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  • Jun 15, 2017 03:12 PM
    Last: 11d

    An advertisement blimp was caught on camera slowly deflating, then crashed to the ground, and finally exploded. This happened very near the U.S. Open at Erin Hills, around 11:15 a.m.

    You can watch some of the early footage caught on a cell -

    Watch a blimp crash at the U.S. Open

    Or, USA Today has an even more complete version, where you can see the actual fire ball explosion.

    Pretty crazy stuff. Apparently no one was injured. Reports are saying the pilot when down with the blimp. All the way to the ground he stayed with it. And only suffered some burns, believed fairly minor, from the explosion.

    No reports on exactly what caused the crash. Though I did read that someone pulled the pilot from the wreckage, so that part I am not really clear on. Plus you can hear people on the first video talk about 'they just parachuted out'.. couldn't really make any of that out though. Is that confirmed?

    Post here if more details come out. Curious about that one. Either way, glad no one was seriously hurt.

  • Jun 13, 2017 05:01 PM
    Last: 8d
    Damn. Rickie Fowler is -6 through 12 on Day 1.. this is setting up to be the lowest US Open score in history. Crazy that it's also the longest course in major history AND supposed to be a very tough course. Par is supposed to be the norm. Hmmm. Wonder if the PGA is kicking themselves right about now..
  • May 24, 2017 11:59 AM
    Last: 1mo

    Hard to argue with his logic. I certainly agree with the Yankees and Spurs entries. Though there's one metric he might should also consider - the competition for those teams at the time.

    This would be a really hard one to factor in, and very subjective. But to give an example, the Celtics reign from 56-69 was in large part do to the league being considerably smaller.

    Check this out.. in 1960, the NBA's 15th season ever, only had a grand total of 8 teams. Only 4 in the West, and 4 in the East. That means the Celtics only needed to compete with 3 other teams to make it into the finals.

    Compare that to today's league of 30 teams, having to compete with 14 others to make it to the finals, and it's pretty hard to say that the Celtics feat was that impressive, over what the Bulls did in the mid 1990's (when there was 26-30 teams during Jordan's reign).

  • May 23, 2017 02:37 PM
    Last: 1mo
    BearDown Wrote:
    joetemple Wrote: Some of the NFL rule changes lately seem a little odd to me. First there was the recent rule change banning the blocking of field goals and extra point attempts. Why?

    I thought field goals can still be blocked, but they can no longer be blocked by a defensive player leaping over the center. Did I read that rule incorrectly??

    No you're technically right. But leaping over lineman is the best way to block attempts, so it bans by far the most effective way to go about blocking them. I guess you can still get super lucky and a O-lineman loses focus, and you can run past him to the kicker. But that's very rare.
  • May 23, 2017 02:37 PM
    Last: 1mo

    Some of the NFL rule changes lately seem a little odd to me. First there was the recent rule change banning the blocking of field goals and extra point attempts. Why? And now they have decided to shorten the length of the overtime period from 15 minutes, like a regular quarter, to only 10 minutes.

    The owners agreed to this, saying it's for player safety. Shorter time = less injury opportunities. I get that. As a fan though, this just means we will have even more games ending in a tie. No one wants to see that.. I would rather them come up with an entirely different way the OT works than just shorten it. Why not just do something like college football does, and just put the ball in the 10-20 yard line, and give each team a chance to score a TD instead?

  • Apr 13, 2017 01:56 PM
    Last: 2mo
    We are about to end up with the 1 and 2 seeds from both conferences. Meh. All of this has just been an appetizer, to the main show. So far the playoffs have been boring and predictable. The West/East finals series is actually where the fun starts.
  • May 12, 2017 01:35 PM
    Last: 1mo

    I'm sure there's a straightforward answer to this, but just wondering why the Players Championship isn't the 5th major in the golf world?

    Is it because Europe decided to only allow 3 US majors into their format, and just haven't gotten around to expanding? You typically have the top 50 players in the world in this event. It's the highest prize fund of any golf tournament in the world (currently somewhere around $10 million +). And it looks and feels just like any of the other majors.

    The Players has a lot going for it, why no official major respect?

  • Mar 28, 2017 03:32 PM
    Last: 3mo

    Didn't see this coming. You can no longer block a field goal or extra point anymore. It's now been banned by the NFL execs. They say it's because it's too dangerous, but I really can't remember a time when anyone got seriously hurt on a blocked field goal. From ESPN -

    NFL owners passed a rule on Tuesday that prohibits players from leaping over linemen to try to block field goal and extra-point attempts.

    Sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the league feels the play is too dangerous and a player could get flipped over and seriously injured while leaping over the line.

    If you are going to do away with this, why not just do away with extra points altogether? They already screwed it up by moving the ball back 13 yards anyways. I don't see the logic here. Sucks too, because a few really fun and important games last year were decided because of a blocked field goal/extra point attempt. Remember this?

    Broncos Steal Win with Blocked Extra Point Return After Brees' TD Pass

  • Feb 15, 2017 06:32 AM
    Last: 4mo

    Where are we at with this? I was hearing for weeks that it was imminent. Now I'm reading it's not even close to a done deal. I know that the biggest hurdle is to get the UFC to allow Conor to cross over into the boxing world, and I heard that Dana White isn't anywhere close yet to allowing that to happen. But then I heard that Mayweather (or is it Conor?) is citing the Ali cause, that shows precedent for it.

    Lots of speculation. Anyone have any real idea if this fight will ever happen? I think it would be the biggest fight in the history of televised fights. Hard for me to imagine if they have gotten anywhere close to making a deal that they couldn't figure out the finer details. Imagine all that money..

  • Jan 22, 2017 07:01 PM
    Last: 5mo
    PowerPlay Wrote:

    He deserves it more than any other QB in the game right now.

    Curious why you think that? I think he is one of the most deserving. But so is Matt Ryan. Plus Rodgers has already been. Ryan has been really good to great for years now. Lots of bad losses in the playoffs for him. Glad he made it through this time.

    I thought that game was going to be a lot more competitive too.