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  • Nov 15, 2017 06:22 PM
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    Leave it to Trump to make this all about him. Trump on Lavar Ball's remarks: 'I should have left them in jail!'

  • Nov 20, 2017 09:16 AM
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    I used to only look forward to games Chris Collinsworth was calling. But now it's Collinsworth and Romo. Feel like you can actually learn something more about the game from those two, over just surface stats and maybe locker room drama. Romo is really engaged in the game and very football intelligent. I know he has gotten some flak for being too excited and too much of a 'spoiler' for upcoming plays. But I actually appreciate his insights. He was a really good QB in Dallas for a decade. Cool to see him bring all that knowledge to the casual fan.
  • Nov 20, 2017 04:16 PM
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    Started getting into college hockey recently, and am noticing a pretty serious problem with the college sport in general - they simply don't have enough schools participating.

    There are 60 collegiate schools for hockey, and that number hasn't changed in basically a full decade, even though colleges routinely expand for baseball, football and basketball when the number of participants rise. And that's what's happening for college hockey; so many new and quality players are popping up all over the place. Recruits from Europe, Canada and southern US States are wanting to play. But all that talent is fighting for just over 1,450 available spots nationwide.

    So apparently it's expensive to start hockey programs. No doubt that makes sense. And that's the #1 deterrent for most schools not willing to yet make the jump into the sport.

    Still, would be nice to see an expansion of colleges willing go for it. Especially in the southern and coastal states. The players need a place to play. I wonder if this has more to do with fan interest, like the colleges are worried the investment won't translate the same into enough viewership to make it worth the money? Doesn't seem to stop college baseball, though I will grant it's far cheaper to create a baseball field over a hockey arena.

  • Nov 11, 2017 05:06 PM
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    Schmidt Wrote: The negative publicity by opting to sit on the sidelines could hurt the player's image and future lucrative contracts to sell stuff on TV. Football is not a game for those that don't want to risk getting hurt.

    Good point.

    Here's a counter example though.

    What if a player already knows with solid certainly they will be drafted. Perhaps they were a Heisman candidate. Plenty of film on them already. But they are on a team that has zero CFP potential, and is instead playing in a bowl game against say, another 4 loss team..

    Maybe I see both of your points for a majority of players. But I remember hearing someone else make this same argument I am angling at on a late night radio show and he kind of convinced me, as he was using a very specific example like I laid out above. In the case he laid out, that player already knew his was a draft lock.

    Just takes one bad play, one awkward landing, one blown coverage, etc etc for their future livelihood to go down the drain. And join the cliched ranks of dozens (if not hundreds) of would be NFL talent that never made it because of an injury.

    I get that the sport is not for those thinking they might get hurt and are afraid of that.. but there is also the point of there are just too many bowl games now. That it's so easy to make it into a bowl game now that 5 loss, 6 loss or even losing record teams get the nod. Just seems that sometimes would be NFL talents run the risk of injury so their school and the NCAA can profit from a meaningless bowl game.

    Sorry for rant. Last thing I'll chime with.. I get the flip side argument. If they are on the cusp, a great bowl game tape (being as it's on such a big stage) can get scouts' attention no doubt. And for those players, I would be all for it.

  • Nov 11, 2017 05:06 PM
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    With so many bowl games that really don't matter beyond school brand prosperity, I have been wondering for a while if the best players in these games that are possibly NFL bound should even suit up for a bowl game that isn't a playoff game?

    Seems to me the players are only putting their futures at risk, so they can possibly help their school win a bowl game. Sure it looks good for the school. But how devastating is it to see a would be NFL player get hurt in a bowl game and that injury be the reason why scouts look elsewhere? It happens often enough that I think if I were them, I would opt out.

    I'm curious, do you think college football players have an obligation to play in every single meaningless bowl game, or should they game plan for their own future and let the chips fall where they may?

  • Nov 11, 2017 04:54 PM
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    ESPN has narrowed down the running for the Heisman to their expert pick's top 10 list, in this order:

    Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma QB
    Bryce Love, Stanford RB
    Saquon Barkley, Penn State RB
    Khalil Tate, Arizona QB
    Josh Adams, Notre Dame RB
    Lamar Jackson, Louisville QB
    Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin RB
    Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State RB
    Nick Chubb, Georgia RB
    Rashaad Penny, San Diego State RB

    Bunch of running backs and quarterbacks only this year. A shame no defensive player or even wide receiver can make the finalist list this year. Oh well. Pretty standard.

    The problem with handing the trophy to Mayfield as of today is all he has to do is have one single down game, and he falls from grace. Or at least it gets much more murky. That's what happened to Love and Barkley. They were locks to either/or getting it, until they put together a few so-so weeks, back to back.

    Think Mayfield will walk away with this one, or do you like someone else on this list more? Only 11 weeks into the season. Plenty can still happen.

  • Nov 05, 2017 01:55 AM
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    Makes me wonder if there will be a rematch within the next year or so. Both have 20 UFC wins now. Would make perfect sense for them to fight one more time. And then GSP retires for good, I would imagine going 2-0 against.
  • Oct 23, 2017 04:44 PM
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    Schmidt Wrote: If the series goes to the 7th game and ends with an extra inning game like that, it will be remembered as one of the best in history.
    Going to 7. Most are actually saying just what you wrote, this is one of the best WS in history. It's got to be one of if not the best in my lifetime at least (last 3 decades or so). It almost doesn't matter what happens in Game 7. A blowout on either side, a close one, regardless it's going to be great to watch. But of course, to push it over the top... several extra innings, all tied up with a several scores on both sides.
  • Oct 23, 2017 04:44 PM
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    Don't look now but it's a tied series. After last night's game it kinda feels like this is going to 7.

    Yeah, if that Astros/Rangers WS were possible it would be an epic Texas clash. Lots of trash talk going down.

  • Oct 25, 2017 02:45 PM
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    Go Dodgers!