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  • Jan 22, 2017 07:01 PM
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    joetemple Wrote:
    PowerPlay Wrote:

    He deserves it more than any other QB in the game right now.

    Curious why you think that? I think he is one of the most deserving. But so is Matt Ryan. Plus Rodgers has already been. Ryan has been really good to great for years now. Lots of bad losses in the playoffs for him. Glad he made it through this time.

    I thought that game was going to be a lot more competitive too.

    "One of the most deserving" is definitely a better way to put it. I guess me being a Packers fan sways my opinion towards Rodgers.
  • Jan 22, 2017 07:01 PM
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    The Atlanta Falcons are headed to the second Super Bowl appearance in their franchise history, after beating the Packers 44-21. I can honestly didn't see that coming whatsoever, nor did anyone else I know. My bet was for the Packers to win by a field goal.... But no. They were demolished by the Falcons.

    Falcons QB, Matt Ryan showed out with a total of 4 TD's thrown, including a 73 yard run by Julio Jones. They were just the better team tonight. No doubt about it. The Packers seemed to have not shown up at all. They were overtaken in almost every aspect through the majority of the game.

    Though Rodgers' numbers didn't look too bad, with a total of 234 yards and 3 TD's. But man, numbers are just numbers. I should also mention that I desperately wanted the Aaron Rodgers in the Super Bowl this year. He deserves it more than any other QB in the game right now.

    So now the Falcons will face off against either New England or Pittsburgh in the Super Bowl on Feb. 5 in Houston.

  • Dec 30, 2016 09:42 PM
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    This season for the 49ers' has been filled with plenty of drama. The most of which, Colin Kaepernick has been the recipient of. It all started when he was benched prior to the start of the season. Let's not forget, this is the same QB who replaced Alex smith (due to injury), and led the team to a Super Bowl. That made many 49ers' fans quite angry. The replacement that was chosen over Kap?.... Blaine Gabbert. It almost hurts to say that. Gabbert was one of the biggest disappointments in the NFL. Dare I say, right up there with Johnny Manziel. They can blame it on Kap's poor media coverage, or whatever. But I think we all know that there has been players with breathtakingly worse media coverage than him, and they still played.

    Other than that, there's the whole knealing during the National Anthem. This is a topic that I don't really like to discuss anymore. Not because I fell strongly one way or the other, but because other people do. Very few people seem to be open minded about it. But nonetheless, it cause a ridiculous amount of drama.

    The votes were tallied and awards given out for the 49ers' on Friday. The team voted on Kaepernick to receive the Len Eshmont Award. This award goes to the player who, "best exemplifies the inspirational and courageous play of Len Eshmont, an original member of the 1946 49ers team."

  • Dec 06, 2016 04:34 PM
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    Dallasite Wrote:
    PowerPlay Wrote:

    Here's 2003 - 04: teamrankings.com/nba/stat/points-per-ga...

    And here's 2016 - 17: teamrankings.com/nba/stat/points-per-ga...

    Crazy to see the Mavs go from best to worst in a little over a decade. :/
    I didn't even notice that. Kinda makes me a little sad, being a TX native. Funny how that goes.
  • Dec 16, 2016 12:22 AM
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    The Montreal Canadiens goaltender, Carey Price was pulled from play during the San Jose game after allowing 4 goals. First of all, Price is one of the best players in the entire league. In fact, he is already in the early running for league MVP. This one game isn't at all reflecting of what his normal game is like. Price allowed 4 goals in just 18 shots. That's pretty awful, though not unheard of.

    Price's body language was very telling towards the head coach, Michel Therrien when the call was made. His eyes were planted at the coach as he skated towards the bench. Not the most aggressive move he could have made, but he is normally a very calm and collective player. Though he just didn't agree with this decision.

    So here's my issue. There's too many people either blaming Price, or blaming the head coach, Michel Therrien for not pulling him sooner. There doesn't seem to be many people thinking clearly on the subject. This is a team issue. Price's job is to block the shots. Therrien's job is to direct each player, thus creating a winning team. So yes, it's easy to blame one or the other. But honestly, the entire team was off from the very start.

    The Canadiens lost to the Sharks 4-2. It's not the end of the world, guys. Just get it together and get ready for the next one. If history shows anything, it's that Price will be ready. I hope Therrien and the rest of the team will be as well.

    Here's a clip of the stare-down:

  • Dec 10, 2016 09:25 PM
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    Out of curiosity (or really for the conversation of it), are these numbers anywhere close to the norm? And I mean specifically for the Heisman winners.
  • Dec 10, 2016 09:25 PM
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    The 2016 Heisman Trophy has gone to Louisville quarterback, Lamar Jackson. This is the very first Heisman to go to the Louisville Cardinals. Jackson capped of his incredible season with a total of 51 touchdowns and 4,928 total yards. That really is remarkable.

    Jackson had this to say, as he wore a Louisville-red suite, "To be able to stand up here with all the former winners, I'm extremely proud to represent this class and Louisville as their first Heisman Trophy winner. For my teammates, it's an award for all of us. I can't wait to cherish it with all of you."

    To be completely honest, the Heisman has never really been a huge deal to me. Though it's always nice to see credit given where it's due. But in Jackson's case, it was really great to see him win the infamous trophy. With a season like that, who could argue that anyone else should have taken it.

    Congrats, Jackson. You earned it.

  • Dec 09, 2016 09:01 PM
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    I was having a discussion with a teacher today, as to the downsides of teachers (of any grade/college) pushing rising athletes to focus more on sports, rather than education. They were all for education being over any sport training, of course. And I can absolutely agree with that. I see education as an extremely useful, and necessary tool for a decent life.

    Now on the other hand, I have to play devils advocate. Lets say I had a student in their later years of the education system. And to be clear, I mean somewhere around 10th grade and up. Would it be wrong for me to tell the student to push themselves fully into that sport? To tell them to devote as much time as possible into training so that they can achieve their goal of making it into the NFL, MLB, NHL, etc. Instead of say, devoting more time into studying.

    And I am not speaking on the ones who don't show a huge enjoyment from the sport they are taking place in. I am speaking on the ones who have made it clear that they only want to play sports when they grow up.

    We all know that there are circumstances where teachers/professors straight up ignore the students grades, and in some cases fake them entirely, just so they can continue on the start of their career. But my question is, is that such a bad thing? Yes, it is bad to fake/ignore grades, that's not what I'm saying. Is it bad to let them slide on that exam, homework, etc?

    At some point, the people who are responsible for your upbringing (and helping you achieve your goals), need to focus on what you are good at, and what you want out of life. If they have a talent that they want to take all they way, help them to get there. It's like the old, "how is algebra going to help me when I'm a singer?" type thing.

  • Nov 03, 2016 05:09 PM
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    Dallasite Wrote:
    PowerPlay Wrote:
    joetemple Wrote:

    Official now.

    Peach Bowl will be Washington Huskies v Alabama Crimson Tide.

    Fiesta Bowl will be Ohio State Buckeyes v Clemson Tigers.

    Can't say I'm surprised, after last week's rankings. Prepare yourself for another Alabama national championship. :/ Coming from a win over Ohio State.

    So who do you think will win each game?

    My bets for the win are:

    Peach Bowl- Washington Huskies. By a small number.

    Fiesta Bowl- Ohio State Buckeyes. I'm going with a win over 2td's.

    I would love to see Washington win, more than anything in sports right now. But the Tide rolls all, unfortunately. If you feel confident though, bet on it. You will clean up. :)
    What about Fiesta Bowl?
  • Dec 06, 2016 04:34 PM
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    I totally agree with you. I can't recall who it was, but I remember seeing some headlines similar to this not too long ago. It was about two head guys (L. James, K. Bryant, etc) not able to agree on who "runs the team". I want to say it had to do who those two players, but can't say for sure. And that was with just two players.

    If you ask me, I think it shouldn't be split up like this at all. NBA has become so stage performance like, it's sickening. And guys like this are the stars of the show. It's like the ballet. You go to see the entire performance, but are mainly focusing on the featuring star.

    Not to mention, it has gotten so repetitive that I can't even enjoy it anymore. Ever read the definition of insanity? It's always the same thing. Player grabs the ball, runs it down for a dunk. Other team gets it, runs it down for a dunk. Over and over.... Of course there are layups and others shots taken, but that's not my point. My point is, is that the ONLY surprise in NBA these days is the who wins. That should be the only thing to look forward to in a sport. It's the GAME that matters to me.

    Kind of hard to explain where I'm coming from. Another example is to look at older ball games. No way they would hit as many points as they do these days. That would be insane to even think of, let alone be the norm.

    Here's some stats on that. These are just from the past 13 years.

    Here's 2003 - 04: teamrankings.com/nba/stat/points-per-ga...

    And here's 2016 - 17: teamrankings.com/nba/stat/points-per-ga...