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    NFL: News and transactions

    Kicking team willing to risk getting better defensive field position are going to be doing a lot more line drive kicks or trying to squib with authority so it bounced inside the 20s. Force other teams to have more people catch the ball and dare them to run it out Hopefully we get some more...
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    NFL: News and transactions

    The Bills having two Thursday games in a row right after this Sunday (thanksgiving @ DET and then @ NE) certainly doesn’t help with a “just delay it to Monday” option.
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    Celtics vs. Heat, Round 3 Discussion

    The funniest 4th Q moment (aside from the Lowry wasted timeout move) is at 3 plus minute Marcus actually made a good decision on walking the dog as it burnt 5 seconds of the GAME clock whilethe shot clock stayed at 24 setting up the Celtics to burn potentially 29 seconds. the Mark Jones...
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    Kyrie is dirty rotten no good and we have schadenfreude…?

    I am not a Ben Simmons defender. He was awful in that Philly-Atl series and the reason they lost. but the “just dunk it” criticism is ridiculous 1) the ball was in his right hand as he got caught (or dribbled himself) too close to baseline before going up now Maybe he deserves criticism for...
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    21-22 College Hoops General Discussion

    Next year it’s Princetons turn and then the year after will be brown in the rotation
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    Tuck Rule 30 for 30

    After a nice first down run by Charlie Garner, the Raiders had 2nd and a very short 3 before that unsuccessful 3rd and 1 play which would have iced the game. Obviously, I was certainly glad they decided not to go for it on fourth down, but I’m thinking the Raiders were focused on the fact that...
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    Tom Brady retires

    he doesn’t mention Michigan other than in the context of how long he’s known Don Yee and the other attorney. It’s a very Tampa centric at the beginning - understandably as it’s his current gig. If he had wrote more about San Mateo or Ann Arbor and then skipped the NE years, maybe then I’d...
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    NFL Playoffs - Divisional Round game thread

    I understand it and fortunately for the LAR the ball didn’t get battered upwards. But the non-intuitive part about the rule to me if if it’s 1st and 10 Rams possession when the ball hits the ground and then the penalty occurs seconds later, why isn’t it 1st and 25. I get it’s the same when a...
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    Week 18 game thread?

    I thought live the San Diego timeout was simply to try to let his gassed defense rest up for one last third down stop. The tie was more appealing to SD (Buffalo - either way tie or win) than Oakland who was abs should have been playing to win with kC looming. If SD had won the OT toss and...
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    Tompa Bay: Tom Tom club

    The state database is not open to the public. People can’t call Walgreens to confirm their neighbor’s vax is legit. My wife can’t call Tufts Med Ctr to verify my card is legit. The majority of these cards are handwritten. Oh let’s call CVS store 5673 …or is it 5613… to get the pharmacist...
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    The Game Ball Thread: Wk. 11 at Atlanta

    Now that he’s getting more comfortable as a NFL safety, will we ever see Dugger in a punt or kick return role? His last two interceptions have shown flashes of the return skills that were hyped. At some point I think it’s worth the risk to make him a greater weapon and get him involved with...
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    David Patten passes away

    Not only a clutch 4th down catch on 4th and 4 on the game winning drive in the snow bowl/tuck rule game, but he clearly didn't get as scared or as distracted by the diving Wiggins as I did watching it on TV. RIP Mr Patten.
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    Pats Preseason: QB Edition

    I mean the Patriots can opt out of consideration if there’s a new coach. I think they would since no team with a new coach has ever opted in. No team wants to do that to a new coach. Well Jerry Jones may but he’s a bit of a narcissist also if there’s no Belichick and no Brady and the...
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    Pats Preseason: QB Edition

    Agreed. The only reason it’s not 100% in that hypothetical would be if Belichick also retires and they get a new HC.
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    Pats Preseason: QB Edition

    Patriots have made the playoffs in the last two seasons so they can opt out of consideration. There are other rules related to new coaches that allow a team to opt out or narrow the field of potential teams. I believe such teams can opt in but it’s hard to see BB doing that willingly. Next...
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    SOSH has a new author

    One of the frustrating low points was bottom of the 7th. Down 2, top of the order coming up that inning and with Rivera looming It felt like their best of the last chances. Bellhorn doubled to turn the lineup over and then there are 2 on with 1 out and Manny/Papi coming up. So it felt like...
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    Celebrating what is

    This is the truth 1000% Martz and the Rams burning TWO timeouts in the first 10 minutes of the THIRD quarter (on drives resulting in Rams’ punts!) basically set up Belichick with all the leverage on that last drive. Martz historically was worse than early Andy Reid when it came to not...
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    NFL Moving to 17 Game Schedule in 2021

    Simple math means more things will be clinched earlier over the years as the sample size leading to more week games where (1) the 4-12 Lions are at the 5-11 bears in week 17 and (2) teams that clinch will be more likely to rest (2020 chiefs, 2009 colts) and lie down in week 17 — due in...
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    NFL Moving to 17 Game Schedule in 2021

    From a competitive balance POV it’s ridiculous that a team could play Monday, win, and then have a Saturday playoff game. You can lower the risk of that scenario by planning and scheduling for chalk (as long as you don’t care about which team gets what time slot week 2) but there’s no way to...
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    Patrick Chung to retire

    One often overlooked Chung play was against the Falcons down 28-9 in the 4th quarter.* First play of 4th quarter is an Atlanta punt. Belichick, desperate for comeback, steals a play from coaching legend Jeff Fisher and had team /Edelman try to do the fake catch on one sideline (punt return...