idea is to point out how much stronger the west is than the east
i agree that that is humorous
oh no. just my predictions. you were talking about predictions, and i thought to myself "thats fun lets do more." so i did.
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Post by seathesee » Tue May 18, 2021 8:57 pm

to be clear,

im taking pacers over hornets, wizards over celtics, and pacers over celtics in the east.

im taking grizzlies over spurs, lakers over warriors, and warriors over grizzlies in the west.
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Post by Crunchums » Tue May 18, 2021 9:52 pm

ah
i think it would be very funny if the west went 7. warriors 8. lakers
all of that maneuvering by the clippers to get out of the lakers' bracket only for the warriors to flip it again
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Post by Crunchums » Tue May 18, 2021 10:00 pm

for you non-NBA people
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this is how it ended up. but on the last day of the regular season
* the nuggets wanted to lose their game (to the blazers) because if they were to win they could end up matched up with the lakers instead of the blazers
* the clippers wanted to lose their game so that they would get to play the mavericks in the first round and also wouldn't have to play the lakers until the conference finals (assuming the lakers win the first play-in game). except! their opponent (the thunder) also wanted to lose (to get better lottery odds). it was a very fun game to watch. the clippers were able to pull out the loss by taking one of their deep bench guys and feeding him over and over; i think he finished 5 for 21.
* the mavericks also wanted to lose their game because it gave them a chance to avoid the clippers in the first round
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Post by seathesee » Wed May 19, 2021 6:01 pm

that jayson tatum is a pretty good basketball player.
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Post by Crunchums » Wed May 19, 2021 6:16 pm

i bet they get swept by the nets though
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Post by seathesee » Wed May 19, 2021 8:12 pm

i have faith they can make it a gentlemans sweep.

i heard a theory that westbrook was trying to steer them to a philly matchup, as opposed to a nets one. fun idea, and reasonablish given all the gaming in the west we saw. i gotta think they would have taken any playoff spot given the chance, though, and im not sure id want to face that pacers team we saw last night. westbrook (and beal) certainly looked like dog plop last night, whatever the reason.
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Post by Crunchums » Wed May 19, 2021 8:28 pm

seathesee wrote:i heard a theory that westbrook was trying to steer them to a philly matchup, as opposed to a nets one. fun idea, and reasonablish given all the gaming in the west we saw.
i super doubt that
i gotta think they would have taken any playoff spot given the chance, though, and im not sure id want to face that pacers team we saw last night. westbrook (and beal) certainly looked like dog plop last night, whatever the reason.
beal (i keep typing beale instead) is dealing with a hamstring issue fwiw
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Post by seathesee » Wed May 19, 2021 8:44 pm

when i was watching last night, i started wondering whether a reduced number fans, but allowing fans, might actually give some teams, like boston, a little more of a home field edge. you can really hear specific fans a lot better without all the crowd noise generated by tens of thousands of people being there.

i could totally see some drunk masshole stereotype in the upper section yelling "YOU FUCKIN SUCK WESTBROOK" over and over and that getting to westbrook or [insert targeted player here].
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Post by Doug » Wed May 19, 2021 8:47 pm

seathesee wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 7:00 pm
this weekend i was pretty sick, spent a lot of time on my back (or side), and sort of accidently slipped into obsessing over a sport ive never seen and barely thought about my whole life. i think formula one might be one of the strangest and most intriguing competitive traditions we engage in as a species. im not entirely convinced what i experienced this weekend actually exists in real life, and is not the product of some convoluted set of fever dreams.
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Re: sports

Post by seathesee » Thu May 20, 2021 3:18 am

Crunchums wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 9:52 pm
ah
i think it would be very funny if the west went 7. warriors 8. lakers
this game is delivering the goods
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Post by seathesee » Thu May 20, 2021 4:04 am

oh no
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Post by Crunchums » Sat May 22, 2021 6:28 pm

nba playoffs yay
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Post by Crunchums » Sat May 22, 2021 8:44 pm

Crunchums wrote:nba playoffs yay
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Post by Crunchums » Sun May 23, 2021 3:04 am

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Post by Crunchums » Tue May 25, 2021 3:26 am

watching Q2 of blazers/nuggets, lillard is 8/10 from 3 and has hit his last 6 3pt attempts
Jokic is 10/12 (1/2 from 3)
NBA playoffs so good
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Post by Crunchums » Tue May 25, 2021 3:29 am

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Post by Crunchums » Wed May 26, 2021 7:11 am

i like this framing. i would quibble with
*BOS being that soul-search-y this was a weird season and maybe Kemba is a problem going forward, but Time Lord looks good and they're young and they could easily bounce back next year
*DEN being that "What?!" - would it really be that surprising for them to lose when they're missing Murray, Barton, and Dozier? though the latter two might come back later on in the series

the clippers maneuvering their way into a round 1 series with Dallas and then losing would be really funny
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Re: sports

Post by Shiny Days » Wed May 26, 2021 11:53 am

who are we cheering for? boston..?

celtics..?

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Post by Shiny Days » Wed May 26, 2021 11:53 am

they had that really good white guy, i think

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Post by Crunchums » Wed May 26, 2021 4:27 pm

who is "we"?
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