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As we officially enter into the malaise portion of the fantasy offseason, which usually lasts around 20 years until around the NFL Draft, what better way to kick things off than to address the Chargers moving roughly 80 miles up north to the sometimes-great city of Los Angeles? My thoughts as a Chargers fan my stun you, but only because I’m one of the twelve left rooting for them. With Matt and Alex, we talk last week’s Wild Card week and the upcoming games in the Divisional Playoffs, and we do it all while Matt builds another hazmat suit. This time 100% more effective… at making background noise. Enjoy our newest episode, with a bonus behind-the-scenes ending that settles once and for all why Matt needs to stop building hazmat suits…

Also, we make a special mention of this year’s 2016 RCL Champion, and to be quite honest, we can’t figure out how they did it. So congrats, we’ll have a post out soon announcing the team and other winners along with their prizes!

  1. Halp says:
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    Great listen guys. The bean bag chair cracked me up! Ha

    And congrats to the RCL winner. Had fun doing it this year

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Halp: Thanks! Haha, not sure if it cracks me up or annoys me.

  2. I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    from rotoworld:
    “Speaking Monday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll revealed Richard Sherman played through a “significant” MCL injury in the second half of the season.
    Carroll said the injury “weighed on” Sherman mentally. Carroll might have been trying to explain away a season that was solid, but not quite up to Sherman’s recent standards. Sherman’s knee never showed up on the injury report, so the boundary-pushing Seahawks could be hearing from the league.”

    what is that referring to? SEA didn’t gain any competitive advantage from lying about injuries here (teams clearly ARE allowed to do this while the games count). i don’t know what is meant by “boundary-pushing”, their o-line might do well to learn it though, or really learning to push any way at all.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Haha, it’s such a goofy buzzword. Makes no sense.

      • I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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        @Jay: even funnier are the kelce comments about a ref in his game, called for the guy’s job. kelce clearly has one of these going on
        – didn’t see the replay of j.harrison being pulled down (call was holding, which it obviously was)
        – is making the actual argument that holds shouldn’t be called when they directly affect a play that decides a playoff game
        – is making the argument that holds simply shouldn’t be called against his team in the playoffs when they determine directly the fate of the game

        any of these are either massively ignorant or worse.

          • I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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            @Jay: holy crap, it turns out carroll’s constantly trying to look clever bit him in the ass yet again (see super bowl loss). but this time it’s just really stupid (a negative freeroll since other than pride stroking exactly what did he stand to gain by admitting this) since he either doesn’t know or forgot the league rules here:
            “ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports the Seahawks could be docked a second-round pick for failing to disclose Richard Sherman’s MCL injury.
            Yikes. Coach Pete Carroll has to be regretting trying to explain away Sherman’s (slightly) down 2016 right about now. What the Seahawks did is blatantly against the rules, but a second-rounder would be an extraordinarily severe punishment. The Seahawks are no strangers to pushing boundaries, but there’s not a team in the league that doesn’t play injury report games. The Seahawks are already missing a 2017 fifth-rounder for illegal offseason practice activity.”
            from rotoworld.

            • I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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              @I don’t want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome: the only way to ever get caught by that rule is to just disclose things the NFL has no means to make you disclose, so it’s like burning team value for no reason (like a guy trading away a 7th round draft pick for a last rounder in fantasy)

  3. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    the new repub gov in MO just saved STL from itself on a soccer stadium, at least that’s one good thing with them (uncle moneybags from monopoly don’t give away no cheese)

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: oh, and up till recently i’ve seen writers mention numerous times that thus far the LA market is VERY mad about their TV football space is being taken up with garbage football now with Rams in town and that they are mad about having what used to be possibly decent NFL games in that time slot, and it was just hearsay to me as far as proof, but apparently chargers have also F’d up what was a pretty cool logo and unearthed it at a clippers game the other day, to STANDING BOOS. good for you LA, fight against owners shoving into your town screwing over other cities and hoping their trash gets your money and time just since you have a lot of people in your city.

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: Exactly, couldn’t agree more. The day after the news came out on the Chargers, LA Times front page sports article was titled: Thanks, but no thanks. I hope Dean’s choice comes back to bite him.

    • Jay

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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: Good for them. It looked desperate when they were trying to bend over for the Rams when it was clear Kroeke wanted nothing to do with that city. Hopefully more cities learn.

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Jay: STL F’d up on original deal, and it WAS widely reported at the time, their deal with the pre-kroenke rams was that IF their building wasn’t “at” the top 85% or something like that of NFL stadiums in whatever metric used to say that (probably determined from year to year by owners themselves this “metric”) rams could leave that building. and the rams by no means were the ones who had to pay to get that STL stadium up to this 85% or whatever code either. the stadium is perfectly fine and being an NFL team still was filled (at least the tickets were sold at this rate) at a mid-90’s % capacity, so it also had nothing to do with fan support (hell STL’ians watched the Rams THIS year more than LA did just to laugh at them)

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: somebody on the podcast also was mentioning something about stadium deals being “good” if they brought in a certain amount of money. there’s LARGE amount of economic literature in the last 15-20 or so years proving that EVERY stadium in amurica built since like 1992 were BAD decisions for the public in EVERY city all the time, with assumption being that if the public put that same money into other things that actually benefited their own public that would’ve been better. it’s pretty obvious why, even if it’s true that these stadiums bring in some jobs, the large amount of the profit goes to the NFL and the owners, and those guys don’t tend to spend that money in that city (or at all, you don’t become billionaires/millionaires and stay that way by spending net money, you do by hoarding it). pretty much the same as a smaller scale casino industry, same thing.

          • Jay

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            @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: Yeah, I think there are tons of studies to where while the influx in the beginning spurs business, all the capital invested by taxpayers doesn’t really match the value coming back, like you mentioned there.

            • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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              @Jay: yeah, the “benefit” turns out to be for a few hundred people at most in these instances. STL is very much supportive of it’s hockey city, and was no worse than maybe 6th from bottom in filling it’s stadium for football (even AFTER they’ve been arguably the worst team of the last 10 or so years)

              • Jay

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                @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: Very true. The entire process is redonk and I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks so. In the meta, I hope San Diego goes down as an example remembered by other cities, but my feeling is it’ll just turn into another Seattle. The city feels damaged by an entire sports organization, but other cities and their politicians still continue to give up everything to rich owners regardless.

                • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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                  @Jay: you referencing the zombie sonics there (OKC thunder in NBA), where the city very much supported the team just to see it leave from owner greed. pretty much same as STL rams except sonics owner actually tried to have them win all the time, he didn’t pull the same crap that both kroenke and the owner of CLE in major league did.

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