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  1. six-hopper

    World Chess Championship

    "That is too much vermouth."
  2. six-hopper

    Justin Verlander Traded to Astros

    Hey, 37 years ago Rollie Fingers won the Cy Young Award and was voted the MVP with just six wins, along with a whopping 28 saves and 78 innings pitched.
  3. As most of you probably know, the Ten-Point Must is the principal scoring system in professional boxing. It calls for the winner of a round to receive ten points, and the loser to get nine (or eight if the loser was knocked down in the round or (sometimes) was hugely dominated by the opponent); and eight or in very rare cases seven if he or she was knocked down more than once in the round. If the round was even, both boxers get ten points. This leads to scores that are, to say the least, counterintuitive, and that can be very confusing to the uninitiated. For example, champion boxer Claressa Shields of Flint won her ten-round match yesterday in a shutout, taking every round. The final score was a unanimous 100-90. That would be a fairly close game in basketball, and a ten-point win in football is far from a blowout. This boxing match, however, was a blowout. So what exactly did the loser do to "earn" 90 freaking points? Nothing except show up. Make it simple and clear. The winner of a round gets one point for a routine win, two for a knockdown or extremely dominant performance, three for two or more knockdowns. The loser gets zero. If a round is even, both fighters get zero. With that system, Claressa Shields won by a transparent and understandable 10-zip. Easy squeezy.
  4. Do people legitmately and intentionally split their tickets? Yes, of course. Do I believe that in Arizona, 200,000 people actually voted for a conservative Republican for governor and a Democrat for the Senate? I do not.
  5. six-hopper

    Political Pot-pourri

    How is it undermining his win to point out that the Democrats are trying to steal that win, such as by trying to bury the fact that that he gained 800 votes in Banana Republic County's recount?
  6. six-hopper

    Political Pot-pourri

    Well, I can't deny that she is a lightweight.
  7. And Donald Trump is in the White House and you're not. And, fortunately, neither is Hillary Clinton or the allegedly knowledgeable Bernie Sanders.
  8. six-hopper

    Political Pot-pourri

    In the machine recount in Broward County, Scott, the Republican candidate, gained almost 800 votes. So Broward submitted the recount results two minutes after the deadline, and they don't count. No partisan bull**** by the Democrats to see here, folks. Move along.
  9. I think less of Sanders. He's old enough to know better.
  10. You got me. My two posts about her reveal my all-consuming obsession. Any more and I'll start treatment -- beginning with self-medicating with something hallucinogenic. But I was probably going to do that anyway.
  11. Thank you. And unlike Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, I don't have to live under a bridge.
  12. He isn't, as far as I can tell. He says that someone else at Surefire posted "Surefire Intelligence strikes again," and it strikes me as something that may have been sarcastic in nature, either based on or in anticipation of Avenatti's blaming Surefire.
  13. If nominated by people with standards I will run. If elected by them I will serve.
  14. Avenatti a douchebag? No way. His ex-wives say that he is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being they've ever met in their lives.
  15. The journey of a thousand acts of violence begins with a single strike. Everyone has to start somewhere. Still, this accusation must be a politically motivated lie, but there's no way that the accusations against Brett Kavanaugh were, because there was no political opposition to his nomination. Oh, wait . . .