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  1. BaseballJones

    Mike'd Up: The Mike Francesa Show

    So when his producers show him these things (or maybe they don't), I wonder how he reacts. I mean, the guy talks for hours every day and there's no way he's going to remember everything he says, and there's also no way he's not going to contradict himself sometimes. But when they've got...
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    6/16 at Balt. Series sweep

    Never in doubt.
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    72 Suburbs in Search of a City: Anthony Davis to Los Angeles Lakers

    I agree with your take here. When I watched him in college, I saw an incredibly talented passer in every way. Good size. Adequate defender. If he develops into even a mediocre shooter, he's going to be a phenomenal player. Agree also on his dad. I'd love to have Ball on the Celtics but pop...
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    72 Suburbs in Search of a City: Anthony Davis to Los Angeles Lakers

    Tatum and Brown blossom. Hayward returns to pre-injury form and, with Horford, they have four all star caliber players. Plus Smart. The Celtics will be very good next year.
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    Old guys playing in different eras

    It’s difficult for me to fathom the argument that today’s players are better athletes than Michael Jordan. He would thrive today without any question and be a dominant player, especially with no hand checking. He scored 30+ a night when guys could clutch and grab and beat him up legally. The...
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    Old guys playing in different eras

    Well that’s true, but all it means is that Wilt kicked Russell’s ass to a lesser degree than he kicked everyone else’s. And that’s to Russell’s immense credit. He was, after all, an all time great player himself and maybe the best individual defender the game has ever seen. But make no...
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    Old guys playing in different eras

    That video is hilarious. Let's pick a bad sequence and shred it. Draymond would put McHale in the blender? That guy is insane. Draymond would have a hard time scoring a basket on McHale, and he wouldn't have had a prayer of stopping him.
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    Old guys playing in different eras

    Hakeem really took it to Robinson in that one playoff series in 1995, but Robinson still put up a line of 23.8 points, 11.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.5 steals, and 2.2 blocks. The guy played great - just ran into an absolute monster at a time when Hakeem was just in another world. Head to head...
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    Celebrating What Is

    Last three Super Bowls: First Downs SB 51: NE 37, Atl 17 SB 52: NE 29, Phi 25 SB 53: NE 22, LA 14 TOT: NE 88, Opp 56 (NE +32) Total Yards SB 51: NE 546, Atl 344 SB 52: NE 613, Phi 538 SB 53: NE 407, LA 260 TOT: NE 1,566, Opp 1,142 (NE +424) Time of Possession SB 51: NE 40:31, Atl...
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    6/14 at Balt. Winning streak!

    Not watching, just following online. Is Devers ok?
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    The 2nd Season - 2019 Playoff Thread

    It's kind of like (different, but kind of like) Peyton Manning being New England's #1 foil during this run. Not so much the Colts or the Broncos per se, but whichever team Peyton Manning was playing for.
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    The 2nd Season - 2019 Playoff Thread

    Or when they AREN'T dribbling.
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    Old guys playing in different eras

    Ball handlers look so much better today because they're allowed to do things that were illegal in the 70s and 80s. When you had to dribble on the top of the ball, maybe along the side, but that's it, it's much harder to control the ball then when they allow you to manipulate it like they let...
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    Old guys playing in different eras

    Offensively, McHale would have been just fine. He'd have been impossible to stop. Defensively, he already got the matchup with the opposing team's best forward - that meant he often had to guard Worthy or Dominique, who were all-time great scorers that were both athletic as hell, quick, and...
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    2019-2020 Bruins

    All I can say is: NHL players are unfriggingbelievably tough. How in the world did these guys play with these injuries? We're not talking bumps and bruises and sore muscles. These are things that would keep regular athletes out weeks and months and these guys just kept playing. Clearly...
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    The 2nd Season - 2019 Playoff Thread

    1980s Celtics: - 5 trips to the NBA finals - 3 NBA championships - An all-time, inner circle legend (Bird) - 5 HOFers (Bird, McHale, Parish, Walton, Johnson) - Injuries to key players derailed their run (Bird, McHale, not to mention Len Bias' death) 2010s Warriors: - 5 trips to the NBA finals -...
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    2019-2020 Bruins

    The 5v5 point is right on. That was something I was worried about going into game 7. Playing even strength was a slight advantage for St. Louis, but the PP greatly favored Boston. We all knew there would be no penalties in game 7 - the delay they HAD to call - which is why when they DID get...
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    Old guys playing in different eras

    Olajuwon would be a beast in today's game, given that he could shoot from 20 feet, was unstoppable in the post, and was an unbelievable defender both on the perimeter and around the rim. He wasn't huge (only 6'10") so his troubles (not that he had many) arose when the paint got so clogged with...
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    The 2nd Season - 2019 Playoff Thread

    I’d love to see a series in which Jordan and Kawhi go head to head for seven games. 90s rules, today’s rules, playground rules, doesn’t matter. It would be epic.
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    The 2nd Season - 2019 Playoff Thread

    They’re just very different players.