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    Washington Football Team Name Change

    I immediately hope they win the Super Bowl now. How great would it be to have the Football Team be this year’s champs.
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    How many regular season games do the Patriots play this season?

    Related mini-rant: I live in Europe, so I get the GamePass on NFL.com. You pay $180 and get streaming access to all games. It's a lot of coin, but I get my money's worth. Yesterday, I got a notification that my subscription would be renewing for 2020 season. What was missing from this email...
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    Redsox.com Showing Pedro's 17K game in 1999

    SOSH member @PedraMartina was at this game AND named his female dog after Pedro.
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    Bill Simmons: Valuing Trades More Than Friendships

    It was a rhetorical question. I was commenting on the strangeness of the Bill Simmons dilemma. His brand has always been based on the insular quality of his writing and podcasting. When I first started reading him, I was immediately struck by the fact that he wasn't trying to be another another...
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    Bill Simmons: Valuing Trades More Than Friendships

    No, that's not the argument. The discussion is about, if you create a successful brand, and the brand is basically YOU, but now you're running a large company that's an extension of that brand, how can you run a truly diverse company and not just hire people who are mini-you's? Nobody is...
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    2020 Pats: Welcome to Camelot

    I get the point that's being made here about opportunity cost as it relates to Stidham. But for most franchises, what the future holds at the QB position is... mediocre QB play. Whatever a team can do to hedge on that purgatory is worth doing, if it's affordable. There seems to be a heighted...
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    Bill Simmons: Valuing Trades More Than Friendships

    This is still a bad take. As an only child of divorced parents, I can tell you that divorce is the same for only children as it is for children with siblings: destabilizing, harrowing, shitty. The trope of the little prince who is doted upon by his competing divorced parents is something out of...
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    Red Sox release statement about multiple incidents of racism at Fenway Park

    Yeah, Boston is worse. Chicago has its own complicated history owing to the Daley legacy (?) and a history of housing segregation, but Boston is still the most racist city on this list For starters, it’s probably the most segregated major city in America. Then add in a general steak of...
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    Ideal NFL Alignment

    Isn’t Carolina just as carpet-baggy as Houston? And Houston’s owner a confirmed prick? How about swapping those two before we make it official.
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    Red Sox greatest Stolen Base

    It's Mr. Whatney himself, aka Nick Green.
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    Favorite Brady Game

    Darkhorse candidate: 2015 AFCCG vs. Broncos. Yes, they lost. But Brady came back against a brutal pass rush with two do-or-die completions to Gronkowski and nearly tied the game on a 2PC. Reportedly, Broncos players were talking in the locker room about Brady's toughness. One of the all-time...
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    Who was the most disliked Red Sox player acquisition ever? AT THE TIME OF ACQUISITION

    Easy AJ Pierzinsky is clearly the one. I was startled to scroll halfway down the page before finding a reference to him. If we're talking not players who turned out to be despicable, but players that were dislikable from the get-go, I'll go with an obscure one: remember Gary Gaetti's spring...
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    2020 TB12: The Decision 2020

    Yeah, Jones makes it a lot less likely. But I could picture the biz side of the organization making a push for it, and the football operations side talking themselves into dealing Jones for other cost-controlled assets. Jones flashed his first year, but it's not clear he's THE franchise guy— it...
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    2020 TB12: The Decision 2020

    Yep, Giants are my dark horse pick. And one of the few he could make that would make me actively root against him. For comedy sake, it’s funny to try to imagine him with the Redskins— with that organization, in that get-up.
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    2020 TB12: The Decision 2020

    Wouldn't the ideal Brady outcome (for him) be to use free agency as leverage to negotiate a two-year deal where a bunch of the cap hit is deferred until after he retires?* Basically forcing the team to borrow against future years' budgets to surround him with talent for his last shot at #7...