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Posts posted by laffite

  1. 55 minutes ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

    Ok, I can see where I may have oversold the point,  but for a team that is very successful in the Red-Zone,   going for two most-of-the-time,  e.g.  in the first 3 quarters,  is a sound strategy supported by data.

     What is foolish is going for TWO,  when NOT making it would add an extra need to score a field goal or touchdown;  being 3 scores behind,  instead of two.

    The same is now true for going on 4th down;    More coaches are doing this and if one is  in the no-man-zone (between 40-40),  I believe the team should go for it.

    Green Bay coach made a poor choice by kicking a field goal (which got GB to within 5),  instead of going on 4th,  and trying to score a touchdown. 

    (Rams lost their last game by NOT going on 4th down,  giving the ball to the other team,  who ran down the clock).


    Thank you.

    James, the article below is an exhaustive analysis on whether to go for one or two. If you don't want to read the entire article (and I wouldn't blame you if you didn't),  please still have a look and scan the article, including especially the graphs. My point in citing this link is to at least to demonstrate that it is not a wise choice to go for two "each and every time" --your words and that there is good reason to make a determination for each case.  Note they include the new one-point conversion, which is given a 95% success rate. They also acknowledge the roughly 50% 2-point success rate.

    The article is quite a fascinating study and would be not be nearly so long and exhaustive if going for two was a simple proposition, which of course it is not.  Every case should be considered separately.

    This is not to say that risks cannot be taken. You can violate these strictures (in the article) once in a while and can of course win games over such a decision. But it ought not done too often and by no means should be a way of life. IMO. I'm not saying I know anything, but one thing I do know. When you score a touchdown, consider well the conversion options.




  2. 3 hours ago, Sepiatone said:

    But "white chocolate" really isn't .  🚽

    But to correct you....

    Leave dog dung lie there long enough, and what color does it become?  ;) 


    Oh no, do I have to  give up white food?

    I'm hoping vanilla ice cream will pass muster if I smother it with chocolate syrup. It would be the right color, then.


    ps :  I had to peruse the emoji section to confirm what it was? Did you know you can click on the emoji and make it bigger by going to SIZE above and choosing the new size. One glitch is that once you do that, you cannot add any more text. And the way around that is to add your text beneath first and then resize your emoji  at the end. This way you easily identify. This only works with the added emoji section. Not the original battery of emoji like : :) e.g.

    Maximum size  : 🚽


  3. 2 hours ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

    You're way too old school.   If a team makes the 2 point conversion over 50% of the time,  then that team should  go for 2 points,  each and every time.

    Note that KC had a 100% rate,  while the Bills had a 0.0% rate.   So yea,  their coach is damn fool!   

    C'mon, James.

    It's not correct that a team "should go for 2 points, each and every time." You have to figure out whether it is good risk or not every time..

    If the Bills had settled for the easy one-point conversion they would have been behind by 16 points --- a two score game,

    But they went for the relatively high-risk two-point conversion and missed, making them 17 points behind -- a three-score game.

    See ?

    ps  The Old School is the best school. They played percentages,which by definition will always be the wisest course.

    The new-dangled school doesn't think much. They just " go for it" without using their head. Not only in football but in real life.




  4. So much for the Bills. Not even close. KC is much better if Mahomes stays in the pocket and throws. He hardly ran at all today and for a good reason. What kind of idiot goes for two at the end.? I'm sitting there wondering W T F ... the announcers didn't say much but then finally Rome intoned softly, "It strange they going for two." The Bills don't deserve to go to the Super Bowl with a damn fool coach. Yeah, yeah, the odds were to great ... but you have to give yourself every chance for as long as you can, no matter what. The team doctors need to administer an IQ test to whoever made that decision. Even if it's okay or even stellar, it makes him more a damn fool.

    Tom Brady is a colossal hero but he won't win the Super Bowl. Why? Because the Bucs are going to get PULVERIZED by the Chiefs. So though Tom Brady will not win, his accomplishment for 2020 will still remain great.

  5. 6 hours ago, NipkowDisc said:

    I doan wanna admit that Donny may have done some wrong things but I am not ashamed of him for one important reason...

    it says in the bible that "all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God".

    and that means everybody.

    are some men more sinful than others? I would say yes but the bible also says...

    "Judge not lest you be judged."


    You have just made the argument that it is useless to talk about anything at all. When you bring the bible like that you are copping out. You have done nothing but incessantly judge liberals. And then you imply to not be ashamed of Trump because golly gee willikers, the bible says you shouldn't judge. It's laughable. Stop hiding behind the bible and get honest (if you are able).





  6. 54 minutes ago, ElCid said:

    To be technically correct, Trump has already been impeached for the second time.  The trial in the Senate is to determine whether or not to convict.  However, it will not happen until Nancy Pelosi sends the Article of Impeachment from the House to the Senate. [emphasis laffite]

    ,,,which is scheduled for Monday. Sorry, Mitch ... yer no longer in charge, no postponement.

    GO PO !!!!!!!

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