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  • Aug 12, 2019 08:09 PM
    Last: 6d
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    I totally agree with you. I've never seen a better gymnast. She almost looks superhuman. Sean White and Tony Hawk are great examples of such talent. I'd say it certainly applies to Micheal Phelps and Usain Bolt as well.
  • Aug 12, 2019 08:09 PM
    Last: 6d
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    I sometimes forget gymnastics are going without the Olympics until something like this surfaces. Simone Biles became first woman in history to land a triple double during her floor routine at the 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City, Mo. Which was part of the Team USA Champions Series. I have to say it was very impressive to see. I think we take for granted just how difficult it is for someone to make their body do something like that. I think it happens because professional athletes make it look so easy.

    That thought brought me to pose a question. What are other examples of athletes doing something so well that they make it look easy? Are there any sports out there in particular that we take for granted in that case?

  • Jun 15, 2019 09:10 PM
    Last: 1mo
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    Honestly haven't kept up with this lately. I saw you mention the Mavericks. What's currently keeping them from making it into such a conversation? Players? Coaches? etc?
  • Jul 15, 2019 03:20 PM
    Last: 1mo
    1k
    Just gonna say watching the two guys in the video attempt the last 65 yards of hole 4 was enough to convince me of how tough this course is. It's a par 4 and 500 yards. I can definitely see the point why it favors smart play over power play. Then again I could see it benefiting Mcllory in the long game, and yet punishing him for it. Then I could see the reverse with Tiger because he tends to be more methodical.
  • Jul 08, 2019 06:41 PM
    Last: 1mo
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    I think every major sport is trying to condense and speedup. Attention spans are like that of gnats now.
  • Jul 08, 2019 06:41 PM
    Last: 1mo
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    To be honest, this hasn't really ever been on my radar. I've heard some call it boring, and I've seen where other MLB fans will geek out entirely of seeing position players pitching, etc. I myself appreciate the bones of the game - what it was before, and what it struggles with now; home runs vs balls in play. To me, a crisp double play is way more exciting than a home run hit just over the wall, followed by fireworks and some tired sports theme playing over the speakers.

    When so much pomp and revelry is made about every single home run, doesn't it lose it's uniqueness? Well, to be honest, home runs aren't all that unique anymore. In may of this year, baseball set a new record for the most home runs hit in one month. To top it off, in June, that record was broken again. So doesn't that take away from the Home Run Derby itself? In a way, isn't just like watching a glitzy version of batting practice?

    Teams nowadays hire their hitters the same way they hire their pitchers. They want to see grand slams as much as shut outs. I think that's why there has been talk among MLB fanboys, to just leave the sluggers out of the Home Run Derby altogether. Which I don't necessarily agree with that idea. Does this take away from the reputation of MLB, or does it only further what seems like it's new viewer-grabbing doctrine?

  • Jul 02, 2019 11:10 AM
    Last: 2mo
    1k

    I really wanted to call everyone's attention to this if they haven't seen it already. It's what I believe what competitive sports are all about. No fluff or puff if needed to express moments like these. 15 year old, Cori "Coco" Gauff, beat Venus Williams 6 to 4 in the first round of ladies singles at Wimbledon, which is a feat in itself. What I find the most notable to point out, Gauff honestly said that if it wasn't for Venus and her sister, she wouldn't be there in the first place. It's a sort of passing of the torch moment - an age old story of the childhood hero becoming the ultimate challenge to prove oneself to the rest of the world. This young lady played her heart out, and Venus truly made her earn every point for the win.

    I truly love it when magic like this happens. It almost makes you forget the corporate/political hoopla that we see so much of in sports these days. Can anyone else think of similar moments like these in other sports? It sort of reminds me of a much less violent version of the final fight scene between Glatt and Rhea in the movie Goon.

  • Jun 11, 2019 06:13 PM
    Last: 2mo
    620
    They certainly are a force to be reckoned with. Their defense and offense are both ridiculously good, plus not to mention they certainly have some all star players on their roster, and an awesome goal keeper at that. I don't see any reason why they shouldn't plow through for a Cup victory this year.
  • Jun 11, 2019 06:13 PM
    Last: 2mo
    620

    Yep, you read that right. The USA womens team beat Thailand 13-0 in the 2019 Women's World Cup. It's the largest margin of victory ever in the history of the World Cup, as well as the most goals scored in a single World Cup match. When it comes to soccer, most of the time you get a 1-0 game, or at most a 4 or 5 point lead. USA outshot Thailand 39-2. Their offense was relentless. With that being said, can anyone else recall a margin this great in any other sport? What are some other shutouts that are worth mentioning?

  • Jun 07, 2019 01:34 PM
    Last: 3mo
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    Thanks. I did some digging on that one and here is what I found:

    "Producing the biggest upset in the 150-year history of the race was Sarava. The win was so shocking that trainer Ken McPeek was only confident enough to put a $10 bet on his own horse according to the Los Angeles Times. Though small, that ticket ended up being worth over $900 following the major upset."

    I wonder what the biggest payout was.