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  • Apr 11, 2018 05:29 PM
    Last: 7d
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    I thought I'd browse the interwebs and see what teams everyone is making a fuss about. I thought I'd add some picks/odds for teams, as well as highlight players that are favored for MVP. Let's see if we all agree here. Also, you can see each player's stats and breakdown when you click their name.

    Teams:

    • Nashville Predators+350
    • Tampa Bay Lightning+500
    • Boston Bruins+600
    • Vegas Golden Knights+750
    • Winnipeg Jets+750
    • Toronto Maple Leafs+950
    • Washington Capitals+1000
    • Pittsburgh Penguins+1200
    • Anaheim Ducks+1650
    • San Jose Sharks+2050
    • Philadelphia Flyers+2050
    • Columbus Blue Jackets+2200
    • Minnesota Wild+2250
    • Los Angeles Kings+2250
    • New Jersey Devils+2550
    • Colorado Avalanche+3050

    MVP Contenders:

    The bracket seems so different from last season. The Penguins are lagging behind, and the Predators are on top. I'm hoping the Predators get the chance to redeem themselves from last season's loss to the Penguins. Or is that just a safe bet? :) Well I like to see a formerly defeated team come back with a vengeance, as stereotypical as it may be. Let's get the debate going. Post your top picks!

  • Apr 05, 2018 11:25 AM
    Last: 17d
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    It's hard to tell. He's currently at T27 right now. I came across a USA Today article with the title "

    What's the cut rule at the Masters? Some big-name players in danger of missing it". The article of course is referring to Tiger. I think as non pro athletes fans take for granted how much talent it takes just to be at the bottom of the Masters leader board. It's obvious he's still playing that head game with himself. Then again you're right, he is facing stiffer competition now. Not to mention, he isn't as young as he used to be.

  • Feb 13, 2018 06:53 PM
    Last: 21d
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    Wow, your moment certainly tops mine, and I wasn't even there to see it live. What you described reminds me slightly of something you'd see in Talladega Nights. I couldn't imagine seeing a stock car creep at 25 miles an hour across the finish line. :)
  • Feb 13, 2018 06:44 PM
    Last: 21d
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    R.Lee Wrote:

    Honestly, I don't know why they bumped her up so quickly. They certainly didn't do her a favor by doing it!

    Me either. Like everything these days, it's all about politics. I bet every time she sees here commercial air, she gets sick. I feel bad for her. She said she was gonna give Indy one last run as well. I wonder what she'll do after it's all said and done.
  • Feb 13, 2018 06:44 PM
    Last: 21d
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    Yeah, I wonder why another sponsor wasn't trying to scoop her up afterward. At least she's going out with a bang, two 500s worth, I might add.
  • Feb 13, 2018 06:44 PM
    Last: 21d
    1.3k
    I can't say that I didn't see something like this coming, given the drama she has received since day one of her career in NASCAR. I wonder, do you think it's because NASCAR is still an old-boys network? Or is it my imagination? She's a good driver, but I guess she didn't put the points up on the board as they expected or wanted her to. According to the article I read, she will do one last stint in Indy Racing after hanging up the helmet with NASCAR. Like the title says, I wonder what this means for future generations of female drivers. Thoughts?
  • Feb 12, 2018 01:06 PM
    Last: 2mo
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    Wow. I had no clue that this wasn't a common thing. Now at least I know what invokes the "oohs and the ahs" more in figure skating, especially the Olympics.
  • Feb 07, 2018 04:34 PM
    Last: 3mo
    667
    I kind of like this approach. For me, winter athletes are hard to keep track of. Ads like those at least give me something to go off of, instead of just rooting for a whole team. It's nice to be able to follow an athlete that you're familiar with.
  • Feb 07, 2018 06:46 PM
    Last: 3mo
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    I know, for someone to ask that question is sacrilege, it would be hard to imagine the Olympics beginning and ending without, well, the beginning and ending.

    A Slate editorial I read seemed to pull that question out of me. What makes the Olympics so special in most people's minds is that it is a moment in history where all of the major countries come together in athletic brotherhood, bridging the gaps of... blah blah blah... you get it. In recent decades, holes have been poked into that balloon which holds everyone's warm fuzzies for the Olympics. We've seen it time and time again of how the Olympics pales in comparison to its good name.

    Let's get back to it then. The opening/closing ceremonies are just that, ceremonies - two grand shows. They are the magician waving with one hand, driving your attention away from the total waste of resources and manpower that only contribute to temporary wealth/prosperity for a country or region. Perhaps that editorial got me stirred up after all. ;)

    Nothing is hardly ever what it seems when it comes to the Olympic ceremonies. Not to mention, it's not the Summer Olympics. It's the light beer of the Olympics. The one that isn't taken as seriously as its full bodied sibling. Don't believe me? Not even the Winter Olympics takes itself as seriously. This year, the opening ceremony takes place two days after the games begin.

    Here's an entertaining quote from the editorial:

    "But the old lie becomes even worse—a super-lie, so to speak—when you realize it doesn’t open anything. Opening, according to Merriam-Webster, means “an act or instance of beginning.” The Pyeongchang opening ceremony begins nothing. They should call it the opened-two-days-ago ceremony instead."

    Do you agree? Should there be this much hoopla over the opening and closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics?

  • Feb 04, 2018 09:14 PM
    Last: 3mo
    1k
    Yeah, we were thinking Skittles. They must be ticked off knowing that they will be the company to have never aired.