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    Phil Niekro dead at 81

    Close enough. And I’m glad you two are happy :)
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    Phil Niekro dead at 81

    That’s disappointing, I was hoping you married her.
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    Blake Snell traded to SD

    I5 pennant race. The 405 merges with the 5 in Orange county. Great trade for both teams.
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    Phil Niekro dead at 81

    That was one of my favorite reads of that series. RIP Knucksie.
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    2020 PGA Tour

    Yeah, I was mis-reading the table jercra posted Regarding the bolded, that was my point; it was the low spin that I was referring to. I’m not implying she is defying physics, I‘m saying she is using physics to her advantage. We are broadly in agreement so I don’t understand why this is such a...
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    2020 PGA Tour

    Right and good for her but that really doesn’t change my overall point. The average swing speed for the LPGA is still around 94mph and according to your table the total distance for that swing speed should be 240 yards or less, but the women hit a lot longer than that. For example, this is the...
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    Cleveland Indians not changing their name until at least 2022

    The Packers were named for their sponsor, the Indian Packing Company but I don’t believed they ever owned even part of the team. The Pistons original owner also owned a foundry that cast pistons for the auto industry so he named the team after him and the product that made his fortune.
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    Cleveland Indians not changing their name until at least 2022

    The problem is that many of the Native Americans, at least in the western US prefer “Indian“ as a descriptor rather than “Native American.” This is an old editorial from the Native Times
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    Cleveland Indians not changing their name until at least 2022

    How about the Cleveland Bullwinkle’s then?
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    2020 PGA Tour

    Recently I was reading a book on the physics of golf and they had something about LPGA driving distances. LPGA players don’t generate high swings speeds but they impart less spin on the ball. Combine that with a higher dynamic loft and you get a ball that flies higher and rolls more. In...
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    Cleveland Indians not changing their name until at least 2022

    The classics never go out of style.
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    Cleveland Indians not changing their name until at least 2022

    How about the Cleveland Moses? Charliton Heston could be the mascot.
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    Cleveland Indians not changing their name until at least 2022

    The Fighting Irish comes to mind. Other examples could be Trojans and Spartans. Jayhawk is considered nick-name for a native born Kansan but the term also was used for guerrilla bands during the Kansas border war. Other state nick names that I can think of are Buckeyes and Hoosiers.
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    Cleveland Indians not changing their name until at least 2022

    Not necessarily. All you really need to do is change the imagery associated with the nickname. For example