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  • Jun 15, 2019 07:08 PM
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    Much as I'm rooting for Michigan to win the 2019 CWS after taking down UCLA in the Super Regionals, it's clear this CWS is the SEC conference's to lose. They brought 50% of the teams for crying out loud, that's ridiculous:

    Vanderbilt, Auburn, Arkansas and Mississippi State.

    In bracket 1 for the tournament you have:

    Texas Tech, Michigan, Arkansas and Florida State. So SEC just has a 1/4 chance of advancing there, unlikely.

    In bracket 2 for the tournament you have:

    Vanderbilt, Louisville, Mississippi State and Auburn. Very heavy with SEC teams. 3/4 chance is extremely likely.

    And Vandy is the tournament favorite now with UCLA out. But really any of these SEC teams have a shot in the double elimination to get to the finals for a best of three series. To play either a non-SEC team, or Arkansas.


    My prediction is a Michigan v Vanderbilt final. Gotta better pairing you'd rather see?

  • Jun 14, 2019 04:04 PM
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    Right now Texas has the edge at QB. Sam Ehlinger seems like the real deal. So it really could come down to Ehlinger vs Jalen Hurts play this season. Ehlinger is already being talked about as an early Heisman favorite. Will come down to how he plays early on in the schedule against Oklahoma, West Virginia and LSU.
  • Jun 13, 2019 11:49 PM
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    Once Klay and KD were out, just seemed inevitable. Toronto is too good to be beaten by anything but a stacked team. Is awesome for Toronto. Pretty cool to have an entire country rooting for you, as they are the only Canada team.
  • Jun 13, 2019 02:09 PM
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    For awesome shots, Rory Sabbatini aced it on 12. 202 yards. Bounced right in. Very Happy

  • Jun 07, 2019 05:01 PM
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    Early on France and Germany are the only 2 teams who won both their first group stages. But Italy, England, Netherlands, Canada, Sweden and the US haven't played their 2nd game just yet and are 1-0.

    Of all those teams, France, Germany and US all have predictably set themselves apart. I'd throw in Canada as my 4th favorite. I think they could go 3-0 to begin with. That's my early guess for the semis. If it could play out that way, the bracket is hard to predict until the Round of 16 starts up.

  • Jun 13, 2019 02:09 PM
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    Some familiar names at the top after round 1. Justin Rose at -6 and Rickie Fowler at -5. Rose won it here in 2013 so no stranger. Fowler never has; he only has 1 major under his belt, the 2015 Players. Both only having one major win, it would be big for them to get another.

    Still have lots of golf left though. Rory is -3. Koepka -2. Tiger -1. Spieth is +1 and the only one that feels out of it already from the guys you listed. Same for Mickelson at +1. Oh, and Dustin Johnson is at even par.

    Seems like the course was easier during the early goings. Scores settled down later in the day. Still anyone's tournament. 5 strokes is nothing of lead with 54 to go. I'm rooting for Koepka as well. And as always Tiger. But doesn't feel like that will happen. Day 2 will be telling..

  • Jun 13, 2019 12:05 PM
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    The NFL is currently ramping up negotiations with the player's union for a new collective bargaining agreement, as the current one is set to expire at the end of the 2020 season. One talking point rumored to be on the table from Roger Goodell and some owners is to cut the number of preseason games to 4 and to expand the number of regular season games to 18.

    Clearly this would mean a lot more money for the league. 2 more games would mean 12% more TV coverage and of course 2 more games for stadiums to rake in ticket sales and merch, etc.

    Goodell seems to be arguing that the quality of the preseason games are not on par with league standards. So they can just be replaced with meaningful games. I have also heard they want to change the date the Super Bowl happens to a holiday weekend, and tacking on 2 more weeks at the end of the season would make that happen.

    On the player's side of things, seems there will be a lot of push back. For many players its a nonstarter. NFL careers are already notoriously short and dangerous, fraught with injuries. Really the only way this will happen is if the players in turn get what they want. In short, more money.

    Whether that's from more guaranteed money, larger caps for teams to spend on players, or both together, the only way the NFL is going to 18 games for the regular season is if the players are compensated.

    And you would think it would have to be more than 12% additional because 2 more games a year.. take a running back. They typically last on average 3-5 years of bell cow ability, if they are really good. 2 extra games in a 5 year stretch is 10 games. So that's more than half a season extra. That would certainly effect their long term prospects for getting resigned. Chances of being resigned for anyone would go down, or contracts would adjust to shorter term deals.

    On top of that, if the cap does increase, what you could see happen is teams use players interchangeable more and roster structures change to having 2 good running backs instead a single bell cow. Same with all positions where possible. And that ultimately means the players won't realize any more money in their pockets; all that will happen is the league benefits.

    So unless the NFL can really sweeten the deal for the players, I do not see this ever happening.

    What do you think? Does the NFL have a good point here that 2 more regular season games would be a better product by cutting 2 preseason games? Think the players will get justly compensated if so, or will they get screwed in the end?

  • Jun 06, 2019 07:49 PM
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    Have all the results:

    Michigan beat UCLA 2-1
    Vanderbilt beat Duke 2-1
    Texas Tech beat Ok State 2-1
    Louisville beat East Carolina 2-0
    Arkansas beat Ole Miss 2-1
    Miss State beat Stanford 2-0
    Florida St beat LSU 2-0
    Auburn beat UNC 2-1

    I watched the Duke/Vandy series. Game 3 was good.

    Would say watch out for Michigan. Big upset over UCLA. Lots of momentum heading into the World Series.

  • May 26, 2019 06:25 AM
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    Make that 12 wins out of 15 years at the French Open. Just incredible. Also this is his 18th grand slam win. Federer has the most ever at 20 at the moment. So we could see Nadal need up with the most in history at the end of their careers, especially since Nadal is much younger than Federer. The only other active player that can catch either one of them is Novak Djokovic. He has 15 titles and is the same age as Nadal.

    Curious who people will call the best ever of these three all said and done.

  • May 24, 2019 04:07 PM
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    Ended up being Nadal v Thiem in the final. And Nadal just rolled over Thiem. Was hoping for a more competitive men's final, but I didn't expect anything less from Nadal at the same time. Have another thread going on just how dominant he is at Roland-Garros and this 12th win just underscores it even more.