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intlzncster

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#26
A number have been mentioned.

-2nded the Kyrie trade. I thought Kyrie wasn't elite and the pick was going to be transformational.

-I thought Danny Ainge blew it by trading the 1st pick and taking Tatum. Turns out he would have won straight up, even without the Laker's pick.

-I thought Belichick was going to unlock all the potential of Albert Haynesworth. Turns out fat and lazy is just fat and lazy. Who knew?
 
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#28
Thinking Diaco was going to be a good coach
Not wanting to resign Daniel Murphy to the Mets
Kaz Matsui next great Japanese ball player
Thought Harvey was the next Roger Clemens

I'll brainstorm some more and add on later
 
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#30
A number have been mentioned.

-2nded the Kyrie trade. I thought Kyrie wasn't elite and the pick was going to be transformational.

-I thought Danny Ainge blew it by trading the 1st pick and taking Tatum. Turns out he would have won straight up, even without the Laker's pick.

-I thought Belichick was going to unlock all the potential of Albert Haynesworth. Turns out fat and lazy is just fat and lazy. Who knew?
Not elite? He completely took over the 2016 NBA Finals, hitting clutch shot after clutch shot.
 
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#32
"Joba Rules" deserves more than just inclusion among two other failed aces in a list of 9 other missed predictions.

They printed shirts (multiple versions, IIRC) for crying out loud. More hilarious is that people bought them!

His deserves his own post, at the very least.
Think the discussion on Joba could include the Yanks and Cashman though. After being lights out from the pen wasn’t the unsuccessful attempt at making him a starter potentially the ruination of him? Maybe, maybe not but it needs to be thrown out there.
 

Husky25

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#34
Think the discussion on Joba could include the Yanks and Cashman though. After being lights out from the pen wasn’t the unsuccessful attempt at making him a starter potentially the ruination of him? Maybe, maybe not but it needs to be thrown out there.
The plan was for him to eventually be used as a starter, but the timing of when that was going to happen was apparently not Cashman's call. Hank Stienbrenner ordered him to the rotation and he wasn't stretched out properly.

The funny part about the Joba Rules is I think they were initially instituted to protect him from Torre turning him into another Proctor/Quantrill.
 
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#36
He never seemed like the same pitcher after the midge game in Cleveland
That’s funny but it’s true. He was practically unhittable until that moment. Then he was moved to starter, had Tommy John and was never the same again. I really think he was on PEDs for that one year because he was pudgy and not nearly as dominant in college, then all of the sudden he was nasty.
 
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#37
Thinking that having retractable roofs in all stadiums was a bad idea, I'm not a fan of domed stadiums but not having Yankee baseball essentially 4 days in a row just sucks well the pen is sure well rested now.
 

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#38
A number have been mentioned.

-2nded the Kyrie trade. I thought Kyrie wasn't elite and the pick was going to be transformational.

-I thought Danny Ainge blew it by trading the 1st pick and taking Tatum. Turns out he would have won straight up, even without the Laker's pick.

-I thought Belichick was going to unlock all the potential of Albert Haynesworth. Turns out fat and lazy is just fat and lazy. Who knew?
You were still halfright about the Kyrie trade. Although if the Cavs get Porter to fall to them, you could still be 100% right.
 

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#42
I didn't think the NFL or NBA would rig a Super Bowl or a Game 7 of the NBA Finals.

I was wrong on both accounts.


- For a while I thought Blue Chips was just a movie....
 

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#43
I'm comfortable with truth. He was a monster for a few years.
Me too and @intlzncster had it right.

Haynesworth turned his Titans tenure to a $100 million contract and proceeded to become a fat and lazy Redskin. Belichick had no chance.
 

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Me too and @intlzncster had it right.

Haynesworth turned his Titans tenure to a $100 million contract and proceeded to become a fat and lazy Redskin. Belichick had no chance.
Most big guys don't last that long anyway. I wonder if he was ever going to have a chance.

No question Shannahan did not handle him properly in Wash, but he also got hurt alot.

But let's not pretend that these 300 pound dudes are in the best cardiovascular shape to begin with.
 

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Most big guys don't last that long anyway. I wonder if he was ever going to have a chance.

No question Shannahan did not handle him properly in Wash, but he also got hurt alot.

But let's not pretend that these 300 pound dudes are in the best cardiovascular shape to begin with.
I don't think him being hurt can totally be laid at the foot of Shannahan, other than being played out of position. The Redskins wanted him to play nose tackle, and he knew they played 3-4 base going in. He thought he could will a change to 4-3, like he played in Tennessee. You say yourself that 300 pounders aren't exactly the best selection to run marathons.

I remember a play against the Eagles were he allowed himself to get blocked into the ground and just laid on his stomach for the duration of the play even after the Philly lineman quit engaging him. That is the exact moment I lost hope for him. Blame it on the end of a blowout if you choose, but there is no defense for that.

 
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#47
Think the discussion on Joba could include the Yanks and Cashman though. After being lights out from the pen wasn’t the unsuccessful attempt at making him a starter potentially the ruination of him? Maybe, maybe not but it needs to be thrown out there.
Joba's hard slider was one of the best I've ever seen. Well at least until they made him a starter.
 
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#49
Down 28 to 3 the pats were doomed.

That gstate up 3 to 1 were the champs.

That Ollie would have a long list of pros in the NBA very quickly (as of 2018).

That brasil was going out in the knock out stages in Russia, darn it Serbia.

That the pacers and Celtics had a chance in game 7 vs the cavs in 2018, ugh.
 

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#50
When the Vikings traded for Herschel Walker, I thought, “Well, we just won the Super Bowl.”
 

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