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  1. mauf

    Live sports are back!!

    Hoping the folks here who follow soccer can help me appreciate this morning’s matches. My only other resource is a 14-year old whose knowledge of German soccer is mostly derived from video games.
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    Yoenis Cespedes injury caused by wild boar

    Didn’t see this being discussed anywhere. https://nypost.com/2020/01/03/yoenis-cespedes-ankle-fractures-came-during-incident-with-wild-boar/ The union and the Mets have agreed to a restructuring of his contract that allows him to keep the $14.8 million he was paid in 2019 (out of what was...
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    Woj: Love on the block

    Cavs reportedly fielding offers for Love. Celtics mentioned as a possible destination in some speculation, which doesn’t make sense to me. https://sports.yahoo.com/kevin-love-cleveland-cavaliers-trade-market-beilein-010459217.html
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    Wilpons to sell controlling interest in Mets (or maybe not)

    Wall Street mogul (and current Mets minority investor) Steve Cohen is reportedly close to an agreement to purchase an 80% stake in the Mets. The deal values the club at $2.6b. Fred and Jeff Wilpon will remain in their current roles for five years, which presumably means they will continue to...
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    CFP Selection Committee rankings

    So, we’re nine days (and a week of games) away from the first rankings released by the CFP Selection Committee. There’s always a lot of chatter around these rankings, so I thought I’d get a thread going. I don’t think there’s much drama around the top five— barring a massive upset this coming...
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    Celtics on-off numbers

    I hadn’t seen these numbers before. Here’s the net on-off for the eight guys who played at least 45% of the team’s minutes. (This excludes guys like Baynes, Theis, and Wanamaker who put up good numbers but either missed loads of time to injury or were used very selectively.) Tatum +4.8 Kyrie...
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    Spat between Marcus Morris and Jaylen Brown

    They had to be separated during a timeout tonight. https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/celtics-jaylen-brown-marcus-morris-separated-after-heated-altercation-during-timeout-in-loss-to-heat/ Assuming this is something they’ll just smooth over. They won’t both be here next season anyhow, so it...
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    Jim Boylan sues Cavs for age discrimination

    Notably, Ty Lue is not named as a defendant. Will be interesting to see what he says now that he presumably has no incentive to protect the Cavs. http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/25157021/former-cleveland-cavaliers-assistant-coach-jim-boylan-files-age-discrimination-suit-team
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    NFL Ratings Recovering?

    Whether it’s the high-scoring games, the lack of political controversy, or the emergence of a few new stars, NFL ratings are up so far this season...
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    The 2018-19 rotation

    Some discussion of this in other threads, but I think it’s a worthy topic in its own right. The C’s have 10 players who could reasonably expect to play heavy minutes: Kyrie, Hayward, Horford, Tatum, Brown, Smart, Baynes, Rozier, MaMo, and Theis. Conventional wisdom says that’s one too many...
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    Kenyatta Jones dead at 39

    Reportedly from cardiac arrest. http://www.tampabay.com/sports/usf-bulls/2018/06/09/kenyatta-jones-usfs-first-nfl-draft-pick-dies-at-39/ Collected a Super Bowl ring for limited action as a rookie on the 2001 Pats squad. Saw regular action in 2002, and was injured during the 2003 season when a...
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    Administering the NFL concussion settlement

    In a court filing, the NFL has alleged that former players and their attorneys have filed hundreds of false claims under the concussion settlement. https://www.wsj.com/articles/nfl-alleges-deep-and-widespread-fraud-in-concussion-settlement-1523641002 For their part, claimants have accused...
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    Philip Rivers: Hall of Famer?

    Did the announcer just refer to Philip Rivers as a future Hall of Famer??
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    Week 6 Game Thread

    Might be the best matchup of the week tonight. Who’s watching?
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    What's your preseason top-10? (football)

    1. Alabama 2. Ohio State 3. USC 4. Florida State 5. Oklahoma 6. Auburn 7. Michigan 8. Penn State 9. Washington 10. Georgia/LSU Shamelessly cribbed this list from the Vegas odds to win the national championship. Looks like a better list than the AP Top 10. What's your preseason top 10?
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    2016 draft redux

    There were a few interesting thoughts in the Jaylen Brown thread (which badly needs a title change), and the topic came up on The Ringer's basketball podcast in the past week or so, so I thought I'd pose the question -- how would last year's NBA draft play out if the teams all knew what we know...
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    FBS Committee Rankings

    Here they are. Aggie at #4 is obviously the big surprise. College Football Playoff Rankings RK TEAM REC 1 ALA 8-0 2 CLEM 8-0 3 MICH 8-0 4 TA&M 7-1 5 WASH 8-0 6 OSU 7-1 7 LOU 7-1 8 WIS 6-2 9 AUB 6-2 10 NEB 7-1 11 FLA 6-1 12 PSU 6-2 13 LSU...
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    Week 8 Game Thread

    Here we go -- piss vs water!!
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    2015 coaching carousel

    I thought about doing something glib, but I ended up just breaking the teams into high, medium, and low probability of a coaching change, with teams listed alphabetically within each group. Obviously, I don't expect a change for any teams not named.   High   Chicago -- Jim Trestman and his staff...
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    Jen Royle on The Taste

    Is anyone watching? I'm a week behind, so I just saw her audition on DVR. I think I'll burn it to a DVD and keep it with the poisonous chemicals under the sink, just in case we ever need to induce vomiting.