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  • Oct 04, 2018 03:50 PM
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    The Cowboys just added a new wrinkle to this question of going for it or not in OT. Watching that week 5 game vs the Texans made it very clear just how short 10 minutes really is. If you have any kind of methodical drive whatsoever, you are going to run 3-6 minutes off the clock. Which means each team really only has 1 solid try and scoring a touchdown. Maybe 2 if the defense makes a good stop.

    So I was feeling pretty nervous and conflicted about the clock situation when Dallas had the ball on the Texan's 42 (Dallas got the ball first) and it was 4th and 1 with only 5:40 left on the clock.. and they decided to punt. They felt they could give the ball away, stop Houston with time left on the clock, and score at least a FG for the win, even though they just went for a 4:20 drive themselves. Pretty nonsensical to me.

    I think this is the opposite of making too much of a ballsy play, like Indy did. This is making a way too safe call, that ended up biting them, as Houston had a crazy 49-yard catch by DeAndre Hopkins that lead them right into field goal territory anyway.

    Dallas could have won by showing some courage and understanding the clock was not on their side. They also seemed content with the knowledge that if time ran out, they at least got a tie. So in that case, a tie to me would have been worse than a go for it loss.

    What's your take on that one??? Here's the highlights from that game:

    Cowboys vs. Texans Week 5 Highlights

  • Oct 05, 2018 11:40 PM
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  • Oct 05, 2018 11:40 PM
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    PowerPlay Wrote:

    But I have to say, Dana White and Joe Rogan are really getting under my skin with this whole "this is horrible for MMA" routine. They were salivating at the moment Khabib lept the fence. Both Dana and Joe 100% know that that creates profitable chaos. If not, they would have stripped McGregor of his titles and never allowed him back after attacking Khabib's bus. They love this.

    I'll agree with you about Dana White. If he really had no tolerance for this kind of stuff, Conor would have never got this fight in the first place. But disagree about Rogan. Joe doesn't have any control whatsoever on the organization or what's allowed, who gets fights, etc. So he can't be talking out of two sides of his mouth, like Dana is.

    Rogan is just a commentator and really just an uber fan. But he is also a martial artist himself (taekwondo and jui jitsu, black belts in both) so I believe him when he says stuff like this is disrespectful to the sport, as martial arts in general have historically been all about respect and honor. He is also just like anyone else and will react excitedly when crazy stuff happens right in front of him. But I don't think he is saying 'this is horrible' and then secretly very happy because it means more money for him or something like that. But for Dana, yeah. Probably. He does stuff like that all the time.

  • Oct 05, 2018 11:40 PM
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    Called it. Happy Great fight.

  • Oct 07, 2018 02:35 AM
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    We have another thread about the Khabib/McGregor fight itself, but thought what happened right after the fight deserves its own forum entirely. That was crazy. As soon as Khabib submitted Conor, like the announcer said, all hell broke lose.

    There aren't yet videos on YouTube of it, but check out the video clips posted in this article from USA Today:

    Khabib Nurmagomedov submits Conor McGregor in main event at UFC 229

    Apparently what started it was Khabib walking over to Conor's team right after the fight ended, he threw his mouthpiece toward them and said something. Chaos quickly broke out with multiple members from Khabib's team climbing into the ring post fight and getting into actual fights with Conor, with pushing and punches thrown. Even wilder, you also see Khabib jump the fence and go directly after Dillon Danis in the crowd. So much post fight action occurred that everyone had to be broken up by security and escorted out basically, and the belt wasn't even awarded in the ring.

    Lots going on here. Trash talking all around. Apparently Danis was insulting Khabib and provoking him. And also apparently Khabib's team wanted revenge on Conor.. hard for me to make full sense of this and pick a side or anything. Just seeing it live was kind of unbelievable. Yet not.

    Best video I can share at the moment of it, a reaction from Stephen A. of ESPN:

  • Oct 05, 2018 11:40 PM
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    SFriedman Wrote: Khabib needs to tap Conor to win. Otherwise Conor will win in a decision. That's my call.
    That's what I'm most looking forward to. I want this to be a grappling match, one not decided by decision. Khabib still holds the takedown record for most in a single fight, with 21 (on 27 attempts). Expect him to try early and often. :)
  • Oct 03, 2018 02:47 AM
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    Had some monster homers recently. Bit of a highlight reel from one day unto itself:

    Every home run from October 5th, 2018

  • Oct 05, 2018 11:40 PM
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    How Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov each can win at UFC 229

    Recommend checking that out. John Malkovich does voice over at the beginning to hype up the fight. It's really good.

    As for the commentary, I think they nailed it. Khabib has to protect his head, mainly his chin, when he goes in for a take down. And Conor needs to tire out Khabib and not allow him to ever get close enough to wrap him up for a take down.

    So like with most Conor fights the argument is if Conor can keep it a boxing match, he'll probably win. If it goes to the ground, he'll likely lose. And while I think that's usually pretty unfair against Conor's grappling skills, in this case, it's true.

    And given that, odds are good this goes to the ground at some point. So I think Khabib will win by submission.

  • Oct 04, 2018 03:50 PM
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    We'll probably see even more ties now that the NFL shortened the OT time of play to 10 minutes instead of 15. Though I agree, there shouldn't be any ties. Would be cool to see them line up on the 10 yard line and see how many plays it takes for them to score a TD. Then the other team tries. Lowest count wins. If that ties, keep doing it. No kickoffs. No having to go the full length of the field. No field goal winners. Just red zone TDs. Problem solved.

    Also, if I was the coach.. I would have not gone for it. Unless it was a better situation, like 4th and 1. Or they were at least 10 yards away from a long FG try if they didn't get it. Or less time. All those working against, the Colts were wrong to give the Texans a win there.

  • Oct 03, 2018 02:47 AM
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    MLB finally uploaded it: