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  • Oct 09, 2019 10:45 AM
    Last: 8d
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    Now that the season has begun we can start to get an idea of how the teams are going to stack up this year. There're a few teams that are standing out at the moment as the front runners, though with it being so early in the season, all we can really do is guess what will come on what we have so far.

    Looking at the win/loss numbers, there are three teams that are off to a good start. The Hurricanes are the best team at the moment with a 4-0 record. They have pulled out with a +1 win in three of the four games so far, and a +3 win over the Panthers in the last game. The Bruins and Ducks aren't far behind that record with a 3-0 beginning of the season. Beyond the starting records, neither team has really shown anything spectacular. I wouldn't be surprised if both teams had decent season, though get knocked out in early playoffs. All of these teams may have started pretty strong, though the past tells us those numbers aren't really to be trusted in the long run. All it takes is one slip to put them in a losing position they won't be able to pull out of.

    Even though they don't have on of the best records right now, my money is on the Vegas Golden Knights this year. They may have started out a little rough at 3-2, though it doesn't seem to be anything to be alarmed of. They also made quite a few off-season changes due to some salary cap issues. Basically, they had to let go of quite a few players in order to keep their stars. The issue here is those players contributed to the Knights making it to the Stanley cup their inaugural year. That's something that's unheard of so you'd think they'd get a higher salary cap.. But nope, they got a significant cut. And even though having several "rookies" on their roster throws up some red flags for playoff consideration, I think they still have enough star power and good coaching to make it to the Stanley Cup for a second year.

    Even though these teams stand out among the rest at the moment, I could still be anyone's game at this point. Though it would be really cool to see the Knights make it to the Cup and/or actually win it this year.

  • Oct 02, 2019 03:53 PM
    Last: 17d
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    I'm not too familiar with Burfict, so reading everything above is about the extent of what I know of him. I watched the video first to see how bad the hit really was, and I was kind of on the fence about it.

    But after seeing this:

    Problem is Burfict is the worst offender in the league since he starting playing in 2012. Vontaze leads the league with 23 personal fouls and 15 flags for unnecessary roughness since '12. He has already had 13 suspensions.

    Now it's pretty obvious he knew what he was doing. They should've checked him with this a while back. Head-to-head hits happen, but he's been in this position enough to know what's going to happen if his target is already kneeling and you go charging in. I wonder if a one game suspension will set him straight.

  • Oct 01, 2019 03:00 PM
    Last: 18d
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    I don't think Zion should even be considered for the list. He's a rookie.. If they're going to make a "Top 100 NBA Players" list, shouldn't it be strictly for active and maybe past NBA players? It has to be crazy frustrating for someone like Klay Thompson or any of the other actual NBA players that they got surpassed by someone who's never played an NBA game.

    Keep him in the other "Top 100 NBA Prospects" lists until he has a few games under his belt. It seems super disrespectful to throw him in with the others when he has absolutely nothing to show for it himself, let alone the list makers have even less to go on.

  • Sep 13, 2019 05:46 PM
    Last: 1mo
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    All the talk right now about Antonio Brown being with the Steelers, Pat's and Raiders got me wondering what exactly he'd do for each teams playoff chances this year. In my opinion, one player doesn't make a big enough difference to get a team through the playoffs or into the Super Bowl. That got me thinking why I put so much stock into one single player to begin with. One player couldn't possibly turn things around for a losing team, so how could one player affect a winning team that much?

    The reason the Patriots have had such a successful run recently isn't just because of Tom Brady's talent alone. They have a good team mentality and have several star players. They also have a well rounded team that support the star players in doing what they do best.

    Does one player affect a team that much? Would adding a player like AB to the 49ers or Redskins give them a big enough boost to make a difference?

  • Sep 12, 2019 02:44 PM
    Last: 1mo
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    All the talk right now about Antonio Brown being with the Steelers, Pat's and Raiders got me wondering what exactly he'd do for each teams playoff chances this year. But aside from that drama, that makes me wonder which teams have
  • Mar 11, 2019 03:51 PM
    Last: 1mo
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    Dallasite Wrote:

    Wow. I was just proven immediately wrong. The Patriots quickly signed AB to a one year deal worth up to $15m, with $9m signing bonus. So Brown still left a lot of money on the table. But I would guess he is still pretty pleased to go play for team that could very likely be a Super Bowl repeat.

    That Pats have a long history of signing wide receivers that were major diva drama machines other places, and settling them down and getting a lot of them - Randy Moss being the best example. Also Chad Ocho Cinco. And they went for Josh Gordon last year. Still have him. And add to that now Antonio Brown. Talent wise it has to be the best WR lineup in the league now I think. Julian Edelman is still there. James White out of the back field. They would be ultra stacked if Gronk didn't just retire.. I imagine that was part of the motivation here, to replace Gronk.

    I don't think Brown is as big of a problem as someone like say, Rothlesburger would make him out to be. After all, Roth has his own drama and complaints from quite a few players, so it's hard to believe what all he says. But I don't know how well Brown is going to fit in with the Patriots. They're a team. I don't know if he'll be able to handle not being the star player like he was for the Steelers.

    Do you think it's a good fit and this will calm him down? He'd be incredibly dumb to blow this with the Pats.

  • Mar 11, 2019 03:51 PM
    Last: 1mo
    1.1k

    This guy just doesn't know when to stop being a diva.. He (apparently) get's his way by doing what you said above, but then just keeps going with the drama. The Raiders dropped him this morning for it. What exactly is he trying to accomplish by doing all this? You'd think if it was really all about not wanting to be with the Steelers or Ben anymore that he'd calm down after the trade. Nope..

    Shows up to practice in a hot air balloon..

    Gets frostbite from chyro chamber (could have been accident, I guess)

    Doesn't show up to practices

    Threatens to punch Mike Mayock (GM)

    Records conversations with team staff and puts it on youtube

    Claims he wants to be released from Raiders

    Raiders release him this morning..


    I just don't understand what he is trying to do here.

  • Aug 30, 2019 12:24 PM
    Last: 2mo
    1k

    The U.S. Open has fined Carla Suárez a whopping $40,000 for quitting her first-round match of the tournament due to back pain. This comes after a rule introduced in 2018 by the Grand Slam Board to prevent players from entering the tournament with injuries, only to quit the tournament early on.

    Suárez said in a message via Twitter, "Not the easiest weeks for me dealing with some back pain. We made our best effort to be ready and play our heart out, but it got really worse during my opening match in New York. Sad to leave this way from events I deeply appreciate."

    This charge is pretty ridiculous. A $40k fine for quitting a tournament that you obviously want to be part of.. That's either way too over the top in the amount, or just a bad idea to begin with. All players deal with back pain, elbow pain, neck pain and just overall injuries. Damage to your body is part of any athletic sport and should not be something that's met with corporate hostility from those who run them. There's absolutely no telling when those injuries will manifest to become something that forces you to quit a match and/or an entire tournament.

    I can understand there being a fine for quitting before your first match, though maybe closer to $15k or something smaller. That cancellation can cause issues of scheduling and whatnot. But if you play any of the early matches and have to tap out for whatever reason, that should just be counted as a loss and seen as an automatic advance for the remaining opponent. There's just no reason to charge a player that much for what I and most likely many others just see as a loss.

  • Aug 25, 2019 08:01 PM
    Last: 2mo
    309

    More power to him for doing what he thinks is best. That decision has to be super hard to make. I'm sure it's really easy to just hang in there until the injury subsides to just give it one more year. Then it just gets out of control and you end up barely being able to move in a decade or so. To go from being a loved NFL quarterback to travelling the world when you're still young is a super smart move.

  • Aug 14, 2019 03:34 PM
    Last: 2mo
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    The Little League World Series is such a cool event. There's something about seeing young athletes battle it out in a professional setting that just makes it enjoyable to watch. I have been watching for a few years now and it looks to only be getting bigger and bigger. This got me thinking about what makes the LLWS so popular. We have a lot of other little league sports that have similar tournaments, but nothing stands out quite like this one.

    There seems to be a very special place built specifically for LLWS. They do have the name "World Series" tide in with the tournament, so maybe it just makes it seem like a bigger deal? I wonder how it would look if it were the same for other sports. For example, would something like a Little League Super Bowl be as popular? Little League Stanley Cup? I can't see either of those really catching on to the same degree, but I honestly would love to see at least those two happen.

    Every year seems to be getting more and more popular, or at least I hear more and more people actually talking about/getting excited about the tournament. Makes me wonder what it's going to look like in a few years if it continues to grow.