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  • Jan 05, 2018 05:15 PM
    Last: 13d

    To start off, I'm not a huge figure skating fan, but this might actually get me to watch more than 10 seconds of a figure skating routine. Since the 2014-2015 season, they've allowed music with lyrics into skater's routines. So instead of the typical Chopin-esque yawn worthy stuff, we'll hear mashups of Christina Aguilera and Elvis? Hmm. Anyway, I can see the pros to adding such a thing to figure skating in the Olympics. A USA Today article summed it up pretty well, below are the main points that I pretty much agree with. Let's see if any of you do as well.

    1. The music is much more recognizable for fans - Maybe more recognizable songs in routines will draw a broader audience.

    2. It opens up the music catalog - No telling how many times Swan Lake as been done... just saying.

    3. Old classics are made more vibrant - Instead of being limited to the symphonic rendition of a classical piece, a skater can opt for one that is vocal or operatic. A skater now can time their jumps to something, perhaps, more moving.

    4. Fans don't have to work so hard to understand the routine - Skaters are trying to tell a story. Perhaps, we need a pop-up-book version to get the point across.

    So, do you agree?

    Here are two examples. I actually got through half of each one. Wink

    Prince - Let's Go Crazy

    Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight

  • Dec 20, 2017 06:50 PM
    Last: 1mo
    Agreed. He won't have a ref jumping in every time someone rushes and grapples him. He'd have a better chance joining a bare knuckle organization. lol
  • Dec 20, 2017 06:50 PM
    Last: 1mo

    I know I've had this conversation more times than I can count. I always wondered what it would be like if Mayweather ever went MMA. For the most part, it's been a pseudo fantasy. Well, it might not be a fantasy after all.

    I ran across an article that said the UFC is trying to give Mayweather a shot in the octagon. This also could mean he and McGregor might cross paths again. It would definitely be a huge money maker for UFC. Of course, I think Mayweather will get creamed in the octagon. They would have to be careful who they put him up against.

  • Dec 15, 2017 03:30 PM
    Last: 16d
    PowerPlay Wrote:

    As for the #6 spot... I am sincerely hoping it's the Packers. I have to believe that they will snag the spot. That's all it takes, right? Just hopes and wishes?

    I agree on the Packers. Remember though when it comes to hoping and wishing on a team, nine times out of ten they'll break your heart.
  • Dec 07, 2017 05:07 PM
    Last: 2mo

    I wanted to get a poll of what everyone thinks will be the most entertaining or interesting bowl games this season. I found a top 40 on ESPN, but I'd like to get the opinion of everyone on here. I'm not just talking about picks that are based on reputation or history. The picks should be based on other factors, such as who is playing who, and why. Of course I won't list all 40 here, but I'll throw in a top five. Let's see if others agree with ESPN's picks.

    1. Sugar Bowl - Alabama vs. Clemson

    2. Rose Bowl - Georgia vs. Oklahoma

    3. Cotton Bowl Classic - USC vs. Ohio State

    4. Peach Bowl - UCF vs. Auburn

    5. Citrus Bowl - Notre Dame vs. LSU

    I like this quote regarding the Sugar Bowl. Happy

    Not every third installment of a trilogy lives up to the hype. For every "Return of the Jedi," there's a "Godfather III." But we're sold on this one, not because of the lingering storylines from the first two installments, but for the new faces (Kelly Bryant, Raekwon Davis), new dynamics (Alabama with a chip on its shoulder?) and new stakes.

  • Dec 05, 2017 10:01 PM
    Last: 2mo
    Dallasite Wrote: Wow, that's embarrassing. It's deserved, but still.. has that ever happened, where Olympic athletes wear the neutral uniform and basically compete as a country-less person?
    Here ya go. Nike has made some for athletes without countries in the past. I say Russia deserves every bit of punishment for their hijinks. I mean, come on, technically it's not the first time they've been punished for doing such a thing. After all, East Germany was a Soviet territory. I say, same government, same mentality. It especially has to be embarrassing for countries who have bragged about their athletic prowess for decades, and yet, get pinched for doping their athletes. Looks as though they're worried their "prowess" isn't enough to win the gold. Wink
  • Nov 15, 2017 06:22 PM
    Last: 2mo
    Three UCLA players were suspended for shoplifting in China. Not only did they shoplift, but they shoplifted from three different stores. Chinese police picked them up and their passports were taken, and travel restriction placed on them. I guess they thought that it wouldn't catch up to them since they were abroad. Apparently it went viral enough for Trump to get involved - of course taking credit for their release. I know they're just in college, but they need to understand, that they are pseudo public figures.
  • Oct 25, 2017 02:45 PM
    Last: 3mo
    And the Rangers fans wept...
  • Oct 23, 2017 04:44 PM
    Last: 3mo
    Dallasite Wrote:

    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.

    Agreed. But that's why it's just a fantasy. Rangers and the Cubs would be awesome too.
  • Oct 23, 2017 04:44 PM
    Last: 3mo
    Dallasite Wrote:

    I think that's why the Astros are the underdogs going in. Hard to find any holes to the Dodgers. Much as I would like to root for the underdogs here, give me the Dodgers in a 4-2 series. Bullpen is just too stout.

    Yeah I hear you. As much as I'd like to have a Texas team actually win the series, you can't hold a candle to the Dodgers. The Astros should put up a decent fight though. My fantasy World Series would be the Rangers against the Astros. Texas would spontaneously combust if that were to happen. ;)