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  • Aug 25, 2019 08:01 PM
    Last: 2mo
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    One of the more amazing things about this story is the Colts aren't asking Andrew Luck to give back is signing or roster bonuses. Which they were totally within rights to do so. Would have been $12.8 million with the signing bonus and another $12 million in roster bonuses. So they said he could keep almost $25 million. Free and clear.

    That's says a lot about the whole situation. They respected him wholeheartedly and he tried as hard as he could. No blame or shame here. Happy for him too. Sucks when a great player is constantly in pain.

  • Aug 24, 2019 03:33 PM
    Last: 1mo
    464

    Looks like Zeke will sit out the beginning of the season. Jury is out how NFL ready Tony Pollard is and how much Alfred Morris can man the ship until and if Zeke comes back. Those first three games are going to be paramount for Dallas. If they go 3-0 to begin (which they can, easy start to the schedule with Giants, Redskins, Dolphins) without Zeke he will feel compelled to come back I would say. And if they go 0-3 he will still come back but as the highest paid running back in the NFL as his absence will be very felt.

    Either way, all comes down to Zeke and how they fair without him to begin with. Down the stretch they can totally win the division IF they start strong and Zeke comes back. If they start weak and Zeke sits all year, the Eagles get it easy.

  • Aug 29, 2019 03:43 PM
    Last: 27d
    1k

    Tough call. I like your reasoning but I have to still give it to the SEC. Albama, Georgia, LSU and Florida all have a legitimate shot at the national title. And the Aggies and Auburn are really good.

    For the Big 12 you have just Texas and Oklahoma with a shot. And I would say really just Oklahoma. Iowa State is the only other ranked team... they might have a stronger supporting group but they aren't very top heavy.

  • Aug 01, 2019 01:48 PM
    Last: 2mo
    438
    Hardly anyone is watching these preseason games. I usually just check on the news afterward to make sure no big names got seriously hurt before the regular season. I'm all for 2 instead of 4.
  • Jul 22, 2019 03:46 PM
    Last: 27d
    839
    Seen this before and somehow Ohio State always seems to come out on top lately. I would like to see Michigan in the final four but I'm not holding my breathe. They have been in prove it mode for a while now.
  • Jul 09, 2019 02:23 PM
    Last: 3mo
    584

    I heard they are paid differently and that's part of the reason for the perceived inequality. The US women soccer players are employees and they get an annual salary, while the men only earn money if they play. So its not exactly an apples to apples comparison.

    No doubt I think the women should make more. But I don't its as simple as comparing them to the US men's team. Im not sure the women would trade pay agreements with the men.

  • Jun 20, 2019 06:36 PM
    Last: 4mo
    406

    Which division do you think will be the most improved going into the 2019-2020 season and beyond - AFC North or NFC West?

    AFC North has this going on:

    -Ravens have Lamar Jackson going into his 2nd year without Flacco distraction.
    -Steelers have fully moved on from Antonio Brown and LeVeon Bell.
    -Browns are easily the most improved, adding Odell Beckham Jr, Kareem Hunt, Olivier Vernon
    -Bengals.. not very exciting but always a good division rival for the other three

    NFC West has this going on:

    -Rams looking to redeem themselves from poor Super Bowl showing. Most of the team remains in tact
    -Seahawks drafted DK Metcalf and extended Russell Wilson
    -49ers finally get Garrapolo and Jerick McKinnon on the field, plus a ton of draft promising drafted rookies
    -Cardinals get to debut Kyler Murray + David Johnson combo, improved WR core

    I think the two teams that will be the most improved of all these are the Browns and the Cardinals. And overall these will likely be the two most improved divisions in all the NFL. Since the Rams will still be very good and the Seahawks and 49ers definitely improved their rosters.. gotta give it to the NFC West.

    I'll go out on a limb and buy the hype on the Browns to win the AFC North. I think the Steelers will surprise and be very competitive. The Ravens will be in the mix and just the Bengals will be the only bad team out of all these 8.

  • Jun 13, 2019 02:09 PM
    Last: 4mo
    2.4k
    Koepka is still very much alive for the title. -8 through one of the final day, down by only 3 strokes. Gary Woodland has been playing really well but he has never won a major so I'm not sure he will hold up to the pressure of a tight finish. Justin Rose can though and he is -10. Louis Oosthizen being the other -8 on the board right now, he has won a major before... I still like Rose or Koepka, Brooks being my call.
  • Jun 07, 2019 05:01 PM
    Last: 4mo
    1.4k
    Watch out for Italy. They destroyed Jamaica today. And beat Australia in their first match. If they beat Brazil I think they are serious contenders.
  • Jun 14, 2019 04:04 PM
    Last: 10d
    594

    Oklahoma is a consensus top 4 program in the country, and for good reason. They have arguably the best coach in the nation, or at least a top 10 one, in Lincoln Riley. He is voted as the best coach of the Big 12 at least.

    The Sooners have been in the College Football Playoffs 3 out of the first 5 years of its existence. And they have produced two Heisman Trophy QB winners and No.1 overall NFL draft picks in Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray.

    And just to tack it on, Oklahoma as won the Big 12 conference 4 years running (2015-2019).

    So how is it even a conversation for Texas to be arguably the best team in the Big 12, or at least have a solid shot of becoming so? I mean they haven't even won the Big 12 in 10 years (last win being 2009).

    Well, I would argue that Texas is on a serious upswing. Coach Tom Herman is no joke and they did win 10 games in the 2018 season. Plus there is a lot of hype on what the 2019-20 season and beyond can bring.

    Texas beat Oklahoma in the 2018 Red River rivalry game 48-45. And even though Oklahoma won the Big 12 conference final game 39-27, remember that game was tied up 27 all going into the 4th quarter.

    I think these teams are far closer than some people might think. And if Oklahoma doesn't watch it, Texas could become the hot team for 2019 and beyond in the Big 12, and maybe even the country.

    AP Top 25 currently has Oklahoma ranked #4 and Texas #9. Both top 10 consensus in the country. Circle the Red River Rivalry and the Big 12 championship on your calendar. Will be some of the best college football we'll see this year. Can't wait.