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Ommegang Adoration winter ale. I'm not as much into beer as spirits so I don't have the vocabulary, but this was very good. Lots going on with the spices but you can still taste the Belgian ale under it. I like winter ales and this was the best I've had. Doesn't taste 10% ABV either.
I hate gift cards. I always end up with like $5.83 left on them, and it's a pain to zero them out so they never get used. They're just laughing all the way to the bank. That lack of fungibility is how they double-dip on making money on those damn things.I've been getting Visa Gift Cards recently and I just use them to buy Amazon gift cards. They get applied to my Amazon account and then can just get spent as a credit and not as a form of payment. Much easier to zero...
furbaby would be acceptable as well.
But I was just having such a tough time man, and this little furry angel totally brought me back up to life and salved my wounds and now I live for my snookums! (That one is also good because it gets the little humblebrag in there for rescuing a dog)
New York is also literally the center of the universe.
Well, Steve Kerr doesn't think they can win 72. http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/12029115/golden-state-warriors-coach-steve-kerr-says-no-way-team-matches-chicago-bulls-72-win-season
The point here is that relegation is not the only solution to tanking, and is way WAY more complex than the other possibilities.Only 22 teams have ever won out of 77, so that's not much different than the NBA. Kind of silly to say that 30 could win in any given year. It takes a huge infusion of outside money to turn a mediocre team into a contender, and that's something that's impossible with the NBA system. "Relegation" doesn't fix that, removing the salary cap and all...
I'm going to venture that this isn't a very common opinion. Most people like watching a high quality product, and more than that, they like watching a winning team. You hear lots of casual basketball fans say they love NCAA ball because the kids "play hard", but they only tune in for the tournament. Those people aren't going to pay to see the West Bumfuck Pro Ballers play hard and lose by 50 to the Lakers. How many Wildcat fans would really pay to watch Kentucky lose...
It makes games between the various bottom dwellers more interesting, but the teams are still going to suck and is that really interesting? How many people are tuning in for a game between Minnesota and Detroit (etc) even if it's close? Neither team is going to be relevant and the product they have on display isn't that great. Relegation sure wouldn't fix that, especially since it by default dilutes talent even more at the low end and potentially (depending on what else...
I'm saying it would be a somewhat practical approach to creating a multi-tier league that would make relegation possible. Right now the NBA has monopoly power over basketball, which is something that I don't believe exists in Europe. The leagues exist around the clubs, not the other way around like in the US. You'd either have to have the NBA create a separate-but-inferior secondary league or end the monopoly. I don't see them doing either.As far as more competitive,...
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