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  • 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...

  • Nov 03, 2016 05:09 PM
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    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.

  • Dec 02, 2016 05:17 PM
    Last: 2mo
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    So first of all, I have to say that I am a bit biased. I love hockey. I have been a Blackhawks fan for years, and have watched as many games as I can. That is probably a big reason why I enjoy hockey so much. The Hawks are a very, very fun team to be a fan of.

    With that said, I also enjoy the NFL (second most) and other sports. There's no doubt that football, soccer, rugby, etc, are all also extremely demanding. These athletes all work extremely hard on their bodies and train hard on their sport.

    The reason why I think the NHL is the most demanding, is because it demands a bit of every sport to be done at the same time. Not only do you have to focus on a hockey puck in the midst of all the players and flying ice, but you are ice skating through a brigade of 6ft monsters trying to slam into you. Sometimes it's even hard for me to find the puck from a bird's eye view on my TV. On top of that, there's the boxing. Almost every player is expected to get into a fight every once and a while. And if you've ever been in a fight, it is exhausting. Now imagine doing it in the middle of all the other stuff going on, and having to go right back to performing.

    So you have the quick burst of speed/instant stopping skating, the heavy gear, the amazing hand-eye coordination, the fighting, the skill of operating a hockey stick, dodging massive opponents/ getting hit by them and getting right back up, and lastly, trying to follow the rules while doing so. I'm sure I'm missing some key points, but there are just so many that it's hard to word.

    Thoughts? Am I too biased? Prove me wrong.

  • Nov 08, 2016 01:39 PM
    Last: 2mo
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    Number 3 is the best change for me. College and NBA have become so forgiving with travelling lately. They think it's OK to let the play travel, simply because he is running in for a dunk. To me, that's no excuse. Travelling is travelling.

    As far as number 5 goes, I can also see this helping a bit. There's nothing more frustrating in basketball as when you catch a pass and get bombarded with waving hands. Not only that, but they are a quarter inch away from you. I wonder how much space will be implemented.

  • Nov 03, 2016 11:41 PM
    Last: 3mo
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    California Chrome has been proven to be the pinnacle of a thoroughbred. Now the time comes for the team to prove themselves again for the Breeders Cup Classic. On Thursday, the five year old, chestnut-colored champion galloped around the track in preparation for the cup. Afterwards, he rolled around in the sand pit specifically made for him at the barn at Santa Anita.

    “As you can see, he loves to play,” 79-year-old trainer said Wednesday. “He loves to just roll and scratch his back.”

    Chrome will try to cap an undefeated (6-0) year with winning the $6,000,000 race this Saturday. That's a prize fitted for a champion. A champion that has already earned $13,432,650 to make him the richest horse in North American history.

    I will be placing my bet for Chrome for this event. I think this horse is going to continue to make history.

  • Nov 03, 2016 12:55 AM
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    That last hit was insane. Made the win so surreal. Nothing like a 60 year wait to end in a crazy last few minutes like that. I can't imagine what my Chicago Cub fans are feeling like right now. Go Cubs!
  • Nov 03, 2016 12:57 AM
    Last: 3mo
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    They have done it! Chicago Cubs have defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-7 at the 2016 World Series. What a great series this was. The Cubs have finally broken their curse. Rest easy and enjoy your victory guys. There is absolutely no one that can deny that you have earned it.