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Goggles-Pisano
Goggles-Pisano
ST Stu - So many Alaska options can be found on a keyboard, confusing which to try. Must be nice living in the west. We have to fly and rent a truck everytime. Gets costly. 

Vetdrm - my youth is looooong gone 
Goggles-Pisano
Goggles-Pisano
2 nights at the Red River Lodge in Teasdale, Utah. Great place to stay just outside of Capitol Reef which also whipped up a couple of great breakfasts. Dinner in Torrey was also fantastic.
Hiked up to Cassidy's Arch. 4 mile or so hike with some switchbacks. Great hike with pictures standing on top of the arch. Later that day hiked an easy 3/4 mile along Surphur Creek to swim under a waterfall in a shallow pool. Felt great after being dusted coming back from the arch. 
Next day an early breakfast at the lodge and off to Bryce Canyon. After a 2 hour drive hopped a shuttle to Bryce Point. Hiked a fairly easy 5.7 mile Rim Trail to Fairyland Point. Lots of top of the canyon scenery. Wasn't up for the 1,500 desent from 8,000' to the bottom of the canyon. Maybe in my younger years.......
Figured we catch the shuttle from Fairyland Point back to the car. Figured wrong as that's not a shuttle stop. Hitched a ride from a couple from Calgary. 
A 3 hour drive to Vegas where we had up to 108 degrees at times. Paris for 2 nights. Super cheap. $233 all in total for both nights and they tossed us a $85 food voucher. $75 per night in the end which included taxes and that BS Resort fee. Monday/Tues night must've helped.
Bet Da Bears, played ponies and video poker at Cesaers as the GF loves betting ponies. Only place I know where a $5 ponie bet gets you a drink ticket. Went on a bender that night. 
Next day breakfast at Ami Gobi...... at Paris. Blueberry french toast as always. 
Thats about it. Not sure where next year leads us. Back to Yellowstone or maybe Glacier or Alaska
Later,
GP
Goggles-Pisano
Goggles-Pisano
GF had a conf in Vegas so I flew out the last day in the early morning to meet her. Got up at 2:45 am and landed at 9:00am. Couldn"t pick her up till 3:00pm and I need a snooze prior to the +/- 3 hour drive to Zion. I know of an off strip small hotel with a pool which is easily accessable. Snuck in, had a dip and a nice 3 hour nap on a comfy lounge chair in the shade. Eye candy wasn't much.
Got to Springdale that evening, rented boots, neoprene socks and a walking stick at Zion Guru's. Had an overnight room in the park at the Zion Lodge. By the time we got settled and ready for the early morning Narrows hike it was pitch dark outside. Pitch Black is an understatement that far out in the middle of nowhere. The sky was amazing! Never knew how big the Milky Way actually is until now.

Friday morning about 7:00am hopped the shuttle to the Narrows. FYI The Narrows is a upstream hike in a small river thru a narrow slot canyon. We beat the crowds and at times had noone in sight in either direction. The air and water were cold, shallow and cloudy due to the sandstone. We hiked and tripped constantly but never fell in the river. A few close calls were had. Always navigating the best path as river crossings were constant and at times no shoreline exists. Really cool stuff hiking in a river in a slot canyon which at times couldn't have been more than 30 - 40 feet wide and a few hundred feet high. Made the trip we planned thru what is known as Wall Street and turned around. 1/2 way back we hit the crowds. What a cluster F of people wearing anything from flip flops, sneakers, sandals and full calf high hiking boots soaked and heavy. The $25 river boot rental was a no brainer. 10 mile round trip hike which included a short hike in a side slot canyon. Another shuttle ride for a very short hike to Weeping Rock My azz was dragging. Returned the boots and grabbed a bite at Oscar's in Springdale. Great food, extra large portions and reasonably priced for a tourist town. We were exhausted and now had a 4 hour drive to the Red River Lodge near Capitol Reef. 
Will pick this back up later today or tomorrow. 
Daddy_Freddie
Daddy_Freddie
In the minority here again. It's all in the data and my approach. Even more so betting ponies. 
That's not to say putting in a halftime bet on Sunday night and not knowing what u bet until u looked it up monday morning doesn't work. Running about 60% on those ...... I think.
rippydog
rippydog
Just remember it's september and NOT cold
eagleeye456
eagleeye456
NFL Betting / suicide pool / View Post
Look ahead. Like week 2..... the Saints are the week 2 play.

Balt this week.
Doubleadownon12
Doubleadownon12
Quote Originally Posted by Ikid2groove035:

I ain’t paying a d-line guy 144 million - 90 GURANTEE and also Give up 4 draft picks - 2 first round ? Like I said the raiders defense was fcking awful last year with him - bears will finish dead last in the nfc north an_violin


The Raiders HAD a Canton Ohio inductory. I'm not about to agrue with a Charlie Gruden desciple..
You never answer the question regarding which color Kool Aid Jon served.
THEMUGG
THEMUGG
You don't think it has anything to do with marketing to the majority of who buys the product currently? Nike knows who they market too.

Common...... this was totally thought out including the intial stock price drop. No one in that high level board meeting to approve the 30 year marketing campain said "it's the right thing to do regardless of the bottom line and stock price"

Or, I could be wrong.
Doubleadownon12
Doubleadownon12
Quote Originally Posted by Ikid2groove035:

Raiders offense will be good - Mack so good? Why was the raiders defense still so bad ?  Dumb Team pay a defensive guy that much money and gave up all those picks 


What color Kool Aid did Jon serve you?
Doubleadownon12
Doubleadownon12
Bills or Browns but if the Rams whoop up Monday night to the tune of 31- 10 the Raiders will soon be taking the lead...... so 2 speak. Cellar dweller thriller week 4, Browns in Oakland. 
Goggles-Pisano
Goggles-Pisano
Raiders fan from the late 60's and I have finally given up. 
Let's review Gruden's 2018 General Manager moves based upon any draft choice move, not purely free agent which is a discussion upon itself. Don't be confused with Reggie McKenzie's final year GM label. Gruden is making the decisions.
Mack, (1) #2 and (1) #5 for:
(2) #1's, (1) #3 and (1) #6
Now let's look at Gruden's draft record in 2018. He gave up the 79th pick in the 2018 draft, aka 3rd rounder for Martavious Bryant who was in his contract year (think about that), suspended twice before and was just released because 3rd times a charm. Blown 3rd round pick.
From Gruden Day 0, he lost a 3. That makes the Mack hall:
(2) 1st and (1) 6th. 

The #3 he got in the Mack trade just replaces the Bryant Draft Day blunder. Could be one of the worst 3rd round picks ever.

Next. McCarron for a 5th. Why? He's not going to save a season. Couldn't beat out Nathan Petterman. Let's say he gave up a 5th for the Bears 6th in return in the Mack trade as a wash....which it's not but let's just say it was.

Let's revisit the Mack hall from Gruden day 0.
(2) 1's and McCarren for Mack, (1) 2nd and a (1) 5th
The 3rd and 6th from the Mack trade were Bryant and McCarren.

Now, the Bears in 2020 could make the playoffs. Let's say they get the 20th pick in 2020. Raiders on the other hand are a bottom 10 team... 5th - 10th pick. Let's say the Raiders have the 10th pick (in the 2nd round). 

That would make the Mack trade from Gruden Day ZERO worth:
Bears 2019 #1, McCarren and the Bears 2020 #1 pick at 20 for:

Mack 2020, a #5 and the Raiders 2020 #2 pick at about #42

Bottom line to date. Gruden traded Khalil Mack for the Bears 2019 #1, moving up 22 spots in Day 1 draft in 2020 and McCarren who BTW they have to pay by day 5 of next season $4.5 million dollars.

How's he doing so far?


EastsideBangers
EastsideBangers
Forgot to mention is they keep McCarron next year they will owe him $4.5 million. WT F?
EastsideBangers
EastsideBangers
Quote Originally Posted by undermysac:


Yup. They will have four 1st rd picks in the next two years.

This will show how well Gruden and staff can recruit

I think it would be tragic if all 4 picks bomb, that's hard to see.

Recruit? He is clueless about drafting. He waisted a 3rd this year on the just released Bryant. Reached with his 1st rounder as well. Just gave up a 5th for McCarron. If your rebuilding why give up a 5th for someone who isn't much better than what you have?
A 3rd for contract year Bryant? Where's the sense in that?
Digitalkarma
Digitalkarma
Quote Originally Posted by Digitalkarma:


not yet. i just dont know what to make of Mahomes. besides that 69 yd throw in preseason, i havent been impressed. i think Chiefs take a step back this year
I hear ya. Prove u can play before you get my $$$$. But maybe Reid just has the Chargers number. They are beat up...... as usual and that KC offense could put up alot of points.
First things first. Foles looses his Superman playoff cape and reverts back to his normal self. Atlanta picks up where they left off in 2016.
Digitalkarma
Digitalkarma
Quote Originally Posted by jamesboron:

Old QB's ? Maybe this Vegas will choose Philip Rivers . The line -3.5 tell me about this !
Reid and the Chiefs have an 8 game win streak going vs Chargers. The last time KC lost was on OT game where Andy rested most of the team for the playoffs as a 15 point dog. Most of the win streak KC was favored as opposed to opening day.
Sorry about the thread hijack D K
EastsideBangers
EastsideBangers
 .Mack is happy he gets out of a high tax shithole area 13.5% on top of fed tax.
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Mack's accountant might disagree with you. Gruden could've easily back loaded the $$$$$ next year (destination unknown) or 2 when they play in a zero tax state. As a reference point Ill. Is 4.75%
Digitalkarma
Digitalkarma
DK any interest in the Chiefs? Reid's 8 game winning streak vs the Chargers is calling me.
EastsideBangers
EastsideBangers
I see. Hate Gruden. 
Only 10 more years of Raider disasters with Gruden. Maybe Mark Davis looses to much money and has to sell the team. If not, just more of the same.
Trading away your best player is always a great idea.

Digitalkarma
Digitalkarma
With ya @ +4 


MoneyTeam99
MoneyTeam99
Phone a friend