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  • 08/30/2013, 12:48AM ET

Top Three Workhorses of the TD forum for 2013

HOOTZ (33-14-9) vs Marlins Fan (156-78-31)
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The debate here is which three current TDers are going above and beyond the call of duty in their efforts to keep the TD page from dying out completely. I'll list the three workhorse that I believe keep this system afloat.

Your task is to list 3 different TDers who you believe are doing an even better job maintaining the TD forum.

I'll list my top 3 prospects and then I'll explain why I chose the number one position. You need to follow my format.

My list of most important TDers is:

#1 Marlins Fan
#2 Highway Crossing Frog
#3 Peachy

My top choice is Marlins Fan. He's on the Leaderboard, the 30 day Leader board and the 90 day leaderboard as well. He's a workaholic, creating TDs that are user friendly and easy to respond to.

Marlins fan is usually very polite and realizes that we're all human and is usually quick to forgive our shortcomings. He puts a lot of work into making his TDs fun for everyone and he always has genuine heartfelt comments to go along with his arguments.

He's a class act through and through and the TD section is all the better for having him around.

Please list your top three choices and begin arguing #1


I also think Marlins Fan is a great guy. Matter of fact I'm gonna turn this into a tribute of sorts. Time to pay homage to the TD machine known as MFer.

Did you know MF was a world class MLB player? Or was it a second class high school baseball player? Not sure, but either way it's probably pretty cool.

Did you know he built Miller Park? Or maybe he just used to go to Brewers games as a kid, I don't recall.

I also heard that he one time hung out with Daryl from Glassjaw in Virginia Beach. True story. It was at Peabodys, before Peabodys went all gay and dance clubby.

Did you know his name is Aaron, which is universally recognized as the truest name in history? Did you know ever millionaire ever has been named Aaron, in honor of MFer?

Did you know he married the hottest woman in the world, AKA Mrs. Marlins? Did you know they had two kids, two boys, who so far have cured cancer, ended world hunger, and are currently negotiating a world wide peace treaty? And the boys are just 1 and 2 years old. I sense big things in their respective futures.

Did you know this is the best TD ever?

Everything I said here today was either true or a lie. Or maybe something else.


Top Two Greatest Athletes Under The Age Of 30 Who's Career Is Winding Down Now

Now that the Top 3 TDers of 2013 have been recognized and thanked for their participation and having all 3 present...It's time to switch to a debating format. Sorry to change gears on you Marlins.

What we're looking for now is the 2 greatest athletes UNDER the age of 30 who's career is beginning to come to a close right now. A Sandy Koufax type of story. But, you're not limited to MLB. Pick whichever two athletes in the world of sports who you think fit the bill.

I'll start with my top choice and then you get the next choice of anyone. GL.

#1 Tim Lincecum:

From Frezno onward, Lincecum was always the masterpiece of his pitching rotation. Winning the 2008 and 2009 NL Cy Young awards. He led the league in strikeouts 3 times and he's pitched in 2 World Series winning them both. In 2010 he was the MVP of the playoffs and appeared to be destined for the HOF.

Even this season, he pitched a no hitter vs the San Diego Padres.

But at 29 y/o with arm fatigue, Lincecum has an 8-13 record with an ERA of 4.38 and the Giants are 20 games out of first place. His career is winding down


I'm gonna go off the beaten path here and select Tim Tebow.

I believe Tebow's career is closer to it's end than Lincecum's. For one thing, as you mentioned earlier Lincecum has shown he can still be dominant by tossing a no hitter just a couple months ago. A no hitter is about as good as a pitcher can do short of throwing a perfect game, and although I agree that Lincecum may never win consecutive Cy Youngs ever again he still has plenty to offer the Giants or another MLB team.

This year Lincecum has lowered his ERA by nearly a run in comparison to last year, and likewise he's reduced his WHIP from nearly 1.5 to just over 1.3. At times it has not been pretty but at times he's been dominant, and regardless he is definitely improving from recent years and as long as he keeps regaining from he'll always have a job in MLB.

Tebow, on the other hand, just got cut by NE and will probably never again put on an NFL uniform. He might, and that's why I say his career is nearing it's end instead of already being over, but it would take a special set of circumstances.

One of the greatest college football players ever may already be out or chances, at just 26 years old.


My second pick is 26 y/o Mark sanchez of the New York Jets. The $50 Million man.

Sanchez was a standout QB in his Junior year at USC leading the Trojans to a 12-1 record and a Rose Bowl win. He was the Jets first round draft pick in 2009, signing the biggest contract in Jets history and eventually succeeding Brett Favre as the Jets starting QB. He's shown shades of greatness. Leading the Jets to 2 AFC championship games.

You've made a really good choice with Tebow. I for one will hate to see him go if no other team picks him up and probably no other team will. Tebow in his own right was one of the greatest athletes of his time, no doubt. But, Sanchez put up much better numbers as a professional athlete in the NFL than Tebow did.

The Jets have a new General Manger this season in John Idzik and Sanchez looks to be finished as the Jets starting QB. So, lets take a look at where Sanchez is today...

He's out of the line up with a deep right shoulder bruise. He might make it back this season, but who will want to sign him in 2014? Even if he is lucky enough to sign with another team for a year, his career is winding down now.

This is your TD to win Marlins. GL.


Nice pick, HOOTZ. Butt Fumble has clearly seen the writing on the wall. 'Tis only a matter of time until he's a former NFL QB.

For my second pick I'm gonna go with Daniel Bard.

Bard was an All-American multiple times at UNC and was a first round pick of the Boston Red Sox in 2006. A top prospect until his call up in 2009, Bard was every bit as good as advertised during the early part of his career.

In 2010 Bard posted a 1.93 ERA and a WHIP of 1.004.

2011 also started out well, as Bard got off to a hot start and even set a Red Sox' club record with 25 consecutive scoreless appearances. But when the Red Sox made their historic collapse at the end of the season, Bard was perhaps the most guilty party. Bard had a 10.64 ERA in September and lost four games as a reliever. He finished 2011 with a 3.33 ERA.

2012 was Bard's first year as a starter. He ended up with an ERA of 6.22 and a very high WHIP: 1.736.

But the stuff really didn't hit the fan until 2013. Bard started the year in Double A and just yesterday was designated for assignment and removed from the 40 man roster.

Bard is 28, in what should be his prime. But his career is probably over.

August 30, 2013  08:23 AM ET

Does it have to be 3 different? Can it be two changes?

August 30, 2013  08:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Does it have to be 3 different? Can it be two changes?

It would have to be changes because those are the ONLY three workhorses.

August 30, 2013  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Does it have to be 3 different? Can it be two changes?

If you want to argue 2 changes that's fine with me.

August 30, 2013  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

It would have to be changes because those are the ONLY three workhorses.

Yeah, this forum is just about dead. Only 3 regulars left.

August 30, 2013  09:17 AM ET

Left picked the only 3 that TD regularly anymore.

August 30, 2013  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Left picked the only 3 that TD regularly anymore.

Shut up and TD, slacker.

August 30, 2013  10:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Shut up and TD, slacker.

Is Fan Mail working again?

August 30, 2013  10:47 AM ET

Appreciate the shout out, HOOTZ.

August 30, 2013  10:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Appreciate the shout out, HOOTZ.

You deserve it MF.

August 30, 2013  10:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Appreciate the shout out, HOOTZ.

Two Big shout outs to HCF and Pch. Keep it going!

September 1, 2013  05:25 PM ET

Sorry to ruin this TD, HOOTZ, but it seemed like nobody was gonna take it so I thought maybe we could save it by listing fun facts about ourselves.

Or not, if that's not something you are interested in doing. But I wouldn't mind learning a bit more about FN's resident owl, personally.

September 1, 2013  05:49 PM ET

Thanks for accepting the TD Marlins. I'm not quite as interesting as the guy who married the hottest woman in the world but I can fill you in on a few details while paying homage to the great TDers of 2013.

At any rate, lets have some fun. I usually post my arguments later in the evening, so I'm going to wait just a little bit longer before continuing the best TD ever.

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September 1, 2013  08:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Thanks for accepting the TD Marlins. I'm not quite as interesting as the guy who married the hottest woman in the world but I can fill you in on a few details while paying homage to the great TDers of 2013.At any rate, lets have some fun. I usually post my arguments later in the evening, so I'm going to wait just a little bit longer before continuing the best TD ever.

Lol, fair enough. Sounds good, bro.

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September 1, 2013  08:47 PM ET

Mrs. Marlins never happened.

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September 1, 2013  08:58 PM ET
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Mrs. Marlins never happened.

SMH!

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