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    Dec 7, 17, 05:36 PM
    Actually, the NFL is entitled to the opinion that matters here. Your rationale and thinking are that of an "old grappler." Even though the NFL celebrated people getting "jacked up" and "earholed" with videos and special highlight reels, those are no longer the rules. Moreover, it's moving farther and farther away from those rules each and every week. Whether you think JuJu was right on the hit (everyone presumably agrees the taunting was...
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    Dec 3, 17, 12:28 PM
    Surprised there isn't a thread for this already. UofL projected to the Sun Bowl (El Paso) v. AZ State by a few pundits but I have also seen Tax Slayer (Jacksonville), Pinstripe (NYC) and Camping World (Orlando).
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    Dec 3, 17, 12:04 PM
    Here's the way it SHOULD work to qualify for the Playoff. A - be a P5 and win your conference championship with 0 or 1 loss B - be a P5 non-champion with only 1 loss with a strong SOS (incl. at least 1 good OOC game and some good conference wins) If there aren't 4 teams that meet the criteria under A and B, is there a G5 team that went undefeated? If yes, they get in. In 2017, Clemson, OU & Georgia meet the A&B test above. You have to...
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    Dec 1, 17, 05:11 PM
    Should be an interesting game tonight. Winner goes to the Final 4 in Philadelphia to face winner of #1 seed Wake Forest v. #9 seed Stanford.
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    Dec 1, 17, 10:37 AM
    Any player that can't consistently make FTs (say 66.6% for shooters and 50.1% for big men) at every point (beginning of practice, middle of practice, end of practice, during games, in street clothes walking past the gym if a coach sees you, whatever) should be required to shoot them underhanded at all time (practices and games) until they can meet those benchmarks. There was an interesting analysis (Ep. 590 of This American Life podcast) of...
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    Nov 27, 17, 03:05 PM
    Rooting for Bama and tOSU to be left out because I think with those 2 fan bases excluded the noise will get louder to expand to 6 or 8. I think it's a travesty that you have lots of FBS schools, this year UCF, who come to practice on Day 1 and KNOW they won't be playing for a national championship and there's absolutely nothing they can do about it. If only P5 + ND have a chance to play for a national championship, create another subdivision...
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    Nov 27, 17, 03:00 PM
    False equivalence. tOSU made it because of scheduling and beating OU. PSU lost out as B1G Champ because their OOC schedule (which they control) was soft. In this instance, Auburn lost AT the current #1 team (Clemson) to open the season. A "good loss" is more valuable than a cupcake win.
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    Nov 26, 17, 09:29 AM
    Purdue -25.5, won 35-28, Purdue better than most thought they'd be and are going bowling, congrats to Brohm @ UNC -12, won 47-35, UNC worse than thought but good win on the road for Cards v. Clemson +3, lost 47-21, Clemson played well, Cards did not and got beat by a better team v. Kent St., pay for win v. Murray State, pay for win
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    Nov 26, 17, 08:42 AM
    Should Kentucky fans be worried about Nick Haynes' tweet? | Lexington Herald Leader
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    Nov 25, 17, 05:54 PM
    Did they change the rule on linemen downfield on punts? Obviously talking about UK's rugby style punter (UofL didn't punt). With no rush by UofL, it seemed like the other 10 players were all 10+ yards downfield before the ball was punted.
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    Nov 25, 17, 05:50 PM
    Love the way Snell plays and how he runs. That said, giving the "double Ls down" after scoring late to cut the lead from 34 to 28 was not a good look. Celebrate if you want, but don't call out your opponent in that situation.
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    Nov 25, 17, 05:13 PM
    So we agree that JTBIV should not be a Davey O'Brien Finalist?
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    Nov 25, 17, 05:06 PM
    But SHOULD he?
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    Nov 22, 17, 01:11 PM
    Maybe this is a whole separate topic, but the idea to create a "pay for play" college basketball system at HBCUs is pretty interesting. An HBCU Pay-for-Play Basketball League would disrupt the NCAA - HBCU Gameday
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    Nov 22, 17, 09:40 AM
    Undefeated and B1G champ Wisky gets in over either 1 loss TheU or Bama. 2 loss tOSU wins B1G champ and there's lots of screamin' and yellin' going on between them and Bama. I think 1 loss & non-champ TheU is at the bottom of any of those lists.
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    Nov 20, 17, 03:49 PM
    jpa2825 replied to a thread NL MVP in Major League Baseball (MLB)
    It just seems to me that if 1 guy, say Arenado, was SOOOOOO valuable to the Rockies that he helped them get to the playoffs, how can Blackmon also be that valuable? Maybe my mind just doesn't work that well. :)
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    Nov 18, 17, 10:00 AM
    jpa2825 replied to a thread NL MVP in Major League Baseball (MLB)
    I don't hate either guy's explanation. However, for the 4 ballots that had Votto/Stanton 5/6, all had Blackmon & Arenado above them. I just can't imagine how you can put 2 guys on the same team (a team that won the same # of playoff games that the Reds won :)) ahead of either of those guys. Mind boggling.
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    Nov 16, 17, 04:51 PM
    It's also "bendable" to play in an existing co-tenant situation so long as there is a "soccer only" stadium on the drawing board in a realistic timeframe. Would be interesting to see if FCC has the "stones" to call MLS' bluff. Don't commit but show the possibilities and see if they get franchise awarded. If yes, slow roll things for the best deal while still playing at Nippert and keeping most happy. (Of course, FCC misses out on most/all...
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    Nov 15, 17, 12:57 PM
    Play along with me here: tOSU wins out. USC wins out. Bama, Miami and OU win out. Who gets the 4th playoff spot between tOSU and USC? (If it matters, assume Wisky loses to MI this week and is not undefeated when tOSU beats them in the B1G Champ.)
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    Nov 15, 17, 12:53 PM
    Playing the "harder side" of the Conference also matters (in SOS). Wisky controls its OOC schedule, so shame on them if they are on the outside looking in with 1 loss. UGa would've been in the same situation if they had beaten Auburn and then lost to Bama in the SEC Champ. UGa would have at least had ND on their OOC schedule to make the argument.
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    Nov 14, 17, 05:38 PM
    Hyperbole much? Duvall 2016 WAR was 2.9 (high "solid starter" to low "good player"); his 2017 WAR was 1.8 (high "role player"); neither = "awful"; given his economics (total control and not Arb1 until 2019), there are more important things to address with the 2018 Reds. Schebler was 0.6 in 2016 (w/ Reds) and 1.4 in 2017; worse than Duvall, but not awful and economically advantaged (total control and not Arb1 until 2020 earliest) ...
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    Nov 13, 17, 03:46 PM
    I assume you are giving spots 1-3 to SEC Champ, ACC Champ and Big 12 Champ?
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    Nov 13, 17, 01:40 PM
    Could a 1 loss Bama (who would not be SEC Champs in either scenario getting to 1 loss) get left out of the Playoffs? 0 loss Wisconsin & TheU would get in before Bama 1 loss UGa (SEC Champs), OU (Big12 Champs), Clemson & TheU (ACC Champs) would go before Bama 1 loss TheU (non-ACC Champs) & Wisconsin (regardless of whether B1G Champs) would NOT go before Bama 2 loss Auburn (SEC Champs) would go before Bama (they'd be Champs & have...
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    Nov 13, 17, 12:57 PM
    TBH, 1-2 ain't no great shakes, but a small sample size. Anas will lose playing time if he doesn't improve.
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    Nov 12, 17, 09:29 PM
    You spelled Anas wrong in the last line. Nobody else missed more than 1 FT. Weren't several of Anas' misses front ends of 1&1? Maybe he needs to shoot them underhanded.
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