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#6246846 **2018 US Open Thread**

Posted by Fumbleweed on 18 June 2018 - 09:45 AM

I was happy to see that they got it right on Sunday.  :thumbsup:

#6245386 **Round Eleven-Sixteen Commentary**

Posted by Fumbleweed on 15 June 2018 - 12:54 PM

We need a new thread for the next round.


Done. Loved the Ridley pick by the way...

#6244465 **Round Eleven-Sixteen Commentary**

Posted by Fumbleweed on 14 June 2018 - 01:59 PM

Considered Bryant on each of my last two picks. Can't fault taking a chance on him here. 

#6244195 **Round Eleven-Sixteen Commentary**

Posted by Fumbleweed on 14 June 2018 - 10:13 AM

It's not officially a June Mock until Shovel picks a Bengal... 

#6243205 **Round Seven-Ten Commentary**

Posted by Fumbleweed on 13 June 2018 - 10:29 AM

Because everybody and their dog thought they needed to draft a WR.... 

#6241340 ** Round One-Three Commentary - June Mock 2018 **

Posted by Fumbleweed on 11 June 2018 - 02:14 PM

One of the two QB's involved I have pegged for 5-6 rushing td's.  fwiw       On the other hand, they just haven't rolled out the carpet for Drake either.


You think Ryan Tannehill will score 5-6 rushing TDs?  :first:

#6241018 ** Round One-Three Commentary - June Mock 2018 **

Posted by Fumbleweed on 11 June 2018 - 10:12 AM

Hoped and prayed for Thomas, but knew fumble was sitting on him like a bird dog on point.  The Bengals made OL moves which will aid the team greatly.  I feel A.J. is a fairly safe 2nd round #1 Wr.  I'm projecting 1150 yards and 8 TD's for him.


What are old friends for?  :lol:


And yes, I mean old as in longtime and truly...old. 

#6240937 ** Round One-Three Commentary - June Mock 2018 **

Posted by Fumbleweed on 11 June 2018 - 09:25 AM

Im here. Ill put in some predraft lists in the future. Trying to decide between three dudes right now. I like my choices, but its a bit of a reach for potential or old dependable choice for me.


By the way, welcome back! Sorry you had to leave the draft early last year for personal reasons. Hope things are better at present. 

#6184761 Arnold Palmer Invitational - EdEx III OTC Dain WW Cruz LOD

Posted by Fumbleweed on 18 March 2018 - 04:48 PM

McIlroy is more than likely a wasted pick, but I can't help but think the light is going to come on for him sometime. Especially on a course where the Par-5s are so get-able.

I would say the light came on...

#6181927 Arnold Palmer Invitational - EdEx III OTC Dain WW Cruz LOD

Posted by Fumbleweed on 14 March 2018 - 01:14 PM

I like starting on Monday, but that's just me. And, I love EdEx Cup. Wouldn't want it to go away even if this draft has been uneven. 

#6180728 2018 A. Palmer Invitational - TEAMS

Posted by Fumbleweed on 13 March 2018 - 11:01 AM

That's my fault. Apologies. 

#6175236 At what age do people usually realize religion is a scam?

Posted by Fumbleweed on 05 March 2018 - 01:09 PM

You're wanting to put it to rest because you know good and well how the religious right prevented these things for decades.

And yes I'm aware that most religious people View the Bible and their beliefs like trail mix. They just pick and choose the ones they want. How Noble.


You come off as angry with respect to this topic. I don't pick and choose anything...but I do interpret things differently than someone else might. That's a pretty broad stroke you're painting with. 


Some of the issues that are part of the political conversation today are very complex. Two different Christian people can disagree on a political issue and still hold to the belief that they're adhering to the same Bible. Not picking and choosing at all. Like I said, there are some very complex issues in our world today. Surely, you recognize that. 

#6175192 At what age do people usually realize religion is a scam?

Posted by Fumbleweed on 05 March 2018 - 12:39 PM

Since so many here cannot even see a path to faith, I'll try to give some context to mine. Feel free to skip over if you have no interest and I am certainly open to anyone questioning what I say. 


I have always believed in a Creator. The systems that make up this world, the organization they contain, and specifically the human body have always been obviously created from my perspective. Never saw it any different. Still can't see it any different. For me, evidence for a created world has existed every day of my life. 


I grew up as a part of a church. In that sense, there was some bias. My dad was a minister. His life hit a detour when I was in junior high and that led to my parents divorcing. Dad stayed in the Boston area. Mom, brother, and I moved to Louisiana. 


Teen years were hard, but I never lost my desire to search for what my purpose was. Sought to figure out Jesus first and foremost since that was my background and came to the conclusion that Jesus was who he claimed to be. Validated the concept of God presiding over things. Jesus's 12 disciples refused to back away from the truth that Jesus was killed and rose from death. They were tortured, beaten, beheaded, murdered, and otherwise given the worst treatment humanly possible based on their beliefs and history shows that none of them waivered. I am compelled by that. 


I have been a stand alone Christian for 30 years now. I could tell a thousand stories of how my faith has advanced over that time based on spiritual experiences, but that's really a read for someone genuinely interested. I don't have all the answers about everything that appears in the Bible. As many have said, there are things that are difficult to understand. But, I was never able to brush aside Jesus and that's ultimately what led to faith for me. A person must ultimately decide what to do with him- whether to accept and begin searching further, or reject and go in a different direction in life. 

#6174978 At what age do people usually realize religion is a scam?

Posted by Fumbleweed on 05 March 2018 - 10:07 AM

I don't say much about my faith here anymore. GC is mostly a place where faith/belief/spiritual experience is ridiculed. I know that. Been here almost 20 years. 


Obviously, a lot of people follow Christ in this world and I am one of those. Not sure if I am religious as I don't know what that even means anymore, but I believe finding and being a part of a church is important/vital if you profess Christ. I know there are churches that engage in all sorts of stuff that discredits them, but like someone said, most churches aren't like that. The Bible calls for Christians to meet together and some of that is to encourage others more than to ascertain something for "me". 


Bottom line: I know GC is mostly a faith-less bunch. I accept that and I like you guys anyway. But, for some of us, belief has grown stronger and stronger with time- not declined. 

#6174959 **2018 Masters Thread**

Posted by Fumbleweed on 05 March 2018 - 09:54 AM

The opening tee shot for the Masters is now just one month away, so Masters 2018 will soon be upon us...for a few of us, it is just about our favorite sports weekend of the year. For most, probably not, but still a weekend of interest. Here are my initial top ten favorites for this year as has been done for several years now. List may change a bit leading up to the event. Should be a great tournament!

Top Ten:


1. Jason Day- Looked sharp in his two starts this year so far and I've always thought his game and Augusta were a spot on match. Assuming he looks solid at the API and Match Play, definitely my pick to win this year. 


2. Bubba Watson- Everything looks good right now for the enigmatic Watson. When it comes down to gut feel as to who will win, his name has been steadily rising in my thinking for weeks. Time to put the ranking where the brain is. 

3. Tommy Fleetwood- If Fleetwood doesn't win a major in the two years that remain in this decade, it will be a surprise to me. Game is well suited for majors and just seems to have the "it" factor. I look for him to emerge as third best in April. 

4. Justin Thomas- Can't/Won't leave Thomas out of my top three despite the fact that I think this may end up being the hardest major for him to win. Kid has potential to win anywhere, anytime and could be world's #1 player by the end of March


5. Phil Mickelson- Easily the sharpest stretch of golf we've seen from Phil since 2013. Impossible to leave him out of my top five after watching what he did in Mexico. 


6. Rory McIlroy- The awesome display of skill that was his final day at Bay Hill served as a reminder of what he's capable of. Could certainly struggle, but is also as safe a bet as any to contend deep into Sunday. 


7. Justin Rose- Rose will be a popular pick to win after so many close calls, but recent form concerns me after an absolutely torrid stretch of golf last fall. May have peaked at the wrong time of year to do so. 


8. Dustin Johnson- Probably have DJ ranked too low and a 4-shot victory at Augusta would not surprise me in the least. Still, his game doesn't look razor sharp and as such, I think top ten is the more likely outcome for world's top player. 


9. Jordan Spieth- Tremendous history at the Masters in just four years playing, but he's just not sharp coming in. If he finds something between now and April 5th, this ranking will improve. 


10. Kevin Chappell- Quietly played great at Augusta last year. Good fit for the course and gaining experience in big tournaments. 


Players outside of my top ten who still have a very legitimate shot at winning: Sergio Garcia, Marc Leishman, Rickie Fowler, Paul Casey, Hideki Matsuyama, Gary Woodland, Brian Harman, Tony Finau, Jon Rahm, Alex Noren, Tiger Woods, Rafael Cabrera-Bello. 

Highly ranked players who are off to slow start in 2018, but could catch lightning in a bottle for a week: Charl Schwartzel, Henrik Stenson, Matt Kuchar, Ryan Moore, Louis Oosthuzien, Patrick Reed, Kevin Kisner, 


Young, exciting players with little Masters experience, but tons of game: Si Woo Kim, Thomas Pieters, Haotong Li, Daniel Berger, Xander Schauffele, Patrick Cantlay, Patton Kizzire, Tyrrell Hatton, Cameron Smith 

Solid, tested players...wouldn't be a shocker if they won: Zach Johnson, Adam Scott, Jason Dufner, Francesco Molinari, Adam Hadwin, Charley Hoffman, Pat Perez, Webb Simpson, Brendan Steele, Branden Grace, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Ross Fisher, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Ian Poulter

Guys who have a punchers chance, but would make for a somewhat shocking winner: Angel Cabrera, Bernhard Langer, Martin Kaymer, Jimmy Walker, Russell Henley, Wesley Bryan, Bryson DeChambeau, Billy Horschel, Kyle Stanley, Jhonny Vegas, Bernd Wiesberger, Austin Cook, Ted Potter, Jr., Dylan Fritelli, Chez Reavie


Guys who have no real shot at winning from my perspective: Fred Couples, Trevor Immelman, Sandy Lyle, Larry Mize, Mark O'Meara, Jose Maria Olazabal, Vijay Singh, Mike Weir, Danny Willett, Ian Woosnam, Yuta Ikeda, Yusaku Miyazato, Satoshi Kodaira, All amateurs. 


Not playing due to injury: Brooks Koepka