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S03.E09: Crackback 2017.09.17

Spencer learns that his master plan to bring a team to Las Vegas may be in jeopardy; Ricky arrives at a crossroad; Charles sees his wish come true in Miami, but ends up with regrets.

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Spencer has no clients, no land deal, no baby mama....Heavens to Betsy! Guess he has to settle for the Dolphins GM job....

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I know nothing about football (yet I like this show - odd). Can someone explain why the NFL would be so opposed to having a team in Las Vegas?

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3 hours ago, Gobi said:

I know nothing about football (yet I like this show - odd). Can someone explain why the NFL would be so opposed to having a team in Las Vegas?

Integrity of the game.... Players would be tempted to bet against themselves / shave points in the only legalized sports betting jurisdiction. Then the damn internet rendered that argument moot...

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Smooth, Spencer.  "Hey, I'm sorry about the whole finishing in you thing, but instead of taking that morning after pill, why I don't we just start a family, instead? Even though I've never brought this up before and I'm not even sure we're officially dating or anything!"  Idiot.

And in be careful what you wish for news: Charles beats Siefert, since the latter is done for as GM, but now he's concerned about his own job since he's not getting promoted, and he worries that the new GM wouldn't want to keep him around.

Ricky sabotages his deal with the Patriots by being truthful about his concussion.  Kind of figured that was going to happen.

Wayne ends up betraying the gang and going with this new group that is backed by the League, so the finale is going to be all about if Spencer, Anderson, and Joe can somehow overcome this.  Realistically, no, they likely have no shot, but Ballers isn't exactly known for its realism.

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On 9/18/2017 at 9:53 AM, paigow said:

Integrity of the game.... Players would be tempted to bet against themselves / shave points in the only legalized sports betting jurisdiction. Then the damn internet rendered that argument moot...

 

Also, imagine the nightmare of trying to keep a bunch of ridiculously wealthy young men out of trouble when they play in "sin city."

Has this show been renewed?  I can't imagine this going on as bad as it is getting.  Spencer gets a call from Wayne and tells him "no thanks, I don't want in on the merged offering."

Stupid.  Just stupid.  As it was, he was really bringing nothing to the table in his quest for a "deal" to bring a team he doesn't own to a city where he owns nothing.  Why was this joker expecting to get paid?

Make it stop.  

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Wait - what is this? A glimmer of a plot that creates rooting interest from the viewers? Candace telling Spencer that all the smarter, more affluent, subtext: white people in the room will never let an ex-player subtext: minority from the streets who thinks he belongs actually belong? That's a motivation I can get behind and root for Spencer. Too bad it has been missing all season, and was barely mentioned last night. Because aside from that comment from Candace, the show has shown Spencer to be in over his head because he truly isn't very good at what he does.

I suppose Candace's issue with Spencer is one she has with all men, particularly players, in general. Or she is really another version of Spencer, who also can't really belong, and this is projected self-hate? Am I going too deep for this show?

The twists and turns for Charles would have been fascinating, except it skipped over the most important part; Why was Siefert fired? Yes, the coach was fired. And yes, Charles provided some insights to the owner. But what about any of that would cause the GM to be fired now, AFTER the organization hired a new coach? You would fire the coach and Siefert, and THEN let the new GM pick the new coach along with the owner/president. Did Csonka cause Siefert to be fired? If so, that makes Csonka's "Now it's time for me to take care of you" comment short-sighted, and it wasn't Charles alone who didn't understand the ramifications of losing his boss. It was all sloppier than it should have been, and took away from what should have been a nice twist and development for one of the few characters trying to better himself.

Also, did Siefert say the team was just about to make the playoffs, and he is fired? If so, it apparently wasn't performance related.

The Patriots guy actually leaving was funny but too much. No professional organization would do that. There would have been more, "Take care of yourself, let's see where we're at in a few weeks" and a polite departure.

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Were were supposed to glean any insights from Spencer bonding with regular-joe-driver-guy? Cause I didn't.

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6 hours ago, marcee said:

Were were supposed to glean any insights from Spencer bonding with regular-joe-driver-guy? Cause I didn't.

I suspect it was to contrast how easily he was accepted and got along with the driver and the BBQ people, to his reception by the NFL higher-ups.

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On 9/18/2017 at 0:58 PM, thuganomics85 said:

Ricky sabotages his deal with the Patriots by being truthful about his concussion.  Kind of figured that was going to happen.

I was yelling at the TV, "sign first, dummy!"  That dude picked up the contract with lightning speed when he heard "concussion".

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16 hours ago, luckyroll3 said:

I was yelling at the TV, "sign first, dummy!"  That dude picked up the contract with lightning speed when he heard "concussion".

It's possible that there would be a clause voiding the contract if the player failed to disclose a known health issue.

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