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  1. I've skipped some time/events in between (including getting my MBA), which have helped with my career progression. Obviously I was more emotional, and a bit more naive, but there are still massive issues with the job market.
  2. Yes. Worked as a banker out of school. Now a work as an account executive at a tech start up in the Bay Area.
  3. I blame this thread on the Boomers, and @Lou. He's always up to some kind of bull shit.
  4. I’m late to the game, but I’m curious to know what Tad (Thad? Jesus it’s been a while) thinks about this.
  5. Just found out that my mom is friend's with his mom. Don't worry guys, I got this.
  6. Really enjoyed this article but one thing seemed peculiar to me. The author mentions that the catch he made on June 3rd was the only five star catch. Why/how would the catch he made against Baltimore a few years back not be considered as a five star catch? Is range/distance run weighted more than other factors?
  7. "One year younger than Trout and two years older (21) than Trout when he played in his first partial big-league season, Betts as of this morning has played in 522 games, more than half by not much of Trout’s 941 games." What did I just read? I don't know if my eyes or brain hurt more after reading that line.
  8. Well good news is my parents house is that my parents house is probably safe. Bad news is that my aunt and uncle’s house is gone. They are safe, which is most important obviously, said it was one the scariest things to drive out of the firestorm.
  9. My parents in North Tustin are under a mandatory evacuation, while my aunt and uncle are probably going to lose their house in Santa Rosa. Crazy day in the family.
  10. I have a friend that's there. Luckily she's ok, but it doesn't look good.
  11. Cops shouldn't be racist/misogynistic/etc. They should be unbiased who only care about enforcing the law; seeing videos (as annoying as some of the douches who try to catch cops being assholes are) where cops don't know the law that they are trying to actually enforce is ridiculous and frankly scary. Then we arm some of these asshats? Yikes! There should be tests/filters that weed these people out of the running to become cops in the first place. And please don't tell me that the current training is satisfactory. There are too many stories in this thread alone that show the true incompetence of some of these idiots.
  12. Montour actually is a PP QB; he and Theo were on the PP together with the Gulls. Further, Montour has a better shot than Theo. I think we'll see it more this year as he gains confidence.
  13. I don't agree with you on much when it comes to the Ducks, but I agree with you on that. There is absolutely no reason for the Ducks to trade an expansion draft exempt defenseman. I still think Vatanen is the one to go. Personally, I can't wait for this expansion draft shit to be over with.
  14. While I agree that Manson made some pretty bad plays in the playoffs, the stats (even in the playoffs) show that Manson was clearly the better defender. http://www.hockey-reference.com/teams/ANA/2017.html#stats_adv_rs::7 Theo definitely has age on his side, but he's never been regarded as even decent in his own end. In fact, he fell to the bottom half of the 1st round to the Ducks because he was considered a liability in his own zone. The Ducks need defensemen who are defense first defensemen to play with their plethora of offensive defensemen. Let's take a look at the Predators for example: Josi, Ellis, and Subban may be getting a ton of the "credit"/love, but the defenseman who was probably they key to beating the Ducks is Subban's D-pairing partner, Ekholm. He allows Subban to roam and be more aggressive on the rush. Mason, who has only been in the league for two seasons, can effectively develop into a player like Ekholm. P.S. Manson is nowhere near as bad as Bieksa. Look at the link I referenced above; you'll see how much worse Bieksa was compared to Manson. Not a fan of advanced stats? Think about how much better Fowler was this year compared to last year when he was paired with Bieksa. The dude is too slow and old to be an effective defenseman.
  15. So let me ask you and @nate this: do you think Manson was worse than Theo defensively? While I'm not a huge proponent of advanced stats in hockey, Manson has consistently improved his partner's corsi numbers (whether that be Lindholm or Fowler). Also, physical defensemen who can skate are still very important in the NHL. You mentioned Edmonton, they have big, skilled guys (Draisatl for one) who can knock off smaller defensemen like Vats, Theo, and Montour.
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