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Posted by: warthog
02-02-2020, 01:15 PM
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Man, I just can’t believe it.  I haven’t been on here much of late, been a busy year, but this last week I’ve thought about all the travails that I’ve experienced here.  I wasn’t here for Warpath, but joined when it was Chiefs Huddle.  My first couple of weeks here, DC called me Wardog, I think it was a dig at my political leanings. 

We’ve experienced a lot and had to endure a lot, especially BarryinStl.  The Ty Law thread that would never end, the anguish of losing, and where is 35YearsofCrap?  I just couldn’t believe it, signing on this site the other day and seeing a Chiefs Super Bowl thread.  Surreal.

I took a little time and read the history here in the Nigerian Nightmare section and reflected over all of that misery and great times too.  

So glad we are here and good luck Chiefs!

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Posted by: ChiefsChick23
01-31-2020, 07:09 AM
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Put 'em here.

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Posted by: Chi-town_Chief
01-26-2020, 04:31 PM
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He was 41. Terrible news.

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Posted by: Razorchief
01-21-2020, 04:44 PM
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This is hilarious. This happened driving up to KC Friday for The Game. 

One of the good things about my 8-9 hour drive to KC for Chiefs games is the variety of sports radio talk shows. I start off with a Fox Sports show, then move to CBS Sports, then ESPN, then another CBS, then more ESPN stations into Missouri, finally getting a couple of local stations out of KC. Cool to hear different perspectives on the same stories and sometimes some good insight and "expert" commentary.

I got this gem from a CBS station Friday while driving up--"It is a lot better to win in the NFL than it is to lose in the NFL". WOW!! Such profound wisdom and incredible insight!! Something I never knew until then!! Brilliant!!
I think that is when I took a break and found a very good classical station. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 was playing and helped get my mind readjusted while I pondered that stupendous analytical pronouncement.

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Posted by: asskickingboots
01-20-2020, 01:47 AM
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For a brief moment while driving home I was worried that I wouldn't have much to say about this rare and marvelous situation. I was suffering writer's block not out of stage fright, but maybe just because of how unfamiliar this situation is.

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(My mind, right now)

That block didn't last long. I feel like there's a ton more to say, but we've got 2 long weeks to prepare for this and I need to get to bed like the sleep needing bitch I am.


The Greatest Play in Chiefs History?
I mean, it's not that there aren't other worthy and meaningful moments in Chiefs history including the playoffs and even the Super Bowl, perhaps none more well known than 65 Toss Power Trap, but is this the all-time play for the Chiefs now?

Just look at this majesty on display!


That happened for real in a playoff game when the conclusion was still in doubt... to start the play anyway.

According to NFL Next Gen Stats, that is the longest any QB traveled on the ground in a single play this year, 64 yards, even in the year of Lamar Jackson. It lags behind the foot traffic of one Steve Bono epic run, one of the most bizarrely impossibly plays ever (<---watch this, trust me) by the most unlikely of candidates, but the moment is undeniable.

This kind of force is on our team now. Game in the balance, this is who shoulders our burdens and hopes. Enjoy this! Don't take a minute of this for granted, as Jack Nicholson might say what if this really is as good as it gets.

If the Chiefs win the SB, this may be the statement play of the season.

The Miami Connection
One of the best hidden gems of 80s action cheese is the 1988 avant-garde film known as Miami Connection. It's a gritty yet upbeat tale of a group of adult, orphan, college student, synth heavy rock stars with Tae Kwan Do black belts that battle motorcycle riding, drug dealing, ninjas primarily taking place in Orlando and not Miami. Like any great movie, it's available in its entirety for free on YouTube or the RiffTrax (old MST3K crew) version for free on Amazon Prime.


You're welcome. What does this have to do with this SuperBowl? The connection of the Chiefs to Miami is obvious.

First, Super Bowl LIV... in Miami.

Second, Chiefs got the 2nd seed... because Miami.

Third, where did the Chiefs get Damien Williams from... hey, you're catching on.

I saw where one guy online made a bet before week 17 that he'd get a tattoo of Mahomes riding a dolphin if the Dolphins won that day and the Chiefs won the SB. We're one step closer to a very necessary reality here. That bet, despite being cobbled together out of spare parts, is alive as its own crazed Frankenstein's monster.

Is this just a quick, lame way to pad this post because I have to be at work at 4 am again tomorrow? I have no idea what you're talking about, but maybe we all need to be getting into beach shape for this trip like Andy Reid wants to, because we're going to MIAMI BITCHES!!!

A Repeat Narrative
Is there anything that's been more tiring than hearing the name Derrick Henry over the last few weeks. One week was awesome and he was impressive, sure, but to hear it told stopping Henry was an impossible task. Nobody could stop him... well, call us Mr. Nobody then.

19 carries, 69 yards, 3.6 ypc, 1 TD, 2 receptions, -8 receiving yards, 2.9 yards per touch. I think that stat line speaks for itself.

We were told we could not allow the Titans to get out to a lead like the Texans because the Titans would be able to salt the game against us with Henry. Well, they tried. No lead is safe, and while the Titans fans near me were happy with the lead, they never felt confident in a measly 10 point cushion.


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The Chiefs stop Henry!

Now, we are moments away from being sick of hearing about the Niners rushing game, be it the 3 headed monster or more specifically Mostert who just had a 29 carry, 220 yard, 4 TD game.

We CAN stop them. In fact, I'd say we're better suited to handle the fast backs of the Niners than a bruiser like Henry. Simply put, Mostert wouldn't survive 20+ carries if that means getting tackled by Honey Badger more than a couple times.

The Architects of Failure
If you think for one moment I'm going to give Shanarat the Younger any kind of pass for being the brainpower behind one of the greatest offensive failures of recent Super Bowl memory, you don't know me very well. 28-3. There's your "offensive genius". If it weren't for Boy Wonder Sean McVay ejaculating at the mere sight of Belichick, seeking to touch the hem of his hoodie, Shanarat would be in a category of one on that level of playcalling failure.

All he had to do was run. Run and he wins.

I can already hear the Niners faithful saying that clearly he learned his lesson. Shanarat Jr. ran the ball for all but literally 3 plays since about halfway through the 2nd quarter of the NFC Championship. No. That is all the more evidence that he's still completely oblivious to game situation that he would go to the complete reactionary opposite and allow the Packers to at least briefly threaten an unlikely comeback because he bailed on running his normal offense too early.

Baby Shanarat is merely looking for an all new as of yet undiscovered frontier of how to fuck up epic style. I don't know when, I don't know how, but it's happening.

Say whatever you want about Playoff Andy Reid, it's easy to forget how a .500 winning record is actually very damn good in a single elimination format and 14 total playoff wins is a lot, like "6th most all-time" good, not that anyone is counting. Four of the guys ahead of him are in the Hall of Fame and the other is Belichick.

We're also effectively getting Bye Week Andy Reid, and that's the best Andy Reid besides a subset like Bye Week vs. Division Opponents, but that's getting too specific.

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That's outdated, it's actually 20-3 now.

Going back to the concept of inescapable narratives, Dee Ford. *Shudder*

We'll hear that one a time or two over the next couple weeks of media saturation for the game of our lifetimes. He's clearly the architect of last year's failure. We should have been in the SB last year, and who do we have to thank for falling short? Our future 63rd overall pick, because that's all he's good for in my eyes.

Enjoy paying the rest of that 5 year, $85M contract for 6.5 sacks worth of production and not quite a full healthy season. But don't worry, he sucks far worse at stopping the run. FUCK DEE FORD! I couldn't be happier he's gone and seeing a healthy Frank Clark get 4 sacks so far in the playoffs has been delightful.

We will have the coaching edge, and our players will be more prepared for this, I have little doubt.

And lastly thank you Chiefs for bringing home the Lamar Hunt trophy. It means the world to us.

Go Chiefs!

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Posted by: asskickingboots
01-13-2020, 10:26 AM
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Chiefs vs. Titans - AFC Championship Game

Last week I started typing immediately out of convenience, knowing all of the who / what / where details during the weekend. This week I got home from the game in the evening and had to leave for work by 4 AM (don’t worry, I’m not the one driving, finishing this on the road hence no memes), so I started typing this immediately out of necessity or I otherwise wouldn’t be able to until Wednesday. You are welcome for my sacrifice.

These Chiefs
Our mindset as KC fans has long been one of waiting for the other shoe to drop. We’re used to playoff tragedy. We’re used to heartbreak. We’re used to everything going wrong exactly when we can least afford it.

We’re used to insurmountable leads being… surmounted, and surmounted hard at that. We’re used to elite units being dragged to hell by their inept counterparts. We’re used to being exposed for our shortcomings before the entire nation.

I watched Arrowhead go from almost painfully amped to frustrated silence. No, the crowd hadn’t given up on the team, but when they saw the Chiefs fall behind 24-0 largely behind a rapid succession of dropped passes and fluke blunders it felt all too familiar. I felt like this could be the ultimate “because, chiefs” moment. So many circumstances aligning in the team’s favor just to see the playoffs end as soon as they began, or so it seemed.

We aren’t those Chiefs anymore.

We aren’t the team that failed to win a playoff game for 20 straight years anymore. That team is dead and buried.

We’re the team that’s hosting the AFC Championship game for the 2nd year in a row. We’re 2-1 so far the past 2 years in the playoffs.

We are not lovable losers. We are not chokers. We are not doomed to fail

If you don’t believe that, understand this win wasn’t possible for most teams. To overcome a 24-point deficit to a division winning playoff team takes a complete team effort. To do so with time to coast to a 20-point victory takes the stuff of legend. It took offensive, defensive and special teams dominance for 3 quarters. This will be a fun little detour in the team’s DVD after the season. We have to get used to all this winning finally.

Like Sylvester Stallone in Over the Top, the greatest arm wrestling child custody movie of all-time, it was like a switch. The moment Mecole Hardman had a big return the crowd was back into it. It wasn't just a snowball effect, it was an avalanche. 

We are a mythic chimera and no one wants any of this. There isn’t a derpy lion’s head or malnourished snake tail like in year’s past. There isn’t a weakness to be had. We are glorious!

It may take a beast of legend to slay a titan.

O’ Henry
“Oh man, nothing that big should move that fast.” That’s what John Mayberry, then the Royals hitting coach, said of Bo Jackson. I can’t think of a more accurate description of Henry’s running style recently.

Now the two aren’t really physically  comparable. Bo had blazing, borderline Tyreek Hill speed and did so at an impressive 6’1”, 220 lbs, but that’s far different than Henry who ran a far slower 4.5 forty, yet dwarfs Bo at 6’5”, 250. Henry’s functional downhill speed is dependent on already having a full head of steam to try to escape defenders, not instant-on, zero to sixty speed like Bo.

Physically the better comparison is Christian Okoye who was a little more stout (6’1”, 250) and slightly faster timed speed, but there’s still a major difference in their game. Okoye was still learning the game at the pro level. Henry has been incredible since he was in high school. You ever wonder what a more polished Okoye would look like before injuries ate at him? It’d look a lot like Henry.

How well the Chiefs handle the challenge of the Titans as a whole clearly hinges on how well they handle Henry and what else they have to sacrifice to stop him if they do.

The Hottest Team in the NFL
If there’s one consistent thing I’ve heard people call the Titans the past day or so, it’s exactly that. The hottest team in the NFL. It seems neat and easy to agree to, but it’s downright ignorant of reality.

Obviously, the same talking heads were saying the same thing about Baltimore, and you see what that got them; an early vacation. There’s also another team out there that’s been doing pretty good as of late that may have a word about that.

But it’s especially easy to forget this; the Titans lost 2 of the last 3 regular season games and nearly pissed away their playoff hopes to the undeserving Steelers and vile Raiders before facing a Houston team resting their starters in week 17, a Houston team that just beat the Titans a couple weeks earlier. If Houston were trying, they might have dealt the knockout blow to their division foe.

It is true that this team has played vastly better since they replaced Marcus Mariota with Ryan Tannehil at QB, but it wasn’t some tour de force or fait accompli. They backed their way into the playoffs. The Titans are lucky they ever got a shot, even if they’ve impressed in the playoffs.

The Chiefs are lucky to host the AFC Championship game, but few ever doubted their place in the playoffs. The Chiefs have a stranglehold on the AFC West that makes Ted Nugent jealous. They’ve won their last 7 games, and most of the wins have been by double digits.

Even the Niners lost to the Falcons in the past month. If anyone has been bulletproof lately, it’s the Chiefs.

Stats Don’t Matter Now
If I were to take a real deep statistical dive in this game it would be a boring exercise. The Chiefs are clearly better. The Chiefs have the better overall offense and defense regardless of what major metric you’re using. If you are comparing the teams since their last meeting it’s even more clear. The Chiefs dominate in most efficiency metrics too.

I guess one angle worth discussing is the Titans struggles to protect the passer. They have the 2nd fewest pass attempts (28 per game) yet gave up the 3rd most sacks (3.5 per game). The Chiefs have been lighting up opposing QBs lately, forcing both sacks and INTs at a higher rate later in the season. When the Titans do pass it tends to be deep, so generating pressure early is key.

On the negative side you could say the Titans have a better rushing offense to no one’s surprise, but I’d view it mostly as an utter dependence on the run game. This does line up with a perceived weakness against the run for KC, but I’ve pointed out before there’s been a significant improvement on that front as of late.

Prime example, the Chiefs gave up 98 less rushing yards against the Texans in the divisional round (94) than they did in week 6 (192) despite the first being a game the mostly led and the second being a game they trailed significantly early. I’d argue the Texans trying to force the run after they had the lead was part of what allowed the Chiefs to end their drives.

It’s a completely different team defensively and I think people are back on board with the offense. All things considered, the Chiefs plainly have the better team and they’re feeling just as good about themselves as the Titans.

However, we’re to the point that what you did yesterday has little to do with what you do today. It’s the playoffs, it’s single elimination, and it’s time to put up or shut up.

It’s time to see which team can add up to more, and in this format a team can easily add up to more than the sum of their parts. All it takes is a good gameplan, good execution, and a little luck.

It's time to bring the Lamar Hunt trophy home!

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Posted by: asskickingboots
01-05-2020, 01:35 PM
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Damn right I started writing this as soon as I knew who we were facing. I haven't been as proud of one of these since, well, the Texans a few years back when all I had to do was tell you their QB was Brian Hoyer eight different ways.


The strings of fate
The past week was one big party to KC sports fans. In a span of 90 seconds home viewers got to listen to former Chiefs radio announcer and national treasure Kevin Harlan call two games at once, FEC rules be damned! Even on TV you FELT the moment the crowd knew the Chiefs were getting that much needed bye.

It was like winning two games at once. The last time I felt that much elation at a game was ruined 4 seconds later when I realized Dee Ford lined up offsides and left me with two sticky messes in my pants.

So a season that for about a month’s time felt like a wasted opportunity turns out was simultaneously failing just enough that the Chiefs could snag a Hall of Fame defensive end on waivers, the exact position they needed most, and just enough success to get that coveted number two seed and all it took was a victory so Fitztragically impossible Vegas had Miami as a 17 point dog. But what does Vegas know, they actually want the Raiders. Of course they don’t believe in Fitzmagic.

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I haven’t felt the strings of fate pulled this hard since the 2015 Royals.

The tangentially related Tom Brady sized elephant in the room
The divisional round is an archaic title for next weekend. Why? Because not every division winner makes the divisional round anymore as was proven yesterday. The end of an era, one even more significant than the Matt Moore era in KC, maybe. Is this the last ride for Brady and Belichick together?

Mike Vrabel must have sacrificed his mustache in some kind of ancient demonic ritual he learned from Belichick to gain the gnostic elusive knowledge of how to kill their demogorgan foe and that was a waste of good womb broom as it was what every drunk sports bar patron outside of Boston was hoping they would do; pound Derrick Henry in hard without asking for any kind of consent. Brady’s last pass might be a touchdown to a FORMER patriot. "We're still here" my ass.

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(Pictured: A man who is not "still there")

Once Tom Brady is done crying himself to sleep on a bed made entirely of loose fiddies and using his supermodel wife's funbags as a pillow he'll have to come to the harsh reality that he may be done. Not with life mind you. His lifestyle is the type of shit a CGI blue Will Smith would tell you is gonna take up two of your wishes minimum. Even if he's not done with football, the patriots may be done with him as he's not under contract right now.

(Note: I had a hard time not posting a picture of Gisele's funbags. Worth a look.)

What happens next will be amazing.

Do the Pats sell out their future acquiring the likes of AJ Green and Amari Cooper to give Brady a proper send off? Does Darth Hoodie demonstrate his brutality by giving Tom a viking funeral and snatching some new youngling apprentice to mold to his sinister ways? Is there some cagey veteran salivating over the opportunity to helm the Death Star? Is the 9,001st trade by the Pats since Belichick the first FOR a QB? Will we see TB12 selling vitamins in a Bengals uni or will he just fuck off? Is 30 for 30 Famous Jameis the next Pats QB? Can Robert Kraft get even more fingers in his butthole at a strip mall massage parlor? Is there a way I can shoehorn in an Antonio Brown reference for no sane reason? I just did.

For the first time in over a decade I'm genuinely interested in hearing about what the Patriots are going to do this offseason since it could very well determine a big chunk of the future in the AFC.

But for right now, as Booger McFarland might say in between drawing phalluses on the telestrator, losing yesterday is really going to hurt the Pats chances at advancing in the playoffs. The beast is slain… for now.

Mahomes v. Watson: Round 2
Until injuries take their toll and gaia swallows up one of these players whole this will remain one of the most anticipated and over-analyzed AFC QB matchups for years to come that will force Bears fans to viscerally change the channel when mentioned, but saying so is giving a pass to the 9 other teams that passed on Mahomes. This is the debate to have about the 2017 draft class. Patrick Lavon Mahomes II v. Derrick DeShaun Watson.

As much as I clearly prefer Mahomes and will statistically back that up in a moment, it’s important to state that the 3rd year player and 2 time Pro Bowler Watson ain’t too shabby himself and he did win a bizarre matchup with the Chiefs earlier in the year. But let us talk about what happened yesterday.

In the face of almost as much pressure as Derrick Thomas could generate by himself in a single game, Watson’s line surrendered a whopping 21.9% sack rate on their way to 7 sacks, yet he still had an efficient game. Somehow Watson was 20 for 25, 247 yards, 1 TD, 0 INTs, a 121.2 rating, and tack on another 14 rushes for 55 yards as his body fled in full self-preservation mode.

But when it comes time to compare the QBs themselves, don’t let Texans fans tell you 2019 Watson is more efficient than 2019 Mahomes. That’s far more QB meme than reality that’s really only supported by one major stat, completion percentage (Watson 67.3% / Mahomes 65.9%).

The two have thrown nearly the same TD rate (Watson 5.3% / Mahomes 5.4%), but Mahomes threw picks at a far lower rate (Watson 2.4% / Mahomes 1%). Mahomes averages a half yard more per attempt (Watson 7.8 / Mahomes 8.3). Watson’s game is dependent on short passes whereas Mahomes only threw a lot of short passes on the lack of a consistent running game.

Even the most basic bitch efficiency stat of all, QB Rating, shows Mahomes is better (Watson 98.0 / Mahomes 105.3) and the gap on QBR was even wider somehow (Watson 69.5 / Mahomes 78). Need I remind you this year was considered an injury riddled let down for Mahomes.

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Mahomes is a better QB. That's science. The best someone can twist the stats to do is make Watson look like he’s in the same zip code.

Watt-ever, that defense still sucks
Watson faced a great defense and mostly persevered, but his real saving grace was that he was facing an incompetent boob at QB.

If you just look at the stat line it’d be easy to assume Josh Allen had a good game, a combined 372 yards passing/rushing/receiving. That does not tell the story of Allen trying his damndest to give the game away before the Texans whimpered into an unimpressive second chance in overtime alone win.

Allen was taking dogshit sacks, dropping the ball in what looked like a glitch in the Matrix it was so unforced, a lateral so derpy he could get disability by showing a government worker video of it, being aided by game management that went for a 4th & 27 while in long FG range with time and timeouts left, and tossing up winged prayers far before necessary that could have ended the game in a moment’s notice. The Texans still likely would have lost if the refs didn't call a ticky tack blindside block in OT when the Bills were already in FG range.

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But the simple fact remains that the Bills, a team that had the 9th worst yardage offense in the regular season, put up 425 yards on the Texans D. That’s 95 more yards than their season average and they faced an inept schedule of failures. Hell, that’s 18 yards more than the Ravens average. 

The season stats for the Texans aren’t any more comforting, for their fans anyway. I can’t believe I failed to notice this while making my playoff predictions, which may be why the Bills-Texans game was closer than I expected, but the Texans have a minus 7 point differential on the season. Yes, circumstantially they were close to being 12-4, but they won some bullshit close games to get to 10-6. I was generally aware of that, but I was so focused on the weak schedule for the Bills I didn’t realize it was that bad for the Texans.

The Texans defense literally gave up 26 more points on the season than the Jets. I’m sure Houston sports stations will be lined up with ignorant doofs proselytizing Monday about JJ Watt existing and expecting 800 yards of offense against that Chiefs defense… a defense that gave up 77 less points than they did and finished as the 5th best scoring defense even after a shaky start.

The Texans gave up 6.1 yards per play this season! That’s tied for worst in the whole damn league. That defense is going to have to face the Chiefs that forced 6.2 yards per play?! But hey, at least their middle of the road offense gets to face our top 10 defense, so they’ve got that going for them.

Bill O'Brien sucks. Romeo Crennel sucks. I don't know who Tim Kelly is, some young first year offensive coordinator apparently, but I'm sure he sucks too. This game is over before it even starts.

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Posted by: asskickingboots
12-30-2019, 10:22 AM
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Time to see some coaches get shitcanned.

First, the Browns dumped Kitchens after their season went down the sink (sink, Kitchens, get it?)

Second, the Giants are getting rid of Kyle Shurmur's dad

Third, Redskins are ditching GM Bruce Allen

Fourth, the Panthers have requested to interview Chiefs Offensive Coordinator Eric Bieniemy

UPDATE: EB also received an interview request from the Giants.

At least a couple other dominoes are likely to fall. Some interesting potential. I think whether it's the Panthers or elsewhere we can pretty well kiss EB goodbye. I think he has more potential as a fgiurehead coach than as a coordinator, tbh.

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Posted by: Chi-town_Chief
12-29-2019, 04:06 PM
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Discuss

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Posted by: HG
12-27-2019, 04:25 PM
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Waited 50 years for this one.  Loved it.  Perfect!  Dont give a shit if you hated it.  I loved it.  And at this moment and time my opinion is all that matters.

(I learned how to do this from Adam Shiff)

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