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  • May 30, 2018 10:57 PM
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    PowerPlay Wrote: Ok.... I actually feel really bad for LeBron now. He absolutely carried the Cavs through that game. All to have it basically handed away in the last 10 seconds by a teamate who doesnt even know the score of the game. That must be incredibly frustrating.
    This guy sums it up well:

  • May 30, 2018 10:57 PM
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    Curry will have a hard time ever winning the MVP with Durant on the team. It will take Durant having a bad or just medicore series and for Steph to completely light it up for that to happen. Too many factors working against him for it to happen I think.

    That said, if it's Lebron vs Curry, I think it's mostly a draw, with the edge to Lebron. Easy way to answer this is imagine one of them getting hurt in the 1st quarter of game 1.. which team do you think is most hurt from that? Gotta be the Cavs.

  • May 27, 2018 01:02 PM
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    It is all nonsense. (the backlash I mean) Series is tied 1-1 right now. I can see it going to 7. Vegas has been long overdue to enter professional sports. So this is just cool to see for me. Also not hard for me to see them doing big things in all the 4 major sports in the next few years maybe? Hope so.
  • May 30, 2018 06:48 PM
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    No USA team in the 2018 World Cup leaves a majority of us scrambling to decide if we should even care to watch this year, and if so, who do we cheer for?

    I originally thought I wasn't going to pay much attention this time around when I saw the USA fall short a while back. Then I started looking out of curiosity who's favored, who are the underdogs, etc. Now I'm back into caring. :)

    Iceland. You want an underdog to root for? This is easily my pick. They are the smallest country ever to be in the World Cup. I also think they can make some actual waves; I really don't think they will be a one and done team. They qualified ahead of Ukraine and Croatia last year.

    France. They have only won once, in 1998. But have been in contention for a while now. Made the quarter-finals last time around in '14 and got 2nd place on 2006. For some reason, I always find myself rooting for them over teams like Germany every 4 years. Probably because France just seems to choke in prime time, even though they have all the talent to win. I think Man U's import Paul Pogba can change that this time around.

    Portugal. Basically I just want to see Christiano Rolando finally win a World Cup. His career is close to ending. He only has 1 or 2 more tries, tops.

    Those are my picks. I think there actually is plenty of reason to watch this year outside of trying to root for Team USA. Since they didn't even qualify, try picking a random country like I did and maybe that'll make it more exciting. Kind of like March Madness really.

    Which teams do you find yourself rooting for in the World Cup that aren't the US?

  • May 06, 2018 12:16 PM
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    PowerPlay Wrote:
    Dallasite Wrote:
    JFoster Wrote: Is it just me or did Combatant only have 5 seconds to get settled in the chute before the starter pistol went off? What a quick start.
    Yeah. Derby had really bad track conditions, and that I think led to some confusion and fumbling of the start. Doesn't it seem like they should cover the track or something in case of rain, like they do for MLB games? Or would that mess with the history of the event too much? Just seems like they could easily improve the track conditions being so damn muddy every year.

    That'd definitely be an upgrade/smart pm decision, considering the amount it happens. We're talking about races that are very few in numbers, absurdly profitable in every area, and can completely change if the track gets wet.... I wonder how many times someone has brought up your exact point to the higher-ups.

    There has to be a good reason not to blanket the track. Right?

    It's a good question. I would guess it's probably some lame reasoning like mentioned already about not changing the race conditions so the history books don't have to include asterisks going forward. If that's the case, that's silly. If not, I have no idea.

    Justify has a great chance to go 3/3 if it can beat Good Magic at the Preakness. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Good Magic won't go to Belmont if it loses. If that's the case, sets up a Justify triple crown chance quite nicely.

  • May 16, 2018 02:37 PM
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    2/5 for Justify now. And 3/1 odds for Good Magic. Looks like the others either fell a bit or stayed the same. Does seem like this is a 2 horse race. Good Magic did get 2nd in the Derby after all. IF I were to bet on this one, but I'm not, just saying.. I would put equal money on both.

    I think a lot of betters probably are going that route.

  • May 14, 2018 02:51 PM
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    PowerPlay Wrote:

    I also have a buddy who will be all over some legal online poker. But I read somewhere that that's one of the topics this legalization doesn't change?

    Yeah. From what I understand, it's just for sports betting. So making legal bets on the outcomes of professional sporting events.

    Making gambling legal across the US would have been another even crazier headline. Very Happy

  • May 14, 2018 02:51 PM
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    The Supreme Court just overturned a 1992 ban on sports betting and gambling. So that means for the last 26 years, basically the only place where anyone in the US has legally been allowed to place bets on sporting events (outside of horse racing and maybe a few other exceptions) has been in Vegas, or in the state of Nevada actually.

    Now that will no longer be the case.

    This opens the doors for any state to set up regulations and frameworks for any resident to gamble as they wish. So, some states won't. But many states will. New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Mississippi and West Virginia have already passed bills in anticipation of this ruling. So they can be up and running in short order. Expect many states to follow suit.

    Gets more interesting, as the NBA and MLB are looking to take a cut, right from the get go. They want to institute what they are calling 'integrity' fees. This would be a 1% fee for all sport's betting across the board, if the bet has to do with their league, so they can pay for arrangements with gambling associations and also use that money to further ensure the quality of their product (the game itself) is not sullied by gambling pressures.

    So basically they want their cut because they say the integrity of the game could be harmed with massively increased gambling in the US, and as well as just because, hey, they created the game, so.. gimme gimme.

    What do you make of all this? Do you think this was a smart move by Congress? Do you see yourself gambling on sports now that your state might make it fully legal?

    Also of note, the NFL is NOT for this. MLB and NBA are, and are looking at it as an additional revenue stream, as well as the PGA, and you guessed it, the NCAA too.

  • May 06, 2018 12:16 PM
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    Kentucky Derby winner Justify is drawing comparisons to the last triple crown winner American Pharoah. Makes sense too. Both horses were undefeated before the Derby, were favored to win the Derby, and won it without much trouble at all.

    Also, Bob Baffert trained both horses, so they essentially come from the same stable.

    I think we might be looking at another triple crown winner here. California Chrome almost did it a few years ago, and I think that got everyone looking at horse racing again as an exciting sport (at least it did for me). Then American Pharoah accomplished it the very next year. Now 3 years later, I think we will see it happen again.

    If you didn't get a chance to see Justify in action in the Derby, here's the replay:

  • Apr 16, 2018 02:01 AM
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    Cowboys got a steal with Michael Gallup in the 3rd. So did the Steelers with Mason Ruldolph in the 3rd. And finally the Redskins taking Derrius Guice in the 3rd. Could prove to be the best value of the draft. I think all 3 of these guys fell well below their expected draft positions; all were 2nd round talents. Ruldolph can be the next big Ben. Gallup might not be the next Dez, but he could be. and Guice can be a top 10 running back in the league, if he can get the bulk of the carries.