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  • Apr 13, 2019 11:08 AM
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    Wow, I don't think I've ever heard an athlete talk about a sport in such a scientific way. Plus, you always hear people saying that their way is the right way, but he equates it to personal body mechanics. I find that very refreshing. I wonder if there are any other examples of athletes going in depth like this.
  • Apr 11, 2019 06:10 PM
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    Each year, the line up changes so much. Which is why I think Hockey is one of the most exciting sports out there. Like with playoffs games in other sports, I like to go online and pretend like I'm betting. This time it brought me to an article that covers the odds for every team. Here they are:

    Tampa Bay Lightning+250

    Calgary Flames+800

    Boston Bruins+900

    Washington Capitals+1000

    Winnipeg Jets+1000

    San Jose Sharks+1200

    St. Louis Blues+1200

    Nashville Predators+1200

    Pittsburgh Penguins+2000

    New York Islanders+2000

    Toronto Maple Leafs+2000

    My money would definitely be on Tamp Bay, second pick for me would be the Bruins. I think they will be a bit of a challenge for Tampa Bay. Feel free to sound off your pics. What teams do you think will be facing off in the final game?

  • Mar 17, 2019 09:23 PM
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    I'm a total noob at this, but I'm gonna make my predictions anyway. For today, I'm going to say it will be FSU, Tennessee, Michigan, and Virginia.
  • Mar 19, 2019 09:22 AM
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    They beat UCF by the skin of their teeth with just seconds to go and being tied. It was a really exciting last minute of the game.

  • Mar 24, 2019 04:06 PM
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    Skulking around the net, I came across a pretty interesting article about MLB's Opening Day. At first, I thought the idea behind it to be a tad over the top, but being a pseudo baseball traditionalist myself, I couldn't help but agree with what the guy was saying.

    For those who do know, Opening day for MLB in America was held in Cincinnati for the majority of its life as our favorite past-time, from 1876 to 1989. I understand, things change, teams move, get knew names, and people forget who they used to be *cough* Tennessee Titans. I agree with the writer, this year, they've gone a little overboard. The official Opening Day of MLB was the Mariners vs Athletics in Tokyo, Japan. I'll quote another article I read about the same thing.

    "It has been clear Major League Baseball scuttled tradition in the name of progress years ago, but did it also have to do away with common sense?"

    I, like many baseball fans find that sort of progress scary at times. Sure, branch out, but don't lose your identity for a buck. So what does everyone else think? Does it matter? I don't know, I'm on the fence. What other traditions has the MLB broken that they shouldn't have?

  • Mar 17, 2019 09:23 PM
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    PowerPlay Wrote:

    And yeah, I like your Michigan State vs. Tar Heels prediction. I could totally see that happening. If the two actually did make that happen, I'd like to see Michigan State win.

    Agreed. I'd like to see them win as well.
  • Mar 19, 2019 09:22 AM
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    joetemple Wrote:

    It won't effect any of the draft I don't think. But think about it, if at least 3 of their starters get drafted, this will not be the same team by any stretch next year. AND if you have 3 of the best players in all of college ball (arguably) how does anyone compete against that??

    So it's a win/lose scenario. It must be hard for any major college team to lose their best players to the big leagues. I can see where they would be both excited to have them, but would be worried when and if they lost them to the draft. I'm sure they are used to that sort of thing, but still, if you have a winning team...
  • Mar 17, 2019 09:23 PM
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    Duke and NC have always been a strong favorite. I can see them both going all the way. How capable are Tenn and Kansas of actually knock them off?
  • Feb 28, 2019 07:26 PM
    Last: 2mo
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    It's a huge moment for the Phillies. Bryce Harper finalized a 13 yr deal with them for $330 million, which set a record for total value in MLB, NBA,NFL, and NHL history. With Manny-Machado's contract coming in at a close second at $300 million, for 10 years with the Padres. I found a pretty decent article on the subject. This could be big for a team such as the Phillies.

    A little about this guy. I'm not the first, nor the last to say this, but he isn't your average ball player. He's truly an all-star player. He was the first overall pick in the draft at 17, and had reached the majors, and the All-Star team by 19. Won an MVP award at 22, which went without saying that we was the most sought-after free agent in history at 26. Now, he's looking to make huge bucks playing for the Philadelphia Phillies, possibly until he's 39.

    So what does this mean for the Phillies? This heavy hitter could seriously beef up the Phillies' offense. There certainly is a chance for more wins in a season, and dare I say, a spot in the playoffs, now that he is on the team. It's a decently strong possibility when you look at his stats. One good example, in 2015 he was the best hitter in baseball, batting 330/460/649, with 42 home runs and 124 walks. Like the article says:

    That 10.0-WAR season ranks as the best by a National League position player since Barry Bonds.

    Even if Harper could bolster the Phillies offense, many would argue they have the worst defense, and not to mention Harper had a bad defensive season in 2018, and his strike out rate has increased recently from 19.6 to 24.3 percent. Harper fans argue that he's just swinging for the fences more often than he used to - homer happy.

    Harper joining the club will most certainly be a make or break for the Phillies. I see it going either way. I certainly don't think it will fail to cause waves one way or another.

    I think the article ends it well:

    Before the signing, FanGraphs projected the Phillies' record to be 80-82. The projection of Harper as a 4.9-WAR player would be about a four-win upgrade for Philadelphia. Of course, we've seen Harper play at a much higher level. If that happens, even for just a few seasons at the beginning of the contract, the upgrade will be even greater -- and nobody will question if the money was worth it.

    What does everyone else think? Was this a good investment for the team, or will it be one of the most expensive blunders in sports contract history?

  • Feb 21, 2019 06:53 PM
    Last: 2mo
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    Yessir, 238 games to be exact. Played in the State of Florida between Major League teams, over 33 days. I think one of the only downsides to shortening the regular season would be that ticket prices would go up. One of the great things about seeing MLB live is that there are so many games which makes it so affordable, even for those looking for top notch seats.