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  1. The Big Ragu replied to the thread Bang that garbage can slowly... the Astro organization is in some serious trouble.

    I have never liked the amphetamine / steroid equivalency. They are two different things. Just as scuffing a baseball is something...

    Nov 18, 2019 at 6:48 AM
  2. The Big Ragu replied to the thread President Trump: The NEW one and only politics thread.

    Yes, after the last few years of endless bullshit, grifting and corrupt behavior. ... and the emperor having no clothes, but nobody...

    Nov 16, 2019 at 10:55 AM
  3. The Big Ragu replied to the thread Sports Illustrated layoffs.

    I think you have all of this very right. Streaming live sports, at least sports that are going to draw any kind of audience, would...

    Nov 16, 2019 at 10:43 AM
  4. The Big Ragu replied to the thread President Trump: The NEW one and only politics thread.

    Maybe. But that's just because they are lawyers, and lawyers tend to make it more complicated than it should be. At this point, he's in...

    Nov 16, 2019 at 10:29 AM
  5. The Big Ragu replied to the thread McClatchy to Declare Bankruptcy?.

    They are merging, or are they back in talks?

    Nov 14, 2019 at 4:17 PM
  6. The Big Ragu replied to the thread McClatchy to Declare Bankruptcy?.

    The reason Chatham owns all of that McClatchy debt (I can't speak to the equity they bought up) is complicated. ... but a year and a...

    Nov 14, 2019 at 3:55 PM
  7. The Big Ragu replied to the thread Sports Illustrated layoffs.

    I'd guess a reason why Brad Pitt (or just as likely a movie studio) is eager to time things with VF, or give exclusives when it serves...

    Nov 14, 2019 at 3:14 PM
  8. The Big Ragu replied to the thread Sports Illustrated layoffs.

    Terrible ownership tends to be a catch-all on here for why publications have failed or are failing. But Emmis bought Texas Monthly in...

    Nov 14, 2019 at 3:06 PM
  9. The Big Ragu replied to the thread Sports Illustrated layoffs.

    Yes. Prior to the Internet age eating up the print magazine business. It had a run from the 70s to the 90s. There was also "Sport"...

    Nov 14, 2019 at 1:53 PM
  10. The Big Ragu replied to the thread Sports Illustrated layoffs.

    Texas Monthly was an interesting publication in that it is a regional, but it did some really good journalism that gave it a strong...

    Nov 14, 2019 at 1:48 PM
  11. The Big Ragu replied to the thread Sports Illustrated layoffs.

    Without commenting on Racquet magazine, because I have never actually seen an issue. ... there are still some niche publications that...

    Nov 14, 2019 at 1:26 PM
  12. The Big Ragu replied to the thread What’s the best version of “Let It Be”.

    Right. I didn't know all of that, but my understanding was that on the Spector version there is some sloppy bass played by Lennon, so...

    Nov 12, 2019 at 2:41 PM
  13. The Big Ragu replied to the thread What’s the best version of “Let It Be”.

    My bad. I apologize. Now I am confusing myself, though. I know the Phil Spector version, and I know the George Martin version. So you...

    Nov 12, 2019 at 2:08 PM
  14. The Big Ragu replied to the thread President Trump: The NEW one and only politics thread.

    As long as it is someone who doesn't steal the spotlight and who he can pawn off as "highly respected by people," I doubt Trump thinks...

    Nov 12, 2019 at 11:28 AM
  15. The Big Ragu replied to the thread Corrections ... and all that Jazz.

    Maybe know nothing about sports. ... But the FT is also out of London (owned by the Japanese), so maybe don't know much about American...

    Nov 12, 2019 at 9:55 AM
  16. The Big Ragu replied to the thread What’s the best version of “Let It Be”.

    Hmmm. I love the Beatles, but not an expert or a geek about them. A college friend was totally geeked about them, so I am a bit more...

    Nov 12, 2019 at 6:43 AM