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#121 The Epic

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 11:35 AM

(Adding nothing, but I think the Jim Edmonds catch was the best catch of all time, don't @ me)



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Posted 30 August 2018 - 11:39 AM

TV drama edition:

U: Treme, Rome
O: Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones
P: The Wire, Deadwood

Note that I'm not saying that the overrated shows are bad as I actually think they're very good to great, but I don't think they should be in the best ever conversation.

 

U: Playmakers, Oz, Spartacus

O: Sons of Anarchy, Walking Dead

P: Scrubs, Weeds



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Posted 30 August 2018 - 02:14 PM

Underrated: Lexington Market

Overrated: R House

Properly Rated: Mt Vernon Marketplace


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Posted 30 August 2018 - 03:33 PM

Underrated: Lexington Market
Overrated: R House
Properly Rated: Mt Vernon Marketplace


R House. I’m all for supporting local businesses. But I’m not paying $17 for a burger and some fries that aren’t gonna fill me up and don’t really taste all that great.

Big fan of Mt. Vernon Marketplace though. Shrimp salad sandwich at Local Oyster is pretty money.
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Posted 30 August 2018 - 03:47 PM

Underrated: Lexington Market
Overrated: R House
Properly Rated: Mt Vernon Marketplace


Agreed

#126 Pedro Cerrano

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 04:44 PM

Breakfast Spots:

U: Iron Rooster
O: Miss Shirley’s
P: Double T

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 06:35 PM

U: IMS
O: OH
P: RSR



#128 Mackus

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 06:53 PM

Oh snap!

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 07:08 PM

This is what happens when the associate editor threatens to fight you lol. 


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There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 07:12 PM

This is what happens when the associate editor threatens to fight you lol. 

 

Just me being a hater.

 

IMS does excellent work though, and Ermann is a great guy.



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Posted 30 August 2018 - 08:41 PM

I dont get OH. I didnt get it in '11 either. I was essentially only posting in the subforums. The Os section was a chore trying to sift through to find the good posters

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 10:37 AM

Underrated: Franklin Roosevelt

Overrated: Theodore Roosevelt

Properly Rated: Abraham Lincoln

 

Underrated: Spanish-American War

Overrated: War of 1812

Properly Rated: Mexican-American War


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Posted 05 September 2018 - 10:39 AM

U: Garage Inc.
O: Black Album
P: Master of Puppets
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Posted 05 September 2018 - 10:50 AM

Underrated: Franklin Roosevelt

Overrated: Theodore Roosevelt

Properly Rated: Abraham Lincoln

 

Underrated: Spanish-American War

Overrated: War of 1812

Properly Rated: Mexican-American War

FDR underrated, isn't he generally considered one of the top 5 presidents of all time?  I haven't gotten to a bio on him yet so maybe he doesn't get enough credit.

 

In regards to Teddy,  I've read one of the 3 bios on him by Morris covering everything up to the time he becomes President.  I'm slogging through a Wilson bio now but I may go back to Rex next which covers his presidency.

 

Lincoln as either 1 or 2 is obviously properly rated. I do find it interesting that one of the best presidents ever is preceded and followed by two of the worst.



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Posted 05 September 2018 - 02:27 PM

U: A

O: T

P: TNA


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Posted 05 September 2018 - 08:03 PM

FDR underrated, isn't he generally considered one of the top 5 presidents of all time?  I haven't gotten to a bio on him yet so maybe he doesn't get enough credit.

 

In regards to Teddy,  I've read one of the 3 bios on him by Morris covering everything up to the time he becomes President.  I'm slogging through a Wilson bio now but I may go back to Rex next which covers his presidency.

 

Lincoln as either 1 or 2 is obviously properly rated. I do find it interesting that one of the best presidents ever is preceded and followed by two of the worst.

 

I've been consuming a lot of historical content recently that has often featured, at least as a supporting role, the idea that a society going through economic problems and having a large number of able young men unemployed is a very bad idea for societal stability. You can see in in Germany in the 1920s, and in Russia in the 1900s, and in France multiple times between the 1780s and 1870s, and going back to first-century-BC Rome; you can even see more local versions like in Boston in the 1760s and 70s.

 

So I've been thinking about the New Deal, and how a lot of the programs from the TVA to the CCC and beyond were designed to combat that effect in the US. I actually could to one of these just on Roosevelt himself:

 

Underrated: Roosevelt working to prevent unrest though steady employment during the Depression

Overrated: The idea that Roosevelt's economic policies actually ended the Depression

Properly Rated: Roosevelt's leadership during the Second World War

 

As for Teddy, the more I think about him, the less it seems to me he actually DID as President compared to his reputation. He did good and important things, and especially up to his time the bar to get over was more track hurdle than pole vault, but I think he had a lot of luck and an eye for publicity more than anything.


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Posted 06 September 2018 - 09:39 AM

U: Rivers
O: Luck
P: Rodgers

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Posted 06 September 2018 - 10:05 AM

U: Rivers
O: Luck
P: Rodgers

 

Depends which Luck is on the field.

But even though I think a healthy Luck will give a below average Colts team a chance each week; I'd agree with this UOP.



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Posted 06 September 2018 - 10:29 AM

Underrated:  Autumn

Overrated:  Summmer

Properlyrated:  Spring


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Posted 06 September 2018 - 10:44 AM

Underrated:  Autumn

Overrated:  Summmer

Properlyrated:  Spring

 

THIS


There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

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