Feels like we’re paying the Royals for arguably our third best position player in exchange for a bunch of lottery tickets. Beni had fWar of 2, 4.4, and 2 the last three non-pandemic seasons. He was a top prospect before that. Why isn’t this selling low?
2BUF over 7IND
3PIT over 6CLE
4TEN over 5BAL
1KC over 4TEN
2BUF over 3PIT
2BUF over 1KC
2NO over 7CHI
3SEA over 6LAR
5TB over 4WFT
5TB over 1GB
2NO over 3SEA
2NO over 5TB
2NO over 2BUF (31-28, MVP: Brees)
Edit: added SB score
I'm not sure I understand why The Ringer as a website continues to exist. Is it prestige, loyalty, ego--some combination of these things, something else altogether? What I've read suggests that The Ringer's revenue is disproportionately generated by the podcast network, and the sale to Spotify...
I'm guessing he said it because it's true and he's a proud guy who doesn't like losing.
Has any other team lost both its most important offensive and defensive players this year? Even with all the opt outs, FA losses, etc., I don't think this team is 2-5 if Cam/Gilmore don't get COVID/injured.
You may be filtering your media in such a way that you're missing the issue that Caspian Kang is addressing. You certainly wouldn't be alone in filtering your media this way, but it doesn't invalidate what he's saying.
Caspian Kang talks about "the white fan's relationship," which I think you...
The idea that many people--especially young people--want to be "culturally Black"--consciously or subconsciously--rings true to me when I think about growing up. I'm younger than Simmons, but I remember my mostly white and Hispanic classmates venerating Black musicians, athletes, and actors and...
Really interested to see where leadership surfaces on the players' side from here and just what those players do. I wonder how proactive Silver can be; he may be judged on how he responds to the players' vision. He's probably the most praised commissioner in professional sports, so perhaps he's...
If Newton wins the job, I wouldn't minimize the benefit of a year for Stidham under a very different veteran QB from Brady.
If Stidham wins the job, then he has the confidence boost of beating a former MVP (someone he may look up to based on the Auburn lineage).
Some potentially relevant numbers:
12-14% of the US populations is Black, but 74+% of the NBA is Black (the sport Simmons and The Ringer cover the most?). 86% of Ringer podcast guests last year were white.
I really hope the Pats bring Brady back. I have no idea if Stidham is ready; if he is, then that's my clear Plan B.
I keep thinking of Dan Marino. The Dolphins weren't the Patriots in the eighties and nineties, but Miami was good. Miami went 147–93 from 1983-1999 with Marino. Miami went 149-171...
I'm not sure when due diligence could have been executed, unless the team was tampering or exhibiting extraordinary interest in a player under contract for another team. The Pats signed AB almost immediately after he was released. Seems more likely that BB saw an otherworldly talent, bet on his...
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