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  • Oct 03, 2020 06:40 PM
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    That was fun to watch. I especially enjoyed seeing the sportsman like banter between the two jockeys at the end of the race.
  • Nov 10, 2020 11:45 AM
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    11,000 students were let into a football game, and now Notre Dame is reprimanding them for an on-field celebration. In a game against Clemson, where Notre Dame beat the Tigers 47 to 40, Coach Brian Kelly anticipated a flooding of the field after the victory. And that's exactly what happened. Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick had a feeling there would be an issue with crowd control, and he also knew there had been almost 1400 cases on campus, yet he encouraged the students to congregate. This was totally a preventable incident, and yet no one did anything but try to save face afterward.

    "Notre Dame let 11,000 students into a football game — and now is reprimanding them for acting like students at a football game."

    Now students are subject to mandatory testing with strict penalties if they leave town before getting their test results such has being prevented from registering for classes. Also the university has introduced a zero tolerance rule for gatherings that do not follow safety protocols.

    It just seems so hypocritical on the part of Notre Dame. They messed up by letting college students act like college students, deflected all blame aimed at leadership, and slid it off onto the students instead.

    Jenkins is probably just now understanding the extent to which he undermined himself and his authority with his glad-handing conduct at the White House reception for Amy Coney Barrett, the ex-Notre Dame Law School faculty member who joined the Supreme Court. Jenkins now finds himself in the position of trying to enforce “zero tolerance” and “severe sanctions” for similar superspreader events amid an undefeated football season. Good luck with that. There is nothing more maddening and ineffectual than a leader who flouts their own rules while holding others to them.

  • Nov 05, 2020 12:06 PM
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    Was really emotional watching him win it. Especially with his dad in the stands.

  • Nov 05, 2020 12:06 PM
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    Not only will he win the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Championship, but I think he's the next Jeff Gordon. Feel free to argue if you like, but the evidence speaks for itself.

    In all, he has 10 career Cup Series wins and a win in the 2020 NASCAR All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Elliott has earned a NASCAR Playoffs berth in each of the past five seasons. He made his first Championship 4 appearance in 2020.

    Elliott became the first rookie to win a NASCAR national division championship when he captured the Xfinity Series title in 2014. Elliott was named the Most Popular Driver in the Cup Series in 2018 and '19, an honor his father won 16 times. He has five Xfinity Series wins and three in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series.

    And I believe he's getting better every year. Yeah, it may be too early to tell, but he was picked to drive Jeff Gordon's No. 24 car for Hendrick Motorsports. In that car, he won rookie of the year. Not to mention, Jeff Gordon himself took on the role of a mentor to him as well. He's been groomed into a real winner. Also, this goes without saying that he comes from racing royalty, his dad is Bill Elliot.

    This is his year. He's had four wins, 14 top fives, 21 top 10s, and has led 1083 laps, which is just second to Kevin Harvick. Does anyone else agree? Who has a better chance of winning it?

  • Nov 02, 2020 12:08 PM
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    Yeah, I've always heard people singing the praises of Bill Belichick. Being an NFL novice makes it hard to understand what the big deal is. His record is certainly impressive with 8 Super Bowl rings in tow. Do you think that he is just getting older and isn't on top of his game like he used to be? Or do you think he was always just a very good coach, not the genius everyone said he was?
  • Oct 30, 2020 04:05 PM
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    PowerPlay Wrote:

    I recently read the new AP top 25 NCAA football teams list and it got me thinking. Does anyone know just how accurate these AP lists are when it comes to figuring out who will make it the farthest in the season? I know it's pretty obvious when it comes to the top ranked teams that they'll most likely be one of the best teams of the season, but does it actually mean anything for the teams after N0.1 through No.3?

    For instance, here's the top five according to AP's new Top Ranked 25 list:

    No.1 Clemson

    No.2 Alabama

    No.3 Ohio State

    No.4 Notre Dame

    No.5 Georgia

    So I would assume that Clemson, Alabama and Ohio State will probably do great this season. But what about Notre Dame, Georgia and all the teams past No.5? Do they usually fall within the area they're ranked on this list?

    I really wouldn't think so. Especially with all of this going on right now with athletic programs trying to get back on track. Is this a top 25 of all time, or a top 25 of just 2020?
  • Oct 20, 2020 07:38 PM
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    joetemple Wrote: NFL has countless players coming back from way worse. Michael Vick. Greg Hardy. Adam Jones. But I guess this most reminds me of the Eagles tight end Riley Cooper, back in 2013. He was caught shouting the same word on video, and his coach didn't fire him and then he got a new 5-year deal.

    Yeah, I'm guessing it all has to do with how much exposure the story gets, and how talented the athlete is then.

  • Oct 24, 2020 01:11 PM
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    PowerPlay Wrote:

    This is a really tough one to call. It's really hard for me to picture Gaethje winning against Khabib. Not because I think he's a lesser fighter, but because it's Khabib. It's hard for me to imagine anyone winning against him. Then again, Gaethje absolutely destroyed Tony Ferguson when most people thought he'd lose (not me, I strongly thought Gaethje would win).

    Well you called it. :) Khabib took it.

  • Oct 20, 2020 07:38 PM
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    Kyle Larson has applied for reinstatement in NASCAR. For those of you who didn't know, he was kicked out of NASCAR after he made a racial slur on Easter Sunday in an iRacing event. Several of his sponsors pulled their funding following the incident where he said the N-word, and then he was fired by Chip Ganassi Racing. Since his departure, he's gone through sensitivity training per the requirements of NASCAR in order for him to make an attempt to return.

    Should he be let back into the fold? He's a very talented driver, I'll give him that. But what does that say for NASCAR? No one is perfect and we all make mistakes, but given the current status of America's social and political climate, it might be NASCAR shooting themselves in the foot. Thoughts? Are there any examples of other athletes in different sports who have successfully made a comeback after doing or saying something similar?

  • Sep 28, 2020 04:19 PM
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    Dallasite Wrote:

    Has been pretty fun so far. I'll go with Tampa Bay. I think they can beat the Mets and whatever team comes along in the ALCS. I would say it'll be the Dodgers coming out of the National League. That would be a great World Series - Rays v Dodgers.

    Tampa Bay just won the Stanley Cup. They might win the World Series. And they now have Tom Brady on the Bucs and will vie for a Super Bowl... good times for that city.

    Agreed, I think it would make a great world series between these two teams. Has a city ever won all three in one year? Or all four big championships even?