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  • Jun 16, 2020 07:01 PM
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    I have heard they are already getting fans asking about how far this rule goes. Like can they wear shirts with the flag on it. Or what if you have a confederate flag tattoo. That sort of thing. Seems NASCAR is fine with tattoos (duh, they have to be) and so far I heard as long as the flag isn't the prominent part of your clothing, then that's OK too. So Dukes of Hazard shirts are OK but a confederate flag turned shirt is not.

    I'm sure many will push those boundaries. And try to exploit all edge case grey areas.

  • Jun 29, 2020 04:30 PM
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    Cam Newton gets a 1-year deal with the Patriots. He isn't guaranteed the starting gig, but I think between Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer, Cam is the superior talent. Definitely over Hoyer. We haven't really seen Stidham so I guess I can't say that for sure.

    I'm no Cam Newton fan, but its hard to argue his arm talent and dual threat nature. Given Belichick and under that system, I expect Cam to be the starter for the full year and for them to do surprisingly well.

    Think there's a chance Cam doesn't get the starting gig? Either way with a 1 year deal this is very low risk, high reward for the Pats, and seems pretty smart. You either have a great back up or a very capable starter.

    What do you expect from Cam with the Patriots this year?

  • Jun 03, 2020 07:45 PM
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    Yep. That's what happened. They just agreed to a 60-game season, to start July 23 or 24th. So... whoever it is to blame with that whole back and forth, its sucks for the players as they lost 22 games of prorated pay.
  • Jun 03, 2020 07:45 PM
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    JFoster Wrote:

    In my opinion, if they keep arguing over this, there won't be enough of the year left to have even a short season.

    Thumbs Up Yep. This is already starting. Players are going to look back and wish they had taken the 82 game offer when they could have.
  • Jun 03, 2020 08:08 PM
    Last: 21d
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    Good point. NASCAR has more fat to cut though than other sports. MLB could cut the 'Spring training' but not sure what else. NBA is jumping into play-in tournaments, by finishing a truncated version of the regular season; they could cut the fat there by just starting the playoffs from the start.

    The NHL is doing it right by just jumping into the playoffs once they start up.

  • Jun 09, 2020 12:08 PM
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    This is good and infuriating at the exact same time. Good for the NFL for admitting they were wrong. Shame on them for condemning peaceful protests in the first place. And for misunderstanding/misrepresenting the issues in the first place. Isn't it odd that it took civil unrest in the streets before the NFL realized that simply kneeling before a game isn't that big of a deal? Of course a lot of this is the NFL changing its tune as the country ignites on this issue. And for that, I say good. Better late than never. Even the NFL is not immune to public opinion.

    One question though, why ZERO mention of Kaepernick?

  • May 28, 2020 12:14 PM
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    The NHL was the first of the major sports that suspended their season due to COVID to announce official plans to start up again. They announced their regular season is now officially over and they will instead jump right into a unique playoff tournament to finish out the 2020 season, that allows 24 teams. Training camps start July 1st. And the Stanley Cup presentation happens sometime in 'Autumn'. No exact details yet, and its contingent on players passing medical exams, among other things.

    N.H.L. Announces Plan to Return Straight Into the Playoffs

    The NBA hasn't officially announced anything, but its also looking pretty good for a return.

    The NBA’s possible July return at Disney World, explained

    Basically the idea is they would play in 3 different arenas in the Disney World complex in Florida, where players, staff and families could all stay in the Disney hotels. Pretty smart. But they haven't agreed if they would play some regular season games and then start the playoffs, or just skip straight to the playoffs, like the NHL is doing.

    To me its a no-brainer for the NBA to start up again, go straight to the playoffs and seed every team as if they played the full season. Of course as long as they comply with CDC guidelines and test everyone regularly.

    The league is expected to make an official announcement for return plans sometime in June, with play as early as July.

    Think these sports should be back at it on these timelines? Keep in mind they will play with no fans in the stands.

  • May 21, 2020 07:14 PM
    Last: 1mo
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    Should be really fun to watch. So what's the handicap of Manning and Brady, do you know?
  • May 11, 2020 07:52 PM
    Last: 2mo
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    Hard for me to see Khabib losing to Gaethje. But I do think Gaethje has now earned the right to get that fight on a card. And it would be a good fight. If it goes to the ground, Gaethje won't be able to last long I don't think. But Justin could more than hold his in a boxing bout. He might even be better than Khabib on his feet.
  • May 15, 2020 09:29 PM
    Last: 2mo
    1k

    Good question. This is essentially like adding a laugh track to an NFL game. But instead of fake laughs, you get fake crowd noise. Same science though, and something TV networks have been doing for years/decades, so I think it will be fine.

    I don't know which I would prefer. But I do know some sitcoms really need a laugh track, otherwise they are terrible. And some are great without any at all. I think the UFC is more capable of going without than the NFL, but honestly I would like to see an NFL game without artificial noise as well; maybe its kinda cool.

    PowerPlay Wrote:
    Fox plans to digitize fans into the stadium seats

    This is the part I have no idea about. What does this mean exactly? That they are going to fill up the stands with holographic fans? Or just use CG to make it look like fans are in the stands for TV viewers sake? Or what? Maybe use old fan footage?

    I guess it would be very weird to hear crowd noise but never see a crowd. They are going to have to be very selective with camera angles and try and stick to field shots only I suppose.