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    72 Suburbs in Search of a City: Anthony Davis to Los Angeles Lakers

    If the Lakers add Kemba or Kyrie, they're probably favored to win next year , right? Are Houston, Milwaukee, Philly, or Toronto/Clips (depending on where Kawahi goes) better?
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    72 Suburbs in Search of a City: Anthony Davis to Los Angeles Lakers

    This trade, Durant's achilles, and Thompson's ACL make it likely the Celtics won't be holding the record for most NBA titles much longer.
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    Arsenal 2018-19: Spanish David Moyes

    There are so many issues at Arsenal. It’s been a hapless, poorly managed team and organization for over a decade now. That being said, Emery isn’t a good manager, the collapse in the league was unacceptable, and the performance in the final was the cherry on top. He should be gone.
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    Levy's Lament: The 2019 Summer Transfer Window Thread

    They just made the Brandt signing official about 30 minutes ago. Also signed Nico Schulz from Hoffenheim. Such an impressively run club. Will hopefully be enough to keep pace with whatever Bayern does this summer as it was a great title race this season.
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    ESPN Is Pathetic

    On their app a lot of soccer tables haven't updated for weeks.
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    Bill Simmons: Valuing Trades More Than Friendships

    Bill's latest pod with Spike Lee is one of his absolute best. Some interesting comments about Larry Bird, and Spike's story about how he funded the last leg of Malcolm X was great.
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    Bill Simmons: Valuing Trades More Than Friendships

    Gotta love Bill not remembering "the other overtime game" and then referencing it in the pod 20 minutes later. In his defense, the snow, the Tuck Rule, and Vinatieri's kicks overshadow anything else about that game.
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    The Ringer

    The new concept sounds terrible and just involves rotating Ringer "personalities" into the show. Schakleford actually kind of went at Simmons on Twitter basically said he doesn't know anything about golf.
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    2018 NBA Game Thread

    It's amazing, but Wall actually didn't sign the "supermax" deal right away. The Wizards offered it in June and he made some comments about wanting to consider his options. They eventually agreed on it about 6 weeks later right after Porter signed. Certainly it was a dumb move even back then...
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    Lets Talk About Drew Magary

    FWIW on the Deadcast released yesterday David Roth (think it was him) said it wasn't anything embarrassing or scandalous.
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    Lets Talk About Drew Magary

    "Doing well under the circumstances" definitely doesn't sound great.
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    December 1-2 Gamethread

    Very typical Arsenal being undone by sloppiness. I imagine there's another 2-3 goals coming in the 2nd half.
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    Bill Simmons: Valuing Trades More Than Friendships

    Enjoyed that Gladwell's rationale for including Nash was that his initial premise, that Nigeria could put together the best team, didn't really work so he had to add anyone born on the continent.
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    2018-19 Offseason News, Rumors, Trades

    For what it's worth--Eaton hasn't played CF since returning from his ACL tear in early 2017. The team doesn't seem to think he's a viable solution out there after his injuries. Harper ended up playing CF in over 60 games after Soto established himself and Eaton returned from some issues in...
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    MLS 2018: More Barco Than Bite

    Do you live in DC? The stands are indeed very steep. Doesn't feel like the team exactly paid top dollar for the facility overall, but it's a great place to watch a match from pretty much anywhere. Unfortunately some supporter group drama with the front office killed a lot of the atmosphere...
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    Bill Simmons: Valuing Trades More Than Friendships

    As one of his main points Bill declared "it's just a fact" that The Ringer staff cares more about basketball and soccer than baseball, totally oblivious that the staff he hand selected possibly reflects his interests and not that of the public at large. His suggestion that Kelyian Mbappe is more...
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    Day 15 GAME THREAD: Rock you like a Harry Kane!

    Had the misfortune of attending today’s crap fest in Kaliningrad. Fun atmosphere in the city, but the match was a depressing sight. Maybe FIFA need to do random draws for each knockout round like the Champions League?
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    Day 3 GAME THREAD: ICELAND! ICELAND! ICELAND!

    It's soccer time, apparently.
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    Day 3 GAME THREAD: ICELAND! ICELAND! ICELAND!

    How is that a penalty? Griezman knocks his leg while running. A dumb challenge for sure, not a penalty though.
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    Bill Simmons: Valuing Trades More Than Friendships

    Perhaps I'm in the minority, but I can't stand the long discussions on the pod about the state of the NBA, how many stars there are, how its a 10.5 a month sport, and why NFL stars aren't as recognizable or important. It's a relevant discussion, but it's something he seems to discuss every few...