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    posted a message on [Deck] Death and Taxes
    Well, I can see a point about the CC. Getting Brimaz in play with a vial on 3 seems easier than getting to 4 mana (and failing to continue a Port Lock), for sure.

    Now, about substituting other cards, I think he is better than Crusader, but I wouldn't remove Serra Avenger for it... It seems to me like flying is just too valuable in this deck.
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    posted a message on [Deck] Death and Taxes
    Quote from Macius
    I think its the fact that

    -if your opponent is AD'ing it, it means one less thing you have to worry about
    - It sits at 3, which is a nice number to sit a vial at
    -it passes the vanilla test and doing combat with it gets you more bodies, which with a good body, it will be doing combat quite a good amount....

    Well, I'm the guy who played countertop in a sea of Decays with that reasoning (they have 4 decays tops, let's give them 12 targets to choose from and kill them with the ones they don't destroy) to some success. But here? We have an option to play a finisher that completely circumvents one of the top removal spells in the format. It cost 1 more mana than Brimaz, but it's also a much better card (when you're on the aggressive). I haven't really played this deck much, but how often do you see yourself dropping something like Brimaz and worrying about the damage race? Because that's the only advantage I see in playing him: he can attack and block every turn. Apart from that, Hero has a better ability and makes more guys that actually put pressure on your opponent.

    Maybe it's just that I am giving the aggressive feature of Hero a bit too much importance and Brimaz' defensive aspect has more importance than I think.... That may be it...
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    posted a message on [Deck] Death and Taxes
    Quote from medea
    I think the follow up question to the current discussion is: "Is a 1-of Jotun Grunt better or worse than a 1-of Brimaz?"

    My gut says that the Brimaz would likely be better, as it can be protected with Karakas; however, with the increasing popularity of Loam based decks and Reanimator/Dredge, I could definitely see the other side of the argument. It's not like Grunt is usually hitting play on turn 2, and I think in the long grind, I'd rather have Brimaz.

    I don't get why Brimaz is getting all this attention. With all these Abrupt Decays and Inquisition of Kozilek going around, I'd rather use Hero of the Bladehold (lucky 4 mana CMC). Sure, it cost one more mana, but that makes it evade a lot of the removal e some of the discard in the format. Other than that, it's a much better finisher.
    Now, since no one uses Hero, why is everyone suddenly talking about a similar, but worst card?
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Quote from Kahedron
    Point After Touchdown.

    Most of the time it is just a kick at goal (think conversion in Rugby) for a single point or you can run a normal play and attempt to get the ball across the goal line again for 2 points.

    It has gotten to the stage that a kick at goal is pretty much automatic with the only uncertainty being when a team attempts to go for 2, which doesn't happen that much.

    Oh, ok, Point After Touchdown... I wasn't familiar with that term (PAT), but I know what it is. And Goodell wants to get rid of that? That seems stupid to me...
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    What is the PAT?
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    posted a message on [Deck] Death and Taxes
    Quote from fatboyrule
    Drew Levin wrote an interesting article on SCG called "Spirit of the Labyrinth" (creative huh?) where he actually proposed cutting Thalia for Spirit in Death and Taxes and goes over the scenarios in which one is better than the other.

    The idea itself is a hard one to swallow, but he does make some good points. Most notably how Thalia and Vial are kind of at odds with each other. If Revoker and Spirit are your dedicated "hatebears" then you're actually maximizing your Vial usage every game.

    Yeah, on that note, I think Vial should also get cut. All those different casting costs on creatures are confusing... trololololol

    Quote from colo
    To me, that sounds like one of the worst ideas (in regard to MtG) ever published.

    It probably is, and I've read some horrible ones. I don't think you'll be that upset to have a vial costing 2 mana if that means you already played a Thalia and she stuck, but that's just my inexperienced, non pro-player take on things.
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    posted a message on [Deck] Death and Taxes
    Quote from Adam W
    The other problem with 22 lands is that it weakens your Ports. You will find, over time, that you simply don't have the mana to sink into them anymore.

    This is my main concern with playing with 22 lands. If I'm playing ports, I want to take advantage of them and with 22 lands I'm afraid of not having enough mana to do that most of the time.
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    posted a message on [Deck] Death and Taxes
    Hey guys.
    Since the spoil of SofL, I have rekindled my interest in this deck. It really seems to me that it's got extra tools (SofL and Brimaz) that make it more competitive (if it wasn't already) and it's a very fun deck to play. I see myself playing this to exhaustion after the new set comes out.
    One of the things I'd like to ask (that I don't understand, probably because I never actually played this deck) is why you seem to give such an important role to Serra Avenger. It's doesn't seem like that great a card. Sure, it's big, but aren't we better off swapping the Avenger with Brimaz and having the new King be the Beater in the deck (thus freeing more slots for SotL and the current staples of the deck)?

    I'm not saying this is the right move, I'm really asking why the Avenger is so important, as it seems to me we have better beaters now.

    As for the land discussion, I don't think I'd be comfortable with going under 23. You have wastelands and ports. This is a really land hungry deck (not very mana hungry, but land hungry) and by cutting the land count to under 23, you're actually losing the effectiveness of your ports (which you will then have to tap for mana) and mana screw yourself in order to crack wastelands...

    Again, this is me making assumptions, so take it with a grain of salt and do tell me if I'm wrong Smile
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    posted a message on Trying to make a necropotence land for my total reboot
    Honestly, I think you'd be better off with a Phyrexian Arena effect. I don't care about taking 19 damage to draw 19 cards if that means I can kill my opponent before he can remove my last point of life...
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Quote from Whitemage57
    Clearly the Pats have the least talent of the four teams. However, as we have seen in the NFL the most talented team doesn't always win it all (This isn't the NBA in other words). I'd go as far as to say every team left has enough talent to win it all, but who has the most means nothing now. It'll come down to who can execute a gameplan and mental toughness. Things that the Patriots have hung their hat on for oh I don't know 12 years now and can't be discredited.

    That's my hope. The other teams have more talent, but none have the deadly Brady-Belichick Combo Smile
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Quote from qtiplord
    I'd root for a Superb Owl any day. I mean, it has to be better than a Super Pigeon, right? Wink

    Nothing is better than a Superb Pigeon I am so ANGRY
    Still, I'm jumping on the idea that the Pats can win this whole thing. Yeah, they'll have to beat a strong(er?) Denver side and then, even if they do, they have to deal with a team that's even stronger (be it Seattle or San Francisco)... On the one side, I think the Pats are the worst team out of the four, but on the other side, I'm a Pats fan, so I'm celebrating already :p
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    I'm going with Broncos vs Seahawks. They've been the best teams all year.
    Now, as a Pats fan, I don't mind seeing the Pats upset the Broncos and heading to the Superbowl (:)) and I do think the 49ers deserve some love for what they've been doing. In sum, no matter who ends up playing in the SB, I'll enjoy the game Smile
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    I don't get what the Drama is. Peyton wasn't let go because he was worst than luck. He was let go because he'll be worst than luck in 5 or 6 years (maybe even less) and the Colts saw the chance of signing a QB for the Future. Sure they lost something in the short run (and it's very likely that Denver will have a better season than Indy), but they were aiming for the long run and, from that perspective, they made the right move. Everything else is just Colts' fans that are more worried about the past and getting even with Peyton than actually grabbing hold to the present/future and supporting Luck, their actual QB for years to come.
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Quote from Whitemage57
    Sweet, sounds like the Pats are underdogs according to this forum at least. Go Darkhorse Patriots!

    Yeah, that confused me as well. Yeah, the Colts pulled off a nice win and all (kudos for that), but they're facing Brady and Belichick. As good as the Chiefs are, they don't have a QB like Brady or a coach like Belichick. Especially after a Bye, there's no way I'm betting against the Pats. They are a mediocre team made great by those 2 and they are even better after a bye (just look at their record after a bye week in the last few years).
    I may be wrong. The Colts may turn out to crush the Pats, but my money is still on NE.
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Quote from Suntan Superman
    one of my favorite ESPN misnomers/ESPNisms, is a team's need for a "franchise QB" As if having a good QB will magically every other lacklustre part of your team better. As the smart teams have found out, the great, franchise QBs are few and far between, and it's generally far better to spend average money on an average QB, because overall, they're easier to find, and generally(unless you're Buffalo) cheaper to come by. Note the teams that all buy into the QB hype, are the ones failing the most. QBs are almost single-handedly ruining any semblance of logic amongst GMs.

    This actually makes a lot of sense, even for a newbie, like myself.
    I mean, sure guys like Brady and Peyton can carry a team on their shoulders on route to a good season (although even they can't provide Championships on their own), but guys like these 2 don't come around very often. apart from them, no QB can be a team's only offensive weapon. A good team, a championship team, has to have a lot of stuff going for them and the QB is just a (small) part of that. A good QB helps, but I rather have a good O-line and Recieving staff than a good QB. What you need is a strong O-line and then some decent players to take advantage of that.

    You can't convince me that Russel Wilson is better than Tom Brady... and yet, I feel Wilson will be lifting the SuperBowl (or close to it) on February 2nd, while Brady will probably have finished his season a few weeks back.
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Quote from Macius
    Discounting Denver/Seattle, who looks like that this could be their year this year?

    I have to say PATS, since they are my favorite team Smile
    Being reasonable, I'd point at NO (Look out for Brees stepping up his game in the playoffs) and, my pick to win it all this year: the Chiefs.

    Oh, and I have to send a Hug to my buddy Macius. Down from Champion to not making the playoffs. I guess that's the NFL for you. But don't worry, I'm sure the Ravens will bounce back Smile
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Quote from ThaDeceptikon
    Congrats to Digi for being this years MTGS Champion!!

    Congrats Digi. Jolly good show Smile
    Can't wait for the next Fantasy season to start. Meanwhile, I'll indulge myself with Week 17, playoffs and Superbowl... and then a long wait...
    BTW, no one of my friends care for the NFL, so I was having trouble getting together a group to watch the Superbowl. I was already planning on going to Hard Rock Coffee alone to watch it. Meanwhile, my Girlfriend said she'd go with me even though she doesn't care for or understand Football. I love her Smile
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    So, who should I pick as this year's Champion?
    My heart always screams PATS, although I'd enjoy seeing the Chiefs taking the bowl, but realistically, who do you think has what it takes to win it all?
    Posted in: Sports
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    posted a message on World Cup
    Quote from Whitemage57
    All I can say is if the United States advance past this group we HAVE to get some much earned and long-coming repect from the rest of the world.

    I can't speak for other people, but I have respect for the US Squad. I remember that in the 94 World Cup you guys had nothing. Yeah, you had a nice Keeper, but there was no structure to your National Squad nor was there an established league in the US. in just under 20 years you turned that around, you managed to have a solid league, good national players and you even got football legends to play in your league (Beckham, Henry). That's not too shabby for 20 years, so yeah, I do respect US Football (Soccer? :p).
    I really want you guys to come behind Portugal in this World Cup, but were you not in our group, I'd root for you Smile
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    posted a message on World Cup
    Quote from Suntan Superman
    Oh absolutely, but containing CR7 is going to be our top priority. CR7 has his bad days at the office, but CR7's worst days are still going to be a handful for the US's defence. If Besler and Gonzalez are our centre-halfs going in, they're woefully inexperienced, and I'm not sure if Cherundulo is even coming back to the National Squad at this point. Portugal is far more than CR7, but when it comes to the US Matchup, CR7 is going to run us ragged.

    I don't see the US making the knockout stages though. Unless Portugal, Ghana or Germany falter hard, it won't be easy at all.

    In my opinion, Germany will get the First place with 3 wins (even thought they'll slack up after being 2-0). I just don't see anyone scoring against Neuer. Sure, CR7 is a great goal scorrer, but I don't think our midfield matches up with theirs.
    After that, I'd like to think Portugal is favorite for the #2 spot (now, this may be wrong. I tend to favor Portugal, since I'm... well... portuguese :p). That said, I don't think anything is clean cut beyond the #1. Ghana is a wonderful team and can even give Germany a run for their money. The US, being the weakest team on paper, have shown in the past that they can grow above expectation, so I expect then to fight for the slot.
    In Practice, I think we have one team that's clearly in (Germany) and then 3 fighting for that 1 slot. Even with Portugal being the favorites (again, according to me), I still see it as a hell of a battle that will surely create great matches. Let's see what comes out of it Smile
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    posted a message on World Cup
    Quote from Suntan Superman
    Group A: Brasil, Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon
    Group B: Spain, Holland, Chile, Australia
    Group C: Colombia, Greece, Ivory Coast, Japan
    Group D: Uruguay, Costa Rica, England, Italy
    Group E: Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Honduras
    Group F: Argentina, Bosnia, Iran, Nigeria
    Group G: Germany, Portugal, Ghana, USA
    Group H: Belgium, Algeria, Russia, South Korea

    Those are your groups, to absolutely no one's surprise, France and Brasil get easy as pie groups! England the US get handed arguably the toughest. We avoided any true "group of death" but England, Uruguay, Costa Rica and Italy is no cakewalk.

    If the US can contain CR7, the Portugese are another run of the mill team, the only issue being if we focus all of our energies on containing CR7, there are still some good players to leave open. It'll be interesting to see.

    Portugal is more than CR7. He's actually played poorly on the National Squad for a while (that changed a few months ago). We have talented players. What we miss is quality strikers. Oh, and our coach sucks, so he'll surely leave great players home...
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    posted a message on They |Called| & their NIPPLES did the dialing!!
    Well, I'm on MTGS, I have AIM, Gmail, MSN, Skype and Facebook. You all know how to reach me Smile
    Posted in: Retired Clan Threads
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Quote from Macius


    I even got the picture now to back up the name.

    But yea, I love the guy, but not in fantasy....

    I have Flacco on my team. Not my worst pick :p
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Quote from Macius


    you gonna die for the bolded.

    I'll forgive him this once because he doesn't know any better.
    BUT IT'S votan, NOT Votan

    There, now that we got that out of the way...

    Quote from Macius
    Against better judgement, I'd be willing to do fantasy with you guys next year. It was fun, although I doubt I could keep my team name as I dont plan on drafting a certain someone next year....

    I would find this funny if I knew what your team name is :p
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    This was my first year playing and I have to say I loved it. As for Chris, he always available to help me out when I needed help on figuring out the app. I think he did a hell of a job (as I know he's done since he started these leagues)

    There are trophies missing? Who cares? Trophies are nice, but putting them up is also extra work. Considering he's getting 0 for his work (and mind you, I offered to give him a little something for his trouble and he refused), I see it the other way around. He actually put up most of the trophies when he didn't need to.

    He's in all the Leagues? Who cares? If that's what it takes to keep him interested in running these events, I'll give him 2 teams per league. We're here to have fun, I don't really care that he has a better chance of winning. As far as I'm concerned, he's every years' winner for putting this league together. I've never organized a league, but I suppose it's hard work (maybe even more than I think), so I don't care about these small issues. I'm here to have fun. Did I have fun? Yes, more than I anticipated. Will I be back next year? Yes, for sure. And if Chris wins the league because he had more teams, I'll say he earned that right for the work he does when everyone of his is enjoying the results of his labor.

    It's nice to have fun while others do the work, but I like to give back when I can. I've thanked him on some occasions and I do so again: Thank you Chris, for the great work you put into this project, you're the best.
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    posted a message on They |Called| & their NIPPLES did the dialing!!
    I saw this clan at it's peak. I saw it crumble and be reborn. I was accepted into it and it was made my home. I made friends here, a lot of friends here and it will always be one of my best memories. The clan may come to an end, but I am and will be Forever Called G
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Quote from Macius


    what if me and my opponent refuse to play anyone so we can end the cycle of bloodsport?

    Eternal Humiliation will surely follow.
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    posted a message on favorite ability???
    Quote from reikamu
    Landfall and Cascade come to mind. What would be really cool would be a card that said something like Landfall: Cascade X, where X is the number of lands you control. It would probably have to cost a lot though and maybe be broken.

    Cascade X times, where X is the number of lands you played this turn?
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    posted a message on Mighty Quinn
    I'd take out a Silence for another Elspeth. I'd also cut that Path to Exile for another Runed Halo. But that's just me and mind you I haven't played this deck in years.
    From my experience with it, I have to say I don't actually agree that there is a superior list, it's all about playing what you're comfortable with. Sure there are cards that have to be there, but there's some fine tuning to this deck and that's a bit personal. I, for one, never played Moat and Humility together, but I also don't think it's wrong to play them both. It's all about what you like and what you feel comfortable with. I would just play Humility and have Elspeth finish the job (provide blockers) instead of having a Moat lock.
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Quote from ThaDeceptikon
    Go to the scoreboard page and click on the playoff round 1 link. You are the #6 seed, so no, you didn't qualify for the winners bracket portion of the playoffs

    Well, that's a shame. Still it figures. I'm not nearly as good as you guys at this. It was a fun time though. I'll continue to try and win games, even though I'm not winning the damn thing and look out for me next year. Winning or losing, Fantasy got me hooked. This is fun Smile
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Quote from ThaDeceptikon
    even if you didnt qualify for the playoffs you still have a matchup this week. Not sure why you cant access the page
    It's a bug with my phone. I can only connect to the Fantasy site through the official app and that thing sucks :p
    I'm home now, so I saw my matchup. But, if everyone plays this week, how do I know if I made the Playoffs?
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    I'm confused. I can't access the Fantasy site at work and from my phone, I don't see the details. Did I qualify for the Playoffs? I thought I was out of the race lol. Wasn't it just the top 2 that went through?
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    posted a message on Mighty Quinn


    I haven't played this deck in a long while, but there are 2 things I want to comment on this list:
    1 - I remember when I played the deck, that I had some games when I'd kill for the chance to search up a land with Enlightened Tutor. People will say it's another target for wasteland and that you dilute your snow count, but really, it's just a one of and had I thought of it at the time, I think i'd have won some games on that card alone.
    2 - I'd probably run more than one Elspeth. Elspeth is the card that I never liked in this deck. It's not tutorable, and it doesn't play well with Runed Halo (creatures can still attack it), so I spent some time figuring out a better fit. I never did find it, which made me believe that Elspeth is the best finisher in this deck. Really, you can't tutor for it, but when you do draw and drop it, it's pretty much a Win on its own. I think 2 is the right number.
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    I'm trying to be impartial here and it seems to me that neither of you is actually wrong. When a defense faces Brady, they risk giving up loads of points. True, Brady isn't as dominant as he has been in the past, but he's still Brady and he can still come through at times with 30+ point games... So yeah, it's on the Defense, but it's also Brady on the other side of the line...

    That said, Manning should perform better than he did. He did good, but he's not just good, he's one of the best and scoring 7 points in 3 quarters (Second half + OT) is not enough for a QB of his caliber... I mean, they just came from a game where they ran loops around the Chiefs, so the Pats' D shouldn't be a problem. Except that the Pats have Brady and he (plus the offense) was able to keep up with the Broncos' Scoring. Then, when push came to shove, Brady delivered and Manning didn't.... again....
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Yeah, much like your life total in Magic, a team's timeouts are a resource to be used in the best possible way. Sometimes you lose life to prevent a creature from dying (i.e. you don't chump block) and sometimes the QB has to burn a timeout to make sure he's 100% in the next play instead of thinking about the previous one.
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    posted a message on [[Official]] Clan Council 2013
    I'm going to assume that anyone who would be against this would have talked by now, you can go ahead and start preparing the contest and launch it tomorrow (to give people some time to speak up). So, if tomorrow there are no naysayers, the contest is approved.

    I'm putting it this way, because I don't know if I can get online tomorrow so, in case I can't, you don't need to wait another day for someone to give you the green light.
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Quote from Emocakes
    I hope this is a typo because it's a grave offense to Missourians to say the Chiefs are from Kansas. :p
    Yeah, I meant Kansas City... I apologize to any Missourians who may be offended... Then again, you probably don't know where Portugal is, so you can't blame me for thinking Kansas City was in Kansas :p

    Quote from Emocakes
    Their SOS from here on out isn't as favorable, no. But I'd rather bank on them than any streaming tactics. How many people played the Titans last week against the Jags, only to have it blow up in their face? I also have the homer excuse. What kind of fan would I be if I benched them now.

    That's my view on the Chiefs. They've come through for me so far, so I'm sticking with them. Back when I picked them up, no one thought they'd be as good, so I am betting they'll keep sidestepping the experts Smile
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Quote from ThaDeceptikon
    Faced with the exact same decision in one of my leagues but I dropped TEN to be able to acquire a waiver D/ST if I so desire prior to lat nights game

    Where was this post last night? I looked at my 2 D/ST, went with Kansas, but kept TEN in my roster. Now, I was considering a change, but TEN already played, so I can't drop them to get another D/ST and I am not going to drop KC for it... I wish I thought of doing the same thing you did Frown
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Quote from Macius
    controversial thought: Let me preface this with the fact im not saying that its a bad defense and I'd not fault you from sticking. The Chiefs D/ST is not the best defense in the league when looking at ROS. I feel like you can stream defenses currently available and do just as good, if not better than staying chiefs 100% would...

    but hey, im a newb. What do I know?? Wink


    What is ROS?
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Quote from Emocakes
    Peyton will cough it up a couple times Sunday night. He gets fumblitis pretty quick when he's pressured, and if there's anything our defense does better than anyone, it's pressure the quarterback. Our teams are far too similar. I have the Chiefs D and benched Olsen in favor of Fleener this week.

    Well, at least if I've completely gone mad, I'm not alone Grin
    Posted in: Sports
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Defenses that are not KC? What is that? :p
    KC is facing Peyton Manning this weekend. I was faced with the choice between KC and the Titans' defenses. The projection for the titans was 10+points. KC had a -2 projection. I went for KC no matter what ESPN's projections said. The Titans just got a -2 game. Guess I chose right Smile

    I had several upsets with Injuries along the season on my TE spot so I went to the free agents to cover holes. My starting TE (which is, in himself horrible) Jared Cook, has a bye, so I had to start a filler TE, Coby Fleener. He scored 11+ points. What's up with that? I'm not complaining, but I wish I understood it :p
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Quote from Kahedron
    Guys

    Since Votan has gotten Senes sign off on these trophies could you let Mabberman, LuckNorris or myself know when the league has ended and We will get them sorted for you.


    Also if you come up with a similar idea to this in the future the Morgue is always open and isn't just for complaints.

    Oops, sorry for stepping on your toes K. I was just so eager to get this done Smile

    Quote from Macius
    I want to see a mod fantasy football league next year.... seems like it would be funny.
    Or maybe mods vs. users. You guys get a votan and we get a miller lite pony.

    "You guys get a votan" translates into "you guys can't possibly win" lol
    Other than that, I like the idea, but are there any more mods that like Fantasy Football?

    Quote from ThaDeceptikon
    Retroactive titles would be great since we've been doing this a while now

    I wanted them, but the Admins really don't want to have retroactive titles. You can have K bug them about it over and over again, though :p
    Posted in: Sports
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Sorry, retroactively adding trophies is a no no. But you'll have them from now on Smile
    Posted in: Sports
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Quote from ThaDeceptikon
    If we we're going to go that route, then a money league would make more sense. Problem is, my interleague format wont support it. And then there's the issue of my playing in each league and impending accusations of impropriety if I have to make a stat correction or make a League Manager decision based on the overall interest of each of the leagues. There's just too much that could go wrong...and to be honest, it makes my job even harder


    I agree that a money league would defeat the purpose. Even if it weren't harder for you to do it, there's still this great innocence that goes with the free league. We're just having fun. No one is trying to win by all means and everyone can just join in, no matter how little they know of Football. If this was a money league, i'd never have entered...

    Plus, what I have to offer is a one time thing, not something that can be replicated in future seasons. Ah well, I guess I'll just drop the idea altogether if no one has any ideas.

    Quote from ThaDeceptikon
    The long and short is that MTGS gives out E trophies for writing contests, etc so why not create one we can give out to the winner each year?

    Hmm, I can arrange that... I have connections (#corruption).

    EDIT:
    Ok, so I talked to Sene and he gave the green light to the fantasy title.
    So, it's confirmed, the winner of this year's league will have a trophy. Anything else I can do for you? Smile
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Quote from Digi
    @votan, did you happen to see decepticon's and my conversation about trophies?


    No, I didn't. link?
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Well, there goes that idea :p
    Do have any ideas on giving it away inside the Fantasy League? Will we actually have 1 winner at the end of it? If so, I could give it to that person (I'm not gonna win, but if I do, the prize would transition to 2nd place)...
    If not, any other ideas?

    I like the idea of supporting this fun game Smile
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Hey guys, I have something I want to discuss with you.
    I no longer own any magic cards. For the few tournaments I do play, I borrow whole decks from a friend who has a massive collection. Now, I recently got my hands on a Theros FatPack and I have no use for it. I was going to sell it, but luckly, I don't really need the money, so I thought of constructive ways I could use it. Then it hit me. I've been playing this really fun game for the last couple of months (I suck at it, but no question it's a ton of fun :)), so why not use it to say thank you to the players.
    First I thought I'd just give it away to the winner of my league, but then, it wouldn't be fair to the players in other leagues. Then I remembered that there was a better way to do it. Instead of awarding players, why don't I just award the guy that makes it all possible every year?
    I got to play fantasy because of ThaDeceptikon (he was the one who inspired me into joining in) and he's the one that sets up the league for everyone, so I decided, as a token of my appreciation for the work he puts in this, to give him this fat pack.
    It's meant to be a thank you for his work (I have been an Admin on MTGS, so I know what it's like to put in a huge amount of hours of work just to see people having fun).

    Before doing that, I wanted to run this by everyone. First (and foremost) to give everyone a chance to thank ThaDeceptikon for his work in our leagues and, second, to make sure this is a good idea and that no one has anything against that (I don't think there's a way he can stack a fantasy game, and I know someone who puts this much work in for free isn't corrupt, but I'd hate to have someone turn this into a "OMG BRIBE" :p let's just say I like to play it safe, so I rather ask everyone before going through with it).
    So, please let me know what you think and don't forget about the main reason for this post. I'll get you started:

    Thank You, ThaDeceptikon!! Not Worthy!
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Quote from Macius


    Yea. I was kinda surprised by the Pats bye week. Glennon liked Wright, so I took a chance and it kinda backfired. I was expecting 4 points out of him and got 2.

    I kinda want to tempt fate and play CAR this week. The had a low scoring game on sunday, but managed to stymie the 49ers. I wonder if they have that kinda magic against the Pats (begin whitemage glaring at me for talking bad about the Pats Wink )

    I wouldn't bet against the Pats after their Bye week. They're always beasts when they come back from their rest and gronk had 2 weeks to get rolling, so he'll be better this week than he was in their last game (and we all know how good he was in their last game)... It's one game where, despite his current stats, I'm starting Brady for sure.
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Quote from scotti_badass
    no need to apologize for not watching a game :p

    but yea, Megatron is beyond beast. He actually did have a couple near catches which, is rare. Even with defenders hands in the way. Getting someone like Reggie Bush is turning out to be a godsend. if teams want to keep double covering Megatron, Reggie has great hands and speed to be a receiver too.

    And Joique Bell is a damn work horse. That guy can barrel down and just plow through piles and get that extra 2-4 yards when you think the first 2 tackles got him.

    I have Bush in my fantasy team (it was my bet that he'd excel in the same team as Megatron). He's not my favorite RB, because I got the first pick in the draft and with it AD, but apart from that, I really like Reggie. And it turns out he's been more important in my team than Petterson. Reggie was good when I needed him to be (not that he was ever bad) and Petterson had a flop that cost me a game Frown
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    I watched the Lions' game and I have to say I never did watch one of their games (Sorry Lions fans, I didn't meant to unsettle you... I swear I didn't do it on porpuse). So, I finally get why they call Calvin Megatron and I became a fan myself. That 1-2 Punch of Megatron and Reggie Bush made me smile... what a great team Smile
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    posted a message on They |Called| & their NIPPLES did the dialing!!
    Quote from Daggertooth
    That does sound complicated though. The most technologically advanced stuff I've done is social media. It sounds simple and cheesy, but I'm the only one at work that knows how to run our facebook/twitter/google+. I've spent way too much time on them actually.

    I've also recently upgraded one of our computers, so I guess I'm the computer tech wiz as well. The poor thing was slowing down, so I installed two more sticks of ram into it to up the number to a colossal 2.5 gigs. Now I could ramp it up more, that Pentium 4 processor can handle up to 4 gigs, but who needs that kind of power in this day and age?

    yeah. 4 Gigs? No one needs that. The same way no one needs a car with a top speed of 2 miles an hour :p

    And it's not as complicated as it seems (at least for me). It's just a matter of getting used to the process.
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    posted a message on They |Called| & their NIPPLES did the dialing!!
    Quote from Daggertooth
    That's good news. Brain's not working...I forget exactly what you do nowadays.

    It's nice to ride the promotion train. I know that I'll never have that with my current job. I love my job, but I will have to leave it if I want advancement.

    I am a programmer for a Bank in Portugal. I'm mostly doing work in dynamically filled in PDF files (Dymanic XML). These are PDFs that are filled in by an application. You have an app where you input data, and it exports it to a PDF file for presentation. I create, edit and correct these PDF Files. It's got as much to do with programming as "1+1" has to do with advanced Calculus, but I like to call myself a programmer (I'm weird in that way). Anyway, that's what I do nowadays.
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    posted a message on They |Called| & their NIPPLES did the dialing!!
    yeah man, this place is quiet.
    I for one, have little time right now. As my fast drop from Admin to local hints, I have little time for anything not work related right now.
    I have a lot on my plate. I'm doing my work, learning some new stuff and having 12 hour work days.
    It's time consuming, but at least I love my job and not many people can say that (I couldn't for a few years). Plus, the way things are working out, I'm riding the Promotion wave for 2013, so that's not something to frown upon Smile

    All in all, I'm doing fine, but extremely busy.
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Quote from Macius
    So, due to the NFL sitting 6 teams, im pretty much SOL of winning this week.
    Did I mention this is the week where I face the top guy in my league and his only major loss this week is Rivers?

    Oh boy, im just playing not for the Derp award.

    Look at it this way: You were likely to lose anyway, so at least you get your byes out of the way. If this happened against someone you'd definitely defeat on a normal week, it'd be much worse...

    I still have to look at my team, but I had Wayne as my only decent WR... I guess my season is over too, but I'm not throwing in the towel until I get home later 2night and check my options Grin
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Quote from Umaro
    AP, and they will prolly go to jail for a long long time.


    Quote from 42Osiris
    AP prefers the nickname AD, All Day.

    Yeah, it was the nickname his father gave him because he was always running around (I heard that in a commercial a few years back, don't remember which one). Plus, AD sounds a lot better than AP :p

    Quote from 42Osiris

    Also, as weird as it sounds, I'm pretty sure not even convicts take kindly to people who beat children to death. He'll probably have quite a rough time of it.

    Yeah. At least in Portugal, Child abusers and rapists are frowned upon even by convicts. Everyone's got a family...
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Quote from Umaro
    I'm happy with the Denver win, but it was sloppy and I have to wonder if they even bothered to take Jacksonville seriously or not.

    I don't think anyone takes the Jaguars seriously anymore :p
    Any news on AD and his son's death? Just wondering what will happen to the killer...
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Hunches are what gave me Reggie Bush and the Chiefs' D/ST. If it were me, I'd go with it. At least if you're wrong, it's because you flopped on that hunch (that's why they are hunches, they sometimes fail) and not because you were too scared to follow trough Smile
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Quote from Emocakes
    Sooooo glad I didn't trade for Julio now...

    This is sad. This is a human being that'll likely miss the whole season and all we care about is that we don't have him on our fictional team.
    Oh, and I'm not dissing you Emocakes, this is what I thought... that's why I'm sad about it.
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    can I make a petition that the Vikings don't have a bye week?
    I don't think I can make it without AD playing on my team :p
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Quote from racky54
    So... some random dude or Tom Brady?

    Duh, Brady...
    I have brady on my team and I'm only sitting him out on his bye week. Of course, I don't have Brees or Manning, but Rivers wouldn't change my opinion.
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Quote from Emocakes
    Ahem... They're taken... Wink


    I guess no one's as lucky as me, then.
    And got the chiefs' D off waivers after week one. I thought they'd be terrible, but I had Baltimore in my bench and I wanted a semi-decent D to replace the Pats on their bye week.
    Fast forward 3 weeks and I now have the Pats' D on my bench waiting to replace KC on their bye week. Just proves how little I know about Football :p I don't know why no one got to it before me(I was last in the waiver order), but hey, I don't complain.
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Quote from Cyan
    I would still take the Texans D vs. Seattle. Seattle is not a high scoring team, especially on the road. I'll be very surprised if they score more than 13 points @ Houston.

    NE, however, is highly likely to score 25+, especially considering that Gronk may be back this week.

    If they get Gronk back, I'd bet on 30 - 40 points (closer to the 40). Gronk is hungry for scores and I don't think the Atlanta Offense will be on the field a lot.
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Quote from ThaDeceptikon
    Neither. Id be scouring the waiver wire

    Yeah, do what I did, get the Chiefs' D out of waivers :p
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Quote from racky54
    I probably deserve it, but I don't want to be the one to lose to a team whose highest score so far is 55 :p
    fair lol
    BTW, just found out that finley has a concussion... just my luck. I have a 7 player team, this week... Frown
    Still ahead though. I have one more guy in play, so I'm just going to take a screenshot before the rest of his guys come into play and call it a win :p
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Quote from racky54
    Damn, this Giants game is really killing me :p Eli Manning's been sacked like 5 times already, and Tom Brady has 12 points just sitting on my bench XD I have 3 Giants on the roster today, I'm holding out for a comeback :p

    On the other hand- Trent Richardson or Ahmad Bradshaw today? I also have Knowshon Moreno and Ryan Mathews. Right now I think I'm gonna play Bradshaw and Moreno, but was looking for a few more opinions.
    If you have Brady on your bench, you deserve to lose trololololol
    I have Reggie Bush on my starting Lineup (yeah, went to the beach and forgot to bench him...) and I also have James Jones and Jermichael Finley in my team. Among the 3, I had 0 points for most of the first half and now I have 2.2 points thanks to Jones. I'm hoping the rest of the team carries me, but I don't feel confident....
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    posted a message on The MTGS Wiki Round Table
    Quote from heroicraptor
    http://wiki.mtgsalvation.com/article/Deck_Builder%27s_Toolkit_2014
    It probably doesn't contain M13 boosters.

    If you're refering to the first paragraph, it seems it is. The toolkit 2014 does contain a M13 booster (at least that's what ad sites say, I've never actually seen one).
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    posted a message on They |Called| & their NIPPLES did the dialing!!
    Quote from sXe
    So maybe I missed it, by why the switch to curse? Wasn't this way working fine?

    Curse wants all their sites on their domain. Theoretically (Spl) it makes more sense. Using their platform, it's easier to add new features to the site (and use all the features they already have and that vBulletin doesn't support). In reality, it's a lot of work for them to set the site up from scratch. But that part is almost done. Once we move, you'll see an improvement in tech support and overall site quality.

    So, it's not that this way doesn't work, it's that moving alows the site to be even better (in the log run). We'll surely have some problem when we move (that always happens with new software), but once that's been tackled (a month or so, I estimate), we'll start seeing improvements in the site. There will be resistence at first, but my guess is that 3 months after the move, everyone will be glad we moved (well, everyone that'll still be able to log on at will. For those, like myself, who can't log on at work, won't like it that much, but that says more about my specific restrictions than the site quality).
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    posted a message on DCI Number validation formula
    Quote from LowFr3eq
    You could just run a search on www.planeswalkerpoints.com and see if there are valid results. That could work.

    humm, that's actually a simple enough fix. Thank you Smile
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    posted a message on DCI Number validation formula
    Hey Guys,
    I'm helping in the development of an registration form for my local Judge community and I need to know the validation formula for DCI numbers. Does anyone have any idea what it is?
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    posted a message on They |Called| & their NIPPLES did the dialing!!
    Quote from jonnyjonski
    That curse site looks abysmal! Will this site actually disappear?

    Hey, jj, what up? Wink

    No, this site will not go away. It will be locked (so no posting or changing anything on it), but it will be available as an online archive for anyone to read.

    I've been working like crazy for the past few weeks. Who would have known that setting up a Database would be such hard work? :p

    I've been coding it for the last 3 weeks, but I'm almost done fixing the errors found in testing, so I'm pretty close to getting rid of it. Meanwhile, that's why you haven't seen me around much (most of the time I do have on site is spent modding).

    Apart from that, on my "resting" time, I've been working even more :p
    I just had a weekend judging 2 tournaments. On Saturday I judged a 98 player all day event (a big money event we have in Portugal that replaced Nationals, Organized by all the Portuguese stores) and on Sunday I judged a 23 person GP on the afternoon. That one was easy, but still, I'm beat. Only 4.5 more days until I get a little rest, though Grin
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    posted a message on [[Official]] Clan Council 2013
    Sorry to be this late to the party (I was offline all weekend). CC, go right ahead.
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Quote from ThaDeceptikon
    Thanks to Richard Sherman and Co. practically shutting Anquan Boldin out, it looks like ive squeaked out a win against votan. 6-2 thus far this week with two matchups to be decided by the Monday night game. Need Redman to be held to 7.7 pts and Eifert + CIN D/ST to be held to 25

    I dropped about 100 points from last week. WHY DID I PLAY BOLDIN???? Crying
    Oh, because I thought he was going to do great, that's why :p
    Congrats Megatron (ThaDeceptikon beat me, so, to me, he's Megatron from now on ;))

    I lost, but I'm still having fun with Fantasy. Glad I decided to give it a try Smile I may go bald from all the hair pulling though Rolleyes
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Quote from LuckNorris
    Brady didn't bomb as much as his WR's did. Not his fault when all of his primary targets are injured... but yeah, as a guy that has Brady on his roster, I feel your pain.

    I just hope that Luck can get enough points at Miami to cover my losses.

    Yeah, I meant he bombed Fantasy wise. I didn't see the game, but it was anything like 1/2 of the first game (considering one of the 2 best recievers of game 1 was injured) it must have been horrible. Those rookies are playing horribly... I don't think they're as bad as they're playing now (they will get better eventually), but it certainly screws up Brady's performance. The fact that he's winning games even with that, shows how great he is.Gronkowski, if you're reading this, come back fast :grovel:.

    Quote from sparky_91
    These past couple seasons, Brady hasn't been the fantasy slam dunk he was in years past. He rarely tops 23-25 ppg (depending on league, scoring etc.) and it seems like its only going to get worse without his security blanket (Welker). I still think he's a solid starter, but he's not top 5 anymore. Don't put too many of your eggs into the Brady basket.

    I still think he's capable of #1 performances. He's my favorite QB in the game mostly because of his attitude. Even when losing, you look into his eyes and you see the W in there. Anyway, yeah, with this roster, I think there are going to be weeks when he's the worst of the 3 I have (and mind you that the other 2 are Flacco and Manuel).
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Brady Bombed... 12 pts? come on... Lucky thing I also have the PATS D and they sort of made up for that... Let's hope it's enough to kick Deceptikons *** trololololol
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    posted a message on 2013-2014 NFL Season & Fantasy Football Thread
    Quote from scotti_badass
    yes, OP can be ANY offensive player. Even TE, but i wouldn't suggest that with much better options like QB/RB/WR.

    I benched Flacco because I thought I couldn't run a second QB in that Spot. Talk about being stupid :p
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