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  • Mar 30, 2021 09:57 PM
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    A referee officiating the Elite 8 game between Gonzaga and USC collapsed during the first half of the game, briefly halting play while medical personnel attended to him. The referee was shown standing and looking a little dazed when he fainted and hit the ground without using his arms to brace himself. Medical staff reached him quickly and thankfully he appeared to be alert while he was taken off the court on a stretcher. A NCAA spokesperson released a statement that read "Bert is alert and stable and will not be transported to a hospital. He has been in contact with his family." Here's to a speedy recovery.

  • Mar 23, 2021 03:46 PM
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    There's still no word on whether he'll play or not, but I agree it would be pretty shocking if he is able to play so soon after surgery on a pretty important part of the body when it comes to golf.
  • Mar 28, 2021 06:15 PM
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    Dallasite Wrote: I can only predict the Rangers will suck this year.

    Ha! That is great.

    I predict it'll be just as easy for me to walk up to the ticket booth 10 minutes before the game starts and get a great ticket for pretty much any Mariners game.

  • Mar 29, 2021 06:57 PM
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    I think it really depends where you live in the states. Soccer has a pretty cult-like following in pockets of the states, but you are certainly correct it's not nearly as popular as other professional sports.

    Personally, I think it all comes down to money. Advertisers, and by extension the major networks, look at a game that only has one commercial break, which also happens to be halftime, in a two-hour timespan and wonder how in the world they could make any money off it.

    It's actually kind of sad. I love all major sports and have been to a dozen or more professional games of every major sport. And to me, soccer, by far, is the most exciting sport to watch live.

  • Mar 22, 2021 06:40 PM
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    The University of Oregon blew the University of Iowa out of the water in the round of 32, punching their ticket to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2019.

    I never really followed the Ducks until I moved out to Portland a number of years ago, but it is fun having my new "home team" playing so well this tournament. I'd be shocked if they made it to the Elite Eight, but I'll certainly be rooting for them.

  • Mar 20, 2021 01:53 PM
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    It'll be a weird feeling to watch the Olympics without any fans there, but I'm 100% on board with the decision if it allows the athletes to compete. I've gotten pretty used to watching sporting events with little to no crowds, so hopefully I'll get used to it quickly.
  • Feb 23, 2021 09:19 PM
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    I can't even imagine.

    The sheriff has publicly said that the crash was an accident and that Tiger wasn't under the influence of anything. It appears he was just going too fast on a dangerous road that sees a lot of scary crashes.

    On the golf side - I would be shocked if he ever played professionally again, but another famous golfer suffered an eerily similar set of circumstances back in 1949. Ben Hogan, once the best golfer in the world, was struck by a Greyhound bus and broke his collarbone, pelvis, left ankle and a rib. He recovered and went on to win six more majors.

    One thing not in Tiger's favor is his age compared to Hogan. He is 45, but Hogan was only 36 when he was injured. Additionally, Tiger has been battling a serious back injury for years, which only compounds his problems.

    Honestly, I'm just glad Tiger is alive and appears to be in good spirits. We can endlessly talk about whether or not he'll mount a comeback, but for now I'm sure he's just glad to be alive.

  • Apr 21, 2020 05:33 PM
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    PowerPlay Wrote: It'll also be interesting to see how the Bucs turnout their 2020 season. Last year they went 7/9, so it would be crazy to see them get to the Super Bowl with Brady and Gronk.
    Wouldn't that be nuts? I wonder if Patriots fans would love or hate that!
  • Nov 06, 2019 11:15 AM
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    For the third time in four years the Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC will be meeting in the MLS Cup Final, but this year will mark the first time the Sounders will play host for the match. Tickets sold out in a matter of minutes at Century Link Field, which isn't surprising considering this is the first time the Sounders have ever hosted a MLS Cup Final (for a match they are also playing in). Home field gives the Sounders a massive advantage considering they will be playing in front of nearly 70,000 fans, which is more than three times!!! the number of people that can fit inside of Toronto's home field.

    That reason alone should give Toronto fans plenty to worry about, but the number of fans screaming against them is the least of their worries. On paper, the Sounders are the better team in basically every way you measure it. They finished 2nd in the Western Conference with 56 points compared to Toronto's 4th Place with 50. And while Toronto had slightly more goals scored in 2019 than the Sounders did, they also had more goals scored against them.

    I'm not suggesting the Sounders will completely dominate the game though. I think it will be a close match, but home field advantage, especially in a place like Seattle, can not be discounted. The Sounders will have 70,000 people cheering their hearts out for 90 plus minutes and I think that would be hard for any team to overcome.

  • Oct 07, 2019 11:30 AM
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    I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'll be rooting for the Sounders over LAFC. I tend to root for the underdog when my team isn't in it anymore in any sport, but I also have respect for the Sounders since they are our biggest rivals.

    I honestly don't care about the East, so I just hope it's an enjoyable game to watch!