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Postby tifosi77 » Fri May 15, 2020 2:24 pm

But really no one gets taught this when you think about it...I got taught how to bake cookies more times in high school than I did how to budget my finances...
My mom has two giant pet peeves she's carried with her as long as I can remember. 1) Place kickers who miss chip shots ("you have one job!"); and 2) the fact that at no point in your high school education are you taught how to write a check and balance a checkbook.

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Fri May 15, 2020 2:26 pm

We had a required personal finance class in 9th grade. Kids couldn’t figure out how to balance a checkbook.

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Postby tifosi77 » Fri May 15, 2020 2:36 pm

Discussions like this inevitably lead to the Chris Rock bit about 'rich' vs 'wealthy'.

Go buy yourself a bouncing car! Bling bling!

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Postby mikey » Fri May 15, 2020 2:46 pm

But really no one gets taught this when you think about it...I got taught how to bake cookies more times in high school than I did how to budget my finances...
My mom has two giant pet peeves she's carried with her as long as I can remember. 1) Place kickers who miss chip shots ("you have one job!"); and 2) the fact that at no point in your high school education are you taught how to write a check and balance a checkbook.

That's a very old sentence, but yes, the point is right on. I know about The Townshend Acts, but like I got nothing on like, "here's a couple of things that like maybe you're not thinking about..."

And, sure, most people have parents and all...and they should play a bigger role than a school. But even just as an elective...I mean, home ec, study hall, I took God damn typing class in the mid-2000s*...I wasted plenty of time doing nonsense...I would have sat through a thing about like how to cheat on your taxes, what a job search is like, that it's ok not to go to college but still continue your education in a skilled trade, how to know if the acid you bought in the bathroom at that Rusted Root concert is legit or not, etc.


* - I typed faster than everyone in my class. So I usually typed, c&p'd it into WinPopUp (one of my favorite underrated native Win95 tools), sent it to my friends and then cut the class to go play kickball. Two gym periods? Score.

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Postby NTP66 » Fri May 15, 2020 4:40 pm

I don’t recall ever having the option of a finance class in school, but at the end of the day, it should be a mandatory course for everyone.

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Postby dodint » Fri May 15, 2020 4:45 pm

We had a class in the social studies department that taught stuff like that. We also learned how to fold a roadmap, and how to use string and a ruler to calculate distance on a map. Skills for life.

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Postby NTP66 » Fri May 15, 2020 4:52 pm

Still more useful than my calculus class.

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Postby Kaiser » Fri May 15, 2020 5:04 pm

My math teacher in 7th grade made us budget for an adult life with a city, job, and car chosen before we knew what the deal was. I learned how to live as a comic book artist in Smyrna, Delaware, driving a dodge neon. That's the extend on my financial education until I was about 25.

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Postby tifosi77 » Fri May 15, 2020 5:42 pm

I would like to see the decision tree that lead you to "Smyrna, DE".

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Postby Orlando Penguin » Sat May 16, 2020 1:19 am

NFL floats a proposal where teams who hire minority head coaches and/or GMs get moved up in draft order in the 3rd round.

I can’t imagine how well that will go over.

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Postby mikey » Sat May 16, 2020 3:22 am

That seems very demeaning and/or patronizing...or, at best, unnecessary...

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Postby shafnutz05 » Sat May 16, 2020 7:17 am

NFL floats a proposal where teams who hire minority head coaches and/or GMs get moved up in draft order in the 3rd round.

I can’t imagine how well that will go over.
Is this an Onion headline?

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Postby dodint » Sat May 16, 2020 8:18 am

Really lean into it. Give those teams five downs inside the last two minutes of each half.

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Postby willeyeam » Sat May 16, 2020 8:53 am

I'm not against finding ways to get more minorities in HC and GM rules but that's so dumb. It rewards teams with more turnover

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Sat May 16, 2020 9:05 am

Let’s make this retroactive and have the Steelers picking first in the third round for the next 13 years.

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Postby Orlando Penguin » Sat May 16, 2020 9:42 am

NFL floats a proposal where teams who hire minority head coaches and/or GMs get moved up in draft order in the 3rd round.

I can’t imagine how well that will go over.
Is this an Onion headline?
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/291 ... rity-hires

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Postby Kaiser » Sat May 16, 2020 12:22 pm

We don't want to discriminate, so we're discriminating.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Sat May 16, 2020 5:28 pm

It is somewhat comforting that just about everyone from all corners of the political and racial spectrum have universally condemned this hideously stupid idea.

It gets harder to believe the more you think about it. Goodell has officially lost it.

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Postby tifosi77 » Sat May 16, 2020 5:30 pm

I'm in favor of the Rooney Rule, but this is lunacy.

Like, you have to wonder if it is deliberately so. #stayintheheadlines

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Postby offsides » Sun May 17, 2020 3:29 pm

Better get em back to work. Ed Oliver was arrested DWI and gun possession.

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/291 ... un-charges

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Postby NTP66 » Fri May 22, 2020 6:45 pm

:lol:


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Postby Kaiser » Fri May 22, 2020 8:11 pm

perfect fit. Flacco's greatest trick was convincing he world he didnt exist, by signing with the jets.

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Postby the wicked child » Fri May 22, 2020 10:56 pm

perfect fit. Flacco's greatest trick was convincing he world he didnt exist, by signing with the jets.
Funny, I always thought it was throw it up and pray for pass interference.

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Postby tifosi77 » Sat May 23, 2020 1:04 am

Give him all the grief in the world, and I do, but he went into a contract year and bet on himself and won a Superb Owl and SB MVP, and got the richest contract in NFL history as a result. I kinda have to tip my hat there.

Granted, that was many moons ago.

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Postby Lemon Berry Lobster » Sat May 23, 2020 11:58 am

Well, he's elite so what would you expect?

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