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|4 days 11 hours ago||Well look at it like this. If||
Well look at it like this. If Mitchell had broken curfew a couple of times he probably wouldn't be gone either. If you took a dump in your company's copier, you'd prolly be fired.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||It's definitely Jake.||
It's definitely Jake.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I'd like to say the Bears,||
I'd like to say the Bears, but they need another year to add some pieces on the OL and D. Cowboys is the smart pick, but you have to wonder if Romo stays healthy.
|4 weeks 8 hours ago||All excellent picks. That TCU-Tech game was absurd.||
All excellent picks. That TCU-Tech game was absurd.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Finished it a couple of days||
Finished it a couple of days ago would like to echo the sentiments that it's super enjoyable. Old school in a good way. For someone who loves sci-fi it was definitely a pleasant surprise.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Secret Agent||
Harbaugh would've been a bad ass spy. I can just picture him getting captured by the Russians or something and refusing to talk no matter what they did to him.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Basketball||
As somebody who likes basketball more than football (I know), this post interested me.
10-I like the idea of using the advantage call on fast breaks, but basketball refs are veering ever closer to incompetence in 50/50 calls. Putting an extra decision in their hands (even one as fairly as obvious as "advantage) seems like it could backfire. I love this idea, but worried about its implementation.
9-Agreed. Sports is primarily entertainment. Is there anything entertaining about watching a game where one team repeatedly sends a poor FT shooter to the line in order to maximize their expected point differential. It's turning basketball into a poor approximation of chess.
8-If the problem with the 3-second call is that nobody calls it, then maybe somebody should call it once in a while. The NBA is moving away from behemoths that plant themselves inside, but if the ball is at the top of the key, the baseline official should be watching the paint and counting.
7-The biggest problem with the current rules in both college and the NBA. A charge was originally called in the offensive player appeared out of control and plowed into a defender's chest. It's blatantly obvious is somebody is out of control with the ball. Basically, a charge should only be called if the offensive's player knee hits the defender in the midsection while the defender is firmly planted in one spot. No sliding. No restricted area.
6/1-I'll combine these two in order to say that I can't handle the pace of the last 2 minutes of a modern basketball game. Timeout. Play. Review. Timeout. Play. It absolutely ruins the drama. 2 timeouts per half in both college and the NBA. Players or coaches can call them after a made basket or the ball is stopped.
BONUS: Coaches have to challenge a call in the last 2 minutes in order to spark a review. Each coach only gets 1 challenge.
5-100%. Why the college game hasn't pushed for this is beyond me. The NBA isn't MLB or the NHL. Let's say you're the Boston Celtics and you draft Jaylen Brown at #3 this year, but you don't need the help right now and feel like it'd be beneficial for him to play another year at Cal over sitting on the end of your bench. Guess what? You now have a bunch of Celtics fans watching Cal games to see how Brown is doing and Brown gets another year of development.
4/3-The 8-team post season tournament for the top 3 spots is a great concept. Teams would work hard to avoid being purposefully awful and you could play it at a neutral site over the first week of the playoffs. I'd be down to go to Vegas to watch 8 teams battle it out for the top 3 draft picks.
2-Only if it's called the Nate Robinson rule
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Bulls Fan||
You know how basically every team in the NBA has become obsessed with spacing and ball movement and playing with pace?
The Bulls decided to do the exact opposite. No shooting. 3 guys who pound the ball into the floor. A backcourt that wants to slow it down as much as possible.
But, let's be real. They weren't winning the title this year unless LeBron, Westbrook, and Kawhi all forced their way to the Bulls for some bizarre reason. If you can't win, might as well be entertaining.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Old Gods||
Yes, I believe Athens, Greece would be a more appropriate place for a god.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Complaint Dept.||
The pace and skill among the midfield/attacking players was really the difference. Argentina pressed and when they got possession, were calm and collected on the ball, basically waiting for a gap to open up in the US defense. The US midfield either booted the ball upfield at the first sign of pressure or gave it away in dangerous positions.
If we want to seriously contend for a World Cup, we need to ditch the leftovers from the Bradley regime, and commit to playing younger, more athletic players.
The difference in sides was stark.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||2013||
He was good in like 2013. We aren't sure what happened.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Embarassing||
That was pretty embarassing. We have a world class back line I think with Yedlin/Brooks/Cameron/Johnson, and Dempsey is of that quality up front, but we have zero midfielders who can hang with Argentina (maybe Zardes if his touch is on) and Wondo is useless on the international level.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Basically||
Yeah, the only good things for the U.S. have been Zardes and Yedlin's pace on the right flank.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Jurgen||
Every USMNT fan online was basically pleading with Jurgen not to start Wondo and Beckerman. If I wasn't at work, I'd photoshop the trollface onto Klinsmann's head right now.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Concerning||
More concerning was that in the article it mentions the match was Steven Gerrard's World Cup debut for England. What the heck? Was 2006 that long ago?
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Vue||
Thanks for this. I've been contemplating making the switch from Time Warner to Vue (I have a PS3) and was curious how others liked it. The middle package seems about right as it has basically every channel that myself and the wife watch regularly. Having no DVR will be very tough as we record a lot of shows to watch later. H
How have you gotten around that?
But, for $45 a month plus the $30-$40 for internet, I'll be paying a lot less than the $180/mo I pay now.
I guess I'll have to spring for HBO Now as well at $15/mo.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Cities||
If we're going with cities that have 2 or more franchises, and a championship drought, it has to be San Diego...
Only title is the '63 Chargers. Chargers have played in 1 Super Bowl and got destroyed. Padres have played in 2 World Series and weren't competitive in either. If you go to home games at Qualcomm or Petco against a quality opponent, splits are usually 75/25 in favor of the road team.
Buffalo is a runner-up because of the Bills SB losses and the Sabres being largely inept, but they at least care.
DC is a good choice. If it wasn't for Joe Gibbs, they'd be tops on the list.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Come On||
You can actually make a living because of your fishing license.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||It's amazing what Zardes can||
It's amazing what Zardes can do when his touch doesn't betray him.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||100% on Bradley. It was a||
100% on Bradley. It was a harsh call on Yedlin, but should've never been in that position. I'd say US hasn't been bad for most of the first 45, but one lost mark on the corner and one bad stretch and that's 2-0.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Range||
With the talent returning and the addition of X, they'll probably win 21-23 games and end up in that 6-10 seed range.
|16 weeks 15 hours ago||Mandatory||
I'm pretty sure that GGG is his mandatory. Canelo paid GGG step aside money to fight Khan. I mean Canelo could always just vacate his belt if he doesn't want to face Golovkin, so in the end it doesn't really matter.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||I just can't imagine Texas||
I just can't imagine Texas and Oklahoma being okay with conference games against Cincy and UCF. The Big XII wants to remain viable but I agree with what somebody said below, this thing is heading towards 4 16 team conferences.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe he meant state of mind?||
Maybe he meant state of mind?
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Pretend||
Can we just pretend it is? It's too good not to be.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||NCAA||
Yo, Monkey House, my moms light bill is due.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||MLS Names||
One of the things that's always bothered me about the MLS (which I watch here and there) is the team names are largely taken from successful European clubs, but they make no sense. For example, "United" is European football is largely due to multiple clubs in one town being merged into one way back when. D.C. United is okay because it's got the capital connotation.
Real Salt Lake? Not okay. Real was a title bestowed upon the club by the freakin' King of Spain.
Houston Dynamo? That's fine because of the energy industry in the Houston area.
Sporting KC? Nope. You just took Sporting Lisbon (which started in the 1900s as a multi-sport club) and made it your name.
The upcoming Atlanta and Minnesota United? Also, sorry, but you aren't uniting anything.
Finally, you are not "FC". You play in a league called Major League Soccer. You can be SC Toronto or New York City SC.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Ha. Promote that man.||
Ha. Promote that man.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Cool?||
Rutgers, sit down. We need to talk. Congratulations on landing a big recruit. We get that it's special. I mean, not really, because Michigan football has been one of the premier programs in the country for about 100 years and we've landed a ton of big recruits. You? Well, the less said about that...
What's that? You played in the first college football game ever. Wow. That's really impressive.
Here's the thing. Everybody is really trying to be nice to you, but the truth is we don't want you in the B1G. We never did. The person who runs this conference decided a few extra million cable subscribers was worth adding you to the conference. Then, it was scandal after scandal...
Yes, you beat us two years ago. We weren't doing so hot at the time. We're better now.
And, yes, you reside in a pretty fertile recruiting ground. It's like living on top of a big oil deposit. Only you're Rutgers, so you're trying to get it at with a teaspoon. We've got a drill. We're going to end up with 4-5 of the top 7 prospects in the state. You're going to get 1. This is fine. Hang on to that one guy and cherish him.
We don't want to hate you. We already hate so many people. Ohio State. Michigan State. Notre Dame... and we don't even play them anymore. Illinois hates us for some reason. Oh, and Minnesota, but that's not hate, more like a friendly rivalry.
No, Rutgers, you can't be our "Minnesota". We already have a Minnesota.
Just shoot for a couple of seasons with a winning record. It'd be cool if you beat Ohio State once or twice. We might like you more after that.
You know who needs a rival? Maryland. That's totally something you guys could do. Create a trophy. The I-95 trophy or something. It could be a big interstate. Haha. Come on. That'd be fun.
Again, congrats. We're all really proud of you.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Come on, though, it's not||
Come on, though, it's not like the Lakers had anything to play for. Or the Jazz for that matter. It was Kobe's night. Everybody on that team knew they had one job: get the ball to Kobe.