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  1. Awesome Fossum

    College Football 2020 Week Three Game Thread

    Another blow to the SWC: https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/29915133/houston-baylor-football-game-postponed-covid-19
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    August NHL News

    Peter Laviolette to the Capitals. https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/29890560/sources-peter-laviolette-reaches-agreement-coach-washington-capitals
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    ACC Coaches to propose that all D1 teams make 2021 NCAA Tournament

    LOL. I'm a W&M alum -- it's been such a monkey on the back of the program and really the entire athletic department. My great fear has been that we finally get in and then get blown out in a First Four game. This sort of strikes me as even worse.
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    MLS 2020: A Quarter Century of Soccer

    DC goes without a shot at home in 0-0 draw against NYCFC. Ben Olsen: "That’s my job — to get results. We did that over the last two games. It’s not a lot of fun to play that way, but sometimes it’s a necessary evil.”
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    2020 Boston College Football.Give it Haf a Chance

    They're also wearing what are supposedly 1984 throwbacks. Not terribly accurate, IMO, but they do look sharp. https://news.sportslogos.net/2020/08/27/boston-college-eagles-to-bring-back-1984-throwback-road-uniforms/college/
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    2020 NCAA Football

    Ugly game but an exciting finish. I was mostly just relieved that the game wasn't being played on Central Arkansas' home field.
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    2020 Football Team: A Capital Scandal

    The timing really is unfortunate. The passport confiscation story broke months before Me Too blew up, and now this breaks when the sports world is completely locked in on race. Feels like if either comes out at a slightly different time, things might play out a lot differently.
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    Mlb has proposed “the Baseball Cup” a single elimination tournament between all MLB and MILB teams.

    There's probably a better way to do this, but here's what I found for 2016: Level HBP PA HBP/PA% MLB 1,651 184,580 0.89% Triple A 1,343 160,962 0.83% Double A 1,619 157,125 1.03% Advanced A 1,781 156,502 1.21% Single A 1,990 155,509 1.28% Short-Season A 988 62,787 1.57% Rookie...
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    Mlb has proposed “the Baseball Cup” a single elimination tournament between all MLB and MILB teams.

    Maybe that's the excuse, but it has a lot more to do with MLB/MiLB not profiting in any way from Olympic baseball. Presumably they would here. Is the HBP rate significantly higher in Single A? (I'm on my phone, or else I'd try to answer this myself.)
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    Mlb has proposed “the Baseball Cup” a single elimination tournament between all MLB and MILB teams.

    I love it, for the record. Especially if the MLB team always plays on the road agains the MiLB team. Apologies if I've missed something obvious -- how do the Olympics factor in?
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    USMNT: Hold My Beer

    I think Portland State was kicked out after the last renovation. Looks like they're in Hillsboro Stadium now.
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    Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Buys XFL for $15 Million

    I think "implode" is a pretty unfair characterization of what happened in March. In a COVID free world, they almost certainly wrap up a modestly successful 2020 and are gearing up for their "prove it" season in 2021. By all reports, they were meeting their business targets. Do you have a...
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    Welcome to Football Island

    If they were going to do something like a Christmas break -- bubble, break, re-bubble -- how long would the break have to be? Five weeks? Two weeks off, two weeks of quarantine, a week of practice, game?
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    Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Buys XFL for $15 Million

    Yes, definitely. They're already in that space.
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    Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Buys XFL for $15 Million

    Supposedly the USFL footage has yielded about $100K annually. https://cbssportsradio.radio.com/articles/jeff-pearlman-gary-cohen-says-usfl-video-vault-worth-100k-year
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    Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Buys XFL for $15 Million

    No chance it's a threat to the NFL. It was positioned as a complementary product to the NFL and, if anything, will probably become more developmental oriented. If it's going to compete with anyone for talent, it will be college football. Third time's the charm. Go Defenders!
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    Covid and MLB

    I'm not up on the covid rules for Georgia strip clubs, but even if it's supposed to just be stage dancing (as opposed to lap dances, private dances, etc), I'd be willing to wager that the strip club is in fact a more dangerous place than the grocery store aisle.
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    Covid and MLB

    Nats and Yankees played a six inning game just the other day.
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    Covid and MLB

    So my understanding is that the current plan is for both the Nationals and Blue Jays -- the scheduled opponents for the Marlins and Phillies -- is to stay in DC over the weekend and not play. They don't have any scheduled games against one another left, but why not play a series anyway? Surely...
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    2020 NCAA Football

    Navy was (potentially) set to host Notre Dame in Annapolis for the first time in the 93 year history of the series. I wonder if the "out-of-conference game only in home state" also applies to the Irish.