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  • Sep 15, 2020 01:01 PM
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    Big Ten Conference presidents and big wigs are going to be voting on whether they will reverse course and go on having an abbreviated fall college football season. It looks like they're considering a move towards allowing conference games that could start as early as mid October, or as late as the 31st of October. I think this is good, because it would at least let schools have at least eight games prior to the College Football Playoff, which is scheduled (for now) in December.

    I'm 50/50 on college football starting back in general. The NFL has a hard enough time as it is to get everyone to follow the proper guidelines. Now bring college kids into the mix. I've read some recent stories lately that parties are starting back up on campuses, and some are believing it's coinciding with these schools having their first home games since this all started. I wouldn't be a bit surprised.

  • Sep 06, 2020 03:26 PM
    Last: 1mo
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    Living in Dallas, it sort of comes with the territory that you are in the hometown of some of the most well known sports dynasties. You have the Cowboys of course, then the Mavericks, the Rangers, and then you have the Stars. The latter I think has been overlooked and underrated in my hometown and state. Hockey just isn't as big as football, but there is something called "Star Madness", and perhaps it's happening again. The Dallas stars have made it into the conference finals for the first time since 2008. They haven't won a Stanley cup since 1999. I just wonder if and when they'll pull it off again. I was hoping to hear something from some Stars fans out there who could explain if they'll pull it or when. It's been a long time for this team. And for the most part they are consistently good. I just wonder when "Star Madness" will strike again.
  • Sep 04, 2020 06:09 PM
    Last: 5d
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    I thought this had already been done since the MLB has been around for ages. According to sources, the 2020 season began with three jersey numbers that have never been seen before, 86, 89 and 92. The New York Yankees issued the last unworn number in the regular season - number 89 to Miguel Yajure on August 20th of this year. This mean every number from 0 to 99 has now appeared on the MLB diamond.

    Pretty cool stuff huh? Surprised as I am? Or is this just interesting to me?

  • Aug 10, 2020 12:44 PM
    Last: 2mo
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    Hear me out. We've seen where the Astros are getting picked on, and they totally deserve it. You'd think they wouldn't want to rock the MLB boat further, but instead of the pecking order making them want to keep their heads down and out of the line of fire, they're doing quite the opposite. Instead of it humbling them, it's given them a chip on their shoulders, and they act as though getting picked on isn't warranted.

    They weren't getting picked on in this game, and yet here's another dust up for the Astros:

    So the Astros manager Dusty Baker gets ejected from the game for arguing a strike call. Fast forward through some more bad pitching by the Astros, Ramon Laureano of the A's gets peened twice, and the Astros hitting coach Alex Clinton goes out of his way to pick a fight with Laureano as he's walking to 1st base. Apparently Clinton said something insulting about Laureano's mother.

    At any rate, this team doesn't seem grateful to being allowed to play. Perhaps not having a live audience has made them feel like they can get away with more. Either way, they're acting like punks. They should be suspended for the rest of the season, or at least until they can conduct themselves professionally - especially the coaching staff.

  • Jul 23, 2020 06:45 PM
    Last: 3mo
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    WOW... this is cool, but kind of weird at the same time. Like a Black Mirror episode or something. I'm picturing big floating emojis rising from the stand and popping in the air AR style. The only thing they're missing is being able to yell at the Ump directly for a bad call. Or the ability to heckle the players you like the least. Still, it's an innovative way to bring the crowd into the stands as much as possible these days.
  • Jul 20, 2020 02:48 PM
    Last: 2mo
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    After seeing some pretty hectic driving in the 2020 O’Reily Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, I'm starting to think it isn't a bad idea. Driver Brad Keselowski seems to have been on this soap box for a while now:

    "...but there are certainly a handful of drivers that kindly I wonder exactly how they got to this level. Part of it plays into all the rules. When you’ve got this rules package with cars that are super easy to drive by themselves, it’s very hard for NASCAR, I think, to be able to tell who’s got it and who doesn’t...

    ...I would like to see drivers be able to graduate into this level and equally I’d like to see them be able to be removed from this level when they have repeated issues. I can’t speak enough to the gentleman that had that issue today, but I have seen in the past where drivers that have had this issue multiple times somehow are still here, where I think they should effectively be placed in a lower series or asked to go back to a more minor league level to prove their salt."

    This came after Quin Houff showed some very poor judgment on the track which altered the outcome of the race. For some reason, he tried to pit under green from the middle of the track. As he moved to the inside, he ran into Christopher Bell, and Matt DiBenedetto before slamming into the wall. This also ruined Denny Hamlin's chance of winning the race because he was set to be one of the top drivers once everyone had made their final pit stops. Since Quin Houff crashed before everyone could make their pit stops, Hamlin had to restart outside of the top ten.

    Quin Houff has crashed out in 4 of the 18 races this year, which isn't too terribly bad. But I agree with Keselowski. I think they should have some sort of minor league, or junior division so drivers can prove they've got what it takes. Does anyone else agree?

  • Jul 02, 2019 11:10 AM
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    Yeah, I really enjoyed that moment across the net after the game. You can really tell there is a huge mutual respect between the two.
  • May 03, 2019 01:58 PM
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    I've actually heard good things about Spinoff. Like the quote says, the horse has a great lineage. If Spinoff doesn't make a splash this race, I can see the horse doing it in races to come.
  • Feb 01, 2019 02:28 PM
    Last: 2yr
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    Agreed on the Pepis commercial. It has flash, but not much else. It's kind of annoying when you watch it enough.

    Here's my favorite:

    Hyundai - The Elevator

  • Jan 09, 2019 11:24 AM
    Last: 2yr
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    Thanks for the feedback guys. I agree, Japan has some of the best, and most respectful fans out there. The only regrets of my trip to Japan was not actually seeing a baseball game, and little did I know my cousin there was in the minor leagues.

    I think it's gonna be like any other sport we've participated in at the Olympics. If we recruited them, then they are team USA, unless they don't wanna be. Our diversity is what makes our country so different, especially in international sports.