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Off-Topic / Re: American Assassin to become a Movie.
« on: November 18, 2017, 12:13:12 am »
Allow me to add a 4th to that trio... Gabriel Allon. He is a Mossad agent/assassin, ala Mitch Rapp but is more realistic in my opinion. The author of the series is Daniel Silva and is usually focused on terrorism of some sort but also has tales of Vatican intrigue.


If I was ranking the 4 for Baddassness....

1. Reacher
2. Bourne
3. Allon
4. Rapp

FWIW..... John Sanford has a good series of crime books (____ Prey), with Lucas Davenport as the protagonist. Davenport is a lot like Reacher, but he frequently mentions Minnesota wrestling in some of the books, so Im guessing he's a fan.
I just finished "House of Spies" by Silva.  I liked most of the others better, though his postscript at the end of House of Spies discussing real current events was interesting. I thought an earlier book "The Messenger" was particularly touching.

Mitch Rapp remains the most notorious since he murdered a sitting Senator and his campaign manager, while his boss, Irene Kennedy, managed to murder a vice president-elect. None of the other super heroes managed to reach that high.

Who wins with fisticuffs among the four? I'm undecided, but lean toward Rapp one on one against any, though Reacher can beat MORE opponents at once than any of the others. I guess Reacher is the best shooter at distance.

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Off-Topic / Re: Now this is a Bust
« on: September 20, 2017, 10:57:26 am »
It's been presumed that the "smart chemists" are in China.

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Other Sports / Re: The Tribe
« on: September 16, 2017, 01:04:05 pm »

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Other Sports / Re: The Tribe
« on: September 15, 2017, 10:04:45 am »
And it ends at 22.
Baseball above all else is a percentage game. If you bet KC last night, bet even more tonight.
If the steak still exists on Saturday, double down on KC. And again (and so forth).

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Other Sports / Re: The Tribe
« on: September 14, 2017, 06:25:17 pm »
Probably bigger headlines if they lose.

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Other Sports / Re: The Tribe
« on: September 13, 2017, 08:33:01 pm »
Shhhhhh... supposed to be under the radar.

They have done this without three of their best players (Brantley, Kipnis, and Andrew Miller) with Francona employing a constantly shifting lineup (15 players with at least 21 at bats) during the streak.

I'm so happy that Terry Francona got tired of his Boston gig.

Awesome leader.

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Off-Topic / American Assassin to become a Movie.
« on: August 24, 2017, 11:21:23 pm »
I just saw, in  a facebook posting, that one of author Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp thrillers has been made into a movie and will be in theaters soon.
 
I have posed the question before about who is the toughest:
Jason Bourne (author Robert Ludlum), Jack Reacher (Lee Child), or Mitch Rapp (Flynn)?

Matt Damon did a decent job playing Bourne.  Tom Cruise as Reacher was idiotic IMO. We will see how this Dylan O'Brien does as Mitch Rapp (who could be well played by a very young Sy Stallone).

I wonder how far the movie will diverge from the book in it's plotting.




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College / Re: McKenna to Ohio State
« on: August 22, 2017, 07:50:02 am »
Now what are the true odds Jake Ryan gets squeezed out of the line up?
Excellent, it appears.

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International / Re: G.O.A.T.
« on: January 29, 2017, 05:24:38 pm »
Snyderman, Snyderman,
Does whatever a Snyder can
Throws em down, any size,
Catches legs just like flies

In world class moments
one mat at a time
he finds opponents
on which to dine

Wealth and fame he's ignored
Winning is his reward


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College / Re: Iowa/Ohio State Thoughts
« on: January 28, 2017, 11:18:00 pm »
Cark was held out to protect his seed. Everyone knows this. It's done all the time.

No, it's done at tOSU all the time, but isn't common practice at schools like Iowa and PSU.  Tell me how this would protect Clark's seed?  If he wins, he is #1 at Big 10s.  If he loses, he is still #2.  This wasn't a seed situation. Clark was protecting his shoulder.  Could he have went?  Of course, but it wasn't worth the risk.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Heard it all before. No excuses permitted. It was seed protection. Period.

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College / Re: Iowa/Ohio State Thoughts
« on: January 28, 2017, 02:29:45 pm »
Cark was held out to protect his seed. Everyone knows this. It's done all the time.



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Polls / Re: Which Battleground in the War on Science?
« on: January 25, 2017, 08:54:54 am »
Am I ahead of the curve, or behind the curve, when my thoughts on science are about child psychology, pharma, gender neutrality, and alt-eugenics?
The latest:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/01/24/biologists-breed-life-form-with-lab-made-dna-dont-call-it-jurassic-park/?utm_term=.e5987099e19f

Leftist psychologists are sure to be taking heed! Leftist sociologists agree to put their goal of a gender neutral race in abeyance in favor of the more immediate goal of changing the DNA of Trump voters.

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Polls / Re: Which Battleground in the War on Science?
« on: January 08, 2017, 11:43:36 am »
Am I ahead of the curve, or behind the curve, when my thoughts on science are about child psychology, pharma, gender neutrality, and alt-eugenics?

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Polls / Re: Which Battleground in the War on Science?
« on: January 06, 2017, 10:38:18 am »
My most pressing current scientific question:

What do Scientologists think of Monsanto and Bayer joining forces?

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Polls / Re: Which Battleground in the War on Science?
« on: January 06, 2017, 10:30:35 am »
Hit man John Martorano claimed that mob boss Whitey Bulger would never drink the water in Boston.

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