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  • Feb 23, 2021 09:19 PM
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    Tiger Woods suffered severe injuries to both of his legs and an ankle after being involved in a single-vehicle rollover crash. The crash was so bad that he had to be extracted from the windshield of his car by firefighters.

    Woods suffered compound fractures in both legs, which means his bones completely snapped and broke through his skin. I honestly can't even imagine the pain that he was in.

    Thankfully his injuries aren't life threatening, but I worry we may never see him play in a professional golf tournament again. However, he's shocked me before when he won the 2019 Masters and I would love nothing more than to see him recover from this and play again.

    Here's hoping to a speedy recovery.

  • Feb 13, 2021 01:57 AM
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    Why every NFL, NBA, NHL, College Football, MLS, MLB, [insert sport stadium/field here] isn't at least planning to be a mass vaccination site is baffling to me. It's great to see some teams and owners stepping up, but using huge stadiums that can safely usher thousands of people in and out to get people their shots is kind of a no-brainer to me.

  • Feb 14, 2021 04:21 PM
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    Dallasite Wrote:

    Denny Hamlin has won the last two Daytona 500's, and three of the last five. If he wins the 2021 one he'll become the first driver in history to win it three times in a row. And he'll also become tied for 2nd most all-time wins.

    Brad Keselowski and Ryan Blaney with Hamlin are the three favorites to win but really, in my mind, it's Hamlin and then everyone else. What do you think this does to his legacy, if he does win three straight? Does this put him in the conversation of best racer of all time? Is he already there? If not, what else does he have to do?

    I can't help but think a win would cement him as one of the best racers of all time. How could it not?!

    Also - what a wild crash at the beginning of the race. What in the world were they all thinking driving so aggressively when everyone knew a storm that would delay the race for awhile was imminent?! It makes no sense to me.

  • Feb 04, 2021 01:03 AM
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    joetemple Wrote: Yeah its a tough one. Any word on the safety protocols they are taking? Pro sports to my mind have laid out a good framework for doing sports in this time, pretty successfully. I mean NO ONE thought a Super Bowl was going to happen on time in 2021, but it did.

    I think it's a great idea to hold them no matter what. As you said, pro sports in the states have been able to have some type of season even if one of the most integral parts of the game (fans) aren't allowed or are drastically reduced in numbers.

    I think a lot of it depends on where the vaccine drive is a couple months before the games. If there's still a lot of people who haven't been vaccinated yet then I wouldn't be surprised if the games are held without fans or with minimal fans in attendance.

  • Dec 14, 2020 10:03 AM
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    Dallasite Wrote: The Cleveland Dobys, I like. Sounds unique, cool history. Just not sure what the mascot would be. Larry Doby was the first black player ever to play in the American League.

    What do you think they should be? Think they'll announce what they will do in about a week and will update here. They might just go super lame and remain the Cleveland Baseball Team, copy catting the Washington Football Team to buy time to figure it out.

    I think this is the only realistic options, especially since all the other ones don't make any sense, at least to me.

    One article I read said that Citizens and Guardians are also options. Of those two, the Guardians seems kind of cool, but it doesn't jump out to me.

    Maybe they should take Washington's lead and simply call themselves the Cleveland Baseball Team.

  • Jul 23, 2020 06:45 PM
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    joetemple Wrote:

    This is actually kinda cool. You can virtually effect the fake, piped in crowd noise of MLB games for all 2020 games, with an app. From my understanding the fake crowd noise is coming from an MLB video game that stadium crews will manipulate in real time. FOX is also doing digital crowds too, which I think is a step too far, but may be cool as well.

    Basically you can use the MLB app, website or even social media to virtually Boo, Cheer or Clap during the game, chose which team you are reacting to, and the stadium can use a % of that info to adjust the fake crowd noise volumes and type of crowd noise they use. Looks like they even have emojis built in; not sure how that will translate in real time with the live game.

    New MLB app feature lets fans remotely send cheers, jeers into empty stadiums

    I don't know about this app, but I will say that I was a "fake cheering" skeptic until I watched a MLS game in silence. It was kinda cool being able to hear the players communicate for the first 10 or so minutes, but then it just became weird. The second game I watched had fake crowd noise and I found that I far preferred that to silence.
  • Jul 24, 2020 02:17 AM
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    As a Portlander, I absolutely LOVE the name choice! A number of friends who live in Seattle were hoping it was going to be this, so I'm sure they are quite happy. I'm a lifelong Blackhawks fan, but I'll be able to find room in my heart for the Kraken...whenever they aren't playing Chicago. Looking forward to getting up to Seattle and watching some games.
  • Apr 07, 2020 09:20 AM
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    Their updated plan seems a lot more feasible, but I still question if it will still work, especially if there is a major spike in cases in a city or cities that a major league team plays in. I can certainly see a big city mayor or governor bring the hammer down if a second or third wave of infections is spreading unchecked throughout a city.

    There's nothing I'd love more than to watch my beloved Cubs play the Sox 30 times this season, but I have a feeling the MLB is getting a little ahead of themselves.

  • Mar 17, 2020 02:44 PM
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    I have to admit I was shocked when I first heard this and actually assumed it was a hoax. Tom Brady leaving the Patriots and *not* retiring? It had to be fake!

    There's easily 10 teams that would pay pretty much anything to have Brady, even with him being 42 (43 when the season starts). They may not offer him a ten year contract, but I bet he has a minimum of 2-3 good years left in him.

    The Patriots are crazy for letting him go after all he's done for them. I'm actually speechless that they allowed it to happen.

  • Mar 12, 2020 01:55 PM
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    Coronavirus has come for major league sports and it's come with a vengeance. Every major sport currently in season (and preseason) has suspended all activities for varying lengths of time.

    The NBA season has been suspended for a minimum of two weeks after two Utah Jazz players have tested positive for the virus. After the two-week hiatus, the NBA will reevaluate and announce their path forward.

    The NHL has proactively suspended the season for a yet-to-be-determined length of time. No NHL player has tested positive for the virus as of this writing, but many NHL teams share arena's (and locker rooms) with NBA teams and see the writing on the wall when it comes to large gatherings in many major cities.

    Major League Baseball is all-but-certain to follow suit, but has not made any announcement. However, multiple news reports have leaked that an announcement is expected by the end of today (3/12).

    And Major League Soccer has suspended their season for a minimum of 30 days with the option to extend it as needed.

    Needless to say, major sports teams are taking this virus very seriously. Sports bring us together as a community, but they are a double edged sword during a viral outbreak that has no known vaccine. Arena's, especially indoor ones, are giant petri dishes and can spread an illness in a matter of minutes or hours.

    I applaud the major sports for being so proactive and only hope that these drastic measures help slow the spread of the virus. It will be painful for not just the players and fans, but also the vendors who make a living off of these sports, the servers and bartenders at the restaurants and bars that host watching parties, and on and on down the line.

    It's a scary time, but we're a resilient people and will be filling the stadiums again whenever this all subsides.