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  • Apr 10, 2017 02:22 AM
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    Man.... Spieth goes from quick dominating hero, all the way to tied for 11th place in just two years. Reminds me a lot of what happened with Tiger, without the long-time dominating part.
  • Apr 06, 2017 10:52 PM
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    BearDown Wrote: That's a very impressive first round, but I can't help but be amazed at how Phil Michelson is still going so strong at his age. He seems to be in contention in every single major, which is crazy considering he has been around since my pre-teenage years.
    I know what you mean. I will always think of the name Phil Michelson when I think of the Masters. They just are one in the same for me.
  • Apr 06, 2017 10:52 PM
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    Even though the three-day rain ceased just moments before the tournament began, the strong intermittent wind was still an issue at Augusta National. Although it was a problem for everyone else, Charley Hoffman seemed unaffected by the weather and had an incredible first round of this year's Masters Tournament; a nine-birdie, seven-under 65- including five birdies in his last seven holes- on a day when the scoring average was 10 strokes above of that. That's quite a large gap, considering the group of players.

    Other tournament favorites for reference:

    William McGirt: 69

    Phil Mickelson: 71

    Rory McIlroy: 72

    Jason Day: 74

    Jordan Spieth: 75

    Hoffman said, "For lack of any better words, it was a dream."

    This is Hoffman's 4th time competing at the Masters, and has four PGA tour wins under his belt. I hope he can keep up this momentum throughout the tournament. It's always fun watching someone who wasn't in the spotlight taking out the big dogs.

  • Apr 05, 2017 07:31 AM
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    It's pretty cool to actually see a QB transition from playing to a spot like this. You see all the vets with these jobs and forget that they actually played. I think Peyton is content with doing little spots here and there. He looks like he's having fun with it. I can totally see them offering Peyton the job first and him turning it down.
  • Mar 31, 2017 06:49 PM
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    We've all seen it before. A team that starts the season in a phenomenal way. A team that seems to be able to take down all it's opponents rather easily, and looks great while doing it. Though as the season moves along to more serious opponents/crunch time, they completely fall apart. This can be absolutely crushing for die-hard fans.

    This is what I think is happening with Mexico's Football team. Their numbers under Juan Carlos Osorio have been looking almost too good lately. One thing that has helped the moral of the team greatly, is that they have restored quite a bit of lost faith in their fans since the hexagonal qualifying in Brazil 2014, but still has a good ways to go. They played great matches against both Costa Rica and Trinidad and Tobego, though what they produced in those matches will only take them so far against powerhouses like Germany or Chile. And that is right where the fear lies.

    In order to have a chance in the World Cup, they need to transcend from a team that looks the part, to the team that has been tried and true against a heavy challenger. I really do think there is a possibility for them to do that, but I'm just not sure they will be able to stand up to the test.

    Mexico fans want what most fans want, a team that exceeds others expectations at the World Cup.

  • Mar 28, 2017 01:54 AM
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    Bruce Arena has replaced Jurgen Klinsmann as the new head coach for the USMNT. Even though the changed technically happened back in November, the real test for the fit begins now for the team. There are a few that think this is a step backwards, but I see it as the one thing they needed to be a dominating force.

    This is actually Arena's return to the team. He did a great job of coaching them from 1998-2006, with more wins than any other coach in history with the U.S men's team. He has also taken the U.S to two world cups, and a quarterfinals appearance trip in 02. Not only that, he has also been to multiple NCAA championships with University of Virginia. He is a tried and true coach.

    I see this being exactly what the team need to get to where they want to be.

  • Mar 20, 2017 06:28 PM
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    Dallasite Wrote: Yeah, we only have 4 teams that aren't #1-4 seeds in the Sweet 16. So it's been a pretty predictable 2nd round outside of this game and a few others. South Carolina, Wisconsin, Xavier and Michigan are now the underdogs, Xavier being my favorite of that bunch, and coincidentally the lowest seed still left alive (#11). I like underdogs for sure.
    How far do you see South Carolina getting after this? Do you think it was just luck? Or do you see any kind of fighting chance for them to get further?
  • Mar 16, 2017 09:53 PM
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    SFriedman Wrote:

    No perfect brackets left standing.

    Last perfect bracket busts after 40 games in the 2017 NCAA tournament

    Best one got 39 games right. Missed out on the Iowa State game. A good line from the article:

    For reference, the odds of flipping a coin and having it land on heads 39 times in a row is 1 in 549,755,813,888.

    That's crazy. Do you know of anywhere that has which games had the most destruction? I'd be interested to see what kind of impact Duke, Michigan, etc had as a whole.
  • Mar 20, 2017 06:28 PM
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    Well I don't think anyone was expecting that.... The No.02 Duke Blue Devils have fallen to the No.7 South Carolina Gamecocks. The team that was being talked about as a strong chance tournament winner, was beaten by a team that hasn't won an NCAA tournament game since 1973. I guess that goes to show you that anything can happen during good ol' March Madness.

    The final score of the game was 88 - 81. Not a huge number loss, but most definitely a big upset. This win advances SC to the Sweet Sixteen. I really hope they will take this momentum with them and be able to keep advancing. Everyone loves an underdog winning. Well, most everyone.

  • Mar 16, 2017 09:53 PM
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    I need to stop playing these brackets. I won my very first one, then haven't won or even came in second since. It always goes in the first round. My predictions usually pretty good, but I never put it on paper and bet on it. I try to go the oddball route.