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  • Nov 18, 2020 09:22 PM
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    Given that we didn't get March Madness and had a truncated season in 2020 for college basketball, what do you think is the likelihood of us seeing more busts coming out of the 2020 NBA Draft? More than usual, or do you think scouts have been paying attention long before March Madness.

    My guess is this was one of the hardest years since forever for talent evaluators, who gotta rely heavily on the NCAA tournament to show the potential of the best players in the country. March Madness shows how they play on the national stage, with the most eyeballs. Without that, feels a lot more like guess work.

    Anthony Edwards went #1 overall this year, to Minnesota. He is a guard out of Georgia. Wonder how correctly drafted he was over the rest of the top ten??

    2. James Wiseman - Warriors
    3. LaMelo Ball - Hornets
    4. Patrick Williams - Bulls
    5. Isaac Okoro - Cavs
    6. Onyeka Okongwu - Hawks
    7. Killian Hayes - Pistons
    8. Obi Toppin - Knicks
    9. Deni Avdija - Wizards
    10. Jalen Smith - Suns

    Let's keep this thread going and revisit after this group gets a year or two under their belt in the NBA. See if the % of busts is higher, normal or who knows, even less, than an average NBA draft. Real curious about that.

  • Nov 15, 2020 03:32 PM
    Last: 9d
    750

    DJ has a history of coming out short at the Masters. And even though he was the #1 golfer in the world entering the 84th Masters, he wasn't the first choice to win it all. But he lead the field so convincingly after the second and third rounds it became clear, it was his to lose.

    In round 4 he bogeyed 5 and 6 and his lead shrunk by 1. Started to look like history repeating itself. But he course corrected with two birdies to close out the back nine, and never stumbled after that.

    Shot a -20 and won it all by 5 strokes.

    A -20 is a Masters record at Augusta. The previous record was Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth both winning with a -18.

    It's his 2nd major win of his career. He also the 2016 US Open. Happy for the guy. He finished top 10 in the last five Masters tournaments he's been in. So that's a half decade of being great but just not good enough. Now he clearly is.

  • Nov 10, 2020 06:57 PM
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    Absolutely ridiculous! Its crazy how long it takes to finally drop in too. Couldn't do that again with a 1000 tries. Definitely a top 5 ace that I've ever seen.
  • Nov 05, 2020 12:06 PM
    Last: 15d
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    Its very interesting. So for 2020, we have 4 drivers competing:

    Denny Hamlin -- never won. 44 career cup wins. 7 2020 wins.
    Brad Keselowski -- won in 2012. 34 total cup wins. 4 2020 wins.
    Joey Logano -- won in 2018, 26 total cup wins. 3 2020 wins.
    Chase Elliott -- never won, 10 career cup wins. 4 2020 wins.

    Chase is definitely the least experienced of the four. And he's only been racing for 6 years. Brad and Joey have been for over 13 years, and Hamlin for over 17 years.

    Momentum does seem to be on Elliott's side, as he is #1 right now. But I think it's anybody's race. I do think Chase could be the next Jeff Gordon, for sure. But I am honestly hoping for Denny Hamlin to get his first championship. He's 39, not many more years left.

  • Oct 30, 2020 04:05 PM
    Last: 15d
    1k

    The AP polls are very telling, and very important for college football. They are updated every week during the regular season. They are used to help determine who goes to the playoffs, and which teams play in which bowl games.

    But they don't tell you where a team is headed. They just rank the best 25 teams in the country as of right now, based off of what they have done so far - wins, strength of the wins, how good their opponents were in the those games (how impressive the win, or loss, was), etc.

    So if a #17 team beats a #2 team, the #17 team goes up a lot after that win, because they beat a very highly ranked opponent. And the #2 team would fall a good bit, because they allowed a #17 team to beat them.

    So the short answer is AP ranks are a snapshot of where teams rank today, but not necessarily where they will end up at the end of the season. Its updated every week. But if you make it into the top 4, you are a playoff team. So that's where it becomes most important.

  • Nov 02, 2020 12:08 PM
    Last: 20d
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    Couldn't agree more.

    What's perhaps even more interesting here is Bill Belichick. Everyone calls him the undisputed best coach in the world. And that he can coach up any team, and always be at least very competitive, if not make it to the Super Bowl every year. Well, this season is certainly challenging that notion.

    Brady leaves for TB and they are 6-2 halfway through. The Pats let Brady go and keep Belichick, and they are 2-5. With basically no chance of making the playoffs.

    So at least 8 games through I think we can settle the debate over which matters more - coaching or elite talent. Coaching is certainly a big part of it. But if you don't have the players, you won't win. You cannot just insert Cam for Brady and except to win another Super Bowl, just because you have a good coach. Clearly it does not work that way.

    Cam is no Brady. And I'm starting to downgrade Belichick from coaching genius to just a very good coach. They have also had to deal with injuries so its not all on Cam and Bill. Brady went to a very well balanced, talented team and elevated them to the next level. So its not a perfect comparison. But good enough for me so far.

    Cam won't make it on the team next year. And I'm not even sure how many more games he will start for the Pats. That's such a far way removed from predictions that Cam could be the MVP this year... yeah, not so much.

  • Oct 20, 2020 01:08 PM
    Last: 18d
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    After baseball got off to its weirdest start of any season ever, the two best teams ended up in the World Series, even with a funky playoff format. Somehow baseball got it right and the 2020 World Series is a great matchup - Rays vs Dodgers.

    I always root for the underdog in the WS, but this year I think both deserve the win. The Dodgers lost the World Series in 2017 and 2018. And haven't won since 1988. As good as they have been at turning things around, I think they have earned a title.

    But the Rays have never won. And their city just won the Stanley Cup so I think it would be really cool to see them win the World Series too. Especially since Tom Brady-led Bucs seem actually likely to make a Super Bowl try. I wanna see the Trifecta.

    Which do you think would be the better story? Either way this should be a great series. You have Glasnow and Kershaw battling in the game 1, not sure it gets better than that for the MLB.

  • Sep 09, 2020 02:27 PM
    Last: 1mo
    396

    Where each of the 32 NFL teams stands on allowing fans into stadiums

    Full update on this. Seems like we have gone from 7 or so teams to about 13. Dallas allowing the most, mostly because they have the biggest stadium allowing fans. A few are allowing 25% capacity now.

  • Sep 30, 2020 05:44 PM
    Last: 1mo
    476

    Got himself another MVP, though it probably should have went to AD.

  • Oct 12, 2020 04:09 PM
    Last: 1mo
    345

    Seems like Dak's injury should heal in time for him to be back at 100% health, by next season. Certainly done for the year though. Of course we don't 100% know there won't be any setbacks. But this type of injury isn't typically career ending or anything like that.

    As for the Cowb0ys this season, I think Dalton is a fine backup. And they have an embarrassment of riches on the offensive side of the ball with WRs Gallup, Cooper and Lamb. Best trio in the league. Then they have Zeke and Pollard in the backfield, so you couldn't ask for a better offense for a backup to step into, especially one that was a pro for I believe 10 seasons. He wasn't great in Cinci, but he had some good years.

    I think the Cowboys will make the playoffs and be bounced quick. But they are still the best team in the division, pretty easily.

    As for Dak's future.. that's WAY more murky. He was playing this season on the franchise tag. So I'm at least happy he is guaranteed all that $30 million + monies, injury or no. He deserves every dime. But the fact he never signed a long term contract puts 2021 and beyond in doubt. It depends on how the Cowboys finish the season. If they go 2-14, they might think about drafting their next QB and try and move on from Dak. If they make the playoffs, I imagine they either franchise tag Dak again (at some absurd amount of money) or talk him into a team friendly deal.

    If Dak has played his last game as a Cowboys, I think the free agency market next year will be good to him. I don't necessarily see that happening, but there's no way of knowing now. He needs to heal and the Cowboys have to see what life is like for 12 games and a possible postseason without Dak.

    I think Dak is a great quarterback. He isn't elite, but is so solid. He never missed a snap before this injury and he is one of my favorite players in the league. If not my favorite. Feel bad for him for sure. Soon as I saw that play I knew his season was over.