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  • Oct 15, 2017 12:29 PM
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    Roger Federer has won his 6th title of the year! The Wimbledon Champion defeated the world No.1 Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-3 at the Shanghai Masters Final. Even though Federer still trails Nadal 23-15 in their head-to-head series, this marks his fourth win and fifth in succession over over Nadal.

    It's always nice to see the athletes not trash talk after a win/lose.

    Federer said, "I don't know what my expectations were going in. I thought I might struggle early on because it was a late finish last night. I had no nerves before the match, surprisingly. I think I was pretty clear about how I wanted to play the match. I started off very well and relaxed from then on."

    Nadal, (These matches) "Have been a very difficult match for me. He played very fast, and he played well. Of course was not the best match for me of the week. When somebody plays better than you, sport is not very difficult. That's the real thing, no? When you play against somebody that is better than you in most of the things that really matters in this sport, in this kind of surface, then it's tougher."

  • Oct 13, 2017 10:57 AM
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    All jokes aside, I have always been curious about Cubs fans. What made you stick it out with them for so long? Did you start watching each game with the notion that they were going to lose? That must have been infuriating. Like a roller coaster that just goes in one straight, constant, never up or down line. Then all of the sudden....BOOM. Skyrocket to compete for the top spot and win it. That must have been an insane feeling.

    What do you see happening in this series against the Dodgers?

  • Sep 26, 2017 05:45 PM
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    Do you think Lebron is going to retire after this season? I have a strong feeling he's going to pull a Marshawn Lynch and retire without a warning.
  • Oct 08, 2017 03:43 PM
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    Dallasite Wrote:
    PowerPlay Wrote:

    Do you think I am correct in my assumption that this was completely set up? I cannot believe that Trump and Pence didn't think this was going to happen.

    Oh yeah, for sure. He wouldn't have told Pence that otherwise. It makes sense. He wanted this drama. So yeah I definitely do think it was choreographed.
    So what do you think the specific motive is here? I can't believe our President did this specifically to stir up drama and be narcissistic. Is this like what we've seen before when stuff like this is purposely done to pull attention away from an executive order or bill being passed? Is there something shady that Trump is trying to do under the radar? Or maybe it is as simple as narcissism.
  • Oct 08, 2017 03:43 PM
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    Dallasite Wrote:

    Unfortunately this is Trump's MO all the way. Redirect attention to tabloid nonsense and try and get his hardcore fans at rallies to cheer for him. He's a celebrity provocateur first and foremost and I don't think he is nearly as interested in being presidential.

    Your list is good. You should tweet him that post. :)

    Now that I think about it from that point of view, you're absolutely and unfortunately right. What does a reality TV star do to stir up drama and get the attention on themselves? They do stuff like this. It's blowing my mind that this happened today. Don't get me wrong, there's a lot of stuff that is wrong with the current administration, but this really put it in perspective to me. There's so much wrong with America and the world right now but they are going to football games, tweeting, and intentionally stirring up drama?

    Do you think I am correct in my assumption that this was completely set up? I cannot believe that Trump and Pence didn't think this was going to happen.

  • Oct 08, 2017 03:43 PM
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    It's like we're all living in a reality show. The President of the United States tweeted that he directed our Vice President to leave a football game if the players took a knee during our National Anthem. I feel like that sentence is the result of a Mad Libs game.

    Earlier today our Vice President, Mike pence tweeted a photo of himself at the Colts vs 49ers game. Shortly after, Pence left the game due to the protest during the National Anthem. Trump, which I should remind is our POTUS...., then tweeted in support of Pence, saying that he directed our VP to leave the game if there were any protests.

    The tweet from Trump:

    Donald J. Trump ?@realDonaldTrump

    I asked @VP Pence to leave stadium if any players kneeled, disrespecting our country. I am proud of him and @SecondLady Karen.

    2:16 PM - Oct 8, 2017

    First of all Trump, Pence, everyone at the stadium, everyone at home, and everyone else around the world that keeps up with the U.S. knows that it was going to happen. This was Trump poking at the NFL. This was our President going out of his way to irritate everyone involved with the protest and the NFL. This was Trump using another high-up member of our government to make a completely pointless statement.

    You know, I have a feeling that both Trump and Pence, once again our President and Vice President of the United States, have something else to do. I can't quite put my finger on what they could be doing other than going to football games and tweeting, but I'm pretty sure something needs to get done that's more important than those. Maybe natural disasters? Or maybe terrorism? Maybe millions of people starving and homeless? Maybe the situation in North Korea? Maybe our disastrous healthcare system? Maybe government employees using entire budgets to fly around the world in private jets to stargaze and go on vacation? I don't know.... Now that I say it out loud, I guess football and Twitter is where we all need to be focusing our attention.

  • Oct 06, 2017 03:43 PM
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    With all of the stuff a little gadget like an Apple watch is capable of, I can totally see it being a violation. I'm pretty sure you can do just about everything on that little watch that you can do on a cellphone, just in a more discreet way. That's probably what the fuss is about.

    I don't think he had intentions of using it to cheat or have an advantage. But I also don't think he just forgot that he had it on. It looks like maybe he had a slight moment of defiance?

  • Sep 20, 2017 11:22 PM
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    Dallasite Wrote:

    Come play hockey and live in Sin City? Could be a tough sell.

    I see no problem here. That sounds like a super duper sweet set up. You're in the party capital of the U.S.. Your hometown team hype NEVER stops, unlike most cities that build the hype up on the day of the game. Can you imagine the parties they are going to have after winning home games?

  • Sep 25, 2017 03:50 PM
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    First off, I absolutely despise that I have to see politics at the beginning of each game now. Politics and sports should stay church and state (or, you know. how it's supposed to be). Keep them far, far away from each other. It's not the NFL or even Trump's fault this is happening in the NFL.... It's the citizens for allowing it. It would hurt the NFL very badly if everyone united and not watched the games on TV, and far worse if a lot of people didn't buy tickets until the reality show drama stopped. And to be clear, I could care less if they are taking a knee. That is their American right to do so. It's very dangerous to cherry pick which parts of the constitution someone is or isn't allowed to do. Peacefully protesting by doing absolutely nothing is far better than some other groups I could mention. I care that I have to go through that feeling at the beginning of each game that I am watching to get some relief from the absolute joke of a society that we are living in. And no one left, right, center, ind, or anything can honestly deny that we haven't let it get to an embarrassingly bad state.

    As someone who follows both politics and the NFL/sports, the timing was perfect for everyone to hop on the knee train. Kapernick broke the ice by doing it first months back. Then a few more trickled in, but it didn't quite feel right for everyone to become as noble. The most important thing here is that it is no longer about race. It is now about Trump and the circus our government has become. Anyone who looked into it for even a couple minutes in the beginning would know that originally it was about police beating/killing African Americans and authorities abusing power. Basically, race is what fueled the fire. It's sooo much easier now to protest the state of the obviously bad government, rather than an extremely sensitive racial issue that was mostly geared towards African Americans. Once the race issue calmed down and it turned into a civilians vs. government protest, it became something that ALL NFL players could hop on board with. That time happened last/this month.

    But again, this is all ridiculous. All I see is drama in every direction I look. I honestly don't see a way America can crawl out of this self righteous, obnoxiously politically correct, and embarrassing hole it has dug itself in. Everyone stands for 5 thousand different things, yet no one makes any progress because they're too busy trying to make sure their Facebook and Instagram photos of them 'protesting' gets a bunch of likes. Everyone just wants the drama and attention.

  • Sep 20, 2017 11:22 PM
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    It's a super rare occurrence that a general manager gets to pick his entire team. Yet the Vegas Golden Knights gm, George McPhee got to do just that. I think it's fair to say that a new gm, no matter the sport, will walk into a pretty big mess and (usually) a losing team. McPhee got to pick his coach, his team, and even got a new stadium. If he pulls off a successful season he's going to be a legend. But if he fails.... they are going to be the team that had everything given to them and still lost.

    The Knights opened the preseason with an impressive 9-4 win against the Vancouver Canucks. That game showed me they have put together a fast paced offense. They then followed that up by defeating the Colorado Avalanche 4-1. I will admit there's not a ton to take away from just two preseason games, but I think it's a good sign for the team.

    I really hope they carry this momentum forward into the post-season. It'd be really cool to see a team start from scratch and be successful.