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  • Sep 21, 2020 02:49 PM
    Last: 4hr
    Dallasite Wrote:

    US Open: Bryson DeChambeau's 'bomb and gouge' win - time for authorities to act?

    Fascinating read. I'm a fan of Bryson. He truly does look at golf like the science that it is, and he is very intelligent. Some might say too smart for his own good, and too full of himself because of it. But that never bothers me. Others complain about his slow play, because he 'overthinks' every shot. But again, I don't care.

    He is trying to approach the game as mathematically as possible. And I think its already resulting in scaring the sport into changing the layout of courses, because of the results he is getting. Good for him and I hope he wins many more.

    Agreed. It's wonderful to see a sport evolve when someone unlocks natural and scientific ability to greatly improve their performance.
  • Sep 21, 2020 02:49 PM
    Last: 4hr

    He definitely worked his tail off for this. It's very interesting to see such a unique and focused golfer win the US Open. Experts as well as players have been talking about his physical transformation since 2018 and how it has seriously impacted his game in the most positive of ways. His physical transformations has resulted in a nearly 20 yard jump in his driving distance, and this guy is now whacking a ball over 325 yards. I do like how he's not just putting on weight and muscle for power. In his words he did it in order for his body to handle the force required to hit and send a ball that far. Not to mention he and his coach have put a lot of science and thought into his game. All of his irons are the same length, and the angles on his clubs are very upright. You put all of that together, and you get a very unique and and synchronized golfing machine. Plus he has a pretty interesting personality to boot. :)

    So glad to see someone like him win this. What does everyone else think of this guy? He's definitely an interesting subject to discuss.

  • Sep 15, 2020 12:37 PM
    Last: 8d

    One week in, and a memo has already been sent out to teams and coaches, reminding them that they must wear face coverings on the sidelines. Apparently fines will be issued if coaches continue to ignore the guidelines on proper face covering standards. They aren't limited to one style of covering though. They at least have the choice of the same variety every one else does (masks, gaiters, shields). Several coaches have been spotted pulling their masks down regularly during games. Rams coach Sean McVay had his below his chin while Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy had his on the whole game. McVay thinks the memo was sent out directly pointed at him. I do think he is a pretty stark example of what not to do. Kind of reminds me of that person you see every day at the grocery store. You know the "too cool for school" type I'm talking about. :)

    Is this being blown out of proportion? I think not. They have to do everything they can to keep their season going. It would be a shame if just a few spoiled it for the rest. Thoughts?

  • Sep 09, 2020 02:27 PM
    Last: 8d
    I'm on the fence about it like you. I know some of these teams (Dallas and their huge stadium especially) need the money to keep the lights on. Still, I'm pretty much in the same camp of if we just stay home, and quit testing boundaries, we would be ever closer to things going back to normal.
  • Aug 30, 2020 06:19 PM
    Last: 19d
    This is great, and kind of surprising since so many sporting events are broadcast so exclusively on one network or another. Especially now, most networks are so money hungry, they're nickle and diming fans to watch their games and events. Thanks for the links!
  • Aug 26, 2020 06:54 PM
    Last: 18d
    You're right, it's a historic moment in NBA and sports for sure. In these uncertain times, nothing would surprise me. I could see it to where they could go to the extremes of boycotting the rest of the season, or just 24 hours or a couple of games. It's anyone's guess.
  • Sep 04, 2020 05:08 PM
    Last: 17d

    The Washington Football Team let Adrian Peterson go after being with the team for two years, prior to roster cuts. It seems as though the decision was a tough one for coach Ron Rivera. This is a release of a veteran we are talking about here. He's a seven-time Pro Bowl back, and was considered the best running back in the NFL while he was playing for the Minnesota Vikings. So I could see why it would be such a tough choice for the team, especially amidst the drama and backlash the team received during the name and logo change. Apparently Rivera explained that Washington was looking to go young. I guess this quote wraps it up:

    "For me it was personal," Rivera said following the announcement of Peterson's release. "It was very difficult. He was a tremendous professional. He thanked me and wished us luck. It epitomizes who he is as a person. I know he's a first-ballot Hall of Famer, so it's tough."

    "It's not about what he didn't do, it's about what these other guys were doing for us and allows us to go in the direction we feel good about," Rivera said of the decision to let Peterson go. "The guy's got football left in him."

    Is this a good change for the team during a somewhat tumultuous time? Perhaps is could be an image change by trying to get fresh blood in? Let's get some NFL fanatics to weigh-in on this.

  • Aug 21, 2020 04:47 PM
    Last: 27d

    It doesn't look like they'll be changing the name any time soon, but I can see it on the horizon. Since Washington finally got rid of their name and their logo, a lot of attention has been put on sports teams with racially insensitive names, insignia and traditions. The Chiefs announced that they would prohibit fans from wearing headdresses into the stadium. Face paint is still allowed, but it cannot reference or appropriate American Indian cultures and traditions. One other thing is their signature Arrowhead Cop is undergoing a review process. They met with a counsel of Native Americans to better understand the what and the how of it all.

    “These meaningful conversations with the American Indian Community Working Group helped us educate ourselves and our fans, and our partnership with these leaders has helped guide our American Indian Heritage Month Games, as well as the ceremonial Blessing of the Drum and the Four Directions of Arrowhead Stadium,” the team wrote in its statement. “We are grateful to the members of the working group for their counsel and collaboration, and we look forward to continuing our partnership.”

    I must say, that is a far cry from how unwilling and difficult the officials of Washington's team were about changing their stuff. I'm really glad to see these changes happening. Just because it's old and it's a tradition, doesn't make it right.

  • Aug 14, 2020 06:30 PM
    Last: 1mo
    Dallasite Wrote:

    Dallas Stars Fall In Double Overtime To Blues, Eliminated From Playoffs

    I was pretty heart broken about the Stars losing in double overtime to the eventual Stanley Cup winners in 2019. That hurt. Probly was their best chance at winning it all and now it feels like their window is closing and they are inching closer to becoming a rebuilding franchise.

    Maybe 2020 proves me wrong. We shall see. They are 3-2 on Calgary atm. Still time to make waves.

    Yeah, you're so right about that one. I forgot all about that. I think it definitely deserves to go into the list.
  • Aug 14, 2020 06:30 PM
    Last: 1mo

    I'm always looking into the origin or history of something, and sports aren't left out of that whatsoever. Sometimes doing a little research and learning about a sport or a team makes me enjoy them more. I figured we could talk about NHL Playoff upsets. Hockey is rather chaotic sport. So I figured NHL upsets would be just as chaotic. So let's get a list going, and feel free to throw any onto the pile that you can think of.

    Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

    After the end of the 1944-1945 regular season, the Montreal Canadiens were the best team in the NHL as they had only lost 8 regular season games and finished with a record of 38-8-4 in 50 games played. On the other hand, the Toronto Maple Leafs barely finished above .500 and were not expected to put up much of a fight against a very potent Montreal team.

    New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

    During the mid-1970s, the New York Islanders were viewed as just another expansion franchise. That label would be removed by the end of the Isles’ playoff run in 1975 as the team beat their crosstown rivals (New York Rangers) in a 3 game preliminary round and had two more memorable rounds with the Penguins and Flyers afterward.

    Minnesota Wild vs. Colorado Avalanche

    In the 2002-2003 season, Minnesota dropped three straight against the Avalanche and things looked pretty grim for the Wild. However, the Wild were able to pull out three straight victories by the score of 3-2 as overtime heroics from players such as Andrew Brunette and Richard Park allowed Minnesota to come back from a 3-1 series deficit and bump the number 3 seeded Avs.

    Philadelphia Flyers vs. Boston Bruins

    The Philadelphia Flyers were the most recent NHL team to come back from a 3-0 series deficit when they beat the Boston Bruins in the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs. Despite being in a hole, Philadelphia opted to trust Michael Leighton and the goalie rewarded the decision as he helped the team mount a historic comeback against the Bruins.

    Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers

    In 1982, this series had it all. Wild scoring, Wayne Gretzky, and a miraculous comeback on behalf of the Los Angeles Kings.However, this series might just be remembered for the Miracle on Manchester as it was undoubtedly the biggest turning point of the series for both teams. The Edmonton Oilers came into the series boasting players such as Wayne Gretzky, Grant Fuhr, Jarri Kuri, Mark Messier, and Paul Coffey, but the Los Angeles Kings found a way to upset the powerhouse Oilers.

    Can you think of some better ones? These are pretty historical, perhaps someone can think of more recent upsets or comebacks in the playoffs.