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  1. Joe D Reid

    Realignment 2021: UT, OU to SEC; UH, UCF, UC, BYU to Big 12

    Per the article, Maryland doesn't have one either. My guess is that they don't provide final copies of the agreement to public universities subject to public records/freedom of information laws that could lead to the contract being disclosed. I don't know the various state laws to know whether...
  2. Joe D Reid

    Pats: Practice Squad

    MGOBlog christened him "Ol' Murderface" if you're curious for a playstyle analysis.
  3. Joe D Reid

    Nerlens Noel v. Rich Paul and Klutch

    There was a reference in the initial ESPN story that Noel filed the lawsuit after Paul filed a grievance claiming that Noel hadn't paid $100K in commission on his most recent contract. Which both goes to the idea that Paul likely has a different story and gives some insight into why Noel pulled...
  4. Joe D Reid

    Gameweek 1: New Season's Buzzing

    Saint-Maximin plays like he's controlled by a 15 year-old who is just excellent at FIFA.
  5. Joe D Reid

    Gameweek 1: New Season's Buzzing

    "Chelsea rent boy" has been an unfortunately standard chant against Chelsea and its players for years (from fans of many other clubs). Much like the Mexican MNT chant, it's going to take league/administrative penalties to change. We'll see if the PL does anything about it.
  6. Joe D Reid

    Newcastle United 21-22: Back Down the Pit, Lads

    Seeing reports now that Newcastle and Arsenal have agreed on a fee somewhere in that neighborhood (I've seen one place say 25M and another "in excess of 20M"). They've apparently moved on to personal terms and a medical. So if its going to happen, it's going to happen in the next few days.
  7. Joe D Reid

    Newcastle United 21-22: Back Down the Pit, Lads

    All Other PL Owners: [make various potentially transformative deals] Mike Ashley: [continues to drink his beer] I've been holding off on starting the thread until there was a senior player acquisition to report, but I'm realizing that might not happen so here we go. Departures have included...
  8. Joe D Reid

    Americans Abroad, 2020-21: The Kids Are Alright

    Lynden Gooch has been named to the player leadership team at League One stalwarts Sunderland. The leadership team consists of the first-team captain, first-team vice captain, both club captains, Gooch, and another guy.
  9. Joe D Reid

    USMNT: Hold My Beer

    I think Hoppe's best use would be as a second striker in a formation with 2 at the top. So I think he's valuable because he could give us another way to play, but he doesn't seem like the answer at the top of a 4-3-3.
  10. Joe D Reid

    2021 Gold Cup: CONCACAF AF

    With this and the semifinal win over AFC champ Qatar, the USMNT is now transitive champions of ~40% of the Earth’s land mass.
  11. Joe D Reid

    2021 Gold Cup: CONCACAF AF

    WE BEAT THEM WITH ONE D—K TIED BEHIND OUR BACK.
  12. Joe D Reid

    Realignment 2021: UT, OU to SEC; UH, UCF, UC, BYU to Big 12

    That is the signature of an insane person. I wouldn't let that guy assistant manage a Chik-Fil-A.
  13. Joe D Reid

    Nadia and Nastia’s Nest, 2020 Summer Olympics Gymnastics

    This also highlights how well the rest of the team did to get silver. The team leader stepped back during the competition because she was (understandably!) worried that she was going to end up getting dragged out on a stretcher. It had to to be enormously difficult to keep those thoughts out of...
  14. Joe D Reid

    Realignment 2021: UT, OU to SEC; UH, UCF, UC, BYU to Big 12

    They're finding out that Southern "gentleman's agreements" don't extend to outgroups. And MIzzou and TAMU are outgroup members in the SEC.
  15. Joe D Reid

    MLB Trade Deadline 2021

    So this is how they're balancing Cruz's salary, more or less?
  16. Joe D Reid

    7/22/21 vs Yankees - Montgomery vs Houck - 7:10 pm

    If Renfroe hadn't swung at the first pitch he would have set the overall record with 5 in an inning.
  17. Joe D Reid

    7/22/21 vs Yankees - Montgomery vs Houck - 7:10 pm

    One of the reasons baseball is so great is that it always finds new ways for you to kick the other guy in the balls.
  18. Joe D Reid

    2020 Summer Olympics

    It’s so close that it actually shouldn’t matter. Although the “we are going to review the entire program” part is troubling, raising as it does the possibility that there is a Day the Clown Cried homage or something in there.
  19. Joe D Reid

    2021 Gold Cup: CONCACAF AF

    Yeah, there were two more goals between our posts. Maybe the ref just had Qatar scoring first and then nature took its course.
  20. Joe D Reid

    2021 Gold Cup: CONCACAF AF

    Watching Granada-Qatar during the non-rain delay. Qatar scored when a striker crashed into the keeper on an aerial challenge, fouling him. Subsequent replays showed that the striker also used his hand to knock the ball past the keeper. VAR pinged the ref, who stared fixedly at the freeze frame...