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    Bill Simmons: Valuing Trades More Than Friendships

    Well, Gladwell’s version was to impose some kind of hard cap on percentages; the two ideas I recall him throwing out where either a player was eligible to receive 1% ownership per year, or have some total amount (he used an absurd 25% number) between all the team’s starters. Once you’re...
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    2019 AB Watch: Legal & Exemption List Posts Only

    Especially so if discipline power for off field incidents is something the NFLPA wants them to give up, they can not only use it as a bargaining chip to get something else in negotiations (revenue split, more control over on field incident discipline, whatever) and get this giant PR grenade out...
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    Bill Simmons: Valuing Trades More Than Friendships

    Gladwell’s version of the idea of giving NBA players a cut the equity in their team as a way to prevent stars from leaving was also a total non-starter. He even used Cleveland as an example, as if star players, now able to receive equity, would ever take Cavs equity when they could get equity in...
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    2019 Giants: No Good, Wide Right

    If Eli is a Hall of Famer, what about Coughlin? He won those same two Super Bowls that Eli did over Brady and Belichick, and he should be able to take credit for both Eli’s play and for the defense that did the work of largely shutting down the Pat’s offense both times, since he was the head...
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    Markelle Fultz, Year Three: Currently as Inactive as Seymour

    Bobby Marks also points out that they’re capped out for 2020-21 anyways, so it’s not like they were otherwise going to spend that money on free agents. View: https://mobile.twitter.com/bobbymarks42/status/1173678481877716994 Having that sizable ballast may be the best use of the owner’s...
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    Markelle Fultz, Year Three: Currently as Inactive as Seymour

    Magic are picking up Fultz’s fourth year option for the 2020-21 season, which has a salary number of $12.3 million. https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/27631545/fultz-2-others-options-picked-magic
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    2019 AB Watch: Legal & Exemption List Posts Only

    One of our esteemed litigators can correct me, but my recollection is that the extortion counterclaim would be a compulsory counterclaim under FRCP 13(a) because it “arises from the same transaction or occurrence” as her original claims, which means he has to make the counterclaim now, as part...
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    2019 FIBA World Cup Game Thread

    The strategy seems to be driving straight at Gobert, which doesn’t appear to be working very well.
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    [LOCKED] 2019 AB Watch: Non-legal Views Only

    Is that the first trade with the Jets of Belichick’s tenure? I think at some point they were the only team in the league he hadn’t traded with since coming to New England.
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    2019 Pre-Game Thread: Week 1 vs Steelers

    Brett Favre’s Packers played against Jackie Slater’s Rams in 1992, and then Favre’s Jets played Matthew Slater’s Patriots in 2008.
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    The Ringer

    So you’re saying that post was not Apex Mountain for Teddy?
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    72 Suburbs in Search of a City: Anthony Davis to Los Angeles Lakers

    “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me...