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  • Jun 13, 2019 11:49 PM
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    The Raptors deserved the win. The Warriors had their injuries and whatnot, but the Raptors killed it. Curry being mostly by himself is why I think teams need to stop building teams around specific star players. I know it's not the same sport, but just look at the Chicago Blackhawks just a couple years ago. They had so many awesome athletes that it didn't even matter if 2 of them were injured. They all complimented eachother and were almost unbeatable when it counted. NBA teams these days seem to think it's enough to have 1 or 2 star players and treat them as invincible. Curry not making that 3 pointer is a good example of this..
  • Jun 13, 2019 12:05 PM
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    I think it's a really smart move for business. Everyone knows the preseason is pretty blah. No one really cares what happens. The day the actual season starts is the day that the real NFL begins, excluding those who use it as a tool for fantasy.

    As for the players, I think they will be much more on board with this. Most of the players are dragged to the preseason games anyway, just now the guys that are forced to play those games will be doing so with a smirk. It has to suck to play preseason knowing you could get injured, but you're forced to so that the "real star" doesn't get hurt. Adding 2 season games will balance that out better. And taking away 2 preseason games will make it worth the risk of injury (assuming the pay is higher than the preseason games).

    I don't think the average players will care that much, they may even fully support it. That means more primetime for them. But there will probably be pushback by some of the star QBs and such, considering they are used to playing X amount of "real games".

    From a business point of view this will most definitely generate more revenue, so it'll be worth it.

  • May 26, 2019 06:25 AM
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    First thing I think of when it comes to dominate players is Micheal Phelps. His reign at the Olympics is insane. It's a but more spread out than most other sports so it may not seem as impressive, but he had sustain that level of athleticism over a much longer period of time.
  • Jun 07, 2019 05:01 PM
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    The World Cup kicks off today with host nation France taking on South Korea in the opening match. This marks the start of a crazy couple of weeks for football fans.

    From what I've seen so far, most experts are propping up either USWNT or France as the two main championship contenders this year. Some are saying it's an obvious bet that France takes out everyone in their path. Others are certain the defending champions, USA will do the same.

    If both teams compete at the level everyone is expecting them to and get through the semifinals, they will end up facing eachother.. in Paris. That game will be insane. It's hard for me to imagine USA winning in that setting. They are a solid team and I believe they would beat France in a neutral zone, but not with that kind of pressure in the mix. It would be absolutely devastating for France to not win that game, so they will be playing their best. Then again, they have a bit of history with letting the pressure get to them in these games.

    Then we also have teams like Germany and England. These two teams are power-houses as well. I don't see any reason why either team couldn't hoist the trophy at the end. Matter of fact, if I were to place my bets right now, I would bet on a USA vs Germany Final. It'd be really cool to see France win, given they're host and the Men's Cup win last year. I just think Germany has a better chance to make it.

  • Jun 07, 2019 04:09 PM
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    The World Cup kicks off today with host nation France taking on South Korea in the opening match. This marks the start of a crazy couple of weeks for football fans.
  • May 20, 2019 01:07 AM
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    Fernando Alonso has failed to qualify for the Indianapolis 500. This comes as an enormous shock to anyone who is familiar with the champion's name. The worst part about the situation is that it wasn't Alanso's fault whatsoever, it was his McLaren team to blame. His team sent him out on the track in a car that was literally so low it was throwing sparks and scraping at any little bump, and not just once, but twice. And this was after they worked on the car all night to correct mistakes made the day prior. A team of experts working on a car worth that much to be scraping on the Indy track is quite an accomplishment when you consider how much work goes in to making these tracks as smooth as possible.

    McLaren's sporting director, Gil de Ferran went on and on about how terrible he feels that his team is 100% to blame, saying, "This has been a very emotional and difficult experience, not only for me but for the whole team. I want to take this opportunity to apologize and thank the fans, not only here in the U.S. but globally, who have been following our progress. I read a lot of nice things and some great messages all over the place. So thank you, and I’m sorry we won’t be in the Indy 500."

    Yeah, I bet he's sorry they won't be racing. This is going to cost them a ton of money and bad press. I can only imagine the kind of frustration Alonso is feeling right now. Watching your opportunity to race the Indy 500 slip through your fingers because the team of "experts" assigned to maintain your car screwed up so badly.. That has to be the worst kind of madness.

  • May 18, 2019 07:21 PM
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    Now this is the kind of horse racing I'd like to see more of. Fill the stalls up with some semi-wild horses and see which jockey can stay on through the entire race.
  • May 18, 2019 12:54 AM
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    SFriedman Wrote:

    That sucks. I remember this happening a few years back, in the 2016 Preakness actually where 2 horses died. I wrote a thread on here about it. The incident didn't effect the race as far as postponing it that year so I'm sure it'll be the same this time around. Curious that it was at the Preakness again..

    I like horse racing. I think its fun to watch. But just like when it happened last time, makes me second guess the need for the sport. Or at least how dangerous it can be for the horses. They need better regulation at the very least. I don't know.

    Well apparently there were 2 horse deaths yesterday. Both horses died on Stronach tracks, Santa Anita (Commander Coil) and Pimlico (Congrats Gal).

    "Better regulation" to these guys just means DO NOT let a horse die on the track in front of cameras/onlookers anymore.. Not to call conspiracy or anything, but I can't see these people caring too much about each individual horse. It seems like there's two polar opposite sides. One either absolutely loves the horse, or one only cares about the money involved. The ones with the money with most always win, unfortunately. There's just been too many horses die for this sport to think they'll ever allow themselves to take it down a notch or actually keep better standards. I think this is the 24th horse to die at Santa Anita since Dec. 26th. Those numbers scream that they just don't care.

  • May 18, 2019 12:54 AM
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    The three-year-old filly, Congrats Gal collapsed and died just after crossing the finishing line in last place at Pimlico, just one day before Preakness Stakes. It's unknown what the exact cause of death was at this point. The Stronach Group (track operators) said, "Congrats Gal suffered death after the eighth race. The incident occurred after the wire. Veterinarians attended to the horse immediately."

    I really hate seeing stuff like this happen. Some would say that the horses love racing and that it gives them a sense of purpose, but not to the point of death.. I can't imagine the cause of death being anything other than pure exhaustion and heat.

    I wonder if this will affect Preakness at all. I've seen that investigations are underway looking into what happened, but I can't really see them suspending it or anything, right?

  • May 17, 2019 10:10 PM
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    The horse collapsed and died just after crossing the finish line