The US sports thread

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Re: The US sports thread

Post by Jim » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:40 pm

Good weekend for me, couldn't have gone much better! Demarco Murray is turning out to be an early season disappointment for me though but the Titans in general have been a disappointment for all the hype.

Onwards and upwards!

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Re: The US sports thread

Post by theadore » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:28 pm

Excellent news... I've worked out how to change my lineup!

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Re: The US sports thread

Post by Jim » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:45 pm

Took me a while to work that out too!

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Re: The US sports thread

Post by Ethiaa » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:42 am

Gurley got me off to a decent start this weekend :D

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Re: The US sports thread

Post by Gibbon » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:01 pm

That's a hell of a Boy Named Sue name!

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Re: The US sports thread

Post by theadore » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:22 am

Wow... Drew Brees, Jordy Nelson and Doug Baldwin absolutely killing it... For my bench.

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Re: The US sports thread

Post by mrblackbat » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:24 am

I don't really get the bench. If a player doesn't play do they get subbed out automatically?

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Re: The US sports thread

Post by theadore » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:31 am

I've been assuming not... But I don't actually know.

You can swap players who haven't started their match Even if other games are underway.

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Re: The US sports thread

Post by Ethiaa » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:33 am

No they don't - you need to keep an eye on injuries, bye weeks, matchups and form.

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Re: The US sports thread

Post by mrblackbat » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:32 am

I don't understand the bench then.

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Post by Ethiaa » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:51 am

They are there for when the bye weeks happen and to cover for injuries or bad matchups. You might wanna swap out your flex RB who is up against the no.1 run defence next week for a WR who is at home against the worst pass defence in the division for example. You wouldn't want to trade your star RB when they are on a bye week because someone else might just pick them up in the meantime if they are so inclined. You need a bench. Choosing which of your bench to play and when is half the fun.

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Re: The US sports thread

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Re: The US sports thread

Post by Rover the Top » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:10 am

Maybe I just don't know enough of the back story, but that just seems like a rambling rant to me.

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Re: The US sports thread

Post by Gibbon » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:25 pm

Rover the Top wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:10 am
Maybe I just don't know enough of the back story, but that just seems like a rambling rant to me.
Interesting. I would have said impassioned rather than rambling, and for a live to camera piece, I think he makes his points well.

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Re: The US sports thread

Post by Rover the Top » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:04 pm

Gibbon wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:25 pm
Rover the Top wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:10 am
Maybe I just don't know enough of the back story, but that just seems like a rambling rant to me.
Interesting. I would have said impassioned rather than rambling, and for a live to camera piece, I think he makes his points well.
Maybe it's just how it reads in the transcript then. It all seems a bit staccato with sentences not being finished properly. Having read it again, I think I get the point - that he's disappointed that the NFL players didn't protest until Trump said something about the ones who did.

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