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    "We're going to Disney World!" NBA to resume season July 31 at WDW

    Using NBA players in the Olympics seems to have helped grow the game's popularity globally and greased the pipeline of international talent but if the NBA brass are okay with that they must believe that reviving domestic popularity by filling the late summer void in American sports is more...
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    The Last Dance

    If you're responding to the divorce comment above, probably the earlier episodes that did a whole segment on how regimented and lonely his life was once he reached mega stardom. A few guys, I think including Kerr, said when they were on the road most Bulls players could leave the hotel without...
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    2020 NFL: Offseason News and Notes

    My mistake on Pederson - thanks to you and others. Forgot that was him. And yeah, the proportion of black college players is why I think post-grad is probably the best point of intervention for this, and why hiring Brian Coxes and Joey Porters to coach LBs (to cherry pick some hot heads who...
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    2020 NFL: Offseason News and Notes

    I get that some people will consider this beside the point, but underrespresentation of black coaches relative to black players seems to assume that playing ability and coaching ability are strongly linked, and what is the evidence for that? The plot points are all over the place. The best...
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    The Last Dance

    Great post and could not agree more. I've heard that phenomenon referred to as disintermediation: as entertainers rely less on intermediaries like major TV networks, movie studios, and record labels, the number of entertainment "channels" increases but the ability of any one show, movie, album...
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    RD5 #13/#159: K Justin Rohrwasser, Marshall

    That was me. My bad. Is liberal more accurate? Did not mean to mischaracterize. The implication was that drawing the gang vs. alt-right comparison is implicitly racist and so I cited academics on the subject, published on a site that seems to regularly decry racism, who draw the comparison as...
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    RD5 #13/#159: K Justin Rohrwasser, Marshall

    I think they're apples and oranges but for reference, Salon, a leftist publication, ran this in 2018: This begs the question of whether they're morally comparable, which I think is what you're asking? And that's tricky because right-wing militia membership doesn't really have moral...
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    RD5 #13/#159: K Justin Rohrwasser, Marshall

    Correct. He not only distanced himself publicly but also seems to condemn their existence to some extent. Richard Sherman wrote this: And in this piece he says these gangs are also there for you in your youth and deserve help from you once you're a millionaire. This kid at least seems to be...
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    RD5 #13/#159: K Justin Rohrwasser, Marshall

    I should have noted it but yeah that's what I was referencing. The idea was floated behind the scenes in response to the Hernandez case but does not appear to have been implemented I think for the reasons I (and Dave Zirin here) stated.
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    RD5 #13/#159: K Justin Rohrwasser, Marshall

    Any reporting on this would be racist so that reporting doesn't exist. The real answer is there are too many to count and it's a good thing we don't count them. Plus you won't see many tattoos of a stamp that says "CERTIFIED CRIP" on someone's forehead because gangs are usually too...
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    RD5 #13/#159: K Justin Rohrwasser, Marshall

    1. The worst case scenario is that he's a white supremacist only pretending to disavow white supremacy so he can play in the NFL. But the most anyone can ask of him is to pretend. If he keeps this dirty secret to himself for a 15-year career in the NFL during which he conducts himself...
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    2020 Bucs: TB12 in TB20 - How Far Do They Go?

    Love Tom but lol @ the thought of him having to wait 20+ months to get his revenge. (EDIT: Since this season could be canceled -- not because the Bucs come to Foxboro in 2021. But that too.)
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    Kobe Killed in Helicopter Crash

    I think she claimed that when Kobe made sexual advances beyond making out, she told him "no" and resisted, right? If that's true, then he raped her, he was morally culpable for the physical and emotional harm done to her, and he should've been found guilty of rape in a court of law and punished...
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    2020 Playoffs: Who You Rooting For Now?

    1. Seahawks 2. Vikings 3. Titans 4. Texans 9. Ravens 10. Packers - Nobody here knows their fans apparently. Get ready for some fuzzy math (2 > 6) in the years to come.
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    2020 Pats: How Does the Season End?

    Harry threw a pass or two in college because he was drawing so much attention on reverses and WR screens. Seems like a waste when you have elite QBs like Brady, Edelman, and Sanu, but hey.
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    Mr. Chemistry

    1. Last night on his live roundup Wob said he refuses to make a joke out of the Kyrie thing because he thinks he's bipolar. He said he's known people in his own life and that the signs are there, but also somewhat cryptically referenced what he'd "heard" so maybe there's been a diagnosis and one...
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    11/22 Celtics @ Nuggets

    I really hope so. When people say he has a surprisingly good feel for the game, we're watching it.
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    11/22 Celtics @ Nuggets

    Also TimeLord lightly tapping the loose ball ahead with 5-6 seconds left on the shot clock knowing that even if the Nuggets got it they would be at half court with an expiritng shot clock is such a Smart play
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    11/22 Celtics @ Nuggets

    That sounded like the home team scored right there. And man is TL tough. He's so quick off the floor.