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2012.01.20 23:42 saywhatisobvious Dodge
Dodge Cars and Trucks!
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A Subreddit for the people who love Dodge Challengers!
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This is just a group of people discussing Dodge Dakota pickup trucks. Durangos are welcome!
2023.05.29 16:35 r3crac BANGGOOD Deals (29.5.2023)!
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2023.05.29 15:13 CaspianX2 Axolotl for Nintendo Switch - Review
: Platformer Players
(Note: This game is included in the Rafa's World + Axolotl + .cat Milk bundle, along with .cat Milk
and Rafa’s World)
Axolotl, sometimes referred to as Axolotl is Dry, is a challenging Platformer released on PC and Nintendo Switch in 2022. The premise is fairly simple - players take the role of a pink elephant, who they must guide to a watering hole before their moisture meter runs out.
The presentation here is pretty good. This game uses colorful pixel art visuals, backed by a catchy dreamy tune. The only real issue with this presentation is how monotonous they are, with each level of the game set in a visually-identical desert.
The gameplay here is almost
pretty good. There’s a lot of similarity here to the game Celeste
, in that this is a challenging Platformer where players have a jump, a wall-jump, and a multidirectional air-dash that they can only use once before having to recharge it by setting their feet down on solid ground, though there are mid-air recharges that can allow you to use multiple dashes mid-jump.
Unlike Celeste, Axolotl never really moves beyond these simple gameplay mechanics, though that’s not really this game’s biggest problem. There are two other major issues here. First, this game’s difficulty level is all over the place, but mostly extremely hard, spiking early and often, with occasional cakewalk levels for no apparent reason. It definitely feels like this game’s designer was absent the day in class where they taught proper difficulty progression.
However, what really kills Axolotl is that the jump button here also
acts as a dodge button, making it all too easy to accidentally dash in mid-air when you had no intention of doing so. As if this was bad enough, the jump button’s use as a dash is inconsistent, meaning you can’t even depend on this dual assignment. In a game where precision controls are going to be absolutely vital, this is disastrous.
I suppose if this were a budget-priced game, it might be easier to forgive these flaws, but this game’s $7 price tag just seems far too high for what’s on offer. Oddly, a Compilation including this game plus two others, Rafa's World + Axolotl + .cat Milk, is available for only $0.75, a much more reasonable price, which is bizarre since that bundle also contains two other games. If you’re interested in Axolotl and think you can look past this game’s flaws, I highly recommend you get that bundle instead. tl;dr – Axolotl is a challenging Platformer where players control a pink elephant, who must get to a watering hole before time runs out. This game plays much like the more popular challenging Platformer Celeste, but suffers due to poor difficulty progression and poorly-designed controls. However, probably this game’s biggest problem is that its $7 price tag is too high, especially when the Rafa's World + Axolotl + .cat Milk bundle that includes this game is only $0.75. With this being the case, absolutely no one should buy this game here, and those who think they can tolerate its flaws are better getting the bundle.
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2023.05.29 15:03 subredditsummarybot Your weekly /r/ChelseaFC roundup for the week of May 22 - May 28
Monday, May 22 - Sunday, May 28
Top 5 Posts
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2023.05.29 14:23 Moist-Accountant-516 Potential added cars for Driver: San Francisco
Driver: San Francisco is one of the best open-world racing games I've played. I really appreciated its story, Shift mechanic, and car diversity, but there were unfortunately too few cars for me. I understand that Reflections didn't have a lot of time to model a lot of cars nor were they able to license from certain manufacturers, but just imagine if there were no licensing restrictions. Here's a list of cars that I think would've fit Driver SF.
2010 Acura MDX 2010 Acura TL SH-AWD 2010 Acura TSX V6 1971 AMC Javelin AMX 2011 Audi A1 1.4 TFSI 2009 Audi A3 Sportback 2.0 TFSI quattro 2008 Audi A4 3.2 FSI quattro 2011 Audi A8 6.3 FSI L 2010 BMW 135i Coupé 2009 BMW 330i xDrive 1974 BMW 2002 Turbo 2008 BMW M3 Coupé 2005 BMW M5 Sedan 2010 BMW X5 xDrive50i 2008 BMW X6 xDrive50i 2010 BMW Z4 sDrive35is 2009 Buick Enclave CXL 1987 Buick GNX 2010 Buick LaCrosse CXS 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe Police 2005 Chrysler 300C SRT-8 2005 Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT-8 2011 Honda Accord EX-L V6 Coupe 2009 Honda Civic Si Sedan 2009 Honda Element 2009 Honda Fit Sport 2010 Honda Insight 2008 Honda S2000 CR 2007 Hyundai Accent SE 2009 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 Grand Touring Coupe 2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2010 Infiniti FX50 2011 Infiniti G37 IPL Coupe 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 2008 Lexus GS 460 2008 Lexus IS F 2010 Lincoln MKZ AWD 2009 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S 2010 Mazda CX-7 2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata 1995 Mazda RX-7 2009 Mazda RX-8 2010 Mazdaspeed 3 2008 Mercedes-Benz C 350 Sedan 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG 2007 Mercedes-Benz R 63 AMG 4MATIC 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR 2010 Nissan Altima 3.5SR 2008 Nissan Armada 2009 Nissan Murano LE 2010 Nissan Versa 1.8 SL Hatchback 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT 2009 Porsche 911 Turbo 2003 Porsche Carrera GT 2009 Porsche Panamera Turbo 2008 Saab 9-3 2.8T V6 Aero Convertible 2010 Saab 9-5 Aero 2012 Scion iQ 2011 Scion xB 2011 Scion tC 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5XT Premium 1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STI 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Sedan 2010 Toyota Camry XLE 2010 Toyota Corolla XRS 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser 2010 Toyota Prius 2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 1993 Toyota Supra Turbo
As you can see, most of these cars are everyday USDM cars sold between the mid-2000s and 2011. I know the Audi A4 exists in the game, but I changed it to a 3.2 FSI model for it to be balanced with the Alfa 159. Let me know what you guys think of the list, and I may add more cars, but I want to be careful with the additions because I want to create a balanced extended list.
I don't know if the Porsches can co-exist with RUF, but the Panamera and CGT don't have RUF equivalents.
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2023.05.29 10:13 jfiddy NBA Picks - 5/29/23
Predicting the NBA using Monte Carlo Simulations and Advanced Rate Stats
Back at it again this year. For people new to this, here's some quick links for the yearly recaps: 2020-2021
- 2021-2022 TL;DR Today's Slate (5/29/23)
|Home ||Away ||Spread ||Total ||Prediction ||% home covering ||% over |
|BOS ||MIA ||-7.5 ||203.5 ||1056 - 1046 ||22 ||71 |
) Includes projections for players listed as questionable † Unofficial projection due to lack of data # Indicates # of games worth of data available for this team's lineup Notes
- MIA/BOS - V Oladipo Out, T Herro Out
- I know game 7's tend to go under, but this seems ridiculously low
- MIA +7.5 3U @ 1.91
- BOS/MIA O203.5 2U @ 1.91
- G Williams U11.5 PRA 2U @ 1.81
If you feel like tipping: Tip Jar BTC: bc1q339p9sxvk6srp0087c9zaccyc7w9dxu94v7x3k FAQ: Link to FAQ Previous Slate (5/27/23)
# Indicates # of games worth of data available for this team's lineup Notes
|Home ||Away ||Spread ||Total ||Prediction ||% home covering ||% over ||Final |
|MIA ||BOS ||3 ||210.5 ||1095 - 1015 ||91 ✅ ||44 ✅ ||103-104 |
Game bets Props
- MIA/BOS - V Oladipo Out, T Herro Out
- Butler U43.5 PRA 2U @ 1.88 ✅
- White U2.5A 2U @ 1.88 ❌
- Love 4+ R 2U @ 1.71 📌 DNP
- wow what a game, fucking boston
Previous: 2-1 (+1.58U)
Season: 452-454 (-81.69U) Daily Model Record
O/U: 1-0 Total Model Record
ATS: 178-170 (51%)
O/U: 199-155 (56%)
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2023.05.29 06:20 hephalumph Fulcrum
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Fulcrum (Randall Baron) - PL 10
Weight: 183 lb.
Strength -1, Stamina 0, Agility 0, Dexterity 2, Fighting -1, Intellect 0, Awareness 2, Presence 0
Benefit, Wealth 4 (multimillionaire), Luck, Luck (Edit Scene), [Luck, Luck (Edit Scene), Luck (Instant Counter), Luck (Recover)]
Expertise: Gambling 4 (+4), Persuasion 4 (+4), Sleight of Hand 2 (+4)
Powers Blessed Existence
(Advantages: Luck, Luck (Edit Scene), Luck (Instant Counter), Luck (Recover)) Newton's Third Law
Danger Sense: Senses 1 (Danger Sense: Mental)
Enhanced Trait 48 (Traits: Dodge +10 (+10), Parry +11 (+10), Will +8 (+10), Fortitude +10 (+10), Insight +6 (+8), Perception +4 (+6), Ranged Combat +8 (+10))
Flight 1 (Speed: 4 miles/hour, 60 feet/round; Flaws: Limited: Half Speed (2MPH, 30FPR))
Protection 10 (+10 Toughness)
Regeneration 1 (Every 10 rounds)
Blast: Damage 10 (Linked; karma, bestowed, luck, DC 25; Extras: Increased Range: ranged, Reaction 3: reaction, Variable Descriptor 2: broad group - Damage type matches deflected attack; Flaws: Source: Powered by an Enemy's attack)
Deflect 10 (Linked; karma, bestowed, luck; Extras: Increased Range: perception, Reflect; Flaws: Quirk 2: Cannot protect someone who started a fight.)
Blast: Damage 10, +10 (DC 25)
Grab, -1 (DC Spec 9)
Throw, +2 (DC 14)
Unarmed, -1 (DC 14)
: Karma: I have a list of individuals I have wronged in the past, and am constantly trying to make reparations for my misdeeds. Aside from that personal quest, I have been charged by Karma herself to expand this and balance the scales whenever I can. Power Loss
: If I ignore a mission given to me by Karma, or if I begin to behave badly, an abnormal amount of minor bad things begin obviously happening to me and those around me. If I do not heed that warning, I will lose my powers until I have attoned for my misdeeds.
Dodge 10/0, Parry 10/-1, Fortitude 10/0, Toughness 10, Will 10/2
Abilities 4 + Powers 135 + Advantages 6 + Skills 5 (10 ranks) + Defenses 0 = 150
Personal Details (This is a blatant ripoff of "My Name is Earl", if it was not obvious)
Randall Baron was a two-bit con man and gambler. Not particularly successful in either venture, he made the minimal amount he needed to live a welfare redneck lifestyle. Coasting from con to con, city to city, he felt he was living a free life, without being tied down to a job or any responsibilities.
Then his life changed. He bought a scratch ticket at a gas station and won a 20 million dollar jackpot. Just as he was celebrating his good fortune, he was shot and nearly killed - an 'innocent bystander' casualty as the gas station he had just left was being robbed.
He had even noticed the duo on their way into the gas station, knew they were probably up to no good, and decided to ignore them.
While he was recovering in the hospital, he saw an interview on the TV; and he is still not sure if it was the pain medicine he was on, a glitch in the TV, or Karma herself calling out to him. But it was a philosopher speaking about Karma, and a single sentence was repeated over and over - he believes on the TV itself, but possibly it was all in his head. "Your good thoughts, deeds, and words, will lead to beneficial effects, while your bad thoughts, deeds, and words, will lead to harmful effects."
Taking it as a sign, and with a fresh perspective on life thanks to his brush with death, he pledged himself right then and there to rectify all of his misdeeds. He began making a list of all of his cons, thefts, and plain bad behavior and vowed to himself that he was going to make things right.
Seemingly immediately after that, his condition stabilized and he surprised his doctors with how quickly he was healing.
He left the hospital within the week, far sooner than they had warned him he would be in there, and on his way out he got something stuck to the bottom of his shoe - his winning lottery ticket; he had dropped it when he was shot, and somehow it found its way back to him days later and miles away at the hospital.
He began using the money to aid him in righting his own personal wrongdoings, and the more he did so, the better he felt and the better his luck seemed to become in general. Until one day when he got a sudden urge to help someone who was not on his list, and as he did so he felt like he was a conduit for the incarnation of Karma itself.
As he continued righting wrongs and protecting those he could from being harmed, he seemed to unlock more and more access to Karma's favor - to the point he recognized that he has indeed gained supernatural benefits and powers to use in her name.
He adpoted the persona of Fulcrum, after searching for names related to balance or karma (it is the point where a scale balances). And he has just begun to explore his powers, and to seek out others to work with to help right the wrongs and balance the scales. https://preview.redd.it/8rtf9g7f5p2b1.png?width=432&format=png&auto=webp&s=64215f0d2b3ea4e48507435d99ded29af22e0901
2023.05.29 06:01 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: sffpc top posts from 2019-04-24 to 2023-05-15 05:20 PDT
Period: 1481.65 days
| ||Submissions ||Comments |
|Total ||1000 ||109593 |
|Rate (per day) ||0.67 ||73.32 |
|Unique Redditors ||782 ||25569 |
|Combined Score ||1446245 ||736930 |
Top Submitters' Top Submissions
- 22515 points, 15 submissions: nnnndth
- How I turn case LED on/off (2667 points, 93 comments)
- Nothing perfect but maybe this GPU fan mod is. (2047 points, 119 comments)
- I have my own Noctua edition graphic cards (1554 points, 132 comments)
- One cable rules all. (actually two) (1525 points, 125 comments)
- Formula Loli1 Mini Itx Build (1520 points, 70 comments)
- Spent 3hrs making this mod. I think I'm obsessed by perfectionism. (1487 points, 120 comments)
- 5.1 L old build improved. Almost wireless. (1486 points, 96 comments)
- GPU Box (1484 points, 81 comments)
- Somebody calls this Fridge. Finally (all) black build. (1460 points, 71 comments)
- Watercooled Velka 5 with RTX 3070, first time custom loop. (1443 points, 95 comments)
- 17572 points, 13 submissions: dan_cases
- Help me to convince Noctua to bring a dual C14s to live! (2929 points, 335 comments)
- DAN & LianLi A4-H2O - a 11.1l SFF case (1570 points, 410 comments)
- DAN B4-SFX - What do you think about this 12L tower style case? (1430 points, 292 comments)
- DAN Cases: C4-SFX - 14.7L will make it into production! (1426 points, 256 comments)
- Preview: C4-SFX with RTX 3090 & 280 AIO (1424 points, 116 comments)
- DAN Cases: C4-SFX is in production! (1315 points, 220 comments)
- DAN C4-SFX - Final Product Renderings 2022 (1198 points, 204 comments)
- C4-SFX - deshrouded GPU in sandwich & classic (1112 points, 86 comments)
- DAN/LIAN LI - A4-H2O Preview (1083 points, 134 comments)
- DAN Cases - C4-SFX new sample arrived today (1059 points, 216 comments)
- 16897 points, 11 submissions: godbq
- Ultra-silent office PC with Intel Core i7 (3248 points, 172 comments)
- Ultra-compact office PC with AMD Ryzen 5 3400G volume 0.87L (1881 points, 131 comments)
- Ultra-compact SFFPC with Ryzen 5 4650G in the case of PSU be quiet! (1704 points, 73 comments)
- DeskMini X300: liquid, custom and 3D-printer (1670 points, 89 comments)
- Ultra-silent gaming PC with Intel Core i7 and GeForce GTX 1650 (1437 points, 92 comments)
- Project ultra-silent gaming PC "Monolith" with Intel Core i5-12400F (1318 points, 82 comments)
- My best++ custom project GEEEK A30 (1187 points, 56 comments)
- My best custom project GEEEK A30 (1182 points, 54 comments)
- My dream workplace (1152 points, 67 comments)
- When winter comes... (1088 points, 54 comments)
- 15575 points, 8 submissions: 80ishplus
- Introducing Betty by 80ishplus (2754 points, 164 comments)
- Motif Monument. Worth every penny. (2462 points, 200 comments)
- Betty - Scratchbuild submission for Builds.GG SFFPC (2456 points, 140 comments)
- Patina by 80ishplus (2037 points, 174 comments)
- Windfall by 80ishplus. A custom loop Meshlicious build. (1712 points, 148 comments)
- Almagest by 80ishplus (1676 points, 66 comments)
- Not a Ghost S1 build. (1299 points, 132 comments)
- Introducing Sky Lantern by 80ishplus (1179 points, 68 comments)
- 11127 points, 7 submissions: hereforthefeast
- Just finished my portable gaming rig, it only needs 2 cables (2980 points, 243 comments)
- I think I have a sffpc addiction (1725 points, 166 comments)
- It’s alive! Minimalist RGB power button (1501 points, 29 comments)
- 4.6L console killer (1404 points, 81 comments)
- This is why I love sffpc - only 2 cables total needed for this portable gaming station (1311 points, 146 comments)
- wHy DoN't yoU juSt GeT a gAmInG lApTOp? (1288 points, 138 comments)
- When everything fits just right (918 points, 59 comments)
- 9666 points, 5 submissions: brolynitro
- Small smaller smallest. 8liter case (4431 points, 301 comments)
- 6L smallfootprint custom gaming pc (1790 points, 146 comments)
- Wood and acrylic 10l pc case. (1430 points, 91 comments)
- Finally finished my ghost s1. Cant do anything anymore to optimise it. (1079 points, 204 comments)
- 8.7 liter ghost s1 with 2 x 240mm rads and ryuo pump (936 points, 152 comments)
- 9005 points, 5 submissions: msystems
- Ice Cream Sandwich [Deskmini + 5700g + L9A + A12 120mm] (2595 points, 128 comments)
- x300 DeskNano [1.16L] (2050 points, 119 comments)
- "Turbine" Asrock Deskmini (1.92L) (1850 points, 89 comments)
- DeskVader [Deskmini X300, AMD 5700g, RTX 3060ti - 3.5L] (1375 points, 66 comments)
- Deskmini: EXTREME edition (1135 points, 57 comments)
- 8094 points, 6 submissions: melikewater
- Pretty content (2151 points, 147 comments)
- Hello I’m back. Hardline Ghost s1! (1757 points, 111 comments)
- Open air sff has never looked so good (1211 points, 48 comments)
- Watercooled Jonsplus i100 2x 360 rads with Custom Motherboard Armor. (1039 points, 74 comments)
- Cheap glass side panel for Ghost S1 (968 points, 38 comments)
- I love them tight gaps (968 points, 96 comments)
- 7910 points, 3 submissions: bryins
- black on black on black (4511 points, 152 comments)
- cant go wrong with black or white (2138 points, 63 comments)
- air and water bender (1261 points, 55 comments)
- 7526 points, 7 submissions: mattzzz199
- 600W Flex PSU with 80mm Fan (1350 points, 105 comments)
- Must, Go, Smaller! (1155 points, 76 comments)
- Flex PSU too noisy? I gotchu...[Video] (1108 points, 100 comments)
- Ultra Compact Wooden PC [Link in Comments] (1005 points, 87 comments)
- Wasp Nest - [Progress Update 5] (998 points, 69 comments)
- [Completed] Custom Wooden ITX Case (967 points, 85 comments)
- OMG! Finally! (943 points, 86 comments)
- 7295 points, 4 submissions: colinreay
- 9L Infinity Mirror Case (2337 points, 63 comments)
- Progress On New 10L Case (2036 points, 98 comments)
- 10L, Airflow Focused Concept (1512 points, 113 comments)
- (Tasteful?) Tests with RGB (1410 points, 85 comments)
- 7205 points, 2 submissions: CroyAlore
- Obsidian, a SFF pc built on a picture frame (3979 points, 91 comments)
- Here is the update of my Picture Frame build, with the frame mounted on a Monitor Mount. (3226 points, 107 comments)
- 7197 points, 3 submissions: thewipprsnappr
- Here is my recent build project. A ratrod inspired, open air, custom loop, vintage radio sleeper. 5600x + 1080ti (3380 points, 89 comments)
- Just finished my newest sleeper project "The Sheep Counter 9000" (pcpp link in comments) (2254 points, 88 comments)
- Recently finished v2 of my vintage Sony radio hotrod build (1563 points, 70 comments)
- 6662 points, 4 submissions: Maeiourk
- GF and I are about to attend a LAN party. (2224 points, 126 comments)
- I’ve gone full chimney in this build. (1731 points, 105 comments)
- Chimney Build 2.0 Midnight Edition (1476 points, 49 comments)
- LOUQE is going to have a liquidity sale starting tomorrow at 2PM EST. (1231 points, 268 comments)
- 6379 points, 1 submission: wearetheused
- A 10" tablet fits nicely on the front panel on the NR200 (6379 points, 213 comments)
- 6299 points, 2 submissions: -MadScientist_
- RTX 3090 + 5950X in 6 Liters. Custom Radiator. Ultra SFF (4110 points, 216 comments)
- RTX 3090 Ryzen 5950x - 6 liters (2189 points, 196 comments)
- 6277 points, 5 submissions: Dpn0391
- Velka3 build (5600X, 2070mini) (1908 points, 66 comments)
- Formd T1 (v1.1) + 4090FE (1359 points, 208 comments)
- Formd T1 280 rad build (1085 points, 40 comments)
- X-Proto L + 4090FE (971 points, 60 comments)
- Formd T1 (v2) + 4090FE (954 points, 90 comments)
- 5973 points, 5 submissions: revoccases
- probably the smallest GTX1650 you can get (1712 points, 72 comments)
- DSX1 build complete - XBOX Series X style DIY case for AsRock DeskMini (1162 points, 50 comments)
- I've also put a handle on it - introducing the first liquid cooled boombox sff pc (1096 points, 79 comments)
- RTX A2000 Full Copper Edition - Low Profile Single Slot Mod (1070 points, 108 comments)
- Fractal North was too big for my taste - so I made this custom SFF case (933 points, 50 comments)
- 5797 points, 2 submissions: d1xt1r
- My current setup (3674 points, 208 comments)
- I present you the "I was too lazy to put the parts back in my NCase M1 after I clean it - open-air mini-ITX headphones stand case" (2123 points, 141 comments)
- 5516 points, 3 submissions: xDeskinsxx
- Beat up my case a bit (2221 points, 87 comments)
- My CL4P-TP nr200 🤖 (2045 points, 106 comments)
- My Hyperion SFF with matching controller :) (1250 points, 85 comments)
- 5477 points, 3 submissions: altapowderdog
- Custom 20L Build - Vid in Comments (3434 points, 89 comments)
- My 14L Wood and Leather Gaming/Media Build (1115 points, 40 comments)
- My Small Build (3D print files available) (928 points, 76 comments)
- 5464 points, 2 submissions: wearebobNL
- Couldn't get the cases I was interested in so I built my own. WDYT? (4338 points, 205 comments)
- Another idea for a custom SFF case (1126 points, 120 comments)
- 5438 points, 1 submission: jeremigio
- Cooler Master X USPS (5438 points, 201 comments)
- 5248 points, 2 submissions: ZzLy__
- You can't just move parts to outside of the case and then not count them when measuring the size (3860 points, 258 comments)
- NUCs are pretty cool (1388 points, 153 comments)
- 5209 points, 2 submissions: modsbybenq
- Talking about what is possible! New SFF case by Sinister Cases (2864 points, 183 comments)
- Taking it small with this one! (2345 points, 75 comments)
- 5104 points, 4 submissions: PlaygroundPRB
- A cup of SFF (1488 points, 129 comments)
- Custom loop with a 7.7L Akkla A3 (1361 points, 52 comments)
- Ryzen 9 5900X + RTX 2060 K39 ITX case (1215 points, 72 comments)
- Geeek A30 V2 Cyberpunk (1040 points, 55 comments)
- 4541 points, 3 submissions: Flying-T
- Moving an entire office with just one crate (2034 points, 132 comments)
- My 3D-printed case I showed off some time ago is finally finished! (1414 points, 59 comments)
- EK Water Blocks releases Quantum Momentum² ROG Strix Z690-I Gaming Monoblock (1093 points, 97 comments)
- 4538 points, 3 submissions: SCYTHE_Chloe
- All black nr200 featuring Scythe Mugen 5 Black (1729 points, 65 comments)
- Scythe Big Shuriken 3 CPU cooler with Motif Monument (1458 points, 96 comments)
- Amazing rig featuring Scythe Shuriken 2 CPU cooler (1351 points, 78 comments)
- 4537 points, 3 submissions: imjaeha
- Ghost S1 Custom Loop (Black + hard tubing) (1875 points, 122 comments)
- Formd t1 (All Black, 3080 tuf) (1444 points, 111 comments)
- Black + Bluetooth + Itx setup (1218 points, 70 comments)
- 4320 points, 3 submissions: ghim7
- SSUPD Meshlicious with a Cable Management Tweak (Build video link in comments) (1672 points, 110 comments)
- I've seen some of you installed monitoring screen on your PC, so I made a tutorial video on how to do it, specifically on the NR200P (Video link in comments) (1476 points, 89 comments)
- Video Editing Build on the NR200P (1172 points, 143 comments)
- 4296 points, 3 submissions: Lithofish
- Shy SFF... (1699 points, 111 comments)
- If there is space for a fan... (1350 points, 119 comments)
- Monitor arms... the best companion for any SFFPC (1247 points, 124 comments)
- 4124 points, 4 submissions: sknight022
- My entry into the SFFPC meets builds.gg contest (1081 points, 87 comments)
- Much work to be done, but it's starting to look like something! (1056 points, 75 comments)
- Yet another SFF case concept https://imgur.com/a/5cYEH5c (1018 points, 137 comments)
- Updated SFF PC concept (969 points, 122 comments)
- 4089 points, 2 submissions: neiru37
- I either looked cool or stupid doing all this at the airport lounge 😂 (2145 points, 277 comments)
- 5 liters of portable 4k gaming! Successfully crammed a Founders Edition 3070 ti, the fastest card I could find that would fit, into a sub 5L Velka 5 case. Just look at the size of this thing! Thermals and fan noise aren't that bad either with undervolt. (1944 points, 243 comments)
- 4072 points, 2 submissions: drkmrk
- I stopped modifying my pc and started modding my shelf.. (2978 points, 111 comments)
- Listen up, y'all, 'cause this is it. (1094 points, 86 comments)
- 4070 points, 1 submission: zero_cool_513
- I did it for the karma honestly (4070 points, 147 comments)
- 4040 points, 2 submissions: makerunit
- I 3D Printed my own Mini ITX case 😅 (2819 points, 198 comments)
- THE CUBE - A custom 3D Printable ITX Case (Details in comment below) (1221 points, 63 comments)
- 3991 points, 3 submissions: eatsleep123
- Ghost of Noctua EVGA × Noctua × Louqe (FTW3 in S1) (1715 points, 145 comments)
- [FormD T1] Team Midnight - Yet Another BBB (1229 points, 79 comments)
- [Sliger SV590] ML Duolith: 5950X Dual RTX 3090s 420mm Push + Pull (1047 points, 148 comments)
- 3944 points, 2 submissions: NiceDepth
- project voron-01 3D printed case (2661 points, 215 comments)
- DIY 1000$ monitor stand (1283 points, 61 comments)
- 3874 points, 2 submissions: eatingdata
- Ncat M1 (2670 points, 39 comments)
- Ncase M1 V6 done! (for now) (1204 points, 136 comments)
- 3840 points, 3 submissions: themodman_
- 13.2L 3D Printed Case - Fully Customized! (1484 points, 96 comments)
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2023.05.29 04:26 Punjavepoonpoon Americans who played abroad today: 5/27-28/23
* on the U-20 World Cup Team May 27th Europe Championship - Final (English 2nd Division) Ethan Horvath
(Luton Town on loan from Nottingham Forest) Started at GK and went the full 90’ in a 6-5 Penalty Shootout WIn against Coventry City (6.2
) 2 saves Match Highlights
Bundesliga (Germany) Giovanni Reyna
(Borussia Dortmund) Subbed on in the 62nd‘ in a 2-2 draw with Mainz 05. Assisted on their goals in the 69th’
) 1/3 shots on target, 16/18 passing, 4 chances created Match Highlights Jordan Pefok
(Union Berlin) Subbed on in the 77th‘ in a 1-0 Win against Werder Bremen (5.7
) 3/3 passing Match Highlights John Anthony Brooks
(TSG 1899 Hoffenheim) Started at CB and went the full 90’ in a 1-1 draw at VfB Stuttgart (7.0
) 41/50 passing Match Highlights Paxten Aaronson
(Eintracht Frankfurt) Subbed on in the 58th‘ in a 2-1 Win against SC Freiburg. Picked up a yellow in the 90th’ (6.1
) 7/11 passing Match Highlights Kevin Paredes
* (VfL Wolfsburg) Subbed on in the 65th‘ in a 2-1 Loss against Hertha Berlin (6.8
) 0/1 shot on target, 9/11 passing, 2 chances created Match Highlights
3. Liga Jalen Hawkins
(FC Ingolstadt) Started at LW and played 66‘ in a 2-1 Loss against Elversberg (-
) Match Highlights Marcel Costly
(FC Ingolstadt) Started at RB and went the full 90’ in a 2-1 Loss against Elversberg. Picked up a yellow in the 90th’ Marc Heider
(VfL Osnabrück) Subbed on in the 59th‘ in a 2-1 Win against Borussia Dortmund II. Assisted
on their first goal in the 90th’. Their promoted to the 2. Bundesliga (-
) Match Highlights Johan Gómez
(FSV Zwickau) Started at RST and went the full 90’ in a 2-2 draw with 1860 Munich. Scored their first goal in the 65th’. Zwickau are now relegated (-
) Nico Carrera
(FSV Zwickau on loan from Holstein Kiel) Started at RB and went the full 90’ in a 2-2 draw with 1860 Munich Kevin Lankford
(Viktoria Köln) Subbed on in the 75th‘ in a 2-1 Loss at Saarbrucken (-
) Mael Corboz
(SC Verl) Started at LCM and went the full 90’ in a 2-2 draw at RW Essen (-
) Isaiah Young
(RW Essen) Started at LW and played 85‘ in a 2-2 draw with SC Verl Jann George
(SpVgg Bayreuth) Subbed on in the 53rd‘ in a 3-3 draw with Erzgebirge Aue. Bayreuth are now relegated (-
) Match Highlights
Serie B - Playoff - Quarter-Finals (Italian 2nd Division) Tanner Tessman
(Venezia FC) Started at CDM and went the full 90’ in a 2-1 Loss at Cagliari (7.0
) 48/60 passing Match Highlights Andrija Novakovich
(Venezia FC) Subbed on in the 83rd‘ in a 2-1 Loss at Cagliari (-
) 0/1 shot on target, 1/2 passing, 1 chance created
Ligue 1 (France) Timothy Weah
(LOSC Lille) Started at LB and played 73‘ in a 2-1 Win against Nantes (7.2
) 41/46 passing, 1 chance created Match Highlights Folarin Balogun
(Stade de Reims on loan from Arsenal) Started at LST and went the full 90’ in a 3-0 Loss at Lyon (6.7
) 1/5 shots on target, 17/18 passing, 2 chances created Match Highlights Erik Palmer-Brown
(ES Troyes AC) Started at CB and went the full 90’ in a 2-1 Loss at Angers (5.9
) 0/1 shot on target, 17/25 passing Match Highlights
Liga NOS (Portugal) Reggie Cannon
(Boavista FC) Started at RCB and went the full 90’ in a 4-1 Win at Chaves (7.7
) 47/52 passing Match Highlights
Jupiler Pro League (Belgium) Bryan Reynolds
(KVC Westerlo on loan from AS Roma) Started at RB and went the full 90’ in a 3-1 Loss against Gent (5.3
) 38/49 passing Griffin Yow
(KVC Westerlo) Subbed on in the 87th‘ in a 3-1 Loss against Gent (-
) 2/2 passing
Bundesliga (Austria) Maurice Malone
(Wolfsberger AC on loan from FC Augsburg) Started at LW and played 65‘ in a 2-0 Win against WSG Tirol (6.6
) 2/4 shots on target, 13/20 passing
Challenge League (Swiss 2nd Division) Lucas Pos
(FC Stade-Lausanne-Ouchy) Started at RCB and went the full 90’ in a 6-0 Win against AC Bellinzona (-
) Match Highlights
Protathlima Cyta (Cyprus) Andreas Christodoulou
(APOEL Nicosia) Started at GK and went the full 90’ in a 4-3 Win against Aris Limassol (-
) Match Highlights
Ekstraklasa (Poland) Ben Lederman
(Raków Częstochowa) Started at RCM and played 70‘ in a 1-1 draw with Zagłębie Lubin. Raków have won the League (7.3
) 1/1 shot on target, 30/35 passing Match Highlights
First Division (Irish 2nd Division) Giles Phillips
(Waterford FC) Started at LCB and went the full 90’ in a 0-0 draw at Longford Town (-
Ykkonen (Finnish 2nd Division) Kyle Curinga
(KPV) Started at RCB and went the full 90’ in a 2-1 Loss against IF Gnistan (-
) Match Highlights
May 28th Europe Premier league (England) Christian Pulišić
(Chelsea) Subbed on in the 87th‘ in a 1-1 draw with Newcastle (-
) 1/1 shot on target, 2/2 passing Match Highlights Brenden Aaronson
(Leeds Utd) Subbed on in the 58th‘ in a 4-1 Loss against Tottenham. Leeds are Relegated (5.8
) 9/13 passing Match Highlights Weston Mckennie
(Leeds United on loan from Juventus FC) Started at RM and played 59‘ in a 4-1 Loss against Tottenham (5.9
) 0/2 shots on target, 14/19 passing Antonee Robinson
(Fulham) Started at LB and went the full 90’ in a 2-1 Loss at Manchester Utd (6.7
) 30/39 passing Match Highlights
La Liga (Spain) Luca de la Torre
(Celta Vigo) Subbed on in the 45th‘ in a 1-0 Loss at Cadiz. Picked up a yellow in the 49th’ (6.3
) 0/1 shot on target, 13/19 passing Match Highlights
2. Bundesliga (German 2nd Division) George Bello
(Arminia Bielefeld) Subbed on in the 55th‘ in a 4-0 Loss at Magdeburg. They’ll play in a relegation playoff against VfL Osnabrück (6.5
) 1/1 shot on target, 8/9 passing Julian Green
(SpVgg Greuther Fürth) Started at LCM and played 82‘ in a 4-0 Win against Darmstadt. Scored their fourth goal in the 78th’ (8.0
) 2/3 shots on target, 40/47 passing Maximilian Dietz
(SpVgg Greuther Fürth) Started at RCB and went the full 90’ in a 4-0 Win against Darmstadt (7.4
) 88/98 passing Lennard Maloney
(1. FC Heidenheim 1846) Started at LCM and played 54‘ in a 3-2 Win at Jahn Regensburg. Won the League and promoted to the Bundesliga (6.5
) 1/1 shot on target, 14/27 passing Match Highlights Nathaniel Brown
(FC Nurnberg) Started at LB and went the full 90’ in a 1-0 Win at Paderborn. Won Player of the Match and picked up a yellow in the 73rd’ (7.7
) 27/33 passing, 2 chances created Ryan Malone
(FC Hansa Rostock) Started at RCB and went the full 90’ in a 2-1 Win against Eintracht Braunschweig. Won Player of the Match and assisted on the first goal in the 58th’ (8.8
) 0/4 shots on target, 68/75 passing, 2 chances created Nils Fröling
(FC Hansa Rostock) Started at LAM and played 59‘ in a 2-1 Win against Eintracht Braunschweig (6.6
) 10/12 passing Terrence Boyd
(FC Kaiserslautern) Started at ST and played 79‘ in a 3-0 Loss against Fortuna Dusseldorf. Picked up a yellow in the 65th’ (6.4
) 1/4 shots on target, 8/14 passing ,1 chance created
Eredivisie (Netherlands) Djorde Mihailovic
(AZ Alkmaar) Subbed on in the 67th‘ in a 2-1 Loss against PSV (6.2
) 1/5 passing Match Highlights Philippe Sandler
(NEC Nijmegen) Started at RCB and went the full 90’ in a 1-1 draw at Fortuna Sittard (7.5
) 0/1 shot on target, 41/46 passing ,1 chance created Match Highlights Ricardo Pepi
(FC Groningen on loan from FC Augsburg) Started at ST and went the full 90’ in a 5-0 Loss against Sparta Rotterdam. Groningen are relegated (6.3
) 17/22 passing Match Highlights Kik Pierie
(Excelsior on loan from Ajax) Started at LCB and went the full 90’ in a 3-2 Loss at FC Volendam (6.5
) 0/1 shot on target, 33/40 passing, 2 chances created Match Highlights
Jupiler Pro League (Belgium) Mark McKenzie
(KRC Genk) Started at LCB and went the full 90’ in a 3-1 Win at Club Bruges (7.1
) 32/35 passing
Premier League (Scotland) Scott Pittman
(Livingston FC) Started at LW and went the full 90’ in a 2-0 Loss at St.Johnstone (6.3
) 0/2 shots on target, 21/26 passing ,1 chance created Match Highlights
Bundesliga (Austria) Sebastian Soto
(SK Austria Klagenfurt) Started at RST and played 17‘ in a 3-2 Loss at Salzburg (5.9
) 0/1 shot on target, 2/3 passing
NordicBet Liga (Danish 2nd Division) José Gallegos
(SønderjyskE FC) Started at CAM and played 89‘ in a 3-3 draw at Naestved. Picked up a yellow in the 75th’ (6.3
) 0/1 shot on target, 23/29 passing, 1 chance created Match Highlights
Premyer Liqa (Azerbaijan) Kenny Saief
(Neftchi Baku) Started at RST and went the full 90’ in a 1-0 Win against Sabah FK. Picked up a yellow in the 63rd’ (-
) Match Highlights
Prva Liga - Qualification - Leg 2 (Slovenia) Steven Junca
j (ND Gorica) Started at LWB and played 58‘ in a 1-1 draw with Aluminij. Gorica are relegated 4-2 on aggregate (-
South America Serie A (Brazil) Johnny
(Sport Club Internacional) Started at LCM and went the full 90’ in a 2-0 Win against Bahia. Won Player of the Match by scoring the game winner in the 49th’ (8.3
) 1/2 shots on target, 28/32 passing Match Highlights
LigaPro Serie A (Ecuador) Michael Hoyos
(Independiente del Valle) Started at ST and went the full 90’ in a 3-2 Loss against LDU de Quito. Scored
their opener in the 14th’ (-
Liga 1 (Peru) Matías Succar
(CA Mannucci) Started at ST and went the full 90’ in a 2-1 Loss against FBC Melgar (-
) Match Highlights
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2023.05.29 04:00 AutoModerator Weekly Discussion Thread; Upcoming News; ICYMI [May 29, 2023]
Amapá Iron Ore Mine, Brazil [KDNC] [Flair]
- Cadence owns 30% of the Amapá Iron Ore System which is an integrated mine, railway and port which was previously owned by Anglo American, the mining operation generated profits of $171m in 2011 and $77m in 2012.
- The mine is a major source of employment in the state and when operating previously was the largest employer in the state and represented the largest contributor to the GDP of Amapá amounting to 20% on a turnover basis and 1-3% based on profitability. The mine will employ 600-800 workers and indirectly 4000 workers. The economic prosperity of the region is linked to the success of the mine.
- 2023-01-07 Recent progress podcast:
- PFS Completed $949m NPV with 10% discount rate and 16 year mine life at 5.28mtpa with profit after tax of US$2.96 billion over Life of Mine
- PFS allows Cadence to engage with off-take partners, possible JV partners and strategic investors at a project level.
- "If there is a good opportunity from a strategic investor, the joint venture partners would consider taking that money and for us that would prevent any further dilution in terms of funding going into it by selling off investments that we didn't wish to or raising capital in the market"
- Options to substantially increase the NPV by reducing CapEx at the port, and increasing mine life.
- 2023-03-01 Corporate Update:
- DEV Mineração S.A. ("DEV") was unable to meet the 2022 payment schedule as per the settlement deed and although the bank creditors have reserved their rights, the settlement deed remains in full effect with all parties in discussions with a view to agree a new timetable in order to rephase payments so these can be met in light of market conditions.
- With improving iron ore prices and stability returning to shipping costs, the sale of the 58% iron ore concentrate stockpile is now economically viable. We expect shipping to recommence in the next six months, with the net revenues being used to pay the bank creditors, as per the settlement agreement.
Sonora Lithium Project, Mexico (Ganfeng Joint Venture) [KDNC] [Flair]
- Cadence has a 30% Joint Venture interest in several of the tenements in the Sonora Lithium project. The DFS envisages a total of 3.6% of ore associated with Cadence being mined in years 9 to 19 in the current 17.5kt/35ktpa LCE mining plan. Should Ganfeng accelerate production or increase mine life then the Joint Venture areas will be required sooner and in greater volume. Cadence has 839Mt LCE of mineral reserves associated with its Joint ventures which is 18.58% of the total 4,515Mt LCE of that defined.
- 2022-07-02 Recent highlights:
- Ganfeng plans to accelerate construction
- Ganfeng reviewing plans for a production rate above 17.5ktpa and an additional 500 hectares of land acquired at the eastern end of the plant site location to allow for future plant expansions.
- Sonora Phase 1 plan massively increased to 50kt/yr Lithium Hydroxide
- Ganfeng eyes US OEMs for “strategic” stake in Mexican lithium project. Elon Musk tweets Price of lithium has gone to insane levels! Tesla might actually have to get into the mining & refining directly at scale, unless costs improve.
- BN Americas reports “Mexico looks to buy out existing additional rights held by UK exploration giant Bacanora”
- US Inflation Reduction Act to benefit Mexican Automotive Industry
- 2023-03-01 Corporate Update:
- In 2021, a decree was passed by the Mexican government to reform the domestic energy sector ("Decree"). The Decree stated that lithium would be included among the minerals considered strategic for an energy transition. As a result, no new concessions for lithium exploitation by private companies would be granted. Earlier this month, the Mexican government passed a presidential decree confirming that within a 900 square-mile lithium mining zone in northern Sonora state, existing concessions would "remain safe". This aligns with the general opinion that the Decree passed by the Senate only impacts licenses, concessions, or contracts to be granted, not already those granted, as is the case for the Sonora Lithium Project.
Hastings Technology Metals, Australia (ASX:HAS) [KDNC] [Flair]
- 2023-03-01 Corporate Update:
- On 25 January 2023, Cadence completed the sale of its 30% stake in several mineral concessions forming part of the Yangibana Rare Earths project for a consideration of 2.45 million Hastings shares, equating to approximately 1.9% Hastings issued share capital. This consideration was a premium over the Net Present Value ("NPV") of the Cadence portion of the mineable material, based on the definitive feasibility ("DFS") updated by Hastings on 21 February 2022
- Hastings recently published an update on the Yangibana Rare Earth Project, highlights of which are as follows:
- Significant progress during the last two months on enabling construction and ordering long lead critical items.
- A total of $146 million in contractual commitments has been made to date, demonstrating the high degree of confidence by the Hastings Board in the future of the Yangibana project.
- Ore Reserves increased 25% to 20.93Mt at 0.90% Total Rare Earth Oxide (TREO) grade, increasing mine life to 17 years.
Evergreen Lithium, Australia (ASX:EG1) - [KDNC] [Flair]
- 2023-04-13 Notice of Initial Substantial Shareholder in Evergreen Lithium Limited
- Evergreen was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange on 11 April 2023.
- Cadence holds 15,830,138 million shares, equivalent to 8.74% of the issued share capital of Evergreen and is its largest shareholder.
- A further AS$3.47 million (£1.86 million) of shares in Evergreen are due to Cadence on the achievement of certain performance milestones by Evergreen. The pricing of Evergreen shares associated with this consideration is based on a defined pricing mechanism linked to the VWAP and the date at which the performance milestones are achieved.
European Metal Holdings, Cinovec, Czech Republic (LSE:EMH) [KDNC] [Flair]
- 2022-07-02 Recent highlights:
- 2022-10-31 Expect 10-20% reductions of the Lithium Chemical Plant CapEx and OpEx as a consequence of using a simplified hydrometallurgical process, for which a patent application has been filed.
Passive Equity Investments - Notable Developments [KDNC] [Flair]
See the above menus for company links and announcements - noting that additionally Macarthur holds 20%
of spin off Infinity Mining ASX:IMI
Analyst Reports and Recommendations [KDNC]
Anything missing or incorrect? Let us know in the comments or LSE chat - the mods.
|Date ||Link ||Who ||SP ||Summary / Price Target |
|2023-02-28 ||Kemeny Capital ||Kemeny Capital (investment research) ||12.9p ||"Cadence Minerals has built a robust portfolio of base and battery metals with ample opportunities for shareholder value creation. Recent developments have helped to substantially increase the potential of two of the group’s asset positions, while adding to the overall corporate valuation. Our sum-of-theparts (SotP) indicative fair value is 43.6p." |
|2023-02-02 ||W H Ireland Research ||W H Ireland (broker) ||14.5p ||WHI View: Our assessment is that the Amapá mine could be company-maker for Cadence. We are firmly of the belief that the current market cap is more than covered by the legacy investments that Cadence holds in various new technology metal companies and projects and that the addition of the Amapá stake to its portfolio can only be value enhancing. In our opinion, the development of Amapá will be transformational for Cadence and we see fair value at 71p/sh with plenty of upside potential. |
|2022-07-24 ||Reddit Post ||u/EV-BULL (private investor) ||10.75p ||Due diligence short term price target: 60p-80p; 1-2 year price target: 130p; Long term bull case price target: 300p+ |
|2022-07-02 ||Reddit Post ||u/Observer842 (private investor) ||10.4p ||Due diligence Near term: £37.5m (21.5p) - £92m (53p); Medium term: £160-420m; Longer term: £1-2B+ |
|2022-02-18 ||Daily Mail ||Anne Ashworth for the Daily Mail (Journalist) ||20.4p ||"The white gold rush appears to be an inviting prospect. But if you want to join, remember that fortunes are far from guaranteed in any foray into commodities. Options include the Aim-listed businesses Cadence Minerals and Zinnwald Lithium." |
|2022-02-18 ||Edison Group ||Edison Group (investment research) ||20.4p ||QuickView report |
|2022-01-01 ||Daily Mail ||Justin Urquhart Stewart (fund manager) ||28p ||Top pick for the Brave in 2022 |
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2023.05.29 03:29 TheRealDanGordon [Part 5] My road to 130mph: short update. This year?
130mph is a big deal to a 4.0 player that is only 5'8!
Summary from 3 months ago:
This all started in 2019 when reddit told me my serve was 100mph tops and I was not happy. Turned out, reddit was right. I bought a radar gun and I was hitting about 100mph. I practiced and changed to a platform stance, and made some other changes. I got up to 122mph in 2019
Did not play as much in 2020/2021. Very little. 2022 was a great season. I played a lot, but I did not focus that much on my serve, and I actually spent more time working on my second serve. I measured my serve a few times. I did not get over 112mph.
However, I did make some changes again, which included my hitting the ball more into the court, slightly different foot position, and more of a 'reverse-C' form. I practiced all these things at the end of the season for about an hour and felt great about it. I didn't have my gun with me, so I don't know for sure, however I am fairly confident I was hitting 115mph+ pretty easily.
2023 May Update
Injured my wrist about a month ago. Went to OT, twice a week for about a month. No problems in my wrist. Played last Sunday against my JV cousin (beat him 6-1). Forearm was crazy sore. So were my lats.
Played again today, and practiced a few serves. Balls were not fresh, but I think I hit a few that were 105 without much trouble. I think I should be back in form by end of June, mid-July to be hitting 120mph again.
But 130? Honestly I'm not sure I will do it. Not because I can't, but because I know it won't be something I can just naturally get to without dedicating time to practicing my toss and and a few other things. I really only play tennis because it is good exercise, I don't know how often I will be able to make time to just train my serve.
I do think I can hit 125mph this year, but I do need to gradually get there so I don't injure myself. My cardio is whack right now, so I really should be focusing on that.
Will post a video mid season. I'm working on a very short toss with deep knee bend, and tossing more into the court. Essentially something very similar to Roddick's serve. Not quite there yet, but I hope to update ya'll with some good news later this season.
I also might lower tension slightly (from 51lb to 49lb) and use a non poly for some more power. I also now have a racquet with added weight to the 12 o'clock position.
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2023.05.29 02:55 JasonOrion 2023 Free Agents vs 2024 Free Agents
If there are any players I missed who will make either chart, please comment them below.
Top 25 2023 Free Agents by 2022-23 PPG (excluding team options likely to be picked up and RFAs)
Top 25 2024 Free Agents by 2022-23 PPG (excluding 2023 free agents who will likely decline their PO, RFAs, and Lonzo Ball due to injury uncertainty)
Obviously, a lot of these 2024 free agents are going to get extensions this offseason, but the 2024 free agency class is still a lot better than the 2023 free agency class.
If we make no trades, waive no one, pick up all free agents, and draft at #5 and #31, then we would have $28.6 million in cap space this offseason.
One option is to use cap space this year to open up cap space next year by moving Bagley's 2023-24 salary to this year, saving $12.5 million next year to pursue 2024 free agents and to take on 1-year salary dumps for picks or young players. Another option is to use cap space this year in order to sign free agents. So, what option should we take?
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2023.05.29 02:26 throwstuff165 Here's a long analysis of what it might take to trade for a second lottery pick.
So, as a lot of us expected, a recent report
says that the Spurs have interest in making a rather unusual move by their standards to pick up a second first-rounder in the draft next month, presumably to acquire a PG that they hope can start next to Victor Wembanyama for the next decade-plus. It’s an idea that had been gaining traction with fans even before the real whispers started because of how much sense it seemed to make - this is seen as a relatively deep draft, with a lot of intriguing options at a position of need that are currently being mocked in the mid-to-late lottery. I'm sure most people have seen plenty of discussion about it on this sub over the past few days, and in every thread, people are asking the smart first question: "Okay, but what would it take?"
There's a lot of things that factor into that answer, and I'm just some internet dork who watches and reads about and talks about and thinks about basketball too much so I obviously have no idea what kind of discussions GMs are actually having on that front. But I thought it would at least help to look at what the positions we'd presumably be targeting have brought back in trade in the past decade, and then try to approximate value with the Spurs' assets. Firstly, though... Why would San Antonio do this?
There's two ways to answer that question, and the first is to look at it from the perspective of what the Spurs don't
have: a long-term starting Point Guard. I like Tre Jones a lot - he's everything we could've hoped for as a second-round pick and then some - but he's not a player that's going to feasibly run the offense for a contending team. He'd make a fantastic backup, and the Spurs are obviously hoping that Sochan and Victor and to a lesser extent Branham evolve into above-average playmakers, especially as the organization makes strides to get closer to their positionless basketball philosophy. But I don't think any of that is going to supersede a desire to bring a more traditional lead guard into the fold, especially considering what the team does
And what San Antonio has right now is a lot of picks. Maybe not as many as OKC or Utah, but a lot nonetheless. Six first-rounders that aren't our own, to be exact, plus the swap rights to Atlanta's 2026 first-rounder and over twenty second-rounders. Simply put, I can guarantee you that the team won't be making all of those picks, because it's not smart roster building to be quite so overloaded with very young players when the idea is to start being competitive again. Having a lot of young talent with promise is a good problem to have until you hit the point of having so many mouths to feed that it starts stunting their development, and we're already looking at a potential slight roster crunch this year. As an example, the Pacers, who are arguably behind us in terms of the rebuilding process now since we won the Wemby sweepstakes, have 5 picks in this year's draft, 3 of them first-rounders, and Kevin Pritchard has already come out and said they're not making all of them.
The Spurs, by comparison, could potentially have FIVE first-rounders in 2025 depending on league standings over the next couple years. Eventually, some of these picks will be used as a package to get one better pick or a star player. And there's a good argument that, if it's going to be the former, now is the time, because again, this is a strong draft. So what specific assets do we have?
I'll go ahead and rank them in descending order by my perception of their value, excluding Wemby because he's obviously the most untouchable of untouchables.
- Sochan and Vassell: Very clearly big parts of this team moving forward and likely starters when our theoretical championship window opens
- Atlanta 2027 unprotected FRP: The Hawks are such a dumpster fire right now in some ways that this could easily end up being a Top 5 pick - notably, the last year of Trae's current contract is 2026-27
- Keldon Johnson: Anyone else tired of talking about him? I'll have a more in-depth look at why trading him might make sense later in this post, but he's still just 23 years old with room to grow and even with his deficiencies, he's got a lot of attractive qualities even if his long-term ceiling might be "good sixth man."
- Atlanta 2025 unprotected FRP
- Atlanta 2026 pick swap: There's an argument that this should be above the 2025 unprotected pick because the 2025 class is looking kinda rough and 2026 includes Cameron Boozer and Cooper Flagg, but ultimately having an extra pick in an individual future draft is, I think, more valuable than a swap because it allows for a move-up package
- Toronto 2024 FRP protected 1-6: Masai Ujiri and the Raptors are a little hard to read right now, even more than usual, but I think there's a good chance this could convey next year and still be in the top 10 somewhere.
- Zach Collins: A good starting center on a bad team or a very good backup center on a better team. He's got the Pop endorsement and trading him would leave our C rotation very light unless we've got something else cooking (not a good thing with Victor coming in), but I wouldn't want him to be the sticking point that holds up a potential good deal.
- Malaki Branham: I might be overrating him a bit here because I'm personally very high on Branham, but I think it's close enough. He's shown very promising flashes at the NBA level already, and if he can get more consistent from 3 it'll be very hard to stop him from scoring. Becoming even a passable defender on top of it would give him 6MOTY-level upside.
- Chicago 2025 FRP protected 1-10: I think Chicago's gonna be forced to blow it up soon. Multiple teams below them in the standings last year should be markedly improved already this season and they might even lose Vooch. So this may not convey for a while, if at all.
- Boston 2028 pick swap, protected for 1st overall: This is probably about even with the Chicago pick, really. Things can change quick in the NBA but I don't expect Boston to be bad for a while, and again, it's just a swap.
- Charlotte 2024 pick, lottery protected: This will almost definitely not convey next year. Maaaaybe in 2025, but I'm really starting to doubt LaMelo's ability to stay on the floor. And a pick outside of the lottery in a bad draft class won't be worth all that much.
- Blake Wesley: I've never been a Wesley believer and he didn't show anything last year to convince me I might be wrong, but maybe some team likes his upside enough that he could work as a sweetener.
- Doug McDermott: A knockdown perimeter movement shooter who isn't worth much on his own, but could be attractive as a veteran piece for a team that can't otherwise hit 3s.
- All of our 20+ SRPs
We also, again, have all of our own FRPs, but there's too many unknowns across the next couple years for me to try and predict their value. Suffice it to say that I wouldn't trade next year's under any circumstances, would only let go of 2025's if it was protected for the lottery, and would probably be willing to have talks about any of them in or after 2026. Potential Trade Analysis
Before anything else, I want to be clear that I'm not advocating for all or even most of these trades. I'm simply doing my best to demonstrate what we might have to give up based on history.
And again, there are a lot of mitigating factors to these other recent trades. Draft class strength, roster makeup, financial situation, etc. - it's impossible to ever get 1-to-1 comparisons for something like this. But I think they work pretty well as rough examples.
Oh, and here's an aggregation of the current "professional" mock drafts out there
in case anyone wants an idea of what prospects we'd be talking about in each position.
One last thing: When I'm talking about trades that have been made for these picks historically, I'm only including ones that were made between the lottery and draft day or on draft night specifically, since obviously the slots for future picks in other trades wouldn't have been known at the time of the deal. Pick #5 (Detroit)
- 2018: DAL trades w/lightly-protected 2019 1st for pick 3 (the now-famous Luka/Trae trade)
We don't have a great comparison point to open with here, but this feels about right to me. No one, media or fans, can agree on Keldon's trade value, and there's some teams I think he very much would not fit on, but I think it makes a lot of sense on Detroit’s end for the reasons Edwards laid out - he opens up a ton of options for the Pistons to experiment with assuming that they actually get a full year of Cade this season and, in the best-case scenario, can become a very good sixth man for them long-term. They really need a young wing, and after the gut punch of falling to #5 where they’re in the unenviable position of having to decide between a bunch of low-floor, high-ceiling guys, they might be tempted to take out the guesswork and go with someone who’s already shown what he can do for a couple years. I'll return to this comparison later, but if Detroit takes Cam Whitmore in this spot, for example, and he becomes what Keldon is now, I think they'd call it a successful pick.
MY EVALUATION: Spurs say no. I think Keldon has more value to SAS than anyone they could be targeting in this spot unless Amen Thompson is still there and the FO is supremely confident in him becoming a decent off-ball player. Pick #6 (Orlando)
- 2013: NOP trades to PHI with protected 2014 first for Jrue Holiday and pick 42
PROPOSAL: SAS trades Devin Vassell, CHI 1st and pick 33 for picks 6 and 36
I’ve seen rumors that ORL might want to package this and their #11 pick to move up, but I don’t know where that comes from. Can’t see Charlotte taking a deal like that, Portland and allegedly Houston want immediate help instead of two more rookies, and the #5 from Detroit wouldn’t really be worth it from the Magic’s standpoint. Maybe they can send #6 and #11 plus Suggs to the Rockets? Either way, the Magic are another of those teams I was talking about earlier that already has a lot of young players that they want to get touches, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they move one of their two picks for something else.
Holiday was coming off an all-star season, and though Vassell is obviously not an all-star (at least not yet), I do think he's a pretty decent approximation of 2013 Jrue Holiday. Same age, and the best players on their respective teams. Good defense, good outside shot and still some room to grow as a self-creator. I think he was probably looking at some MIP votes last year if he hadn’t gotten hurt.
MY EVALUATION: Spurs say no, obviously. They're not trading Devin. I think they could theoretically get this slot just by giving up a big package of picks, but at that point the evaluation becomes too difficult to really be worth it for this exercise IMO. Pick #7 (Indiana)
- 2017: MIN trades pick 7 with Kris Dunn and LaVine to CHI for Jimmy Butler and pick 16
Obviously there’s no real similar deal to be found here - if we had a Jimmy Butler we’d be in a wildly different situation in the first place. I could try to put together a big picks package, but IND is guaranteed a very promising prospect at this spot and, in my opinion, they have too many holes in their team right now (or at least a very large defense-shaped hole) to move it for futures when they're already looking at more picks than they want to make.
MY EVAULATION: They'd ask for Vassell and they won't get him; this pick won't be ours. Moving on. Pick #8 (Washington)
- 2016: SAC trades to PHX for picks 13 and 28, a future 2, and rights to Bogdan Bogdanovic
PROPOSAL: SAS trades Malaki Branham, Tre Jones, TOR 1st, CHA 1st for pick 8 and Delon Wright
Here’s where things start getting a little interesting, because this is the first slot where I can see one of the presumptive primary targets for the Spurs enter the mix in Anthony Black. Indiana might give him a look if they really value his defense and versatility, but I think Walker and Hendricks are more likely directions. So that brings us to Washington. That organization makes my head hurt but I have a hard time seeing a universe where they don’t make this pick. Either they keep smashing their head against the wall of irrelevance or they finally decide to tear it down, and either way it doesn’t make much sense for this pick to find its way to us.
But if the Wizards were to trade this pick, I imagine it'd be because they’re getting a young and high-upside prospect who’s already shown legit NBA flashes in Branham, which they’re sorely lacking and could reasonably be thought of as equivalent to or probably even a little bit better than Bogdanovic in 2016. This also gets them an uber-reliable young backup PG that can be had for a few cheap years (something you'd be pretty happy to get with a #28 pick) and the Spurs take back Wright for salary purposes and to have a veteran PG option of their own, though it’s entirely possible WAS values Wright more highly anyway for defensive purposes.
MY EVALUATION: Both teams say no, although if we put Wesley in there instead of Branham I think things get interesting from the Spurs' point of view. You can never predict the Wizards, but I think Michael Winger would have to be given an offer they can’t refuse to tempt them not to just stay here and pick Black or Hendricks or Whitmore or whoever else has fallen to them. Reportedly, he has the blessing to finally rebuild if he so chooses, and it’s hard to see them not starting the process off here. Not for nothing, but Winger used to work under Presti.
I do wonder what would happen if the Spurs offered Keldon for this pick straight-up, though. If Kuzma leaves, the Washington wing situation suddenly looks completely ghastly. Returning to the "Whitmore-Johnson test," if the Wizards picked Cam up here and he turned into Keldon, I think they'd be quite pleased. Not "all-time draft victory" pleased, but a huge win for a team that's mangled their draft a couple times recently. Pick #9 (Utah)
- 2013: MIN trades to UTA for picks 14 and 21
PROPOSAL: SAS trades CHA 1st and CHI 1st for pick 9
Pretty simple here. If a team thinks that Chicago pick will convey, late lottery seems like a reasonable place to expect it to land. If the Charlotte pick conveys, it'll be in that 15-20 range.
MY EVALUATION: Utah says no because there's a good chance those picks don't convey, because picks in future drafts are always treated as less valuable than those in the same draft, and because Ainge doesn't make trades when he's not fleecing the other team for all their worth. Also, Utah doesn't really need more future picks either.
You know what? That was boring. How about another option?
PROPOSAL: SAS trades Keldon for pick 9
The Ainge factor remains, but in a vacuum I do think this is pretty fair value straight up. Let’s talk about the SAS rotation for a minute assuming they do indeed make SOME trade for a PG prospect. Wemby and Vassell are starting, no question. Collins got the Pop endorsement at the end of last season, so he’s in there too. That leaves four players fighting for two starting spots: Keldon, Sochan, Tre Jones, and the newly drafted PG. Sochan started 53 of the 56 games he played last year, and with the excellent upside he has, I have a hard time imagining he’s not getting the nod at the 3; even if he’s not, he’ll be getting tons of minutes. I and others have supported the Point Sochan experiment, but if we’re bringing in a real PG, I doubt we’ll see a whole lot more of that and they certainly won’t start a Sochan/Vassell/Keldon/Wemby/Collins lineup. So Keldon’s probably sliding to the sixth man role. And that’s fine - if he has a role on this team when they’re ready to contend again, it’ll be that one - but trading a sixth man for the right to select the guy you theoretically think can be Victor’s running mate for a decade, especially when there’s plenty of other guys off the bench that you want to keep giving minutes to, is more than reasonable all things considered.
As far as UTA goes, they need a PG prospect all on their own but I think they can get Kobe Bufkin with their #16 pick and I kinda love the fit there for him. If you’re the Jazz, would you rather have Keldon and Bufkin or, say, Wallace and Leonard Miller? I don’t know the answer to that, but I think there’s at least a chance they’d prefer the latter, as even with a pretty lean roster I don’t know how badly they want to find playing time for three first rounders this year. Keldon and Markkanen don’t even step on each other’s toes in the UTA system, and though they’ll definitely continue the tank this year to avoid losing their 2024 pick, Keldon could easily still be around on a very team-friendly deal by the time they’re ready to start pushing for the playoffs again.
MY EVALUATION: Utah says no strictly because Ainge gonna Ainge. I'm not sure I'd do it if I was the Spurs, either, because injuries will happen and Victor might get more DNPs for load management this year than any of us want to see. But it’s a conversation worth having and I can’t say I’d be falling to my knees in an HEB if it happened on draft night. Pick #10 (Dallas)
- 2018: PHI trades to PHX for pick 16 and a Miami first in 2021
- 2017: SAC trades to POR for picks 15 and 20
- 2014: PHI trades to ORL for pick 12, 2015 second, and 2017 first*
Strap in, this is a fun one.
This is the pick in the lottery that I think is most likely to move, outside of maaaybe #3. That’s kind of awkward, because Dallas wants (needs) talent to help them win now and we don’t have much of that. Specifically, they need defense and a real starting center - if they can get both of those in one guy, so much the better. Keldon doesn’t move the needle for them IMO and we’re obviously not gonna give up Vassell at this slot. The OTHER thing Dallas needs, though, is something we do have in spades: cap room. Our old friend Davis Bertans has one of the worst contracts in the league for next season - $17m for a guy whose defense deficiencies make him unplayable - and while he only has $5m guaranteed in 2024, I think Dallas needs help right now to keep from running a real risk of fracturing their relationship with their best player since Dirk.
I think it’s POSSIBLE Dallas just trades this pick with Bertans and, say, McGee for, the TOR 1st + CHA 1st + a bucket of SRPs or something, then tries their luck in free agency (to go for Jakob or Brook etc.) before using their new draft capital to seek another trade if need be, but I think it’s more likely that we’d be looking at a full-on three-teamer here. There’s a lot of options there depending on which teams are panicking or not, and most of them I don’t find overly likely. Does Boston overreact and give up Robert Williams in a psychotic episode? Does Atlanta move Capela? Eh. Maybe, I guess, but I doubt it. How about Cleveland, though?
This is a pretty skeletal framework of what a deal could look like so don’t take it as absolute gospel. Three-team trades are often complicated enough that there could easily be a few more moving pieces were such a trade to happen.
MY EVALUATION: This could be a winner. I don’t think CLE has
to trade Allen yet, but if they’re not exploring the option and asking themselves some tough questions about whether the pairing with Mobley is the real long-term answer after what happened against the Knicks, they’re not doing their job. THJ shot almost the same percentage on 3s as Caris Levert did last year on over three more attempts per game, and his defense, while not amazing by any means, is better than it gets credit for. Getting rid of Rubio also gives them a little extra salary to play with in free agency - it’s not much, and it’s not a great class, but I think there’s enough there for Cleveland to find a way to make themselves a better playoff team than they were last year. This also lets them recoup some draft capital that is basically nonexistent for them right now after the Mitchell trade.
On the Spurs side, even if Rubio is basically washed, he’s an incredibly smart and experienced PG who could do a lot to mentor the young guy that we’d be bringing in at the position, and if he needs to come in for a few minutes here and there to hold down the fort, that’s fine too - we’re not trying to be good yet. I’d be surprised if we don’t bring in a vet guard in some fashion this offseason regardless. Plus, we have to get to the salary floor before the season starts anyway; why not kill three birds with one stone on this trade?
still says no. I don't know if they're quite ready to pull the plug on Allen. But I don't think it's that far off. Pick #11 (Orlando)
- 2022: NYK trades to OKC for 3 protected first-rounders (DET (protected), WAS (protected), DEN, all 2023)
- 2018: CHA trades to LAC for pick 12 and two 2s
- 2016: ORL trades with Oladipo and Ilyasova to OKC in return for Ibaka
PROPOSAL: SAS trades TOR 1st, CHI 1st, and Doug McDermott for pick 11
Last year's trade is the easiest comparison to make on this list. Not perfect, still, but with the added context of what other trades in this range have brought back, I think it still works. The DET and WAS picks were fairly heavily protected (top 18 and lottery, respectively) and I don’t think it surprised anyone that the Nuggets pick is as late as it is, so despite it being three first rounders the overall value OKC traded wasn’t huge. Even with the Knicks having financial incentive to move off the pick, the package was pretty well in line with historical trades in this range. That said, I think people are viewing the talent around this slot higher than 2022’s at the time, so the offer might need to still be a tiny bit stronger. But one could reasonably
argue the TOR pick alone is more valuable than anything else that's been given for this slot in the last 10 years.
Let's talk about the Magic a little more. Let’s say Orlando is pretty happy with what they’ve got right now, which I think they should be. Banchero was a very deserving ROTY, Franz is a bucket, and they’ve got a lot of promising supplemental pieces. They looked pretty dangerous at times last year, especially in the second half of the season when they were healthy. What they DON’T have is a lot of excess draft capital. They own Denver’s pick in 2025 which isn’t likely to be very valuable, and other than that they have only their own firsts. A trade like this allows them the chance to keep adding lottery talent into the future even if they expectedly become a consistent playoff team, and since they also have #6 this year they don’t even have to completely go without a shiny new rookie to do it. Doug is included because the return still felt a tad light to me and because Orlando was 25th in the league in 3PT% last year - it’ll help if they get a full season of Gary Harris, but if they want to make a strong run at the play-in, they might need a little more. Lots of mocks like them to take Gradey Dick here, and while McDermott obviously wouldn’t figure into their long term plans, if they’re making to look a little noise this year, McDermott is almost definitely giving them more than what Dick would as a rookie.
MY EVALUATION: This is my favorite slot to target and I think it's a fair trade for both teams. Orlando doesn't necessarily need
to add two more lottery guys to their roster this year when they can conceivably make a push for the play-in with what they already have, even while still getting touches for their foundational pieces. The Spurs like McDermott and I'm sure would love to keep him around all else being equal, but I don't think they'd let him stand in the way of getting their PG of the future. It might take the CHA pick as well or maybe a bunch of seconds or something, but I think we have something here all things considered. Pick #12 (Oklahoma City)
- 2016: ATL acquires from UTA in three-team trade (sends Jeff Teague to IND who sends George Hill to UTA)
Now this spot on the other hand... There's nothing to be done here. There’s nothing to be done here. Teague averaged 15pts and 6ast per game as a starter for 5 years in ATL with an all-star season in ‘15. Hill had slightly worse stats in 4 years as a starter in Indiana. Tre Jones plus the TOR 1st might be comparable value, but OKC doesn’t need a PG even at the backup position and they already have more future picks than they know what to do with. The scuttlebutt seems to be saying OKC will trade up if anything, which makes sense, and they certainly don’t need to do anything drastic after the improvement they showed last year and Holmgren still waiting in the wings. I’ve done plenty of looking for an angle on this pick and I just don’t see one. They’ve even got plenty of cap room and no bad salary to begin with. We’ll just move on. Pick #13 (Toronto)
- 2022: CHA trades to NYK for a Denver 1st and four 2nds, who then trade to DET after the draft with Kemba for a Milwaukee 1st in 2025
- 2017: DEN trades to UTA for pick 24 and Trey Lyles
- 2013: DAL trades to BOS for pick 16 and two future seconds
This one needs some intro first. I have no idea what the Raps are planning to do and allegedly the team doesn’t either.
Reportedly, Masai still thinks they have the ability to win now - I don’t know if that means actually winning a championship or just getting to the playoffs, but I think he’s wrong either way. Regardless, he’s such a bizarre trader that it feels impossible to predict what may or may not get a deal done. He overvalues his own players to an absurd degree, but he seems to do the same with Spurs players too. How we ever got a first rounder (that became Branham) for Thad Young and Drew Eubanks I’ll never know. So yeah, there’s certainly a recent history of swaps between us and them, one of which famously worked out amazingly and a couple others that very much didn’t.
Whatever direction Toronto does decide to go in, I think they’d be best served just making this pick. Keldon doesn’t make sense for them and we’re way past the part of the lottery where we’d even consider trading him anyway. But how about another direction?
PROPOSAL: SAS trades CHA 1st and pick 44, plus more future SRPs, and extends protection on 2024 TOR 1st to top-12 in 2024, top 10 in 2025. In return, SAS receives pick 13.
I wonder if something this simple gets it done. Maybe what we can best offer Toronto is flexibility. Maybe they carry this whole “I dunno” mentality into the season and then they’re a completely mediocre team at the trade deadline again staring down the barrel of a lost season where they probably still have to give up a pick to us that could easily fall into the 7-10 range. Would they give up #13 this year to ensure they can’t lose, say, pick #8 next year if their season falls apart? I don’t know, but maybe. With this offer, they even still get to make a couple other picks this year, and they’ve had success with late firsts and early seconds recently on drafts that looked a good deal thinner. Hell, looking at recent swaps for this slot, this even feels almost like an overpay - I think PATFO would have to be very sure about the guy they’re picking to give up a top-6 protected selection from a team in TOR’s current position.
This is the pick right now that I think is the most up in the air as far as availability - it could change dramatically over the next month depending on what sorts of conversations are happening in Raptors HQ. They could move up, they could move down, they could stand pat. I have no idea. It’s also the deal that I think has the most potential to come together extremely quickly on draft night; I could see Toronto having a couple specific guys in mind here and then scrambling to make a deal if they’re suddenly off the board.
MY EVALUATION: Raptors say no, but they think long and hard about it first. Pick #14 (New Orleans) Has not been traded in the last decade.
Sorry to end with a whimper, but yeah, I don’t see a deal to be made here. If they’re healthy they’ll be a team no one wants to see in the playoffs, and if they’re not, there’s nothing much they can do about it at this juncture. They’ve got plenty of future picks, they won’t want anyone on the SAS squad that we’d give up for pick 14, and there will absolutely be talent here that can help them immediately; they’re keeping this. I GUESS they might look for someone to dump Valanciunas in favor of one of the free agent Centers, but that would be kinda risky on their part and they’d probably want a return that’s less abstract than just the cap room and a few second rounders or whatever.
JUST-FOR-FUN PROPOSAL: This hilariousness.
I expect PHX to have better offers on the table for Ayton, but after his disappearing act in the playoffs I wouldn’t say it’s a certainty. Maybe they’re so tired of him that this feels like an okay return, and maybe New Orleans thinks they can unlock whatever potential might be left. This also gets the Spurs the veteran C they reportedly want; JoVal isn’t exactly an elite rim protector but he’s a heck of a rebounder and can stretch the floor on the other end.
Like I said, though, this is just for kicks anyway for the people who want a wild idea; I don’t think the Pels want Ayton and I don’t think they should.
MY EVALUATION: New Orleans says no because they're not insane and Phoenix probably does too. But it was a fun time in the trade machine. So, just to recap...
- Picks I can’t see us getting: 6-8, 12, 14
- Probably not, but I could believe it: 5, 9, 13
- Sweet spot: 10 and 11
Pick #11 is the one I’d spend most of my time going after on the phone if I was an executive. #10 has its merits, especially because I personally like the Rubio idea a lot, but we can get a Cory Joseph or George Hill in free agency just as easily to fill that role, and the larger problem is that we’re already going to be dealing with a roster crunch that Bertans and/or McGee would exacerbate. #11 could end up costing nothing but picks that we have an excess, plus maybe McDermott, who we were perfectly willing to move at the deadline anyway and who would actually open up one of those valuable roster spots as well. I also don’t think there’s much danger in Dallas taking the guy we want if he is still on the board at 10.
Again, don’t take my proposals as any kind of hard offers; several of them I wouldn’t even support myself, as you can see. This is just meant as a quick-and-dirty (well, at least dirty) reference for what kind of value we might be looking at in these discussions.
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Perfectly Unadulterated Regal Excellency. P.U.R.E. Named in dedication to four of the greatest technical wrestlers of all-time – Mr. Perfect, Kurt Angle, William Regal, and Bret Hart – tonight is as big as it ever gets for the Blitz brand as we embark on our first-ever edition of BTE's Blitz equivalent PPV! Much like those men, if you wish to be successful in Pure Rules, you must embody intelligence, grit, and a goal-driven mindset to reach the top, so keep that in mind as you immortalise your names into history on this INSANE 14-match card! Emanating from the Twickenham Stadium in London, England, home to the English National Rugby Team, 82,000 strong will be here to witness history in one of the biggest crowds in FBE’s history, beating even BTE attendance numbers! A huge thank you to Petite Jupiter’s PJs ‘N PB&Js for sponsoring us tonight, commemorating the long-awaited return of a legend with comfort for the body and the soul! Now, get strapped in for the show of a lifetime as England’s own Royal Blood sets the tone for the night with a live performance of their latest single, “Mountains At Midnight”
Non-Title Champion vs Champion: FBE Television Champion Cactus Mike vs FBE Junior Heavyweight Champion Paddy Murphy
Opening in HUGE fashion is a first-time ever dream meeting between two of the most beloved members of the roster! On one side is the two-time Television Champion with SIX overall defences to his name, The Ark’s Cactus Mike! Recently having his own one-year anniversary celebration much like Blitz last week, he’s been an icon in every division he’s taken part in, from being a component of the thrilling 3-way rivalry with John and Jay Castle, to an intense Shining-esque blood feud with Happy, to being one of the most consistent Pure Rules competitors, taking the likes of Inferno and Apeirogone to their limits. Proving his mettle in the Shining Light League, tonight more than ever can put him in the conversation for being next in line!
On the other side is the current Junior Heavyweight Champion, the Sham-Rock ‘N Scot Connection’s Paddy Murphy! Following a career trajectory similar to the Cardiac Cactus himself in his first few months, he’s rapidly elevated himself from a youngblood to one of the most emotionally riveting performers in the company today, having taken the Junior Division by storm under the guidance of his Sensei and his Dojo. Further greatness surely ahead of the World’s Most Wanted, his 6-point tournament run more than proving his potential, this could be his moment of redemption that catapults him into the next stratosphere, another Ark member having been the only obstacle between him and the Semi Finals! Prompt: Rebook The British Bulldog’s WWF Intercontinental Championship Reign (Max 1000 Words)
Petite Jupiter Invitational: Arslan Malik vs Ferdinand Maxim vs Guy Fawkes vs Mr. Calcote Miller vs Vix
It’s finally happening, laddies! Initially announced for the first-ever BTE, the Petite Jupiter Invitational was a Battle Royale scheduled to commemorate the legacy of the then recently retired Shining Light, with the winner earning an Intercontinental Championship shot. Though plans fell through, there’s no reason it shouldn’t take place on the first BTE-level show of the Pure Division! Whilst a secondary title doesn’t yet exist on Blitz, the winner of this match can definitely expect their name to be held in higher regards, leaving with a trophy they can cherish when looking back on the moment that elevated them to the next level, one competitor from this plucky spread of rising stars being immortalised.
Will it be the Ass-Kicker Arslan Malik punching a hole through the competition? Perhaps Le Prince de Paris Ferdinand Maxim can make his kingdom even more golden? Maybe former Junior Heavyweight Champion Guy Fawkes can break bank in another division? Could Big 4 Main Eventer Mr. Calcote Miller be in line for a return to glory? Or is the most synonymous with the original prize of this match, former FBC Intercontinental Champion Vix soaring into the stars? Prompt: Book the next year of any championship of your choosing (Max 1000 Words)
Mark Steel vs Michael Menzies II
In recent weeks, something of a rivalry has begun to brew between Death to Juniors and their latest targets, the Sensei-led duo of the Sham-Rock ‘N Scot Connection. With Paddy Murphy taking DTJ’s Junior Title and Michael Menzies going to war with Joshua Epps and Mark Steel in back-to-back weeks, why stop there? When the Future-Proof last tested his skills against DTJ, he was lost, without direction, searching for a means of survival. But what difference a month makes, now a completely transformed star since replacing the Kalamity surname, finding himself in strong company, no longer to be soloed out by the vultures of the Heavyweight Division.
Still, he can’t solely rely on friends to make it big. A recent landslide victory in his favour on Blitz makes it appear as though he’s ready for Round Two against the Gatekeeper of New Talent, so exactly that will occur, Michael receiving a chance at redemption against the stable which has his number! In Peak Performance’s case, shutting down the Junior Revolution before it can fully take off its feet would be in his best interest, nothing sweeter than bragging about single-handedly being the cause of death of another competitor’s potential, Steel keeping his territory on lock from newcomers! Prompt: Book Clash at the Castle II (Max 1000 Words)
Simon Brown vs Kentaro Sakamoto vs Travis Broski
Tournaments have oft been a means of elevating competitors closer to the brass ring, the gruelling schedules showing their true inner resilience and ability to maintain their skill even into the later rounds. For all three of these men, that statement couldn’t be truer.
Exhibit A: Simon Brown. Though his FBE tenure was brief, he smashed through the glass ceiling in a manner many are unable to, a run into the Semi Finals of the inaugural Gedo Classic being promptly followed up by him becoming the second-ever Junior Heavyweight Champion in just a month or so of joining FBE, putting himself on a list that’s spawned some of the biggest stars of the current era.
Exhibit B: Kentaro Sakamoto. Going from the third member of Semper Lucet to forever remembered for his performance in the inaugural Punish & Crush Tournament, his advancement to the Finals over championship competition made it clear as day what he could offer at his best, becoming a staple Heavyweight ever since, sharing iconic moments alongside PROSPECT.
Exhibit C: Travis Broski. Much like The Immortalizer, he too was launched into the next stratosphere with an inspiring Gedo Classic Semis campaign in its most recent edition, the Undercity Underdog going on to upset some of the most valued juggernauts in company history in its aftermath, now continuing to remain a threat to the top of the pecking order.
All three feasibly able to take on the entire world if they so please (and all Ape guys?), they’re going to have to confront their most unique challenge yet in shattering mirrors of themselves! Prompt: Book GUNTHER until WrestleMania 40 (Max 1000 Words)
James Scott vs Jason Beggs
When you look at the career James Scott has had, it’s hard not to envy the Purest Protagonist for his many accolades. Intercontinental Champion, the original Junior Champion Ace, inaugural Lifeline Classic Winner over Hall of Fame level competition, New Beginning III main eventer, he’s been around the block and then some. Inventing the model for what a newcomer to the company should resemble if they wish to be remembered, fearlessly running with the giants like he’s David, he’s surely inspired a generation, but what about those from his generation?
When one man dominates the rest, there’s to be casualties along the way, Jason Beggs being one of those who suffered from Scott’s meteoric rise, his name being forgotten in favour of the Aussie, despite Jason beating him in Scott’s multi-man debut. With three years passing since both first broke into the company, they find themselves in the same division again, making it only inevitable that their paths would cross again on the hunt for the Pure Title. So, why not now? Becoming Irresistible since his return, for Beggs this is the perfect opportunity at revenge by tossing James down the mountain this time in a Lion King moment, but as always, it’s Scott vs The World and he won’t be rolling over for anyone! Prompt: Book the revival of Pete Dunne (Max 1000 Words)
Battle of the Best II: DTJ (Misery, Hunter Maguire, Joshua Epps) vs PROVINCE (Sebastian King, Erick Koeman, Karma) vs The RISE (Ripley, John LaGuardia, Victor Williams)
On 1000 days of FBE, three of the most iconic stables in the company’s history butted heads, British Ambition, Lifeline, and PRIDE Gang squaring off in the inaugural Battle of the Best, that match putting a bow to the end of those 9 men’s generation, a more modern school of FBE competition ensuing in its aftermath which blended two very different eras together. Of the new crop, three factions have been inseparable over the past year in every form they’ve come to pass, Death to Juniors, PROVINCE, and The RISE all being tied at the hip.
WarGames earlier this year seeing The RISE’s predecessor, J.E.M, defeat DTJ, and PROVINCE subsequently debuting at DTJ’s expense, the critically acclaimed group has taken enough from both squadrons, finally getting a chance to exact their revenge on both in one fell swoop! PROVINCE and The RISE aren’t without their own issues either, the Shining Light League sparking friction between them in block matches, all 3 factions trading victories over the course of the competition, DTJ and The RISE even putting representatives through to the Semi Finals whilst PROVINCE costed the remainder of their men from moving on. In a race to prove themselves the next big things of the company, one faction will walk out here with a trophy to their name and a score at last settled! Prompt: Book Ilja Dragunov on the Main Roster (Max 1 Part Per Person; 1000 Words each)
EED vs JOHN
Whilst FBE’s been a breeding ground for a wide range of colourful personalities, there’s been few that’ve acted as ‘anti-personalities’, deviating from the supernatural world to crack down on those they’ve felt to be caricatures of what a true wrestler should be. The most shining example of all in the Wild West was EED, standing out against the variety pack roster with his scathing, no-nonsense attitude, drilling a hole in the skull of anyone, both on the mic and in the ring, who he deemed unbecoming to the sport which paid his bills and subsequently having his way with their tattered remains.
Though no one has since quite managed to capture the aura of the Notorious, few might’ve argued JOHN to be his successor. All caps, plain and simple, the Misfit’s been unlike his exotic peers, simply a freak of nature uprooting anything in his path. A career marked by gold much like the former Television and Commonwealth Champion, JOHN with his own record-breaking Junior Heavyweight Championship reign, tonight he gets a chance to step to an OG as one of these two prove themselves to be the undisputed real man’s man of FBE! Prompt: Book Drew McIntyre’s Return (Max 1000 Words)
Nate Matthews vs T.M Imran
Before T.M Imran was an official member of the FBE roster, he was one of the guinea pigs of the Trials system, and though he managed to win over majority of his examiners, there was but one he simply couldn’t crack – Nate Matthews. A Living Legend by this company’s standards and understandably one of the toughest to impress given his unmatched laundry list of accomplishments, from his many firsts like walking in as World Champion into the first BTE’s main event or being the first Grand Slam Winner, 8 championship reigns to his name, to being the Ace at one point, it would take a hell of a lot more to catch his attention.
In the wrestling business they say ‘to be the man you have to beat the man’, so what better way to gain the respect of the OG than through wrestling him? Nate competing in the first-ever Pure Rules match in company history, defeating him in a category his name’s been forever tied to would certainly give the Fifth Asian Tiger’s career its defining moment after two Television Championship reigns that put him on the map, the two Heyman Classic entrants to get warmed up here ahead of a bid to make BTE’s main event this year! Prompt: TBD
Bong vs Bengt Holm
The crossover appeal of FBE has brought in a myriad of names over the years from all walks of life, but above all perhaps the most influential is Bong. A staunch anti-racism campaigner from the world of LLR, he’s considered royalty in his home promotion, a G1 Climax Winner among other lauded accomplishments living the unemployed life of raising two families yet still sparing the time to whoop anyone who gives him grief. He’s Scottish, he’s unhinged, and he’ll rawdog you back to wherever you came from, no expenses paid.
If you hold a popularity contest, Bong would take the crown, but someone who’s rapidly been gaining recognition since joining in the last couple months is the one they call KillKill, Bengt Holm accruing quite the name on both Firestorm and Blitz, most recently putting up a valiant effort against the Junior Champion. With Kojot in his ear and a Bong-like affinity to deal with his problems using his fists, this Thai-tanic could be the one they warn the icebergs about, the unsinkable Bengt headed to the helm of his division if he can outshine the sheer star power of his adversary here! Prompt: Book the push of Maximum Male Models (Max 1000 Words)
Code Blue vs Jay Castle III
Resistance III was supposed to be the greatest night of Code Blue’s life until it wasn’t. Mugged by The Aether Aces before the match could even begin and having his eye stabbed by their latest recruit, former PROSPECT member Jay Castle, he was taken out of commission that night, though it had him return even more driven, and this time with a vengeance. The issues between these two extend long before that night however, butting heads all the way back in the main event of Blitz III one year ago, where the Hometown Hero narrowly upset the now shared longest reigning champion in FBE history.
Proceeding to cross paths again as part of the famed Ark/PROSPECT rivalry, Blue getting his win back in an Intercontinental Championship Eliminator that kickstarted his recent meteoric rise, they’ve never been ones to see eye to eye, and especially after what Jay did to Blue, the chance of it ever happening is dead in the water. They say an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind, but that’s the least of the Pasadena Paralyser’s concerns, not letting Castle slip by him this time as he hunts down his rival only days removed from his first-ever singles World Heavyweight Championship match, fatigued yet with the drive of an army of 1000 men to strike down with furious anger to settle their score once and for all! Prompt: Book a Nigel McGuinness Return Run (Max 1000 Words)
Atlas Rogue vs Ethan Fadely VII
When it comes to utterly personal rivalries, Atlas Rogue and Ethan Fadely’s is very much up there. Stretching all the way back to 2020, when Sol Ace took the Son of the Roses’ World Heavyweight Championship, a mutual hatred was sparked between the polar opposites, Fadely eventually having his revenge in his unstoppable 2022 return, taking Rogue to mercy at New Beginning IV. After a bloody WarGames between Infinite POWER and REVOLT, the two met again late last year, trading victories, Atlas besting Fadely at his own game, and Ethan getting the Godfather of Pure Rules back under his district. Once Ethan formed The Aether Aces with Atlas’s former partner, the siren began to sing her song, luring the two to one more match, one year on from their previous NB encounter. And once again, it was Fadely callousing his foe, leaving him with horrific injuries to tie up their saga 3-3.
3 months have passed since and Rogue hasn’t been able to forget, the scars he sees in the mirror each morning reminding him of what must be done. Now, fully healed up, King Blitz is back for one final dance with his career rival to break the tie between them, adamant to round out his incredible Pure Rules run by beating the one that got away! In Ethan’s case however, it’s all about ending Atlas for good this time, the Portlander wanting to add to The Aether Aces stretch of top-billing stars they’ve buried in a ditch, a tiebreaking victory the most crucial one available! Will Atlas start the Summer with a dead rose, or can Ethan crush the King’s crown under his boot? Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s the Final Rodeo between Rogue and Fadely! Prompt: Book Forbidden Door II (Max 1000 Words)
British Rounds: Desmond Caid vs Capital STEEZ VIII
Unlike the consistent hatred brimming between the last two, the saga between Desmond Caid and Capital STEEZ has followed a rather different trajectory. Though seesawing between mutual loathing and respect, at the centre of it all has always lain a consistent power struggle between two of the elite in their quests to prove themselves the undisputed best. Starting with the opener of the first-ever Carnage Tour – which has gone on to become a tradition between the two – their story has served as a timeline of King Capital’s growing stardom against the first Ace of FBE. The first year resulting in constant failures for STEEZ, from Carnage to an Intercontinental Championship match to WarGames to the Heyman Classic to BTE II’s main event, the winds of change finally blew in his direction come 2021, Steelo scoring his first win over the Maestro in the Lifeline Classic.
Marking the start of STEEZ’s rise into the Ace spot once occupied by Caid, the narrative began to shift in his favour, coming back from a 4-0 deficit to best him each subsequent year at Carnage, with tag team victories in the Battle of the Best and Three Stages of Hell along the way, this year putting him up to 4-3. Now, they’re set to meet yet again as STEEZ receives his chance to tie up the saga, whilst Desmond looks to break his dry spell against his iconic foe. What makes this match so unique compared to the rest however is the stipulation in place. Always known for their lengthy classics against each other, for the very first time they’re going to meet under an entirely different ruleset, the British Rounds system testing their ability to work a much, much quicker pace! Caid on home turf much like he was back at Unbreakable II, if there’s anytime to cut STEEZ off, it’s here, whilst for the Bossman, writing over the crushing memories of London would be in his best interest in finally cementing himself as having Desmond’s number! Prompt: Book Hideo Itami if he skipped NXT and went directly to the Main Roster (Max 3 Parts; 1000 Words each)
Non-Title: FBE World Heavyweight Champion Inferno vs Petite Jupiter III
After years of grinding yet being forced to settle for second best, 2023 has undisputedly been Inferno’s year, ruling the roost with an iron fist from the jump, a Booker in the Bank cash-in mere weeks in making him Double Champion alongside his X Division (Pure) Championship reign. Embarking on a murderous run with the support of The Aether Aces, he’s crushed old and new faces alike week after week in everything from a draining 90-Minute Iron Man match to a thrilling British Rounds showdown to an emotional Title vs Career classic, diving further and further past the point of no return with his bastardly streak. Sitting atop the Pure ruleset with the most matches and wins in history, using it as a means to stomp out fledgling talent and address unfinished business, it seems as though there’s no one who can stop Baba Blitz.
…That is, no one that’d been currently active. Making a bombshell return after over a year of being sidelined with injury, appearing on Blitz’s one-year anniversary to present the trophy to the Shining Light League Winner, a tournament named in his honour, Petite Jupiter whipped Buckingham Palace into a frenzy with his appearance, London giving him the perfect homecoming. One of only 2 people the Aether Ace has never beaten in his career, Inferno was quick to interrupt his British Ambition brother, though seeming more like strangers with how much has changed between them since their last meeting. Goading him into one more match by pushing his buttons like the master manipulator he’s proven to be, citing the Shining Light’s lack of victories over reigning World Champions despite his Hall of Fame career, the ever-valiant PJ accepted, setting the stage for a long-awaited blockbuster end to their trilogy!
No shortage of Pure Rules experience himself, PJ the Grandfather to Blitz if Inferno’s its Baba, he holds a win over the Brummie Bastard under the ruleset, having faced off under it at the first FBE Anniversary Show after a despaired Inferno had turned his back on his brothers, feeling abandoned by them in his time of need, PJ subsequently bringing him back to the light. Later also sullying Inferno’s first BITB cash-in, which he’s since perfected, keeping his prized Intercontinental Championship from him, he’s held his former World Tag Team Championship partner’s number for the past 3 years, but now, it remains to be seen if the story will be any different, the two Britons colliding one final time in their home country as all their experiences craft the perfect closing chapter to their tale! Prompt: Book a main event push for PAC (Max 1000 Words)
FBE Pure Championship: Shining Light League Winner FBE World Tag Team Champion Dr. Logan Wright (c) vs Apeirogone 3rd Defence
The term ‘Final Boss’ isn’t thrown about lightly. Throughout FBE history, only one man’s been truly synonymous with the term. They say it’s anyone’s season until this man comes around. They claim he’s the type of guy to fly down to Hell and come back with gift shop souvenirs. World Championships, two-hour Gauntlets, Three Stages of Hell, he’s been there and won them all. Wins over damn near every single person that’s come to matter throughout the company’s history, he’s that guy. Legendary factions, shows named after him, an entire cult of personality backing him as the company’s Commissioner, what more could you want out of a person’s resume? Well, it’s not about what the people want, or what he himself wants, but rather, what another man yearns for. The chance to immortalise his name into wrestling history. The chance to join only four others in their abilities to beat this man. The chance to cement themselves as a Final Boss forever.
Dr. Logan Wright, reigning two-time FBE Pure Champion off the back of being one of only two to pin the current World Champion this year, reigning FBE World Tag Team Champion via ending the longest championship reign of any title in company history after winning 2023’s Punish & Crush, inaugural Shining Light League Winner by sweeping through 6 matches front-to-back, and the man that will carry his title into the first-ever BTE-equivalent Blitz show, P.U.R.E, has selected none other than Apeirogone
to be the third challenger to his Pure Title!
For months, the Medicinal Magician has silently watched as people have lauded the accomplishments of his Ark brethren against the Infinity Ace. Cactus Mike almost taking the man to a draw. Code Blue ending his 1347-day undefeated singles streak. Kaze Tanaka sending him into retirement. But what about him? What about the final member of The Ark? What about the licensed medical practitioner that’s on the best run of his entire life despite the constant demons rattling around inside his brain? They’ve all had their chance, so why can’t he? Forced to wrestled with the “can never beat a veteran legend” stigma for years, he’s decided to put down his stethoscope and declare no longer! Even after there’s no reading on his ECG and 0 of his 206 bones have been reduced to dust, he wants to the world to remember his name!
So, it begs the question – What happens when one of the greatest of all-time steps outside his comfort zone and into the kingdom of another man to fight for only one of two championships he doesn’t have hung up on his wall? Will Apeirogone avenge his previous losses to The Ark by taking away the prize that breathed life back into the soul of the Doctor in his first-ever BTE-style main event? Or will Logan Wright silence the critics until the end of time, keeping his undefeated streak extending back to January, keeping his unbeaten Blitz Big 4 streak, and keeping his Pure Championship by felling a legend? It’s the Final Boss of Blitz versus the Final Boss of FB to close out P.U.R.E! Prompt: Book Kenny Omega until Double or Nothing 2024 (Max 1000 Words)
All bookings are due on June 3rd at 11PM EST
, so don’t delay on those. Fourteen star-studded matches on the card featuring 39 unique competitors – the most there’s ever been on any FBE show in history – let’s make this a memorable first P.U.R.E, lads! Pure rules.
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2023.05.28 23:23 NGGKroze The Little Mermaid path to profitability, Fast X disappointing weekend and where Guardians 3 is heading.
Since a lot is happening this Memorial weekend, I felt obliged to do a bit of sum up and a bit of predictions where current releases are heading.
The Little Mermaid
- The Little Mermaid went from huge expectations to potential biggest bomb of 2023 in a matter of days. We are going to start with a bit of comparisons, how much perhaps TLM is needed and how much is going to have.
|Domestic ||TLM ||Aladdin |
|Previews ||10.3M ||7M |
|Friday ||26.7M ||24.3M |
|Saturday ||30M ||30M |
|Sunday ||27.5M ||30M |
|OW (3-day) ||95.5M ||91.5M (-4.1%) |
| || || |
|International OW ||68M ||122M (+80%) |
|Global Opening Weekend ||164M ||212M (+30%) |
|Domestic/International Split ||58/42% ||43/57% |
- As we can see, very similar domestic debuts between both movies. Matter of fact, if that 3-day estimate holds, it's going to be technically worse, because ATP from 4 years ago according to NATO was $9.16, while 2022 is $10.53, so inflation wise, this is not looking that great. What is the hot topic now is that OS number. To put into perspective how bad it is, here are examples.
- 30% below Ant-Man 3 opening OS weekend - 121M
- 26% below Volume 3 second OS weekend - 92M
- 1.5% above Fast X domestic OW - 67M
- 6% above John Wick 4 opening OS weekend - 64M
- 30% above Volume 3 third OS weekend - 49M
and many more... The point is that that split is very domestic skewed. And if we are going to predict where it could finish, we could use that split if it holds to calculate both the OS gross and the global gross, based on certain domestic finishes.
|Domestic Gross (Split 58%) ||OS Gross (Split 42%) ||Global (58/42% Split) |
|280M ||202M ||482M |
|300M ||217M ||517M |
|320M ||231M ||551M |
|340M ||246M ||586M |
|360M ||260M ||620M |
- If the opening weekend split holds, TLM if it manages to reach Aladdin domestic take, it would fare 620M global gross. Aladdin started with 43/57% split and ended with 34/66% split (a 9 points on both sides). Let's say TLM had the same 9 point difference by the end, which means 49/51% split, which would lead to:
|Global Gross (49/51% split) ||Domestic (49% Split) ||OS Gross (51% Split) |
|571M ||280M ||291M |
|612M ||300M ||312M |
|653M ||320M ||333M |
|693M ||340M ||353M |
|734M ||360M ||374M |
- Now this seams not only improbable, but next to impossible, given how it went from 80M early estimates to sub 70M in just a day. But we will run with both scenarios to see where the breakeven line is on that 250M budget. I'm going to ignore China gross altogether because it would seem rather low and not that important. We are going to use best and worst scenarios from both splits to have better grasp of the breakeven
| ||DF - Domestic Fraction (1/1+ OS/DOM ratio) ||Needed Breakeven Multiplier. Liner model for no-China release (BE = -0.57DF + 2.81) ||Final Multiplier - Final Gross ÷ Budget ||Needed Gross |
|58/42 Split (Worst Case) - 482M Gross ||1/1+0.72 = 1/1.72=0.581 ||2.47x ||1.92x ||617M+ |
|58/42 Split (Best Case) - 620M ||1/1+0.72 = 1/1.72=0.581 ||2.47x ||2.48x ||617M+ |
| || || || || |
|49/51% Split (Worst Case) - 571M ||1/1+1.039 = 1/2.039=0.490 ||2.53x ||2.28x ||632M+ |
|49/51% Split (Base Case) - 734M ||1/1+1.039 = 1/2.039=0.490 ||2.53X ||2.93X ||632M+ |
- What if we inverse the 9-point difference in Aladdin and instead of 49/51% go for 67/33% split
|Global Gross (67/33% split) ||Domestic (67% Split) ||OS Gross (33% Split) |
|417M ||280M ||137M |
|447M ||300M ||147M |
|477M ||320M ||157M |
|507M ||340M ||167M |
|537M ||360M ||177M |
- This will give TLM OS legs between 2x and 2.6x
- In this case we would get to:
| ||DF - Domestic Fraction (1/1+ OS/DOM ratio) ||Needed Breakeven Multiplier. Liner model for no-China release (BE = -0.57DF + 2.81) ||Final Multiplier - Final Gross ÷ Budget ||Needed Gross |
|67/33% Split (Worst Case) - 417M Gross ||1/1+0.489 = 1/1.489=0.671 ||2.427x ||1.66x ||606M |
|67/33% Split (Best Case) - 537M ||1/1+0.491 = 1/1.491=0.67 ||2.428x ||2.14x ||607M |
To sum it up, even if TLM somehow manages to beat Aladdin in the domestic market, it would have to do 260M+ OS wise or 3.8x legs to be at the breakeven point. With Spider-verse on the horizon and Transformers the week after, TLM will lose a lot of ground on both turfs. Even 3x legs from global opening is not giving TLM any chance to breakeven. Aladdin pulled almost 5x legs from global OW, but it was well received in OS markets. With TLM this is not the case.
Fast X & GoTG Volume 3
- After second weekend, the movie now managed to hit 507M. I'm going to do a little comparison where Fast X is right now and how much it has left.
| ||Fast X ||Fast 9 ||Volume 3 |
|Global OW ||318M ||404M (5th INT weekend, Domestic OW) ||289M / -9.1% |
|Global by Second Weekend ||507M ||491M (this is F9 second domestic weekend frame) ||528M / +3.7% |
|MON-SUN Total ||189M ||87M (6th INT weekend, 2nd domestic weekend) ||239M / +26.5% |
- We can see that Fast X is running a bit ahead of F9, but not by much. The comparison is bit unclear, because Fast 9 also got 6 full weeks to reach that 491M (mostly due to scattered release). But from this point out (2nd domestic weekend), Fast 9 added 235M. F9 had to face as a major competition mostly Black Widow (which also was day-n-date release). Giving that 235M to Fast X would put it at 740M global. However, while F10 doesn't have to deal with Covid like F9, the incoming plethora of 4-quadrant tentpoles will hit is hard. Spider-Verse, Transformers & The Flash got high social media praise. This does not automatically translate to great box office, but at the very minimum Fast X will lose screens, and given not so great WoM for the movie, a latter legs might be hard to find. Even with underperforming TLM in OS markets, Fast X dropped 65% in international markets. Despite bigger opening, it's running globally behind Volume 3 at the same time frame. And by the looks of it, Spidey, Optimus and Barry will spark some interest in OS audiences. I think this has a real chance to finish below F9. Next weekend will show how much IPs that are proven outside of the domestic, could affect Fast X. As of now,
- Fast X is at 1.49x it's budget, where in reality it would need close to 2.8x and above. Fast 9 was at 1.96x by second domestic weekend and ended with 2.9x, which would be nice multi for Fast X, but it needs 986M gross to do so, which is not happening.
- On the other hand, Volume 3 is doing great. It has now 3 consequent weekends with drops below 50% both domestically and internationally. it's already running ahead of Thor Love & Thunder (actually, it's just 30M away from passing it), only 2M behind Wakanda Forever at the same time frame (a movie which opened also 40M higher globally than Volume 3) and ever so slightly decreasing the distance to Doctor Strange 2 (-163M on OW, -140M from Last Sunday and -138M with this weekend estimates). By next weekend it should pass L&T with 15-20M weekdays & 20-25M 5th global weekend and settle 770M+. Perhaps it could even pass Volume 3.
- Volume 3 also is close to 3x it's budget (2.92x) so it's already on the profitability side.
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2023.05.28 20:24 practicallybert r/TheOther14 Predicts the 2022/23 Premier League: Reviewed
Welcome back all! For those of you that don’t remember, I posted a poll for subscribers to submit their predicted Premier League table
. We are now back to review the predicted results to the final results! Once again, thanks to all 279 participants that submitted their results, I hope to see more for the 2023-24 campaign. For now, see the predicted table vs. results below as well as fun facts!
|Position ||Predicted Club ||Avg. Finish ||Actual Club ||Points Total ||Predicted Club Difference |
|1 ||Manchester City ||1.11 ||Manchester City ||89 ||– |
|2 ||Liverpool ||2.03 ||Arsenal ||84 ||-3 |
|3 ||Tottenham ||3.50 ||Manchester United ||75 ||-5 |
|4 ||Chelsea ||4.28 ||Newcastle ||71 ||-8 |
|5 ||Arsenal ||4.35 ||Liverpool ||67 ||+3 |
|6 ||Manchester United ||5.47 ||Brighton ||62 ||+3 |
|7 ||West Ham ||7.05 ||Aston Villa ||61 ||-7 |
|8 ||Newcastle ||8.39 ||Tottenham ||60 ||+4 |
|9 ||Leicester City ||9.06 ||Brentford ||59 ||-9 |
|10 ||Aston Villa ||9.84 ||Fulham ||52 ||+3 |
|11 ||Wolves ||11.06 ||Crystal Palace ||45 ||-2 |
|12 ||Brighton ||11.16 ||Chelsea ||44 ||+6 |
|13 ||Crystal Palace ||11.18 ||Wolves ||41 ||+2 |
|14 ||Leeds ||14.37 ||West Ham ||40 ||-5 |
|15 ||Southampton ||14.51 ||Bournemouth ||39 ||-5 |
|16 ||Brentford ||14.93 ||Nottingham Forest ||38 ||+7 |
|17 ||Everton ||15.08 ||Everton ||36 ||– |
|18 ||Nottingham Forest ||15.30 ||Leicester City ||34 ||+2 |
|19 ||Fulham ||16.68 ||Leeds ||31 ||+9 |
|20 ||Bournemouth ||17.92 ||Southampton ||25 ||+5 |
once again win the title, making it three seasons in a row. 86% of all participants predicted a three peat for the Cityzens. With Arsenal
and Manchester United
rounding out the top three, only ONE entry correctly predicted this top three in order. As for getting the top four correct (without the proper spot), NO ONE predicted this. Only one entry had Newcastle
in the top four, going to show there was little faith of their project generating Champions League football so quickly.
Speaking of projects, Brighton
and Aston Villa
made mid-season manager changes that completely turned each club on its head, both sides finishing 6th and 7th, respectively. 7.8% of entries had Aston Villa finishing 7th, and 0.0% had Brighton finishing 6th. Only 2 entries predicted Brighton making European football, emphasizing their 12th place projected finish. 28 people slotted Villa to finish somewhere in the top 7, 10.03% of all entries.
We had a lot of wild finished compared to projections, as only two teams were finished in their projected finish, Manchester City
in first and Everton
in 17th. Fifteen of the twenty teams finished three or more slots away from their projections, and ten of those teams were five spots or more away from projections. The biggest range were nine positions off, seeing Fulham
finish 9 spots higher than their projected 19th while Leicester City
finish nine spots below their projected 9th place finish, and unfortunately saw them get relegated.
Speaking of relegation, the final results were wild from the projection. For only the fourth time in Premier League history, all three newly promoted teams survived the drop (and with ease, nonetheless). Only 7 projections of all 279 avoided picking Bournemouth
, and Nottingham Forest
for relegation, a whopping 2.51%! The entry of those closest to guessing the relegation order right had Leicester City
in 18th and Leeds
in 19th….but had Manchester United
in 20th and Nottingham Forest
winning the league so do with that what you will.
On the actual relegation, we say goodbye to Southampton
, and Leicester City
as they will get to enjoy Championship
instead of this sub. In the order above, here are the following projections for relegation of each club: 22.2%; 26.2%; 1.4% (just four entries!!). Safe to say many thought the Foxes would replicate their top half finish from the prior season instead of being in the relegation scrap. Liverpool
experienced quite the drop off, falling to 5th and by a decent margin. 1.8% of all entries had Liverpool missing a Champions League spot, total of five entries. Meanwhile, West Ham
had a polarizing season. Coming off a seventh place finish, they are currently prepping for the Europa Conference League final next week. If you told any Hammer supporters prior to the season about this, they’d be over the moon! However, they found themselves too close to the drop zone for a while and ended the year seven places below their projected, locked into 14th. 47.3% of projections had them experience some sort of European hangover (finishing outside the top 7), so the majority of fans thought they would replicate their league success. Eyes on the three newest European participants next season to see if they can avoid this issue.
And that is all for the 2022-23 season! Thanks again for the 279 participants who took part this season, hoping to be an even stronger turnout for next season. To all Leicester, Leeds, and Southampton fans, hope we see you all back up here soon. But for now, a big welcome to Burnley, Sheffield United, and Luton Town to the sub! Next season begins on August 12th, it will be here before you know it! Enjoy your summer, lads.
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2023.05.28 20:13 jimbobbypaul Ranking the Top 131 FBS Programs of the Last 40 Years: 89. Ball State
Main hub thread with the full 131 rankings
Ball State comes in at one spot above in-state foe Indiana. and is the 3rd best program in the state behind Notre Dame and Purdue. Moving up to the FBS in 1975, Ball State’s had an underrated tenure, going 269-279-4 with 6 conference championships, 9 bowl appearances, and 11 weeks in the AP Top 25.
Best Seasons and Highlights
1. 2020: 10. Ball State: 7-1 (29.151) 2. 2008: 23. Ball State: 12-2 (19.624) 3. 2013: 43. Ball State: 10-3 (7.413) 4. 1988: 32. Ball State: 8-3 (7.382) 5. 2012: 41. Ball State: 9-4 (5.166) 6. 1989: 36. Ball State: 7-3-2 (4.173) 7. 1996: 36. Ball State: 8-4 (-0.777) 8. 1995: 47. Ball State: 7-4 (-1.286) 9. 1993: 35. Ball State: 8-3-1 (-1.292) 10. 1990: 51. Ball State: 7-4 (-5.881) 11. 1994: 59. Ball State: 5-5-1 (-11.641) 12. 2007: 67. Ball State: 7-6 (-11.913) 13. 1991: 58. Ball State: 6-5 (-12.407) 14. 1986: 67. Ball State: 6-5 (-15.698) 15. 1983: 69. Ball State: 6-5 (-18.520) 16. 1997: 71. Ball State: 5-6 (-19.737) 17. 2011: 81. Ball State: 6-6 (-19.965) 18. 2001: 78. Ball State: 5-6 (-20.533) 19. 1992: 75. Ball State: 5-6 (-20.690) 20. 2021: 87. Ball State: 6-7 (-21.746) 21. 2002: 72. Ball State: 6-6 (-21.776) 22. 2019: 87. Ball State: 5-7 (-22.103) 23. 2006: 76. Ball State: 5-7 (-22.140) 24. 2014: 90. Ball State: 5-7 (-24.446) 25. 2022: 98. Ball State: 5-7 (-25.017) 26. 2000: 81. Ball State: 5-6 (-25.264) 27. 1987: 80. Ball State: 4-7 (-27.212) 28. 2005: 97. Ball State: 4-7 (-30.054) 29. 2003: 91. Ball State: 4-8 (-32.432) 30. 1985: 86. Ball State: 4-7 (-33.751) 31. 2016: 102. Ball State: 4-8 (-35.128) 32. 2010: 104. Ball State: 4-8 (-40.296) 33. 2018: 108. Ball State: 4-8 (-40.344) 34. 1984: 91. Ball State: 3-8 (-40.722) 35. 2015: 111. Ball State: 3-9 (-45.086) 36. 2009: 109. Ball State: 2-10 (-48.654) 37. 2004: 110. Ball State: 2-9 (-50.524) 38. 1998: 109. Ball State: 1-10 (-59.094) 39. 2017: 127. Ball State: 2-10 (-62.173) 40. 1999: 113. Ball State: 0-11 (-70.806) Overall Score: 8230 (89th)
- 212-248-4 record
- 4 conference titles
- 1-8 bowl record
- 2 consensus All-Americans
- 13 NFL players drafted
Ball State has been pretty consistent, with 26 of their 40 seasons since 1983 having 5+ wins. 4 conference titles is also not bad—3 came between 1989-96, arguably Ball State’s peak with 7 of those 8 years falling into the top 13 seasons in the chart above. It took them 46 years to win their first bowl game, failing on the first 7 tries before finally winning in 2020! Ball State’s 2 consensus All-Americans? 1 person—Brad Maynard, punter. Maynard averaged 46.5 and 45.8 yards per punt in 1995 and 1996, respectively. He was drafted in the 3rd round of the 1997 NFL Draft, and would go on to be the Bears’ punter from 2001-10.
Top 5 Seasons Worst Season: 1999 (0-11 overall, 0-8 MAC)
While the world worried about the Y2K meltdown, Ball State worried about their program melting down. Going just 1-21 from 1998-99, 2 of their 3 worst seasons on this list, the program reached lows it had never seen. Coach Bill Lynch was an Indiana die-hard—he was born in Indianapolis, went to Butler, and since starting his coaching career in 1977, has only spent 2 years coaching outside the state of Indiana. This was Lynch’s 5th season with Ball State. While they weren’t getting manhandled (only one 30+ point loss) like some winless teams have, they weren’t particularly close to getting a win either (only 1 one-possession loss). They averaged 14.3 PPG while giving up 32.8 PPG, and were my 2nd worst team in the nation. Kicker Thomas Pucke was impressively inept, hitting just 2 of 8 FGs. He managed to hang around for 2 more years and convert 6 of 15 for a 4 year total of 12/31 on FGs for a 38.7 FG%. 5. 2012 (9-4 overall, 6-2 MAC) The Ball State Football youtube channel put out a fantastic 15 minute recap of the 2012 season.
Coming off a 6-6 year, there was momentum heading into 2012, but uncertainty with losing their top 2 WRs and an unproven defense. The year started with a bang, recording a school record 36 first downs against Eastern Michigan in a season-opening 37-26 win. Indiana took a 39-38 lead with 50 seconds to go in week 3—just enough time for QB Keith Wenning and kicker Steven Schott, who hit a 42 yard FG as time expired for the 41-39 Ball State win. Ball State got their second win over a Power 6 opponent the following week, beating South Florida 31-27 on another late win, this time Wenning to WR Willie Snead. After going back and forth with MAC competition, 6-3 Ball State headed to the Glass Bowl on election night to face #23 Toledo. Ball State rose to the occasion with another last minute TD to win 34-27. A 52-27 win over formerly-ranked Ohio, who had beaten Penn State to start the year, proved even more impressive. Ball State finished the regular season 9-3, with a loss to C-USA runner-up Blake Bortles and UCF in the bowl.
Ball State led the MAC with 15 all-conference selections. QB Keith Wenning threw for 3095 yards, with 24 TD and 10 INT, earning 2nd Team All-MAC. RB Jahwan Edwards had a monster year with 1410 rushing yards and 14 TD on 6.1 YPC, but only made 3rd team in a stacked MAC RB class. WRs Willie Snead, Jamill Smith, and TE Zane Fakes were all 1st Team MAC. Kicker Steven Schott was a Lou Groza Award semifinalist, going 25/32 on FGs, and punter Scott Kovanda was a Ray Guy Award finalist. 4. 1988 (8-3 overall, 5-3 MAC)
While 2012 was an offensive explosion, 1988 was about defense, boasting one of the best in the country. 1988 Ball State gave up just 15.5 PPG, while scoring 26.0 PPG. After a 7-1 (5-1 MAC) start, Ball State played Western Michigan (7-1, 5-0) for first place in the conference. Western Michigan took it in a 16-13 dogfight, and it wouldn’t matter much anyway, as Ball State dropped their last conference game 25-27 to Ohio. Back then, Ball State had an annual rivalry against Indiana State for the Blue Key Victory Bell, and the Cardinals got revenge for ISU’s 24-23 upset the year prior, winning 24-10. The most points Ball State gave up all season was just 27, and held opponents to 20 or less in every other game. 3. 2013 (10-3 overall, 7-1 MAC)
Picking up where we left off in 2012, Ball State returned Wenning, Edwards, Snead, Fakes, so this team had a lot of potential. Early wins included 31-24 over traditional MAC power Toledo, and 48-27 over Virginia, who had given up just 16 points or less in 3 of their first 4 games. Ball State lived up to the hype—and then some. Blowout wins over Western Michigan, Akron, and Central Michigan took them all the way to 8-1, setting up a matchup with 9-0 #20 Northern Illinois in the premier MAC game of the season. The winner would clinch a spot in the MAC title game, Ball State looking for their first title in 17 years. They went back and forth—deadlocked at 27-27 with 6 minutes left, NIU QB Jordan Lynch fired a 36 yard TD to take the lead, and a few garbage time scores gave NIU a nice looking 48-27 victory that was much closer than the score suggested. Ball State took out their anger on a hapless 0-11 Miami (OH) team to end the year, winning 55-14. Still looking for their first bowl win ever, they came as close as they’ve ever come, giving up a TD with 30 seconds left to lose 23-20 to Arkansas State. Still—an insane year for Ball State, winning 10+ games for just the 3rd time in school history. QB Keith Wenning threw for 4148 yards 35 TD 7 INT, ranking 6th in the nation in passing yards and TDs. RB Jahwan Edwards had his 2nd of 3 1000+ yard seasons, going for 1110 and 14 TD. He’d finish his career as Ball State’s all-time leading rusher a year later with 4558 yards and 51 TD. WR Willie Snead had the capstone of his college career with 106 catches for 1516 yards and 15 TD, ranking 3rd in the NCAA in receiving yards and TD. The 6’3 228 lb Jordan Williams proved to be a very good WR2 with 1000+ receiving yards, and would go on to have 200 catches for 2723 yards and 23 TD in his career, top 6 in school history in all of those categories. Wenning was a 6th round NFL Draft selection, and Snead went on to have a solid NFL career. 2. 2008 (12-2 overall, 8-0 MAC)
The 2008 team took the nation by storm. Ball State returned their all-conference QB, WR, TE, and 8 starters on defense from a 7 win team the previous season. Right away, with a week 2 35-23 win over Navy, they proved the prevous season’s win over them wasn’t a fluke. 2 weeks later, they’d make history, beating Indiana 42-20 in the program’s first ever win over a BCS team. Did they stop there? Nope. 3 weeks later they were 7-0, and #22 in the country. This was a great year for non-BCS teams, with Boise State and Utah also going unbeaten in the regular season. The beatings continued, as Ball State kept surprising everyone—38-16 over Eastern Michigan, 45-14 over NIU. Late in the year, #16 9-0 Ball State faced their toughest test of the season, heading north to play 8-2 preseason conference favorite Central Michigan. Down 7 points in the 4th quarter, QB Nate Davis guided the Cardinals back to a 31-24 lead, and a late interception sealed the deal. Ball State still hadn’t secured the MAC title game until the final week, where they beat 9-2 Western Michigan 45-22. Into the MAC championship we go. #12 Ball State was an overwhelming 15 point favorite over 7-5 Buffalo, who was just happy to be there. Ball State’s dream matchup quickly turned into a nightmare. Buffalo had 92 and 74 yard fumble returns for TDs, cruising to a 42-24 upset victory in which they were outgained by 200+ yards. Brady Hoke took the job at San Diego State, and a dejected interim-coached team got blown out 45-14 by Tulsa in the bowl.
QB Nate Davis, the original 2-gloved QB before Teddy “2 glove” Bridgewater was a thing, completed his illustrious college career, throwing for 3591 yards 26 TD 8 INT, leading the MAC in passer rating for the 3rd straight year, and winning 2008 MAC OPOTY. The 5’6 184 lb RB MiQuale Lewis was pound-for-pound one of the best players in college football, rushing for 1736 yards and 22 TD on 5.4 YPC, also racking up 325 receiving yards, ranking 2nd in the nation in yards from scrimmage and 1st in TDs. TE Darius Hill completed his career as one of the best TEs in MAC history, catching 40 passes for 670 yards and 7 TD to finish his career with 2473 yards and 31 TD. Unfortunately, WR Dante Love’s career came to an end 4 games into the season, one of Ball State’s best ever wideouts who caught 100 passes for 1398 yards and 10 TD in 2007. It was an amazing year for Ball State—but no hardware to show for it. 1. 2020 (7-1 overall, 5-1 MAC)
2008, or 2020 Ball State, who was better? The Ball State youtube channel(s) seriously make some of the best season recap videos of any school.
After an opening 31-38 loss at Miami (OH), they were perfect the rest of the way. A 1-yard rushing TD with 6 seconds left secured a 38-31 win over Eastern Michigan to improve to 1-1. 2 weeks later, a 27-24 upset over Toledo improved them to 3-1. It was still a long season ahead with just a MAC schedule in a covid-shortened season, with the toughest games yet to come. A 45-20 road win over 3-1 Central Michigan thanks to 5 TD from QB Drew Plitt improved Ball State to 4-1, with 1 regular season game to go. This is where the 2020 team separated themselves from all other Ball State teams. Facing 4-1 Western Michigan with the winner going to the MAC championship game, Ball State was down 27-13 at the start of the 4th. After a 17-0 point 4th quarter, they had the lead with just seconds to go. Western Michigan tossing laterals around…OH THE ENTIRE BALL STATE TEAM IS ON THE FIELD!! And Western Michigan scores for the win!! Unbelievable!!
It turns out though, one of the laterals was forward, and the refs award Ball State the victory. They go to the MAC championship game at 5-1!
Remember how 2008 Ball State came into the game 15 point favorites against Buffalo and lost? This time, the roles were reversed. Ball State came into the 2020 championship as 13 point underdogs to 5-0 Buffalo. And just like 2008, David slaid Goliath. Ball State took the MAC Championship 38-28, their first since 1996. But still, people hadn’t caught on. Ball State entered the Arizona Bowl as 6.5 point underdogs to #23 San Jose State. 35 minutes of game time later, and Ball State was up 34-0. When the final whistle sounded on a 34-13 bowl victory, it was the FIRST BOWL WIN IN BALL STATE HISTORY! While 2008 was a great year, 2020 takes the cake because they completed the quest of winning a conference title and bowl game. LB Brandon Martin was the MAC DPOTY, leading the conference in tackles with 90.
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