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  • Mar 16, 2017 09:53 PM
    Last: 3d

    March Madness Live Bracket

    We have 2 upsets so far. 11 Xavier over 6 Maryland, and 12 Middle Tenn over 5 Minnesota. Luckily I picked Xavier, but not Middle Tenn. Got the others so far. I usually pick pretty straight in the first round; just chose the higher seed. But I usually will pick 2-3 middle match-ups for upsets. Every year it seems a few 4-6 seeds fall to some 11-13 seeds. Every other match-up spread seems pretty safe to pick the higher seed.

    Anyone still perfect?

  • Mar 14, 2017 12:59 AM
    Last: 6d
    Villanova, Kansas, North Carolina and Gonzaga are the #1 seeds this year. Which of the four do you see falling off first? I think it will be Kansas. I was low on Gonzaga at the beginning of the year. But toward the end of the season I started to think they are the best team in the nation. Now I think they are the best #1 seed, with the best chance of winning it all.
  • Mar 13, 2017 02:22 PM
    Last: 13d
    BearDown Wrote:

    The Cubs roster is pretty much a mirror image of last years with the notable exception of Grandpa Ross. Even so, Willson Contreras got ample playing time last year and is more than ready to take on catching duties full time this year. We also have a starting pitching rotation that is the envy of both the National and American Leagues.

    I think this is the best argument to support your point. I think the Cubs are the clear favorite to win again this year. I can totally see it happening. Would be fun to watch all over again actually. But this time, I want to see my Rangers go against your Cubs. Of course if that happens, I won't root for the Cubs to win it all. Very Happy
  • Mar 06, 2017 04:54 PM
    Last: 20d

    Are the Warriors the best team in the West still without Durant on the floor? It's an odd question because they dominated so heavily last year. And they are still favored to win almost every single regular season game left on the schedule. But the Spurs might have just surpassed them, without Durant. (out indefinitely with knee injury)

    Circle March 11th and March 29th. Those are the last two times these teams will meet before the playoffs start. Durant may or may not be available for the playoffs, but it's a lock both of these teams are in as the #1/#2. Which order and who's really better remains to be seen.

    I am starting to think the Spurs are the favorite now. Kawhi Leonard is that good.

    If these teams make it to the finals and play each other (is that possible?), how do you see it going down if Durant isn't able to contribute?

  • Mar 01, 2017 04:26 PM
    Last: 23d

    GSP is honestly one of, if not the very best fighter I've ever seen, and definitely one of the most entertaining. When he goes into fight mode, it's like watching the mechanism of a watch function. A true master of the fighting craft.

    Nice. Totally agree there. Will be a hell of a fight. I heard on the JRE podcast that GSP is in excellent shape. From what I've seen, they are aiming for July fight date. Not too far away at all.

  • Feb 25, 2017 05:24 PM
    Last: 29d

    NFL mock draft 2017: Four round mock draft has Colts taking Christian McCaffrey in first round

    Googled it to see if any pundits agreed with me. Seems like there are a few, but it's debatable. Of note for McCaffrey though that I think makes him very appealing is he's really good at catching the ball along with running. Think Matt Forte (maybe). Luck could seriously use a Matt Forte-like player to put them over the edge.

  • Feb 25, 2017 05:24 PM
    Last: 29d

    Good list. All running backs.. I agree with that. I'm not as impressed with the other offensive skill position prospects this vs other years.

    I think it's interesting to look at the 1st round teams on the docket for the NFL draft, and see who can land one of these 5 guys by need.

    The Browns are #1. They need lots of help everywhere. Hard to see them going rb. Looking down I don't see a team in real need until you get to the #8 slot with the Panthers. They need a new bell cow. Jonathan Stewart is not healthy enough to ever last a full season. Fournette or McCaffrey would be great in that system I think.

    The Browns also have the #12 pick. That's a great slot to go running back. Then my favorite is the Colts at #14. They are in excellent position to back up and replace Frank Gore, who can't possibly have much more juice left.

    Only other I see in the top 25 is the Ravens at #16.

    So that is theoretically -

    Panthers - #8
    Browns - #12
    Colts - #14
    Ravens - #16

    Seemingly teams can land a great value with one of these rbs in the first or even second round this year. Definitely will be watching to see how the rankings change for these guys after the combine. I would really like to see McCaffrey in Indy.

  • Feb 22, 2017 07:36 AM
    Last: 1mo

    The TCU Horned Frogs made it to the final 8 in the 2016 College World Series. They were ranked #1-3 for a majority of 2015. And now they are being consistently ranked as the #1 team in college baseball this year.

    Being that they have never finished higher than 3rd in the CWS, think this will be the year from them to go all the way? I just got into college baseball 2 years ago. And when I was watching the World Series last year, I started off rooting for the Aggies. But they played TCU and damn if the Horned Frogs didn't turn me into a fan of theirs. Now they have become my favorite team.

    With almost all the talent from last year returning for 2017, I think they have an excellent shot. Know of any other team that could displace them?

    Their SBNation Frogs O' War article has me excited for them.

  • Feb 15, 2017 06:32 AM
    Last: 1mo
    PowerPlay Wrote:

    So not only do I not see the fight happening any time soon, I honestly don't see it happening at all. Mayweather has more money than he knows what to do with. I just can't see him coming out of retirement to fight someone who could very, very well beat him. The only other reason for him to fight, would be his pride. And right now he can talk all he wants because he is the "champ". I assume he keep it at that.

    That's what I thought too until recently. Now I'm all confused by the news. Sounds like a 50/50 chance at this point.. hope it happens. Would love to see that fight.

  • Feb 13, 2017 01:00 PM
    Last: 1mo

    Fun story. Brought up some childhood memories of my own, but I was never really into racing when I was a kid. Only football, and only then just the NFL.

    So I don't have a long history of watching, but I did watch last year's race. (was my first to watch in full). Super close finish, Hamlin coming in from 4th to win by a 1-100th of a second. That was pretty awesome. I still have a hard time caring the whole entire race. But the end of a long race is just as exciting as any sport to me now, if you have anything invested in the outcome. I'm a fan now.