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    April MLB Game Thread

    I thought Voit was trying to get his hands to the plate because he thought he was sliding too far inside, in case Stephenson drops the ball. He clearly shoves Stephenson's head, but I'd say it was more "shoved it out of the way so he could touch the plate" than "slammed it to the ground", at...
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    Celtics vs. Nets, Round 1 Discussion

    Even the "recruiting other players to join you" path can lead to a significant number of fans hating on you. There seem to be two cardinal rules when it comes to NBA free agency. 1. Don't join an existing super-team if you're a superstar player. Durant broke this rule in a lot of people's...
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    Brady is back….back again

    I think this is probably the sweet spot for breaking this news. Any earlier and he’s stepping on stories about the conference championships, any later and it’s the tournament. I doubt any kid cares that this broke while a bunch of talking heads were squabbling over who was snubbed, who didn’t...
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    Tompa Bay: Tom Tom club

    The Burfict hit was in January of 2016, so the last 4 incidents on that list all took place well after that (looks like 2018 or later).
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    Jaguars fire Urban Meyer

    I don’t know, it could be seen as Meyer assaulting a player. That might have been the kind of contractual “out” that Khan felt would let him shitcan Urban and not pay him another dime.
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    Ken Rosenthal's stupid idea

    Certainly faster, although I don’t know how long your typical Atlantic League game takes. But 10 walks (probably the most boring outcome in baseball) and 8 guys who fouled out (probably the most disappointing outcome)? I’m not sure people would find that kind of game enjoyable.
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    ReVax! Aaron Rodgers caught the Covid!

    No, the NFL amended their rules on that. Now only inactive unvaccinated players are required to wear masks on the sidelines.
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    The Michael McCorkle "Mac" Jones Thread

    Did he provide an example of a negative play by Jones that you could share? I'm curious as to what his definition of a negative play is.
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    New NFL TV Deal

    I wonder what that means if you try to watch the Pats from an out-of-market location, using an account that's in-market? Last year we were able to watch all the Pats games at home down here in SC using YouTube TV because I had my BiL create an account up in WMass. So when we logged in it gave...
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    The Game Goat Thread: Wk. 1 vs Miami

    I will third this. He committed two cardinal sins on that play. Don't put the ball on the turf, regardless of whether you're down or not (because you give the refs a chance to screw you). And don't assume the refs are going to give you the ball even if you know you were down, go after it so...
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    ESPN Is Pathetic

    IMG played them last season and beat them 56-6, so it would seem they knew what caliber of opponent they were.
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    The Michael McCorkle "Mac" Jones Thread

    Sorry, I was inelegantly agreeing with you, Mac is a superior QB to guys like McElroy and McCarron (unless I misread your point.) As I recall Saban realized a few years ago that the old school ground and pound and stout defense formula he’d won so much with wasn’t going to work against the more...
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    The Michael McCorkle "Mac" Jones Thread

    The problem with comparing him to McCarron or McElroy is that those QBs date from a completely different approach to team-building and offense for Saban. Back then he wanted to rely on defense and the running game, and he wanted good game manager QBs. Eventually he adapted to the new wide-open...
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    The Michael McCorkle "Mac" Jones Thread

    Dartmouth does it as well. https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/27347621/virtual-reality-robotic-tackling-dummies-how-dartmouth-shaping-future-football
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    Pats Draft Rd.4/120: RB Rhamondre Stevenson

    Can catch it out of the backfield and the best pass protecting back in the draft, per NFLN.