Your unpopular sports opinions?

Submitted by DISCUSS Man on February 13th, 2015 at 2:47 PM

I think the NHL should bring back ties instead of gimmicky shootouts. I also think the NBA should institute a 4 point line that was talked about not that long ago. Would shake up the game of basketball like it was when the 3 was instituted.

No politics or religion, please. This is a thread on your unpopular sports opinions.




February 13th, 2015 at 2:49 PM ^

I think we should crowd-fund a new song that can unite the UM fan base....something to replace The Victors.

EDIT: I mean, work alongside The Victors. I don't want to actually replace it. 


February 13th, 2015 at 3:23 PM ^

No, you're missing the point.  It's not creating a song, but a movement.  Synergy.  Dynamism.  Actuality.  Extemporaneity.  Convergence.  Win.

And the great thing is that it's a purely organic movement, which is why we're asking for several thousand dollars to bribe a pop star to write the song for us.  Grassroots.







February 13th, 2015 at 5:52 PM ^

Wow, that sounds like an amazing project that would revolutionize what it means to have music, sports, and entertainment!!!  Like, totally something that’s never been done in music, college or sports ever!!!  All we need is some celebrities, some Grammy-award winners obviously, and then we'll have our own song that we created, that we were a part of!!!

I'll throw in the idea that we should make a music video!  And a documentary that's all about us making it all -- "Making the Movement"!!!

We can have sponsorships, school endorsements, and crowdfunding too!!!  But, you know, it should also involve a significant philanthropic contribution.

This movement will energize Michigan fans globally!!!


February 13th, 2015 at 3:11 PM ^

Considering the reasons that other players are kept out of the hall, plus the recent rash of "forgiveness" and the reasons for such lately, I hope his convo with the new commish goes well. 

Not to mention, his Super Bowl commercial was hysterical.


February 13th, 2015 at 4:28 PM ^

and honestly, I've only started thinking about this lately after the whole PSU thing.  If they can be "forgiven" certainly Pete Rose deserves consideration?

EDIT:  To address your point though, I'm actually a bit surprised how my feelings on this have changed over time.  I used to not care one bit what happened to Pete Rose, but I find myself considering his plight a lot since the commercial and other things that have happened in the sports world lately.


February 13th, 2015 at 4:32 PM ^

situation as a legal matter that should have been handled strictly in the courts.  The players didn't benefit from the horrific acts of the coach and the team didn't illegally gain a competitive advantage.  I think more heads should have rolled in a more severe fashion in the legal system, but I also don't think it was the NCAAs place to deal with it.  I know I'm in a small minority that feels this way. 

Gambling just can't be permitted in sports.  As I've said elsewhere, if you can't trust that what on the field is real there's really no point.


February 13th, 2015 at 3:44 PM ^

MLB doesn't want him in the hall but they have no trouble trotting him out to promote their "All _____ Team" every few years. I could see banning him for ever for altering games but from what I understand there is zero evidence of that. People already have forgiven Ryan Braun who in my veiw is the biggest piece of shit playing because of how he smeared the sample collector claiming he was anti-semitic. He's far worse than Bonds, Clemons and McGuire but his misdeeds are almost forgotten now. 


February 13th, 2015 at 4:14 PM ^

He's a complete DB and a shameful boil on baseball's already badly pocked ass.  But he's never been accused of not trying to win.  

Rose, on the other hand, managed his lineup, including his bullpen for game after game.  Who knows whether he would work a pitcher a little harder if he had a large bet on a game?  Rose brought gamblers into the game and this shame upon himself and for that he deserves to be out of the HOF.  .


February 13th, 2015 at 4:07 PM ^

Only gambling calls into question whether what we're seeing on the field is real.  If everyone isn't trying to win then MLB (or any other sport) is just pro wrestling.  Rose bet significantly and bet on the Reds.  He should be out forever.


February 13th, 2015 at 3:51 PM ^

I'd love to see soccer have unlimited subs, period. Hell, do it like hockey where you don't even need to wait for a stoppage. I think it would go a long way toward speeding up the game and avoiding the clock-killing snoozefests that seem to happen a lot.

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February 13th, 2015 at 5:07 PM ^

He just might have been the best of all time, which is what really pisses me off about the 'roids (and he sooooo used them.  How do a grown man's hat and shoe sizes get bigger?).  Leads to a lot of "Yes, but..."  Yes, but would he have surpassed Hank with them?  Yes, but would he have had more injuries slowing him down without them?  Yes, he had a phenomenal sense of the strike zone, but was it magnified by pitchers fearing his 'roid aided power?  So I just can't bring myself to consider him in the conversation of best ever.