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  1. He lost to Jeff Hoogland (who he has a history of beef with) and was so frustrated he slammed his chair hard into the table as he got up (there was no table flipping). As far as I know, the penalty would have only been a warning, except for the fact that he refused to talk to the judge about it after the round. Obviously his display of sportsmanship was unacceptable. Chris is a good guy, but he loses his temper sometimes, something he is actively working on improving.
  2. Modern Format Discussion

    As it turns out, killing someone on turn 4 is significantly better than making 1/1 Thopters.
  3. I've lost to this guy twice now in important matches at SCGs. I'm just glad he finally got caught.
  4. GP Toronto

    No
  5. Magic Changes

    http://magic.wizards.com/articles/archive/news/announcement-concerning-changes-pro-club-2016-04-26 The changes to the player club have been reversed (for now). However, all trust of WotC as a company have been lost in my eyes. Hayne made an absolutely perfect analogy:   
  6. Magic Changes

    One of the things that bothers me most is that it's NOT a cost-cutting operation. Essentially 100% of the money taken away from the Platinum players is being dumped into the prize pool for Worlds, which is just worse for everyone. If the reason for the change was corporate greed, I would be upset, but I could live with it because at least I would understand why, but they're actually not saving any money at all.
  7. Magic Changes

    I would make a long post about why I'm happy with WotC getting rid of the Modern PT, but quite frankly, it doesn't matter because it won't change anything for anyone. I'm not sure why people care so much about Modern being a PT format -- the change does not have any wider implications as some might suggest.  The real issue at hand is the end of Platinum appearance fees and the end of professional Magic as we know it. This is a travesty on multiple levels, but the reasons are so obvious I don't feel the need to explain them. 
  8. Modern Format Discussion

    Yeah, it was me. I was playing it to prove a point, but it turns out the deck is busted in Legacy too.
  9. SCG Tour - Atlanta

    I'll be there, as I'm currently grinding for a PC slot.
  10. yo real talk, is magic dying?

    I can barely respond to this post seriously. Magic is at it's all-time peak and continues to grow.  
  11. 2015 Fantasy Football

      I don't think this matchup is as good as you make it out to be, as the Bengals are 12th in DVOA against the run. Furthermore, the Rams have nothing else going for them on the offensive side of the ball and Cincinnati can just stack the box and "sell out" to stop Gurley. I have a hard time rostering any player on a team with an implied total of... 16. However, with that being said, Gurley is truly a special talent that I can see having a big day if the Rams are able to keep the game reasonably close. I agree that the talent, volume, and ownership put Gurley in play for GPPs, but I personally can't see "a ton of exposure" being +EV when there are so many value plays at RB this week, as well as AP if you're looking to pay up.   Speaking of value plays, Coleman is one of my favorite plays of the weekend at low price, low ownership, and high volume against a Vikings defense that's much better against the pass than the run. I agree for the most part, but "value" plays like Crabtree and Decker have slowly been creeping up in price. I like the value options at RB a bit more this week and using the extra money to spend up on someone like Nuk, OBJ, or both.   I agree that Gronk is matchup proof, but once again, I'm concerned about teams "selling out" to stop him like the Bills appeared to do, as there's not much else to worry about after the absurd number of injuries to Patriot's pass catchers.    With that being said, my FD cash lineup: QB: Josh McCown $6300 RB: Adrian Peterson $9000 RB: Tevin Coleman $6200 WR: DeAndre Hopkins $9400 WR: Larry Fitzgerald $7400 WR: Michael Crabtree $6500 TE: Jordan Reed $5800 K: Sebastian Janikowski $4600 D: Cincinnati Bengals $4800
  12. 2015 Fantasy Football

    Funny you say that, last minute I switched Gurley and Matthews for Brown and Martin and won pretty big. With the 1 PM slot that's the best upgrade I could've gotten.That only worked because Ben (who didn't start) subbed in for Landry Jones after an injury...Geex what did you do? Play a h2h against a brown ben stack for all the monies?No my cash lineups are fine. I play 100% 50:50s and am 20-30 points over the mark. I'm just pissed about tournament outcomes and all the duds from "good plays" while someone I'm sure was a bad play scores 32.  Rostering the most talented receiver in the league in a week where he'll see very low ownership in a GPP is certainly not a "bad play". All you need from your GPP plays is talent+volume, conditions which Brown fulfills regardless of who's behind center. Obviously the Landry Jones injury was quite fortunate for Brown owners, but Brown still represents a high floor/high ceiling combo with Jones behind center.This is absolutely gross logic. Unreal post. He was 10% owned which is not low enough to matter at all in GPP (due to recency bias, which I suspect played a roll in your assessment too). He had a low floor and low ceiling considering his price (WR3 overall) and Landry Jones. He had 1 catch for 8 yards after 2 possessions before Jones went out. Project that out over the game and you have like 6 catches for 48 yards. 7.8 FDP for the price of 8700 dollars. That is your floor, my friend. I'm ready to call it illegal gambling at this point based off this godawful week. You keep having ignorant view points and I'll keep winning money. I'll H2H against you for any amount of money any time.
  13. 2015 Fantasy Football

      Funny you say that, last minute I switched Gurley and Matthews for Brown and Martin and won pretty big. With the 1 PM slot that's the best upgrade I could've gotten. That only worked because Ben (who didn't start) subbed in for Landry Jones after an injury... Geex what did you do? Play a h2h against a brown ben stack for all the monies? No my cash lineups are fine. I play 100% 50:50s and am 20-30 points over the mark. I'm just pissed about tournament outcomes and all the duds from "good plays" while someone I'm sure was a bad play scores 32.   Rostering the most talented receiver in the league in a week where he'll see very low ownership in a GPP is certainly not a "bad play". All you need from your GPP plays is talent+volume, conditions which Brown fulfills regardless of who's behind center. Obviously the Landry Jones injury was quite fortunate for Brown owners, but Brown still represents a high floor/high ceiling combo with Jones behind center.
  14. Grand Prix Quebec Cheaters!

    The issue with the Erin Diaz cheat is that, while we are fairly certain that it was intentional, the judges have no idea. By definition, cheating has to be intentional. Intention can be the difference between a warning and a DQ w/o prize and 3 year ban. Judges don't like making subjective judgments about whether something is cheating or accidental. That is why Boettcher and Humphries were banned right away, while it took years to ban Bertoncini -- the former cases were blatant deck manipulation while Alex's were a series of opportunistic cheats that could easily be accidents if not for an obvious pattern over several years of play. Opportunistic cheating frustrates me as much as anyone. In the case of the Mondello cheat above, I am 99% sure he intentionally cheated, but no one is talking about it and just brushing it off as an accident. It's impossible to prove that it was intentional by any method other than subjective judgment. This is a serious matter because this type of cheating is just as much cheating as stacking your deck, but it goes unpunished the most. However, the problem is I don't know how this can be enforced to a greater extent when people can just ALWAYS use the backdoor "it was an accident" excuse. 
  15. Grand Prix Quebec Cheaters!

    The problem with enforcing cheating is that DCI can't justify banning someone without irrefutable evidence. Cheaters probably get away with it all the time and it sucks, but you can't just go banning people without knowing for certain that they cheated. I'm not sure what the solution to this problem is, but it's certainly not the one that bans innocent players without evidence.    FWIW, I think the LEAST amount of cheating happens at Pro Tours. Professional players are generally the cleanest and most respectful players in the game, and a VERY minuscule number of them have a history of cheating. I personally believe the largest amount of cheating happens at SCG Opens where there is a large amount of money on the line, but generally the players don't have a reputation to lose.   
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