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    Today, 12:48 PM
    I absolutely get how Silver Linings PLAYBOOK isn't gonna be for everyone, but it absolutely hit a chord with me. Not even really sure why.
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    Today, 12:25 PM
    Sicario Short Term 12 Sing Street Silver Linings Playlist Saving Private Ryan Se7en
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    Today, 11:21 AM
    I mean, he was pretty damn antisemitic, so I doubt the Jews will miss him!
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    Today, 11:18 AM
    ManRam replied to a thread Get Out in Entertainment
    I've never disputed this part of the discussion.
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    Today, 11:16 AM
    ManRam replied to a thread GOP Tax Plan in Politics
    Yeah, oops. Added an extra zero according to the source I was looking at. Massive mistake...haha. Still, that 25K number looks high. IDK. I get...
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    Today, 09:11 AM
    ManRam replied to a thread Black Panther in Entertainment
    I think he's the second best villain we've seen after Heath's Joker. Spoilers The only criticism I have of him is that we just didn't get...
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    Today, 09:00 AM
    ManRam replied to a thread Get Out in Entertainment
    Well, I didn't say all. I didn't even say most. I said many. For a lot of people the hang up is the racial aspects of it. I don't know what else...
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    Yesterday, 03:43 PM
    ManRam replied to a thread Voting age in Politics
    Well, we'll chalk this up as the second win for the teens! I'd take any of them over who'd the essentially be replacing: Sam Brownback (who's gone,...
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    Yesterday, 03:31 PM
    Actually, I don't.
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    Yesterday, 03:28 PM
    I'd love to hear you back this up.
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    Yesterday, 02:23 PM
    ManRam replied to a thread GOP Tax Plan in Politics
    I think most realized they were getting a slight cut. It's pretty indisputable. The concern I'd say that the left-wing media had -- at least the...
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    Yesterday, 11:55 AM
    ManRam replied to a thread Voting age in Politics
    Absolutely. It's the right number.
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    Yesterday, 11:54 AM
    ManRam replied to a thread GOP Tax Plan in Politics
    Tax cuts are popular. If it was still unfavorable you'd know something serious was up. I'm happy the majority of people feel good about it...I'd...
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    Yesterday, 11:49 AM
    ManRam replied to a thread Voting age in Politics
    I'm gonna clarify my stance: 18 is perfect. Anything higher is absolutely absurd and anything lower probably isn't necessary. 18 is when you're...
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    Yesterday, 11:40 AM
    ManRam replied to a thread Get Out in Entertainment
    I don't know what "forced diversity" means. I don't see how a movie like this -- a film written from a completely different perspective and angle...
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    Yesterday, 10:58 AM
    The vast majority of Never Trumpers who are in or are running for office have mostly fallen in line. Many just didn't like him because he was...
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    Yesterday, 10:50 AM
    ManRam replied to a thread Voting age in Politics
    I love watching FNK lecturing people on why teens are too stupid to vote. Hell, I love FNK lecturing anyone on being stupid....
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    Yesterday, 10:47 AM
    ManRam replied to a thread Get Out in Entertainment
    I also don't think there's any particular mystery as to why many of the detractors are, well, detractors!
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    Yesterday, 10:47 AM
    ManRam replied to a thread GOP Tax Plan in Politics
    Not as much as they should have :shrug: That's why I'm utterly dismayed by people who remain so loyal to the status quo and the centrists.
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    Yesterday, 09:22 AM
    Bush and Linkin Park and the Cardinals? Oooof.
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    Yesterday, 09:20 AM
    ManRam replied to a thread Get Out in Entertainment
    955823403067351041 I enjoyed it. I agree that it wasn't Best Picture caliber but I feel that way about half the movies every year. At the very...
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    Yesterday, 09:16 AM
    ManRam replied to a thread Voting age in Politics
    Why is paying taxes the only qualifier for the enfranchisement? Raising it, like Jeffy wants, is just silly and seem anti-Democratic to me. ...
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    Yesterday, 09:09 AM
    ManRam replied to a thread Gerrymandering in Politics
    Recently, a federal court struck down North Carolina's state maps which marked the first time a federal court had ruled a redistricting plan...
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    02-19-2018, 06:30 PM
    ManRam replied to a thread Gerrymandering in Politics
    It will be very interesting to see how that goes. I have more hope than ever that common sense wins out.
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    02-19-2018, 06:29 PM
    ManRam replied to a thread Gerrymandering in Politics
    Sure. That's true haha. But I mean...compared to this they look like perfect squares!
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    02-19-2018, 04:43 PM
    ManRam replied to a thread Gerrymandering in Politics
    Anyways... Today was the deadline in PA. I can't recommend this twitter account enough, and there's a lot of great stuff there from today. ...
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    02-19-2018, 04:39 PM
    ManRam replied to a thread Voting age in Politics
    Thank you for telling us what Liberals as a whole want! I'd be floored if the majority of Libs want the drinking age to stay at 21, for example....
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    02-19-2018, 04:37 PM
    ManRam replied to a thread Voting age in Politics
    I mean, we trust 'em enough to drive along side us on the streets, why not trust them to vote? Seems less dangerous! I don't really see how you...
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    02-19-2018, 04:08 PM
    ManRam replied to a thread Black Panther in Entertainment
    Yeah, I had seen Logan. I've never read a comic book in my life but I've always been more interested in the X-Men than anything comic-wise. I've...
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    02-19-2018, 12:43 PM
    ManRam replied to a thread Black Panther in Entertainment
    Yeah, I don't think me not being the most emotionally-connected to the eponymous "Black Panther" was necessarily a bad thing. Hell, maybe it was a...
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    You understand theres a balance to the game, offense and defense matter. Its just according to your methods of evaluating offenses and defenses, defense matters more because youve seen ugly O win titles because of Great D, but never Ugly D win because of great O right. Well in a sense I can agree with that. I just find people exaggerate the expression, like the Spurs basically represents a common misconception. Great Offense should score alot of points, when in reality great offenses need only to score as often as possible in the framework of their own pace. Pace skews per game results, efficiency is what wins games. Thats why when measuring performance you look at per possession stats.

    Since the Spurs have been a dominant defensive team throughout the decade they serve as a great barometer for the defensive theory.

    BOLD= CHAMPIONSHIP YEAR
    YEAR - Offensive/Defensive Ranks
    2002 - 9th/2nd
    2003 - 7th/3rd
    2004 - 16th/1st
    2005 - 8th/1st
    2006 - 10th/1st
    2007 - 5th/2nd
    2008 - 15th/3rd

    For a team that people describe as not having a great offense they sure rank pretty highly in the years they won a title, and pretty mediocre when they didnt. This again confirms the balance, yes the Spurs won with defense mostly but think of it this way, had that offense regressed even further to lets say 30th or worse (yes there is worse), that same championship caliber defense wins .500% of their games, this is just a fact. So how can defense be any more important than offense to the point where you can say defense wins championships?

    Thats for the general masses, for people who understand the balance like we do then you asked for the inverse example of the Pistons. But you have to realize the Pistons werent just a great defensive team, they were quite possibly the GREATEST defensive team of all time, playing in an era where they could play to their strengths. They need only to not have a pitiful offense to win a title with that kind of defensive ability. In the end they had the best combination of defensive and offensive efficiency, it just wasnt as obvious because we only saw them together for a short while that season. When they got to the finals, the Lakers were undermanned it shouldve been a great series.

    Anyways these are the best examples of great offensive teams winning a title

    The latter day (87-88)Laker teams when Kareem could no longer rebound won titles. They were the best offensive teams in the league but still top 10 defensively, just not on the glass. Ironically it was their offensive rebounding that offset that loss on the glass, yet another example why both sides matter. Only when it comes to rebounding, offensive rebounds matter more.

    Those Bulls teams had the best offensive weapon in the planet to go with that defense, the Lakers of the Shaq era had the same thing going. Basically every team thats ever won a title has done so because of a balance, unless it was a some weird year from 1977 (the subject of my next thread actually).


    As for the worst defensive team winning a title.... thats a little tricky to gauge but its not like the Pistons were horrible they were better than their 17th ranking because Wallace was brought on board midseason. But a similarly bad rated defensive team were the 2001 Lakers who rated dead last in defensive efficiency the year they won the title, but those were the lightswitch Lakers and had Kobe and Shaq on page at their best. Thats alot of offense to overcome for any defense.

    Outside of those teams they dont really exist. Defense is mandatory, I suppose slightly moreso than offense, but you still need a great offense.
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