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  • Aug 14, 2019 03:34 PM
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    I think you're right about a LL Super Bowl or LL hockey not being as cool to watch. Probably because those other sports are inherently more violent. And there is already drawback to having kids play football at all. And hockey is harder for kids to get into.

    Baseball on the other hand is relatively safe and any kid can play; it's not cost-restrictive like hockey or golf or even lacrosse, etc.

  • Aug 12, 2019 08:09 PM
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    She is amazing. I think the best gymnast ever, that's what I think when watching that. Perfect body style and frame for it.

    All sports have those athletes that make the seemingly impossible look easy. I think of Shaun White in snowboarding or Tony Hawk back in the day with skateboarding, particularly because we are talking about triple doubles.

  • Jul 22, 2019 03:46 PM
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    I'd say this is their best chance (2019-2020 season) to overtake the Buckeyes since Harbaugh came on board. I still don't think its a lock. But feels like a real coin flip now. Circle 11/30/2019 at 11:00am EST on your calendar and have FOX queued up. Will be one of the best games of the season. At least it has that potential.
  • Aug 01, 2019 01:48 PM
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    That's what Roger Goodell says. And he has been saying that fairly consistently for about a decade.. we don't need this many preseason games. 4 games before the season starts is too many. Agree?

    Of course, we have another thread going on why the commissioner says that, beyond his explanation of 'decreased fan interest for preseason games'. Goodell wants to subtract 2 preseason games and add 2 regular season games. Keeping the total at 18 overall, but to make 2 more games count a whole lot more, and therefore be a whole lot more profitable.

    So this is really a similar conversation to the other thread, but on the flip side -- regardless of the fact that more regular season games could be added if you did away with some preseason games, do you think the league should shorten preseason from 4 games to 2?

    I think all the necessary talking points and both sides of the debate are covered well in that video.

    I am actually for this idea. Mainly for injury reasons. I think the starters can play in the first quarter or first half of both preseason games, and then you can give your other guys trying to make the team their 'try-outs' with the rest of the 2 games. And speed things up. I don't think they should expand the regular season. Only shorten the preseason. That'd be my vote.

  • Jul 21, 2019 02:38 PM
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    Holmes' slow play is kind of annoying to watch but I don't hold it against him. He's a pro and that's just his style. Was kinda funny though seeing the body language of Koepka, his final round pairing partner. Brooks was definitely annoyed.

    Happy for Lowry. This was his first major win after coming close in 2016 where he tied for 2nd in the US Open. He finished tied for eighth in the PGA Champ this year. So he has been playing fairly well and this might spark some momentum into his career for sure.

  • Jul 15, 2019 03:20 PM
    Last: 1mo
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    JFoster Wrote: Just gonna say watching the two guys in the video attempt the last 65 yards of hole 4 was enough to convince me of how tough this course is. It's a par 4 and 500 yards. I can definitely see the point why it favors smart play over power play.
    Right? Definitely agree.
  • Jul 15, 2019 03:20 PM
    Last: 1mo
    1k

    Well both Woods and Rory are most certainly completely out of it. They both did terribly in the opening round. Tiger shot a +7 and Rory shot a +8. While the leader, JB Holmes turned in a -5. Woods and Rory look like they won't even make the day 2 cut.

    This day 1 leaderboard is surprising to me. Given the hype of the tough course I expected only the biggest names and highest ranked in the world golfers to crowd the top. Not the case. The leaders right now are:

    JB Holmes -5
    Shane Lowry -4

    14 golfers are tied for 3rd at -3 under par. Notable names in that pack are Sergio Garcia, Webb Simpson, Tommy Fleetwood, Brooks Koepka, Lee Westwood and John Rahm. All the names I have seen before and am familiar with anyways.

    Koepka and Rahm were listed high in the odds to win, so those 2 guys are still very much in it. Will be fascinating to see if Holmes or Lowry can hold on to the top. Pressure at such a big major will likely get the better of them though.

  • Jun 15, 2019 09:10 PM
    Last: 1mo
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    JFoster Wrote: Honestly haven't kept up with this lately. I saw you mention the Mavericks. What's currently keeping them from making it into such a conversation? Players? Coaches? etc?

    Star power and depth mainly for the Mavs. I mean they do have two young potential superstars in the league in Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. But they don't have much depth and most wouldn't argue that Doncic/Prozingis pairing can't rival Lebron/Davis, or any of the other superstar pairings in the West.

    They are a young team and still in somewhat a rebuilding phase. Though they are way better than they were just 2 years ago. They could surprise many this season but ultimately the other teams just did better in free agency, while the Mavs decided to just sign Kristaps and not chase any big names.

  • Jul 15, 2019 03:20 PM
    Last: 1mo
    1k

    Some golf courses are all about power golf. And golfers known for really long tee shots, strong drives and fast play on fairways, like Rory McIlroy for instance, get rewarded by these types of courses often.

    But its when the course is laid out more like a puzzle than a driving range challenge that the most intelligent golfers pull away from the pack. Now I'm not saying that Rory isn't a smart golfer, its just that his style of play isn't always ideal for all courses.

    Leads me to this article CBS Sports wrote about the 2019 British Open, and Tiger Woods' chances to win it. They make the case that Tiger Woods is the 5th best golfer in the world and its been that way for 2 years now. And the course for the 2019 British Open is a course that rewards smart golf play over all else, something Tiger is particularly adept at.

    The 2019 British Open will be a held at the Royal Portrush golf course. Here's a good video that shows the difficulty of some of the holes at Royal Portrush to get an idea of what these golfers are in store for. Keep in mind this course hasn't hosted a British Open since 1951, so that just adds to the difficulty as no one will be very familiar with the layout and the reads:

    This British Open major's leaderboard should be very top heavy with only the best and most intelligent golfers in the world. Be real curious to see how Tiger Woods, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose and Rory McIlory fair at this course.

    Interesting to note that despite the first article on Woods being primed for this course in particular, CBS Sports also reports that Rory McIlory is the odds on favorite to win. Happy .. There's a logic break somewhere there between reports.

  • Jun 15, 2019 09:10 PM
    Last: 1mo
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    I think the Lakers won the deal. Was a hefty price tag but this is a league where you can't really win unless you stack elite talent. Or have crazy depth and solid talent with one superstar (ie Raptors).

    Lakers went the multiple superstar route and they went from a non-playoff team to the team to beat in the league overnight. So now that Durant is out of Golden State and the Clippers got Kawhi and Paul George, and Westbrook re-teamed up with Harden (this time in Houston).. the West is going to be far more interesting going forward.

    The Rockets, Clippers and Lakers are all fairly even in my eyes. With Golden State still very much in the mix. Maybe one day my little Mavericks will splash into that conversation. But at least the league will be more compelling with all these free agency changes.