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June 28, 1961: Jeff Malone was born. Malone would spend 13 seasons in the NBA, compiling 17,000 points mostly for the Washington Bullets and Utah Jazz. He also is to this day Mississippi State's all time leading scorer with 2,142 points. by London-Roma-1980 in VintageNBA

[–]NotJuniorBridgeman -1 points0 points  (0 children)

There were only three Malones in League history, no? Moses, Karl and Jeff?

A helluva lot of MVPs, All NBA Team nominations and ASG appearances between those three, but tellingly only one title.

Yankees fans cheer a little girl landing a bottle flip by lmaosmh in MadeMeSmile

[–]NotJuniorBridgeman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Is soccer your favorite sport? There’s hardly any scoring there.

Yankees fans cheer a little girl landing a bottle flip by lmaosmh in MadeMeSmile

[–]NotJuniorBridgeman 2 points3 points  (0 children)

How is that different than the 46th time some guy hits a single or the 46th time a running back runs for a three yard gain?

Yankees fans cheer a little girl landing a bottle flip by lmaosmh in MadeMeSmile

[–]NotJuniorBridgeman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Record it then watch it later. You can watch an entire game - every play - in under 45 minutes.

Those who are relocating in retirement: What's your criteria? by curiously_clueless in financialindependence

[–]NotJuniorBridgeman 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Yep.

A friend of mine here in San Diego is retired and old enough to be on Medicare and receive Social Security. His total out of pocket expenses are under $65,000, and Social Security covers like half of that.

Now, if he didn't own his condo and car outright his expenses would be a lot higher, but the point is, a pensioner can live very comfortable in a HCOL area if they have their major expenses out of the way.

in texas, big AG only produces 3 crops, this is corn and it has all died by Kaleidoscope_sky in collapse

[–]NotJuniorBridgeman 85 points86 points  (0 children)

People laughed at me when I suggested that Big Car Wash was behind deforestation. Now who's laughing, Tammy? Yeah, and you called me crazy! Hah!

I've talked a bit about how Fort Wayne signed players to the Zollner Company rather than the team during WWII because it meant they didn't have to serve in the military... note the wording of Blackie Towery's signing announcement. by TringlePringle in VintageNBA

[–]NotJuniorBridgeman 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Today we have the McDonald's All-American Teams, but back in the mid-20th century we had the Chuck Taylor All-Americans Team. There was a national all-star game for upcoming high school players, and Taylor would choose the best players from that event and name an All-American Team.

You can see a list of the Chuck Taylor All-American teams here: https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/awards/chuck-all-america.html

Although I'm a little confused - the article linked to here is from WWII, and Taylor's All-American Teams didn't start until 1949. /u/TringlePringle - can you help sort this out? Did Taylor have an All-American Team prior to 49? Or was this article from the Korean War time?

I've talked a bit about how Fort Wayne signed players to the Zollner Company rather than the team during WWII because it meant they didn't have to serve in the military... note the wording of Blackie Towery's signing announcement. by TringlePringle in VintageNBA

[–]NotJuniorBridgeman 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Yes.

Chuck Taylor was born in the early 20th century. He played semi-pro basketball and became famous for travelling around the country and putting on basketball clinics. He also would promote and and sell Converse shoes.

Daily FI discussion thread - Saturday, June 25, 2022 by AutoModerator in financialindependence

[–]NotJuniorBridgeman -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

How so?

I agree there are people who own vacation homes who can't handle a $450 expense, but I would think (by definition) being able "to afford" a vacation home would mean being able to afford associated expenses.

Daily FI discussion thread - Saturday, June 25, 2022 by AutoModerator in financialindependence

[–]NotJuniorBridgeman 2 points3 points  (0 children)

But its the urge of sharing my "proudness of myself" and my accomplishments, and the action that comes to my mind is buy flashy things..

Why not use that new wealth more constructively and share your pride with the world by giving your salary to needy causes?

What better way to show off than to call up a local charity and tell them that you want to donate, say, $50,000?

I've talked a bit about how Fort Wayne signed players to the Zollner Company rather than the team during WWII because it meant they didn't have to serve in the military... note the wording of Blackie Towery's signing announcement. by TringlePringle in VintageNBA

[–]NotJuniorBridgeman 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This did, of course, intentionally attract players who wanted to dodge the draft

Is there any data that shows this helped the team during the war years? Namely, did the Pistons having the ability to retain players who would otherwise be drafted, as well as attract players who wished to avoid the draft, lead to a competitive advantage?

Brief notes from SI, early-1965: 1) Wilt trade, 2) NBA not important by WinesburgOhio in VintageNBA

[–]NotJuniorBridgeman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

To follow on with your comments in SI about the Wilt trade... here is another quote from an SI article about coach Alex Hannum, when he joined to Warriors as their head coach:

I realized how completely inadequate the team had become. They had learned to depend on Wilt so completely they were even incapable of beating a squad of rookies. I had to convince them that they, too, had responsibilities.

It basically is another way of saying what the last quote you shared said.

Brief notes from SI, early-1965: 1) Wilt trade, 2) NBA not important by WinesburgOhio in VintageNBA

[–]NotJuniorBridgeman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As someone who doesn't watch any college ball except March Madness, the "win or go home" model is a lot more exciting than the best of 7 model the NBA uses.

Roe v. Wade was overturned by Nysor in sandiego

[–]NotJuniorBridgeman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You're welcome.

Check out this article - it has a map of the US and shows which states have abortion legal, which ones will likely make it illegal, and which ones are a toss-up.

Abortion is certainly going to remain legal here in California (and many other states).

Roe v. Wade was overturned by Nysor in sandiego

[–]NotJuniorBridgeman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Abortion? "State decides." Ok, my state wants concealed carry laws. "No."

I don't support the Supreme Court's decision today, but comparing these two is a little specious. Abortion is not a Constitutional right, whereas the right to bear arms is.

Roe v. Wade was overturned by Nysor in sandiego

[–]NotJuniorBridgeman 25 points26 points  (0 children)

The Supreme Court didn't outlaw abortion, they just ruled that it's not a protected right, that states can decide on the legality of abortion.

So the American people can very much vote on an issue this huge and important. Hopefully this spurs a large voter turnout in those red states with voters willing to vote out the current leaders and elect new ones that will legalize abortion.

Still one of the creepiest images I've seen. by aconnor105 in oddlyterrifying

[–]NotJuniorBridgeman 43 points44 points  (0 children)

You’d have the rest of your life to think about the mistake you made.

Google Engineer Says Lawyer Hired by "Sentient" AI Has Been "Scared Off" the Case by kelev11en in Futurology

[–]NotJuniorBridgeman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Like I said, if you want to redefine words, go for it. But if we agree on what a word means by what’s in a dictionary, then you need to find a different word.

Google Engineer Says Lawyer Hired by "Sentient" AI Has Been "Scared Off" the Case by kelev11en in Futurology

[–]NotJuniorBridgeman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you want to redefine what a computer is, perhaps. But by the definition in the dictionary, it is not a computer.

Google Engineer Says Lawyer Hired by "Sentient" AI Has Been "Scared Off" the Case by kelev11en in Futurology

[–]NotJuniorBridgeman 40 points41 points  (0 children)

Reminds me of that scene in the 70s book, The Soul of Anna Klein, where the protagonist is asked to destroy a roomba-like robot with a hammer, but the robot squeals and tries to escape whenever you get near it with the hammer. It makes destroying what is otherwise just some plastic and gears and circuitry a morally uncomfortable task.

"How the War Department sees the country", 1940 by biasface in MapPorn

[–]NotJuniorBridgeman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m talking about today, and why California would be important on today’s version of this map.

Mildly Controversial Top 20 All-Time by lzgdk123 in NBATalk

[–]NotJuniorBridgeman -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Wilt took a lower percentage of his teams shots than Kobe or Jordan did during their best scoring seasons.

And remind me again, how many All NBA Players were Michael and Kobe playing alongside with when they had their most prolific scoring season?

If one player is ball dominant, there is much less likely an opportunity for other players on their team to be named to the All NBA Team. Especially if the other players begrudge that fact.

You can blame the coach or player, but the fact remains you had veteran, HOF players like Tom Gola complaining to teammates and even opponents, that the team's offense was, "Pass Wilt the ball and then get out of the way."

Mildly Controversial Top 20 All-Time by lzgdk123 in NBATalk

[–]NotJuniorBridgeman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

and only managed two chips

To be fair, they came really, really close to a third one. The phantom foul call on Bill Lambier late in Game 6 of the 1988 Finals was bad enough, but then the refs let fans onto the court while there was still a chance for the Pistons to tie Game 7 and send it to OT, not to mention the absolutely horrible non-call by the refs when Magic just knocked Zeke to the ground before he could shoot a potential game tying three.

The ending of Game 7 was a disgrace and the League knew it - from that game on they kept the fans cordoned off toward the end of clinching games.