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  1. jezza1918

    The Heat is on, ECF here we come!

    100% on the 3rd quarter issues playing a prominent role. I just don’t think it’s been a hallmark of the Stevens era...it’s been said up thread but at the highest level I chalk a lot of these issues up to 22 year old alphas and not having a ton of championship success.
  2. jezza1918

    The Heat is on, ECF here we come!

    It seems to be the case, but stat wise their margin in the 3rd quarter this season has been second best in basketball - https://www.teamrankings.com/nba/stat/average-3rd-quarter-margin Before last night's game they were actually the best but the clusterf*ck that was the third quarter set them...
  3. jezza1918

    Tennis 2020: There is an I in Thiem

    Thiem certainly has earned his stripes before, and agreed he is a top 3 player in the world. Even with a healthy Nadal/Federer/non DQ'd Djokovic he's got a great shot to make the finals. From a larger perspective though, I think we may be heading towards an era that is pretty lackluster. Of...
  4. jezza1918

    Tennis 2020: There is an I in Thiem

    At the end of the day that was a dramatic and compelling match, but not necessarily a great showcase for men’s tennis post big 3 era. Of course by the time the big 3 finish the other top guys could be a couple teenagers we haven’t even heard about yet...
  5. jezza1918

    Tennis 2020: There is an I in Thiem

    I'm hoping both men's semis make up for what has been a lackluster draw for them so far. Both matchups are super compelling and have the potential to go the distance. I think I'm mainly hoping they do so I have an excuse to avoid the celtics...as for predictions I think both are pretty close to...
  6. jezza1918

    Celtics-Raptors 2nd Round--Dethrone the Champs

    This is all fair...I did miss one crucial word in my post (which has been covered in others). But the last 15 games stats referenced PLAYOFF games only. Veering away from the math, I still think my last point stands - I think the refs had FAR too much to say in the outcome of this specific game...
  7. jezza1918

    Celtics-Raptors 2nd Round--Dethrone the Champs

    Im pretty much quoting what I wrote yesterday, but forever I have argued "B". BUT going into game 6 the Celtics were 3-12 in games reffed by Brothers and the Raptors were 13-2. So I ask myself - A. Are those records coincidences? and B. Was it a coincidence that Brothers was assigned last nights...
  8. jezza1918

    Tennis 2020: There is an I in Thiem

    Yes...I think Brady's terrific run likely ends tonight, Osaka just seems far too solid right now and I think will break Brady down. I wish I had a feel for what's going to happen in the Williams/Azarenka match. My gut certainly says Azarenka based on performance to date, but every time I count...
  9. jezza1918

    Celtics-Raptors 2nd Round--Dethrone the Champs

    I've never bought into this either...and largely the players have the most to say on the outcome of a game. But going into last night the Celtics were 3-12 in games reffed by Brothers and the Raptors were 13-2. So I ask myself - A. Are those records coincidences? and B. Was it a coincidence that...
  10. jezza1918

    Tennis 2020: There is an I in Thiem

    If I had to guess I bet Serena prefers the noon start today, if only because it provides her that much more rest if she were to win with the semis being tomorrow eve. If there were an actual night crowd that would probably change the equation but without it I’m sure she’s fine having the...
  11. jezza1918

    Tennis 2020: There is an I in Thiem

    Two American teens about to head to a decisive set on Armstrong: 19-year old (and 22nd seed) Amanda Anisova vs. 16 year old Katrina Scott. Scott is making her slam (and possible WTA level) debut...
  12. jezza1918

    Tennis 2020: There is an I in Thiem

    19 year old American Brandon Nakashima holding his own in 1st set against Zverev (Zverev about to serve 4-5). If you havent watched this kid play definitely worth streaming it on the website if you can. edit: weak end to the set...serving at 5-5 40-0 Nakashima loses 5 straight points to drop...
  13. jezza1918

    Tennis 2020: There is an I in Thiem

    I'm not sure if it's being discussed in other threads but thought it was worth you post here as well. Osaka bowed out of her semifinal match: View: https://www.instagram.com/p/CEX5X-WJH3j/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
  14. jezza1918

    Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman suspended for on-air homophobic epithet

    This prompted me to head to that website for the first time ever...1. you are correct 2. I need to take a shower. Some of the commentary literally took my breath away (not in the positive way).
  15. jezza1918

    Tuukka opts out of the rest of the season

    Posted this in the ESPN thread but thought it belonged here as well- Here is how espn decided to report Rask opting out...I really don’t have the words to describe the rage I feel at how disingenuous this reporting is.
  16. jezza1918

    ESPN Is Pathetic

    Here is how espn decided to report Rask opting out...I really don’t have the words to describe the rage I feel at how disingenuous this reporting is.
  17. jezza1918

    Sons of Cosmo Kramer: The Non-Pats "I'm out" Thread

    Not an opt out...yet View: https://twitter.com/TakeAwayTre_/status/1291350651570663424?s=20 Tre'Davious White - "Crazy that me choosing my family’s wellbeing over a game comes with so called fans attacking and questioning me and saying I’m selfish. No you guys are selfish for thinking that...
  18. jezza1918

    Non-revenue college sports thread

    Official announcement - View: https://twitter.com/CCC_Sports/status/1284171006198706176?s=20
  19. jezza1918

    Non-revenue college sports thread

    Just got word from a former player of mine that the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) has suspended fall sports & associated preseasons.
  20. jezza1918

    Non-revenue college sports thread

    Based on coaching for 6 plus years in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) I 100% agree. NESCAC seems to create the bar, NEWMAC follows suit, etc...and I believe a couple of those schools already have? As someone who knows a few seniors still on the fall team I coached (tennis), I'm hoping...