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    Racial bias in sports commentary

    This report was just published by a Danish research firm, noting that English-speaking soccer commentators tend to praise intelligence and work ethic more in white players and physical attributes more like power and speed in non-white players: https://runrepeat.com/racial-bias-study-soccer...
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    Sports in the time of COVID-19 - general thoughts (not sport-specific)

    The sport-specific forum structure in SoSH tends to make it difficult to talk about issues which transcend multiple sports in one place. But there are some pandemic-related sports issues in particular which cross every sport and league and which I think ought to be discussed more broadly. So...
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    One round: Seminole or Medalist?

    Out of the blue, you get invited by members of both Seminole and Medalist Golf Clubs to play a round of golf - but both invitations are on the same day, and you're not likely to be invited back by the person you snub. Which would you choose to play? I thought this would be an interesting...
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    Commentator evaluation: Mike Breen

    That would be new Curt Gowdy Award winner and Hall of Fame entrant Mike Breen, of course. Let's get this series back on the road with a commentator who was requested a while ago in another of these threads, and whose work I think will be more polarizing than the award he's just received (or the...
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    Commentator evaluation: Jack Edwards

    Switching gears from football, let's talk about the main play-by-play man for the Bruins - his name came up in the NHL forum not too long ago, I think, and it seems as though people have strong opinions about him. I first became aware of Edwards in the context of World Cup soccer, many years ago...
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    Commentator evaluation: Booger McFarland

    From the 2019 NFL: News & Transactions thread: Sounds like we have our next candidate in the firing line. What did *you* think of Booger this past season?
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    The cable inside my laptop that connects to its monitor has come loose....

    ...is this something I can try to fix myself, or should I leave it to a professional to repair? I dropped the backpack in which I was carrying the laptop onto a hard floor from a height, and now the monitor no longer works. I know the laptop itself is working fine, because I connected it to a...
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    Commentator evaluation: Tony Romo

    He's calling the Pats game on Saturday night with Jim Nantz, and I haven't brought a color commentator under the microscope in a while, so let's go ahead and get the ball rolling on a man who inspires quite strong feelings one way or the other. And often both, because neither Tony Romo's...
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    Commentator evaluation: Chris Fowler

    With the Rose Bowl taking place later today - and with the Australian Open on the horizon - let's take a look at Chris Fowler. I actually first seeing Fowler on "Scholastic Sports America" in the late 1980s, and he developed into a very polished studio host before becoming a play-by-play man. I...
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    Commentator evaluation: Joe Buck

    So, as a Christmas Eve morsel of entertainment, let's put Fox's #1 football, baseball and now golf announcer next on the chopping block. (I'll stipulate that you don't necessarily need to factor his golf commentating into your rating of him, given how minor that responsibility is in his...
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    Commentator evaluation: Gary Danielson

    As today will see Gary Danielson commentate on his final commentary game of the college football season - Army vs. Navy - apart from I think the Sun Bowl, I'll sneak in a quick thread devoted to his work on CBS' weekly coverage of the SEC, aka "the best game from the best conference". I don't...
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    2019-20 College Football Bowl Megathread (and Schedule)

    I know there's another thread with a similar title, but it mainly existed to discuss who might be in the bowls and the playoff, and I reckon it'd help everyone to have a fresh thread starting with the full bowl schedule as we normally have for each week during the season. So...here's the...
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    Commentator evaluation: Jim Nantz

    I'm slightly nervous about opening this thread in the middle of a Patriots game on which Nantz is at the helm - and a game which isn't going very well for the Patriots at halftime at that. But at least everyone's thoughts about Nantz should be fresh by the time you get over here...and someone...
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    Commentator evaluation: Joe Tessitore

    Well, given the lack of opinions around Kevin Burkhardt, let me quickly change tack and open a new thread which I suspect is likely to draw rather more comments and votes. Joe Tessitore is in his second year as the Monday Night Football commentator for ESPN, having served as college football...
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    Commentator evaluation: Kevin Burkhardt

    For our second installment of this feature, I'm choosing Burkhardt because of some choice words in the NFL Game Thread yesterday about him and (I think especially) his color commentary partner, Charles Davis. Burkhardt has established himself as Fox's #2 NFL play-by-play man behind Joe Buck, and...
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    Commentator evaluation: Cris Collinsworth

    This is the first in what I intend to be a regular series of threads about different sports announcers - play-by-play and color commentators alike - designed to let you evaluate, rate and discuss their work. I suppose I would qualify as SoSH's commentator-in-residence, and sometimes I despair of...
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    College Football Week 11 Game Thread

    Let's go ahead and open this one up because a) there are two meetings of unbeaten teams on the schedule, including our latest "Game of the Century" candidate, and b) well, you know. Thursday, November 7 Temple at USF, 8:00, ESPN Friday, November 8 UCF at Tulsa, 7:00, ESPN2 Washington at Oregon...
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    The importance of coaching in developing quarterbacks

    The more NFL football I watch, the more convinced I am that the single most important factor in determining how good a QB will be in the NFL is the coaching he gets and the offensive system(s) he's put in. After that probably comes the offensive talent around him, then his health, and then the...
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    VAR: What is it good for?

    Absolutely nothing? Or do you think it is a worthwhile endeavor? I think it's time for a reappraisal of VAR, now that we've seen it in a significant sample of matches - I know this is being discussed in other threads, but perhaps it'd be good to focus on it in one place. Personally, VAR is...
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    Patriots fans, Yankees fans, and always being greedy for more

    So...as the Patriots prepare for yet another Super Bowl, and fans of the other 31 NFL teams gird themselves for the potential nightmare of another Brady-Belichick title, I thought I'd invite Pats fans to philosophize about what it feels like to be Yankee fans. Well, let me spin that more...