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    Gordon Hayward 2020: I'm standing here in pieces and you're having delusions of grandeur!

    Besides the strengthening of his injured ankle itself, I don't see why it's far-fetched to assume a professional athlete can get back in shape in two weeks after just 3 weeks of inactivity.
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    2019-2020 Duke/UNC/ACC Hoops

    They can't even watch it now...
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    2020 Men's B-Ball Conference Tournament Gamethread

    Fans chucked from the ACCT now:
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    2019-20 Providence College Hoops: Just Add Shooting

    Don’t sell UNCG short - they’re a tremendous slouch!
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    RedSox and Yankees will be in London next year on June 29-30.

    I think it's still a legitimate part of this whole discussion to point out that the naysayers were quite overzealous in their negativity about the whole event. We heard doomsayers talk about the probability of rain (not particularly high that time of year), how the travel would be a huge drain...
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    Game 6 - Bruins @ Blues

    Weirdly in the history of Game 7 deciders in Boston, all of them have been against just two cities: LA and StL. All but one have ended well. 1957 Celts over StL Hawks 1960 Celts over StL Hawks 1962 Celts over LAL 1966 Celts over LAL 1967 StL Cards over Sox 1984 Celts over LAL 2019 v StL Blues...
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    2019 Stanley Cup Final - No Singing the Blues - Boston is Going Back to Backes

    They've put themselves in this position in 2 of the last 3 rounds - they'll take (at least) one back in St Louis and they'll be fine.
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    Game 1 - Bruins v. Blues

    Best posts of the thread - both whilst 2-0 down!
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    The Nation's Tears: Volume III

    Or that the latest focus of Patriots hate - Kraft's indiscretions at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa - isn't one I feel a vested interest in defending. Continuing the segue, here are the days since the last Boston championship for the 39 seen so far: 1st: Red Sox (1) 10/13/1903 Red Sox (2)...
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    The Nation's Tears: Volume III

    Ok but one more on that meme: Boston is one of 7 metropolitan areas with champions in all 4 NA sports (the others are Chicago, LA/Anaheim, Baltimore/DC, Philly, NY/NJ and Detroit - argue with me on Bal/DC if you like but that's how I'm drawing it up). There are 7 more with 3 of 4 (Dallas, Bay...
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    Keeping the Sky Up. What is going right?

    According to FG's projected wins, the low point came both at 6-13 (4/18) and at 11-17 (4/28) when their projected wins dropped to 87.4. In terms of playoff odds, the 28th was worse than the 18th as it became the first time they dropped below 50%, but the nadir came a day later when, despite a...
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    Round 3: Bunch of Jerks - The Return of the Dougie

    Sunday's the only one I'll be able to watch - 1am starts are brutal... :(
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    NHL Eastern Conference Semis

    Beats the alternative! ;)
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    Sense Of Entitlement Vs Righteous Indignation

    There is no reason to think that they can't still end up winning 94 +/- 5 games this year even after this horrendous start. Their injuries so far aren't catastrophic and the talent is there to turn things around. If they come in at the low end of that range they'll miss the playoffs, in the...
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    Where the Red Sox have gone wrong

    After 28 games last year's team was 21-7 which means they went 87-47 the rest of the way (.649) and that included a 5-7 finish after the Magic # had been reduced to 2 (4-5 after they clinched). The point is that whilst they can't get the 1st 6th of this season back, they can match last year's...